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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (6) looks back as a teammate makes a catch for an out against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press via AP)
July 28, 2019 - 11:02 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: TRADEWINDS Only eight games on the schedule, giving contending teams more time to talk about trades. The fourth-place Mets acquired Toronto ace Marcus Stroman for two minor league pitching prospects Sunday and the Rays made three deals, getting ...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Eric Sogard celebrates after scoring on a wild pitch by Detroit Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
July 28, 2019 - 8:06 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Eric Sogard wasn't quite sure who to root for in Sunday's game between Toronto and Tampa Bay. Originally in Toronto's lineup as the right fielder, the veteran utilityman was scratched about 15 minutes before the first pitch and replaced by Billy McKinney. By the second inning, with...
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Miami Marlins relief pitcher Sergio Romo walks back to the clubhouse after of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Miami. The AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins acquired the 36-year-old righty from Miami on Saturday night, hoping to boost their beleaguered bullpen for the stretch. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 28, 2019 - 7:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Early Sunday morning, Sergio Romo flew from the bottom of the NL East into a pennant race with the Minnesota Twins. Romo joined the Twins in Chicago after he was acquired in a trade with Miami on Saturday night. The AL Central-leading Twins begin a three-game series against the...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt hits a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Saturday, July 27, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 28, 2019 - 2:45 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: SWINGIN' FOR SEVEN Cardinals star Paul Goldschmidt has homered in a career-best six straight games, tying the team record shared by Matt Carpenter and Mark McGwire. Goldschmidt will next face former Arizona teammate Wade Miley (8-4, 3.18 ERA) when...
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Miami Marlins relief pitcher Sergio Romo delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Chicago. The Marlins won 2-0. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 27, 2019 - 11:14 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Veteran reliever Sergio Romo is right back in a pennant race. The AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins acquired the 36-year-old righty from Miami on Saturday night, hoping to boost their beleaguered bullpen for the stretch. "It's kind of hard to explain because I'm super excited," Romo...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, July 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)
July 26, 2019 - 10:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After missing 2 1/2 weeks with a shoulder issue, Zack Wheeler felt some relief when leadoff hitter Corey Dickerson swung through his 98 mph fastball Friday night. No doubt, the Mets right-hander did his part heating up the hot stove ahead of next week's trade deadline. Wheeler,...
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Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti speaks to the media during a news conference in Oklahoma City, after a whirlwind summer that saw the team trade stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
July 25, 2019 - 4:51 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The words rebuilding and tanking don't sit well with Thunder general manager Sam Presti. He prefers the terms repositioning and replenishing. No matter what he calls it, he has quite a task in front of him after trading Oklahoma City's two best players __ All-Stars Paul George...
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Kawhi Leonard, center, and Paul George , second right, holding their new team jerseys, pose with Los Angeles Clippers President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank, left, head coach Doc Rivers, second left, and team chairman Steve Ballmer during a press conference in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Nearly three weeks after the native Southern California superstars shook up the NBA by teaming up with the Los Angeles Clippers, the dynamic duo makes its first public appearance. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
July 24, 2019 - 8:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George laughed and cheered along with the crowd when the multibillionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers waved his arms, stomped his feet and screamed his new players' praises in a cracking voice. "Pretty cool! Pretty cool!" Steve Ballmer shouted with...
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Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez watches his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starter Jalen Beeks during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
July 23, 2019 - 2:05 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are creeping into playoff contention, and the Tampa Bay Rays didn't have the pitching depth to give them a full fight Monday night. The defending World Series champions pulled within a game of Tampa Bay for third place in the AL wild card standings...
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San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik, left, hits an RBI-double in front of Chicago Cubs catcher Martin Maldonado during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 23, 2019 - 1:47 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fog machine, strobe lights and blaring music in the clubhouse tell the story of San Francisco's winning midseason vibe after all those months of losing when contending seemed so far out of the question. Joe Panik hit a go-ahead double with two outs in a three-run eighth...
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