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New York Mets' J.D. Davis reacts, center, is congratulated by teammates after he drove in the winning run with a single during the 10th inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in New York. The Mets won 4-3. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 22, 2019 - 2:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Needing a break, the New York Mets watched Cleveland hand it to them — Brad Hand, especially. The Indians All-Star closer failed to cover first base on what could've been a game-ending double play, and moments later J.D. Davis lined an RBI single that capped a two-run rally in the...
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Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber right, is tagged out at home plate by San Francisco Giants catcher Stephen Vogt during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019, in Chicago. Chicago won 12-11. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
August 22, 2019 - 12:19 am
CHICAGO (AP) — After watching the Cubs waste a couple of leads, Kris Bryant felt a loss was almost inevitable. That quickly changed with one swing by the Chicago slugger. Bryant hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Cubs a 12-11 comeback victory over the San Francisco...
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Detroit Tigers' Ronny Rodriguez (60) runs the bases after hitting a home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander, left, during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 21, 2019 - 11:03 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander was splendid against the Detroit Tigers, pitching a two-hitter and fanning 11 in another dominant performance for the Astros. Houston's offense wasn't nearly as sharp on Wednesday night, and it led to an unusual, tough-luck 2-1 loss. "Just an incredible performance...
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Washington Nationals starter Patrick Corbin pitches to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 21, 2019 - 10:37 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patrick Corbin gave the Nationals another stellar outing in his first season in Washington. Corbin, signed to a six-year, $140 million deal last winter, pitched eight scoreless innings to remain unbeaten in more than two months, and Asdrúbal Cabrera had a three-run home run in a...
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New York Yankees' starting pitcher CC Sabathia tosses the ball after allowing a three-run home run to Cleveland Indians' Mike Freeman during the second inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 21, 2019 - 8:18 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — CC Sabathia spent a day off handing out his 50,000th backpack to first-graders and second-graders at home in Vallejo as kids returned to school. The veteran major leaguer has been doing thoughtful things in Vallejo for years, and this marked the 11th year he has donated...
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Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager fields a ground ball by Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Brosseau during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Brosseau was out at first. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 21, 2019 - 4:29 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays struggled during a six-game homestand against a pair of last-place teams but were able to break even due to three walk-off wins. Kevin Kiermaier drove in four runs, including a solo homer during a two-run ninth inning, and the Rays avoided a three-game...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Beaty (45), A.J. Pollock (11) and Joc Pederson (31) celebrate after a 16-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays during a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 21, 2019 - 1:35 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As good as he felt last week in Miami striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings, Clayton Kershaw felt equally as bad back home at Dodger Stadium. "It's a humbling game," the Dodgers ace said. Still, Kershaw navigated his way through six innings to pass Sandy Koufax for most wins...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019 file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Indians ace Corey Kluber has been shut down for two weeks with an abdominal strain, an injury sustained during his comeback from a broken arm. Kluber was pulled from a minor league start for Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 after one inning with abdominal tightness. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 21, 2019 - 1:27 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: KLUBOT POWERS BACK DOWN Indians ace Corey Kluber has been shut down for two weeks with an abdominal strain, an injury he sustained during his comeback from a broken arm. Kluber was pulled from a minor league start for Triple-A Columbus at...
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Texas Rangers' Nick Solak (15) is greeted by Elvis Andrus, left, Nomar Mazara, rear, and Jose Trevino, right, after Solak reached first on a fielding error by Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols that allowed Delino DeShields to score in the 11th inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The Rangers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 20, 2019 - 11:56 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Youth won out for the Texas Rangers at the end of a long day to get a doubleheader split against the Los Angeles Angels. Nick Solak hit his first career homer in the nightcap, after making his big league debut in the opener, and then had the hard shot that was misplayed by...
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Houston Astros' George Springer (4) is congratulated by third base coach Gary Pettis (8) after hitting a home run against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 20, 2019 - 11:25 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's win over Detroit on was tempered by news that shortstop Carlos Correa and starter Aaron Sanchez are both heading to the injured list. George Springer, Jose Altuve and Martín Maldonado homered to lead the Astros to a 6-3 victory Tuesday night before manager A.J. Hinch...
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