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FILE - In this Saturday, March 30, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton watches batting practice before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, in New York. Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but seemed ready for a return during a minor league rehab start with four homers in five games. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
June 18, 2019 - 2:02 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: STANTON RETURNS Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but seemed ready for a return during a minor...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tyler Beede throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, June 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 18, 2019 - 1:23 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's not much Bruce Bochy hasn't seen in his 25 years as a big-league manager. One of his favorite things is watching a young player achieve a career milestone. Tyler Beede did just that against the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. He allowed one run over six innings to earn...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, June 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
June 17, 2019 - 11:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — At the start of a tough week for his team, Masahiro Tanaka made things look easy on the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays again. Tanaka pitched a career-best two-hitter with 10 strikeouts for his fourth major league shutout, and the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 3-0 on Monday night...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 30, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton watches batting practice before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, in New York. Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but seemed ready for a return during a minor league rehab start with four homers in five games. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
June 17, 2019 - 11:17 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: STANTON RETURNS Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but seemed ready for a return during a minor...
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Boson Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello throws to the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 17, 2019 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King)
June 17, 2019 - 11:12 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After an awfully sluggish start to their World Series title defense, the Boston Red Sox have begun to round into form. Their latest stride came in the series opener at first-place Minnesota, with a dominant Rick Porcello on the mound. Porcello pitched seven innings to outduel...
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San Diego Padres' Manny Machado, right, throws down his helmet as he yells at home plate umpire Bill Welke, who had called Machado out on strikes during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 17, 2019 - 9:13 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres star Manny Machado denied he made contact with plate umpire Bill Welke after being ejected for arguing a called third strike Saturday night and said he'll appeal his one-game suspension and fine. "I've just never seen anyone get suspended for arguing balls and...
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New York Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion reacts after striking out swinging during the second inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, June 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
June 17, 2019 - 7:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Encarnación went from last place in the AL West to first in the AL East. Naturally, he was pretty excited about it. The veteran slugger received a warm ovation from fans when he made his Yankees debut at home Monday night against Tampa Bay in the opener of a three-game series...
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Seattle Mariners' Edwin Encarnacion rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
June 17, 2019 - 1:19 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEW BOMBER Edwin Encarnación will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in the Bronx. Manager Aaron Boone plans to use the AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives. The AL...
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Mississippi State's Marshall Gilbert, second from left, is hugged by teammates after he drove in the winning run against Auburn in the ninth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 16, 2019. Mississippi State won 5-4. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 16, 2019 - 11:40 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marshall Gilbert turned a mostly forgettable night at the plate into a memorable one. The No. 9 batter hit a bases-loaded single up the middle that capped a four-run ninth inning and gave Mississippi State a 5-4 walk-off victory over Auburn in the College World Series on Sunday...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' David Freese, center, is congratulated by Justin Turner, left, and coach Bob Geren, right, after scoring on a bases-loaded walk during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
June 16, 2019 - 9:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Martin singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Alex Verdugo made a game-saving catch for the game's final out and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Sunday night. Cody Bellinger hit his 23rd homer in front of his parents on Father's Day...
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