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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, Saturday, June 29, 2019, in London. Major League Baseball makes its European debut game today at London Stadium. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 09, 2019 - 4:41 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The baseball players' association has outlined goals for the sport's unprecedented midterm collective bargaining, objectives likely to meet resistance from management unless the union is willing to make trade-offs. Baseball's five-year labor contract expires in December 2021, but...
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Pete Alonso, of the New York Mets, reacts during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Cleveland. The MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 08, 2019 - 11:35 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Pete Alonso took one final swing and flipped his bat high in the air. Another walk-off. Money ball. As the crowd roared, the New York Mets rookie headed toward the mound and tightly squeezed his cousin and pitcher Derek Morgan, who had helped him win the All-Star Home Run Derby and...
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr., of the Toronto Blue Jays, hits during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Cleveland. The MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 08, 2019 - 9:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Toronto rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will face New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso for the All-Star Home Run Derby title. Guerrero beat the Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson 40-39 in the semifinals after they extended to a...
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Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana speaks at a news conference, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Cleveland. Santana is a first-time All-Star at 33, another special moment for the Indians first baseman, who is having a storybook season after returning to Cleveland after a year in Philadelphia. The 90th All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 08, 2019 - 8:38 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Looking Cleveland summer chic, Carlos Santana strutted into the convention center's massive ballroom fashionably late. The first baseman's delayed entrance came long after Mike Trout, Francisco Lindor, J.D. Martinez and all the other American League players went to their assigned...
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Houston Astros' Justin Verlander speaks during a news-conference, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Cleveland. Verlander will be the American League starting pitcher for the 90th All-Star Game played on Tuesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 08, 2019 - 4:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Sitting next to Justin Verlander, American League manager Alex Cora cheekily declared "we've got the opener" as he described his pitching plans. Touché! Houston's ace has been among the players most critical of some teams' practice of using relief pitchers as ersatz starters for an...
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Sam Huff, of the Texas Rangers, runs after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of the MLB All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Cleveland. The MLB baseball All-Star Game is to be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 07, 2019 - 9:44 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — On this night, baseball's future stayed undecided. Texas catching prospect Sam Huff's two-run homer in the seventh inning rallied the American League to a 2-2 tie with the National League on Sunday — and provided the first glimpse of an All-Star tiebreaker — in a Futures Game that...
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Los Angeles Angels' Jonathan Lucroy, center, is helped by medical personnel after colliding with Houston Astros' Jake Marisnick during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 07, 2019 - 7:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy was carted off the field Sunday after a violent collision at the plate with Houston's Jake Marisnick, and manager Brad Ausmus thinks the league should consider suspending the Astros outfielder. The team said Lucroy was taken to a hospital...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich hits a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tanner Roark during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Josh Bell and Yelich are among eight competitors in this year’s All-Star Game Home Run Derby, which is handing out a $1 million prize to the winner. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
July 07, 2019 - 5:54 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers has pulled out of Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby with a back injury and will be replaced by Oakland Athletics slugger Matt Chapman. Major League Baseball announced Sunday that Yelich would sit out the derby. Yelich leads...
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Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann pulls back from the tag as Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro, left, is out sliding home during the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Atlanta. The Braves won 4-3. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 07, 2019 - 5:32 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Culberson has only a lukewarm acceptance of his "Charlie Clutch" nickname. Culberson only made the moniker more difficult to shed with his game-saving throw to the plate in the ninth inning against Miami. Josh Donaldson capped his strong first-half finish by hitting a two-run...
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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 07, 2019 - 4:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty has completed six no-hit innings against the San Francisco Giants. Flaherty has thrown 70 pitches and struck out six. The 23-year-old retired his first 12 batters before walking Alex Dickerson leading off the fifth. He struck out...
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