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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 03, 2019 - 1:21 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PAIR OF ACES It's a marquee matchup when Jacob deGrom starts for the Mets against Max Scherzer at Nationals Park. Washington leads the NL wild-card race, New York is chasing. DeGrom (8-8, 2.66 ERA) is 1-0 with a 0.53 ERA in three games vs. the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson, right, is congratulated by Walker Buehler, center, and Gavin Lux after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 02, 2019 - 11:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson homered twice and drove in five runs before running into the right-field wall on a spectacular catch in the fifth inning, Gavin Lux scored three runs in his major-league debut, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Colorado Rockies 16-9 Monday night. The Dodgers...
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Texas Rangers pitcher Mike Minor delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 02, 2019 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Minor and two relievers became the first pitchers in 221 tries to shut out the Yankees, helping the Texas Rangers beat New York 7-0 Monday. The Yankees had the second longest streak without being blanked since at least 1900 behind a 308-game stretch by the Babe Ruth-led Yankees...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright throws during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 02, 2019 - 5:18 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright decided to go to the tape. The St. Louis right-hander studied a few of his past performances in an effort to regain some of the aggression from earlier in his career. It worked perfectly for the 38-year-old veteran. Wainwright tossed seven scoreless innings and...
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September 02, 2019 - 4:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Tigers minor league catcher Chace Numata died Monday, days after being injured in a skateboarding accident in Pennsylvania. He was 27. Numata's family and the team announced the death. Numata, who was playing for Detroit's Double-A Erie affiliate, was found unresponsive Friday...
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Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco (59) stands with catcher Kevin Plawecki during the playing of "God Bless America" in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Carrasco is making his first appearance since May, when he was diagnosed with leukemia. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
September 01, 2019 - 9:04 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — This was no ordinary outing for Carlos Carrasco, and everyone at Tropicana Field knew it. The popular Cleveland Indians pitcher nicknamed Cookie made his return to the mound from leukemia Sunday and was applauded by both teams in a touching scene during Tampa Bay's 8-2...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson watches the flight of his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 11th inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 01, 2019 - 8:58 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — On the way to 89 wins so far and a huge lead in the NL West, the Los Angeles Dodgers have enjoyed plenty of exciting moments this season. Still, an 11th-inning homer Sunday by Joc Pederson earned special mention from manager Dave Roberts. Pederson went deep after teammate Cody...
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Houston Astros starter Justin Verlander walks through the clubhouse after pitching a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 01, 2019 - 8:04 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW One day after Houston teammate Justin Verlander pitched a no-hitter, Gerrit Cole looks to stay on a roll of his own when the Astros visit Milwaukee on Labor Day. Cole (15-5, 2.85 ERA) is 11-0 with a 2.06 ERA in his last 16...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich watches his three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 01, 2019 - 6:06 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The last day of August and first day of September looked awfully familiar to the Milwaukee Brewers. Christian Yelich hit a three-run homer off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning, and Milwaukee beat Chicago 4-0 on Sunday for its second straight shutout against the Cubs. The Brewers...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 01, 2019 - 2:19 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is pitching a no-hitter through eight innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. Verlander has struck out 13 and thrown 106 pitches Sunday at Toronto. The only runner he's allowed was Cavan Biggio on a one-out walk in the first inning. Verlander has...
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