FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Texas Rangers' Hunter Pence is greeted in the dugout after he scored on an RBI single hit by Asdrubal Cabrera during the first inning of a baseball game in Seattle. Pence was being wished well in retirement last year. Next week, he'll be at the All-Star Game representing the Rangers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 05, 2019 - 4:01 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hunter Pence was being wished well in retirement last year, even by the manager for whom the outfielder played in two World Series. Mike Minor didn't pitch in the majors for two seasons and then was a full-time reliever before the chance to start again. Pence and Minor are...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Monday, June 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 05, 2019 - 3:05 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia will be honored by Major League Baseball at Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Cleveland, Ohio. Sabathia is in the final season of his 19-year career. He'll be recognized for his contributions to the game and his longtime service to the...
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning (47) stands on the mound as Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor (12) rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
July 05, 2019 - 8:06 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs' No. 45 jersey still hung prominently over his locker in the visiting clubhouse after the Los Angeles Angels wrapped up their first series since the 27-year-old pitcher's death. While the grieving Angels lost 9-3 in the finale against the Rangers in the Fourth...
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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner, right, comes home to score on a double by Gerardo Parra against Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro (38) during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. The Nationals won 5-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
July 05, 2019 - 3:04 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ROLLING The Washington Nationals go for their ninth win in 10 games when they host the Kansas City Royals in the opener of a weekend series. Washington has gone 26-10 since May 24 to move a season-high four games above .500 at 45-41. Anthony...
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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, center, yells toward the Pittsburgh Pirates dugout as he is restrained by umpire Joe West and Cubs' Kris Bryant (17) during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, July 4, 2019. Maddon was ejected. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
July 04, 2019 - 8:05 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Maddon isn't against pitching inside. It's when the ball starts buzzing batter's heads that the Chicago Cubs manager thinks the increasingly thin line between aggressive and dangerous can get a little too blurry. On Thursday, Maddon thought Pittsburgh starter Jordan Lyles...
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Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon (6) is greeted by third base coach Bob Henley (13) as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
July 04, 2019 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Manager Dave Martinez gave Anthony Rendon the option of sitting out a late-morning start after a night game. The All-Star third baseman told Martinez he wanted to play, and he made the most of it. Rendon hit his 20th homer and knocked in the go-ahead run to help the Washington...
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Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo steals second ahead of the attempted tag by Los Angeles Angels second baseman Tommy La Stella (9) in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
July 04, 2019 - 1:47 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: THE REPLACEMENTS José Berríos will fill in for fellow Minnesota right-hander Jake Odorizzi in the All-Star Game. Odorizzi left Tuesday's game in Oakland with a blister on his right middle finger and was headed for the injured list. Hunter Pence...
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Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley (27) celebrates with Josh Donaldson after hitting a three-run home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 03, 2019 - 10:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves may have found new help for their starting rotation, just in time to possibly influence their trade deadline plans. Rookie Bryse Wilson allowed only two runs in six innings, Josh Donaldson and Austin Riley hit three-run homers off Nick Pivetta and the Braves...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws to the Miami Marlins in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Washington. Strasburg threw an "immaculate inning" in the fourth. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 03, 2019 - 9:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, the Miami Marlins brought out the best in Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg. The right-hander struck out 14 in 7 1/3 shutout innings and extended his personal winning streak against Miami to 11 as the Nationals continued their midseason surge with a 3-1...
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This undated product image obtained by the Associated Press shows Nike Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July shoes that have a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on it, known as the Betsy Ross flag, on them. Nike is pulling the flag-themed tennis shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker, according to the Wall Street Journal. (Nike via AP Photo)
July 03, 2019 - 9:11 pm
A Chicago Cubs minor league affiliate has apologized and deleted a tweet mocking former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. A day after Nike recalled a sneaker that featured an early American flag at Kaepernick's urging, the Double-A Tennessee Smokies drew the 13-star symbol on their infield...
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