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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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Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease heads to the dugout after his major league debut against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
July 03, 2019 - 6:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have been anticipating big things from Dylan Cease ever since they got him from the crosstown Cubs two years ago. Consider Wednesday's performance a promising start. Cease threw five innings in a winning major league debut, and the White Sox beat the struggling...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe falls to the dirt after hitting a foul tip off his right leg on a pitch from Baltimore Orioles starter Asher Wojciechowski during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
July 03, 2019 - 5:52 pm
Los Angeles Angels second baseman Tommy La Stella will miss the All-Star game because of a broken bone after he fouled a 97 mph fastball off his lower right leg. La Stella had a CT scan Wednesday that revealed a broken right tibia. The Angels said La Stella likely will be out 8-10 weeks. Texas...
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Philadelphia Phillies baseball player Odubel Herrera leaves a courtroom with his girlfriend, Melany Martinez-Angulo, after a hearing on a domestic violence case in Atlantic City, N.J., Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Domestic assault charges against Herrera were dismissed Wednesday after his girlfriend declined to press charges. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)
July 03, 2019 - 4:13 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Domestic assault charges against Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera were dismissed Wednesday after his girlfriend declined to press charges. Herrera must complete counseling within 60 days as a condition of the dismissal. Major League Baseball said afterward...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. throws down his bat after flying out against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 2:12 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: SWING KINGS Major League Baseball is set to announce the participants for next week's Home Run Derby. Six of the eight players are already known — Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Christian Yelich, Ronald Acuña Jr., Pete Alonso, Josh Bell and Carlos Santana...
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Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus sits on the bench in front of the jersey of Tyler Skaggs during a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
July 03, 2019 - 12:34 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kole Calhoun circled the bases after a punctuating home run for the grieving Los Angeles Angels in their first game since 27-year-old pitcher Tyler Skaggs died. As the stocky outfielder approached home plate, he raised both arms above his head, pointed upward while looking...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout fights back tears as he answers questions about Tyler Skaggs, who died Monday, during a news conference after the Angels' baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
July 03, 2019 - 12:23 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs weighed heavy on the minds of Mike Trout and all of the Los Angeles Angels in their first game since death of the much-loved 27-year-old pitcher. "I can't explain it man. Lost a teammate, lost a friend, a brother. Just got to get through it," a visibly shaken...
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