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Tampa Bay Rays' Charlie Morton goes into his delivery to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 04, 2019 - 10:51 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: SOUNDS FAMILIAR Charlie Morton is set to start for Tampa Bay against prized rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays. In Morton's big league debut in 2008 with Atlanta, he faced Guerrero's father — future Hall of Famer Vlad, then with the...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks hits an RBI single off Minnesota Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 04, 2019 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a flexor strain in his right elbow, the latest blow to an injury-ravaged team leading the AL East by a wide margin. After getting hurt on a throw Saturday night, Hicks had an MRI on Sunday and New...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
August 04, 2019 - 5:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Another day, another dominant pitching performance by the Houston Astros. Justin Verlander struck out 10 on Sunday and the Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep. A day after Astros newcomer Aaron Sanchez and three relievers combined on a no-hitter,...
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Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz watches his solo home run against the Kansas City Royals during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Minneapolis. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
August 04, 2019 - 12:25 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz is hardly slowing down. If anything, he's heating up. The 39-year-old Minnesota slugger extended his recent tear Saturday night, hitting three home runs in a game for the second time in 10 days and powering the AL Central-leading Twins to an 11-3 victory over the...
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Boston Red Sox Chris Sale reacts to the umpires after being subbed out against the New York Yankees in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
August 04, 2019 - 12:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Sale threw an 0-2 fastball at the letters past Gio Urshela in the fourth inning and didn't get the call. He raised both arms as if to say, "What's wrong?" and muttered at plate umpire Mike Estabrook. Sale's outing in a doubleheader opener spun out of control from there, just...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez stretches on the mound during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
August 03, 2019 - 11:18 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — After losing 13 decisions in a row with Toronto, Aaron Sanchez was looking for a fresh start and a way to turn things around in his move to the Houston Astros. But even with their history of improving the performance of pitchers, it would have been hard to imagine his Houston debut...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
August 03, 2019 - 8:06 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Sanchez has a no-hitter through six innings in his Houston Astros debut against the Seattle Mariners, three days after he was acquired from Toronto at the trade deadline. Sanchez has struck out six, walked two and hit a batter with a pitch Saturday night. The Astros lead 4-0...
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File-This Sept. 16, 2013. file photo shows the Phillies Phanatic dancing with a fan on the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green fuzzy fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate the Phillies' rights to the Phanatic next year and “make the Phanatic a free agent” unless the team renegotiated its 1984 agreement to acquire the mascot’s rights. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
August 03, 2019 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green furry fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate...
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San Diego Padres' Eric Hosmer, right, is congratulated by Manny Machado as he scores on a double by Josh Naylor during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 03, 2019 - 1:36 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric Lauer can boast about something not many major league pitchers currently can: an unbeaten record against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The San Diego left hander improved to 4-0 against the Dodgers as the Padres rallied for a 6-2 victory in Los Angeles on Friday night. "We've seen...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Roman Quinn follows through on a home run in the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
August 03, 2019 - 12:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vince Velasquez did everything he could playing in the field for the first time since he was a kid and it still wasn't enough. Jose Abreu hit an RBI single off outfielder Roman Quinn in the 15th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Friday night...
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