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Houston Astros' George Springer, left, celebrates with Alex Bregman (2) after hitting a home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 30, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Last time the Houston Astros went to Cleveland, they made a boozy, bubbly mess in the visiting locker room. Now they're invading the home clubhouse, too. Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and four of their Astros teammates will lead the American League squad at the All-Star Game in...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. grounds out to second against Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 30, 2019 - 5:40 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is set to become the youngest participant in Home Run Derby history when he swings for the $1 million prize in Cleveland on July 8. Major League Baseball confirmed Sunday that Guerrero will participate, joining a group that includes Milwaukee's...
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Houston Astros' George Springer, left, celebrates with Alex Bregman (2) after hitting a home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 30, 2019 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and four of their Houston Astros teammates will lead the American League squad at the All-Star Game in Cleveland on July 9. Major League Baseball unveiled full rosters for the midsummer showcase Sunday, and the Astros top all big league clubs with six...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 28, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 30, 2019 - 1:32 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: STARRY NIGHT Pitchers and reserves for the All-Star Game on July 9 in Cleveland will be announced beginning at 5:30 p.m. EDT. Houston ace Justin Verlander and Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu are probably among the locks to make it, but as always there...
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Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees players line up as flags are unfurled before a baseball game, Saturday, June 29, 2019, in London. Major League Baseball made its European debut game Saturday at London Stadium. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
June 29, 2019 - 9:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — Rest assured, British fans: Most baseball games are not like this, not even the crazy ones between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Major League Baseball arrived in Europe on Saturday night with Ye Olde Slugfest. Each team scored six runs in a first inning that lasted nearly...
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Characters including from left, King Henry VIII, the Loch Ness monster and Winston Churchill participate in a mascot race during a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, Saturday, June 29, 2019, in London. Major League Baseball made its European debut game Saturday at London Stadium. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
June 29, 2019 - 4:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — America's national pastime made a positive impression on British fans the first time they got to see the game up close and personal on British soil. That may have been helped by a warm, picture-perfect day in often overcast London — baseball weather at its best, played on a midsummer'...
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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet Boston Red Sox players before a match against the New York Yankees in London, Saturday June 29, 2019. (Peter Nicholls/Pool via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 12:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — Major league baseball's first game in Europe received a royal launch. Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, took part in the ceremonial first pitch before the New York Yankees played the Boston Red Sox. The couple left month-old son Archie home as Meghan made one of her...
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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)
June 29, 2019 - 11:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Major League Baseball has scrapped plans to open its 2020 season in Asia and hopes to play more games in Europe. MLB started its season in Tokyo for the fifth time in 2019, and its labor contract with the players' union called for a 2020 opener in Asia. "We just decided it probably...
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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)
June 29, 2019 - 11:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Major League Baseball has scrapped plans to open its 2020 season in Asia and hopes to play more games in Europe. MLB started its season in Tokyo for the fifth time in 2019, and its labor contract with the players' union called for a 2020 opener in Asia. Commissioner Rob Manfred said...
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Fans cheers during the Boston Red Sox batting practice in London, Friday, June 28, 2019. Major League Baseball will make its European debut with the New York Yankees versus Boston Red Sox game at London Stadium this weekend. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
June 29, 2019 - 1:34 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: DUCKS ACROSS THE POND High cheese has come to the land of high tea. The Red Sox and Yankees will begin their two-game series in London, with Boston's Rick Porcello facing New York's Masahiro Tanaka at Olympic Stadium, home of the West Ham soccer...
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