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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter, upper left, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen, below, watches along with catcher Yasmani Grandal, right, and home plate umpire Sam Holbrook during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Cardinals won 5-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 21, 2018 - 2:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since the calendar turned to August, the St. Louis Cardinals have been on a tear. They kept it up against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who allowed ninth-inning homers to Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter in his return from the disabled list in a 5-3 loss to the Cardinals on Monday...
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Houston Astros second baseman Yuli Gurriel, left, and Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano eye the ball after Cano arrived at second base on his double in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 21, 2018 - 1:23 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano is searching for any way to help the Seattle Mariners stay in the playoff race and try to make up for the 80 games he was gone while being suspended. On Monday night, it was hitting a game-winning home run — his first long ball in more than three months. "It was a good...
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New York Mets' Amed Rosario (1) and Dominic Smith (22) collide while trying to catch a ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford during the thirteenth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. Andrew McCutchen scored on the error by Smith. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 20, 2018 - 11:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Crawford's potential inning-ending popup in the 13th was dropped when Mets left fielder Dominic Smith plowed into shortstop Amed Rosario, giving the San Francisco Giants a 2-1 win over New York on Monday night. The Giants had runners at first and third and two outs when...
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Atlanta Braves starter Bryse Wilson pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 20, 2018 - 10:29 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryse Wilson was pitching for his high school team in Hillsborough, North Carolina, barely two years ago. Now, he's 1-0 in the major leagues. Wilson worked five solid innings, becoming the third 20-year-old pitcher to start in his big league debut for Atlanta this season in the...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 20, 2018 - 9:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Greg Allen hit a tiebreaking homer right after Boston pitcher Rick Porcello was struck in the midsection by a line drive, and Corey Kluber tied for the major league wins lead as the Cleveland Indians beat the Red Sox 5-4 Monday night. Kluber (16-6) pitched into the seventh inning and...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton watches his solo home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Sean Reid-Foley during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 20, 2018 - 8:19 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: SOUTH BEACH STANTON Giancarlo Stanton returns to Marlins Park for the first time since Miami traded him to the New York Yankees in December. Stanton spent his first eight years with the Marlins and was the NL MVP last season when he hit 59 home...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius goes down after a collision with Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Kendrys Morales in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in New York, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
August 20, 2018 - 1:03 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: AILING The Yankees will see how shortstop Didi Gregorius is feeling, a day after he bruised his left heel in a collision while beating out an infield hit. Gregorius was hurt when he tumbled over Toronto first baseman Kendrys Morales. Gregorius is...
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New York Mets' Jose Bautista drives in a run with a single off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Adam Morgan in the second inning of the Little League Classic baseball game at Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 19, 2018 - 10:27 pm
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jason Vargas never talks to fans from the on-deck circle, just like major league teams never line up after a game and shake hands. Put a big league game in a tiny park full of 11 and 12 year olds, though, and those kinds of customs get tossed aside. Amed Rosario had three...
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Houston Astros' Martin Maldonado, right, celebrates with Alex Bregman (2) after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics' Emilio Pagan in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 19, 2018 - 7:52 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Once they got behind closed doors in the clubhouse, the Houston Astros showered Justin Verlander with champagne. No, it wasn't for helping them avoid a sweep at the Coliseum. But that was a nice benefit, too. Verlander pitched just well enough to earn his 200th career win and...
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Viktor Hovland, of Norway, holds up the Havemeyer Trophy on the 13th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after winning the USGA Amateur Golf Championship Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Hovland became the first Norwegian to win the U.S. Amateur, beating UCLA sophomore Devon Bling 6 and 5 to cap a dominant week at Pebble Beach. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 19, 2018 - 7:23 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Viktor Hovland's week at the U.S. Amateur went so well that even when he made rare mistakes with drives into hazards, it didn't end up hurting him at all. Hovland recovered from one to take the lead for good on the fourth hole of the 36-hole final and another to halve...
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