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Minnesota Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi throws against the New York Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 12, 2018 - 11:57 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As he inched closer to a no-hitter, Jake Odorizzi was ready to throw 140 pitches if needed. He was nearing his career high against the New York Yankees, but was confident he could talk Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor into leaving him in for the ninth inning if it got to that...
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Colorado Rockies' DJ LeMahieu celebrates as he circles the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Yoshihisa Hirano in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Denver. The Rockies won 5-4. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 12, 2018 - 11:47 pm
DENVER (AP) — DJ LeMahieu hit a two-run homer off Yoshihisa Hirano in the ninth inning, and the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Wednesday night. LeMahieu hit a fastball over the fence in right as the Rockies kept their 1½-game advantage over Los...
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"100 Wins" is posted on the outfield display after the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 for their 100th win of the season after a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 12, 2018 - 9:49 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The scoreboards at Fenway Park were all flashing "100 WINS" to celebrate the Red Sox reaching the milestone for the first time since Ted Williams returned from World War II. David Price was already thinking about No. 101. "That's what we've done all year," Price said on Wednesday...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge takes batting practice before a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 12, 2018 - 6:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are set to achieve their goal of coming under baseball's luxury tax threshold for the first time since the penalty started in 2003. Boston and Washington remain the only teams on track to pay the tax his year, according to Aug. 31 figures compiled by the...
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Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Blake Parker reacts after giving up the first hit of the game to the Texas Rangers during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 12, 2018 - 1:27 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels nearly came through with a no-hitter in a bullpen game. However, Blake Parker gave up Isiah Kiner-Falefa's single to right with one out in the eighth inning for Texas' first hit and the Angels held on for a 1-0 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night...
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The Miami Marlins and the New York Mets joins members of the New York police and fire departments on the field for pregame ceremonies before a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 11, 2018 - 11:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a way, Don Mattingly was about as far from the hustle and bustle of downtown New York City as an ex-ballplayer could be on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. The former New York Yankees captain was cleaning out stalls on his horse farm in Indiana when he heard the horrible news on...
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Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jim Johnson throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 11, 2018 - 11:21 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Six pitchers have combined to throw seven hitless innings for the Los Angeles Angels against the Texas Rangers. Jim Johnson opened Tuesday night's game with 1 1/3 innings, and Noe Ramirez, Hansel Robles, Cam Bedrosian, Justin Anderson and Jose Alvarez have followed with no-...
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New York Mets' Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 11, 2018 - 9:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom took his latest hard-luck loss in a record-setting season, getting outpitched by Jose Urena as the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Tuesday night. In a close race for the NL Cy Young Award despite his pedestrian record, deGrom (8-9) gave up only Lewis Brinson...
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Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt, right, celebrates with Tzu-Wei Lin (30) and Eduardo Nunez, center, after his pinch-hit, three-run home run off Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Ryan Tepera during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 11, 2018 - 9:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have become the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season. Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Tuesday night at Fenway Park, boosted by pinch-hitter Brock Holt's go-ahead home run in the seventh inning. Guided by rookie manager Alex Cora,...
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September 11, 2018 - 4:11 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Oakland Athletics left-hander Sean Manaea will have season-ending surgery on his left shoulder next week. The Athletics made the announcement Tuesday. The A's hold the second spot in the AL wild-card race. Manaea has been on the disabled list since Aug. 26. The surgery to repair an...
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