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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech (34) throws against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 07, 2018 - 7:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Just as the rebuilding Chicago White Sox were starting to form their rotation for the future, a major setback: Top prospect Michael Kopech has an injured right elbow and probably will need Tommy John surgery. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn made the announcement before Friday...
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September 07, 2018 - 2:41 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro spent more than two decades working for the Cleveland Indians. He says he'll "shed no tears" when the Chief Wahoo logo disappears from Indians uniforms. The Indians are wearing grey road uniforms without the controversial logo on the left...
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Houston Astros' George Springer (4) and Alex Bregman (4) celebrate at the plate after they both scored on a two-run home run by Bregman against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 07, 2018 - 12:57 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OCTOBER IN THE AIR Two of the top teams in the majors meet at Fenway Park when Gerrit Cole (13-5, 2.86 ERA) and the Astros take on David Price (14-6, 3.60) and the Red Sox in the opener of a three-game set between AL division leaders. Houston beat...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani follows through on a two-run home run against the Texas Rangers during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)
September 06, 2018 - 3:17 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The only thing Shohei Ohtani couldn't do Wednesday night was pitch. Ohtani homered twice during a huge night at the plate after getting bad news about his injured elbow, and the Los Angeles Angels cruised to a 9-3 victory over the Texas Rangers. Perhaps headed for Tommy John...
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Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story follows the flight of his solo home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Andrew Suarez in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 06, 2018 - 1:15 am
DENVER (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez waited patiently as Trevor Story finished his postgame interviews, a beer in hand to congratulate his Colorado teammate on his huge night. More games like that from Story, and Gonzalez will be pouring champagne all over him at the end of September. Story homered in his...
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Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty breaks his bat on a two-run single against the New York Yankees during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 06, 2018 - 12:26 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty hit a two-run single, Matt Chapman and Matt Olson each doubled in a run, and the Oakland Athletics jumped on the New York Yankees early for an 8-2 win Wednesday night. Jed Lowrie added a run-scoring single as the A's backed righty Mike Fiers (11-6), who...
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Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen gestures after the Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 in a baseball game Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 05, 2018 - 5:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to be without All-Star closer Kenley Jansen for a key weekend series with the Colorado Rockies after a team cardiologist recommended the right-hander not travel to Denver. Twice in his career Jansen has experienced an atrial fibrillation...
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New York Yankees' Luke Voit, right, celebrates with Gleyber Torres (25) after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics' Fernando Rodney during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 05, 2018 - 1:59 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Luke Voit let a changeup go by for a called strike on the first pitch from Fernando Rodney in the eighth inning. When the Athletics reliever tried sneaking another changeup past him, Voit sent it soaring into the left-field stands. The big first baseman hit a tiebreaking home...
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Detroit Tigers' Mikie Mahtook hits a two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 04, 2018 - 11:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A fan was hit in the face by a foul ball and bled profusely before walking to the first aid station Tuesday night, briefly delaying the Detroit Tigers' 8-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. The middle-aged male fan was sitting in the first row on the first base side of Guaranteed Rate...
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Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura, right, throws to first base after forcing out Baltimore Orioles' Joey Rickard at second base in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Seattle. Segura completed the double play at first, throwing out Orioles' Caleb Joseph. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 04, 2018 - 6:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A brawl involving several players has broken out in the Seattle Mariners' clubhouse before a game at Safeco Field. Shortstop Jean Segura, catcher Mike Zunino and other players were involved in the skirmish Tuesday night. Moments after center fielder Dee Gordon politely asked...
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