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Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, center, jokes with teammates as they warm up before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 12, 2018 - 1:13 am
A look at what's happening around baseball today: MAX MATCHUP Nationals ace Max Scherzer (15-5, 2.28 ERA) will try to become the first 16-game winner in the majors when he starts the Sunday night game at Wrigley Field. Owner of three Cy Young Awards, he also leads the majors in strikeouts this year...
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Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon, left, congratulates Ryan McMahon for his three-run, walk-off home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher JT Chargois during a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 11, 2018 - 10:39 pm
DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon hit a three-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning — his second go-ahead homer in as many nights — and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Saturday night. McMahon's drive off reliever J.T. Chargois (2-4) cleared the right field wall just above...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez delvers a pitch during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 11, 2018 - 5:31 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Felix Hernandez vowed Saturday that his first-ever stint in Seattle's bullpen won't last long. "I'll be a starter before the end of the year," Hernandez told The Associated Press. "No question about it." The struggling Mariners ace has made 398 career starts in 14 seasons, never once...
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Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) and pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) celebrate the team's 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
August 11, 2018 - 2:12 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: NO WORD YET The Dodgers are still waiting for definitive word on how long closer Kenley Jansen might be out because of an irregular heartbeat. He was put on the 10-day disabled list Friday and manager Dave Roberts wasn't sure if his absence would...
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Texas Rangers' Ronald Guzman reacts as he crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
August 10, 2018 - 11:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Manuel Guzman had never seen his son play major league ball in person because he's never been fan of planes. He might want to rethink it going forward. Ronald Guzman became the first rookie to hit three home runs in a game against the Yankees, powering the Texas Rangers past New...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout looks on from the bench during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Trout has landed on the disabled list with an inflamed right wrist, something the Angels had hoped to avoid. The move announced Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, is retroactive to Monday, when Trout received a cortisone injection in his wrist. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
August 10, 2018 - 8:00 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Star outfielder Mike Trout was put on the 10-day disabled list Friday because of an inflamed right wrist, a move that Los Angeles Angels had hoped to avoid. Manager Mike Scioscia sounded confident that Trout's stay on the DL would not be extended beyond the minimum time. The...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, left, and Javier Baez, right, celebrate after scoring on single hit by Jason Heyward against the Washington Nationals during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
August 10, 2018 - 6:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo walked the Cubs to a wild victory. Rizzo walked with the bases loaded in the seventh inning after Jason Heyward broke up a no-hitter with a two-run single in the sixth, and Chicago beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday. In the first meeting between the teams since...
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The defense team for Paul Manafort, including Kevin Downing, center, Thomas Zehnle, right, and Richard Westling walk to federal court during the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 10, 2018 - 5:54 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A New York bank executive testified Friday that Paul Manafort received more than $16 million in loans after the bank's chairman expressed interest in joining Donald Trump's cabinet if he won the 2016 presidential election. The testimony in the former Trump campaign chairman's...
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August 10, 2018 - 2:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies have acquired first baseman Justin Bour from the Miami Marlins for a minor league player. Bour is batting .227 with 19 homers and 54 RBIs. He's expected to be a pinch-hitter in Philadelphia where Carlos Santana is the starting first...
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Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) and pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) celebrate the team's 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
August 10, 2018 - 1:13 am
DENVER (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen went to the hospital with an irregular heartbeat before a game Thursday against Colorado and will be sent back to Los Angeles for more tests. Manager Dave Roberts said after the Dodgers' 8-5 win over the Rockies that Jansen was at the hotel earlier in the...
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