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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws to a Cleveland Indians batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
August 01, 2019 - 11:14 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Gerrit Cole didn't lose a game in June or July and continued his remarkable run on the first day of August. Cole pitched one-run ball over seven innings and extended his winning streak to a career-best nine games as the Houston Astros beat the Indians 7-1 on Thursday, spoiling the...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton delivers to the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, July 26, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 01, 2019 - 8:03 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: NO REINFORCEMENTS The Yankees came up short trying to acquire pitching help at the trade deadline, and that's putting more pressure on James Paxton to shake off a rough stretch. The big left-hander is 0-3 with a 6.67 ERA in his past six starts,...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees signs autographs for fans after training camp at their NFL football training facility in Metairie, La., Monday, July 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 01, 2019 - 6:34 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't see himself and Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and sports. Brees sees key parallels in the timing of each of their arrivals on New Orleans' pro sports scene, and is eager to share what he...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 01, 2019 - 5:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Zack Wheeler is still a Met, which makes him part of a suddenly dominant starting rotation. A day after the trade deadline passed, the hard-throwing right-hander kept his club on a second-half roll. Wheeler tossed seven innings of four-hit ball, Robinson Canó drove in two runs with a...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants pitcher Sam Dyson throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of a baseball game, in Phoenix. Four days after acquiring Sergio Romo from Miami, the Minnesota Twins fetched another veteran right-handed reliever in Sam Dyson with a deadline-beating deal Wednesday, July 31, 2019, with San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
August 01, 2019 - 9:46 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will rely on largely the same roster for the stretch run as the one that originally propelled them into first place, with the exception of a few potentially valuable additions to the bullpen. Four days after acquiring Sergio Romo from Miami, the Twins got...
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Detroit Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos, right, hugs farewell to Jordy Mercer in the dugout, after Castellanos is traded to the Chicago Cubs, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
August 01, 2019 - 3:46 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEW FACES AND PLACES Following a flurry of deals just before Wednesday's trade deadline, players all over the majors will be joining their new teams. Zack Greinke (Astros), Shane Greene (Braves) and Nicholas Castellanos (Cubs) were among the...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows, right, is congratulated by Willy Adames (1) after his three-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 31, 2019 - 11:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier felt he had something to prove to the Charlotte Stone Crabs, where he played in two games while working his way back from a left thumb sprain. It took him all of one pitch. "I'm sure they're thinking, 'Man, where was this a couple days ago?'" Kiermaier said, smiling,...
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Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez watches his three-run home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 31, 2019 - 10:31 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — While waiting for their two new sluggers to arrive, the Indians swung for the fences. Roberto Pérez homered twice, Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis each hit a three-run shot and Cleveland capped a power-packed day with a 10-4 win Wednesday night over the Houston Astros, who added...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 31, 2019 - 8:19 pm
Out of nowhere, the Houston Astros got a huge head start on October. On a dizzying day that featured two dozen trades, the Astros pulled off the biggest and most startling deal, adding ace Zack Greinke to an imposing rotation already loaded with All-Stars Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Plenty of...
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Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Luke Jackson throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Washington. Atlanta won 11-8. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 31, 2019 - 7:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With a second straight trip to the playoffs firmly in their sights, the Atlanta Braves had plenty of options for improving their roster at the trade deadline. They could've pursued a position player to replace the injured Nick Markakis. Another starting pitcher would've fit nicely in...
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