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New York Mets outfielders Jeff McNeil, left, Michael Conforto, center, and Aaron Altherr celebrate after a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 24, 2019 - 6:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — National League batting leader Jeff McNeil has been reinstated from the injured list by the New York Mets. The team also placed backup catcher Tomás Nido on the seven-day injured list with a concussion and selected the contract of veteran catcher René Rivera from Triple-A Syracuse...
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Curacao's Shendrion Martinus (6) delivers in the second inning of the International Championship baseball game against Japan at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 24, 2019 - 4:58 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — As soon as the ball came off his bat, Curley Martha pointed to the sky — he knew that one was gone. Curley hit a two-run homer to center in the fifth inning and got the final 11 outs as a relief pitcher, helping Curacao beat Japan 5-4 Saturday to advance to the Little...
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Curacao's Shendrion Martinus (6) delivers in the second inning of the International Championship baseball game against Japan at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 24, 2019 - 3:26 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Pitcher Curley Martha hit a two-run homer to center in the fifth inning to help Curacao beat Japan 5-4 and advance to the Little League World Series title game. He and Shendrion Martinus combined to hold a Japan team that scored 32 runs in its first three games to...
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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jordan Lyles throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 24, 2019 - 1:13 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Even with a chance at history, Jordan Lyles didn't put up much of a fuss. Vying to become the second pitcher in Milwaukee Brewers history to throw a no-hitter, Lyles had thrown 99 pitches through six innings. That's when manager Craig Counsell pulled him and turned to his bullpen...
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Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies, right, tosses relief pitcher Mark Melancon a baseball as they celebrate after the Braves defeated the New York Mets 2-1 in 14 innings in a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 24, 2019 - 3:28 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BREEZIN' Despite tying a major league record by striking out 26 times, the Braves kept their winning streak going. The NL East leaders outlasted the Mets 2-1 in 14 innings Friday night for their sixth straight victory. Atlanta is 9-3 against the...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius, second from left, scores after hitting a grand slam as Gary Sanchez, left, Aaron Judge, center, and DJ LeMahieu wait for him as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith stands nearby during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 24, 2019 - 2:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scratching for runs while losing three straight in Oakland left the New York Yankees in a mood heading south to Los Angeles. They took out their frustration on the Dodgers, who had a rare night of swinging and missing. Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam off All-Star Hyun-Jin Ryu and...
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Miami Marlins' Starlin Castro, left, scores past Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto on a double hit by Neil Walker during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 24, 2019 - 12:32 am
MIAMI (AP) — A wild victory for the Marlins was tempered by some disappointing injury news. Starlin Castro homered twice and drove in five runs, and Miami spotted the Philadelphia Phillies a seven-run lead before rallying to win 19-11 on Friday night, its highest-scoring game at Marlins Park. "To...
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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jordan Lyles throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 23, 2019 - 10:33 pm
Milwaukee (AP) — Jordan Lyles has pitched six hitless innings for the Milwaukee Brewers before getting pulled to begin the seventh against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Reliever Devin Williams took over for the Brewers in the seventh on Friday night at Miller Park. Lyles threw 99 pitches. He struck out...
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August 23, 2019 - 7:26 pm
Good evening! Here's a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibel Sanchez (19) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against Chicago Cubs the Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 23, 2019 - 7:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Aníbal Sánchez wanted to help his weary teammates with a strong performance on the mound. The solid afternoon at the plate was an unexpected bonus. Sánchez pitched one-hit ball into the ninth inning and helped himself with two perfectly placed bunts, leading the Washington Nationals...
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