Baseball

Milwaukee Brewers' Lorenzo Cain, right, is grimaces as he is checked by a team trainer after fouling a ball off his leg while batting during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Cain finished the at-bat and left the game. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 18, 2019 - 8:30 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: CHECK HIM The Indians will see how ace Corey Kluber is feeling, a day after he was pulled from a Triple-A rehab start because of abdominal tightness. The two-time AL Cy Young Award winner pitched one scoreless inning for Columbus before exiting...
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Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 18, 2019 - 8:26 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After earning his 200th win, Zack Greinke hopes he's on his way to even bigger achievements with the Houston Astros this season. Greinke reached the milestone with seven smooth innings Sunday, pitching the first-place Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 to avoid a four-game...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso hits a solo home run off Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Jacob Barnes during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
August 18, 2019 - 7:49 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pete Alonso wasn't even sure he was going to make the New York Mets' opening day roster, so even he never could have imagined the incredible season he's having. The burly first baseman hit his 40th home run to break the National League rookie record, capping a late outburst...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto celebrates his home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 18, 2019 - 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals matched a team record with eight home runs — including two by Juan Soto — in a 16-8 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday as Washington took two of three from a fellow contender in the NL playoff race. Matt Adams and Victor Robles hit back-to-back homers in the...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday Aug. 18, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 5:04 pm
TORONTO (AP) — After watching his team use seven pitchers Saturday, Seattle's Yusei Kikuchi wanted to give the bullpen a break. His first big league shutout fit the bill perfectly. Kikuchi needed just 96 pitches to complete a two-hitter Sunday that led the Mariners over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0,...
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. tosses his glove after losing a three-run home run by Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 4:44 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With All-Star outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. banished for his lack of hustle, Rafael Ortega stepped up with a sixth-inning grand slam to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. Acuña was pulled before the fifth inning after failing to run out a drive...
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. cannot hold on to a three-run home run by Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 3:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. has been removed from the Atlanta Braves' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after he stood at the plate admiring a long flyball that did not leave the park. Acuña, an All-Star outfielder for the NL East leaders, was pulled before the fifth inning after failing to...
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Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Scott Oberg works against the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Denver. The Rockies won 3-0. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 18, 2019 - 2:30 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies right-hander Scott Oberg has been treated for a blood clot in his pitching arm for the second time in his career. Manager Bud Black said Oberg had a procedure to dissolve the clot at a hospital on Saturday and remained there overnight. The Rockies put Oberg on the 10-...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Eric Thames (7) celebrates his two-run home run with Ryan Braun, right, during the 14th inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, early Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Washington. The Brewers won 15-14 in 14 innings. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 18, 2019 - 1:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Thames hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 14th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers finally held on for a wild 15-14 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Christian Yelich hit two home runs, tying for the major league lead with 41, and the Brewers equaled their...
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Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. dives to catch a fly ball by Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager with the bases loaded for the final out in the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 18, 2019 - 12:15 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves reliever Luke Jackson summed up his team's mindset against the Los Angeles Dodgers. "They're kind of like our David and Goliath, you know?" Jackson said. "Whenever we've gone out there it's been rough. They're a good team, we're a good team, 1-2, just duking it out. It's nice...
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