Baseball

August 17, 2019 - 3:10 am
Los Angeles Dodgers (82-42, first in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (72-52, first in the NL East) Atlanta; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-2, 1.45 ERA) Braves: Mike Foltynewicz (4-5, 6.24 ERA) LINE: Dodgers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 runs BOTTOM LINE...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper hits a home run off San Diego Padres' Michel Baez during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 16, 2019 - 11:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Just like their laid-back new hitting coach, Phillies batters suddenly are relaxed. But they are doing some serious damage. Bryce Harper homered for the third straight game, Roman Quinn and J.T. Realmuto also went deep and Philadelphia's resurgent offense remained red-hot in an...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger watches the flight of a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 16, 2019 - 11:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Cody Bellinger hit his 41st home run, Max Muncy and Justin Turner connected against reliever Sean Newcomb in the seventh inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Friday night in a matchup of NL division leaders. It was nothing new for the powerful Dodgers, who...
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August 16, 2019 - 6:40 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have signed Adeiny Hechavarría to fill a void at shortstop with Dansby Swanson still injured and Johan Camargo heading to Triple-A Gwinnett. Hechavarría, a 30-year-old with his sixth team in three years, agreed to a one-year, prorated contract. He was in the lineup...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper is doused following his grand slam ended the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 7-5. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
August 16, 2019 - 3:01 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BRYCE BLASTS Quiet for much of the season, Bryce Harper is making a lot of noise lately for the Phillies. Harper hollered as he ran around the bases after hitting a game-ending grand slam that rallied Philadelphia over the Cubs 7-5 Thursday night...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers works against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 16, 2019 - 1:21 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, "Coors Field tonight, huh?" Oakland's manager joked. It sure felt like it the way balls were flying out. Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth...
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Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana follows through on a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 16, 2019 - 1:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — By the time José Ramírez and the Cleveland Indians were finally done thrashing the Yankees on Thursday night, rookie designated hitter Mike Ford was at least enjoying a chuckle at his own expense on the mound for New York. This one was a laugher from the get-go, but it might not...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper (3) celebrates his grand slam with teammates during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 7-5. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
August 15, 2019 - 11:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper knows everyone in the dugout and ballpark expects him to get clutch hits in moments just like this. Boy, he crushed it. Harper blasted a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, capping a six-run rally that sent the Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago Cubs 7-...
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From left to right, Cleveland Indians' Yasiel Puig, Oscar Mercado and Francisco Lindor watch the ninth inning in a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 15, 2019 - 2:52 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG APPLE TEST José Ramírez, Francisco Lindor and the Indians own the majors' best record since early June, going 43-19 while whittling away an 11 1/2-game deficit in the AL Central. Now, Yasiel Puig and his new teammates are set to spend more...
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Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto, left, celebrates his grand slam with Rhys Hoskins, center, as Chicago Cubs catcher Victor Caratini, right, looks down during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
August 14, 2019 - 10:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hittin' season has arrived for the Philadelphia Phillies. J.T. Realmuto hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper went deep twice and the Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Charlie Manuel's first game as hitting coach, ruining Cole Hamels' return Wednesday night. Manuel was back in red...
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