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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers throws against the Chicago White Sox during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
August 09, 2019 - 8:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Fiers stayed hot by shaking off a little cold. Fiers tossed seven sparkling innings to extend his career-best win streak to nine consecutive decisions, helping the Oakland Athletics blank the Chicago White Sox 7-0 on Friday. Fiers (11-3) allowed three hits, struck out a season-...
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New York Mets' Michael Conforto, right, is greeted by teammate Pete Alonso after hitting a solo run home run against the Miami Marlins in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 09, 2019 - 2:16 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: UNEXPECTED IN THE EAST The Nationals and Mets begin a three-game series in Queens with surprising significance considering both teams have been more than 10 games below .500 this season. Washington now leads the NL wild-card race, and New York is...
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San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner throws to a Philadelphia Phillies batter during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 09, 2019 - 1:22 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For much of this week, Madison Bumgarner spent extra time throwing on flat ground as he tried to get his feel back after a forgettable outing at Coors Field. He sure had some of his best stuff this time. Bumgarner carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and won his fourth...
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Miami Marlins' Brian Anderson rounds first base after hitting a two-run home run off Atlanta Braves pitcher Dallas Keuchel, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
August 08, 2019 - 11:19 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Brian Anderson homered twice to lead the Miami Marlins to a 9-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. Elieser Hernandez pitched six shutout innings as the Marlins snapped a six-game losing streak and beat the NL East-leading Braves at home for the first time this season...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 08, 2019 - 10:52 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale and assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister logged long hours in the video room after Sale was lit up twice by the rival Yankees recently. With a few tweaks, the lanky left-hander was picture perfect Thursday night. Sale righted himself and struck out 13 over...
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FILE - In this July 22, 1977, file photo, people portraying ghost players emerge from a cornfield as they reenact a scene from the movie "Field of Dreams" at the movie site in Dyersville, Iowa. The Chicago White Sox will play a game against the New York Yankees next August at the site in Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed. Major League Baseball announced Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, that the White Sox will play host to the Yankees in Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 13. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 08, 2019 - 11:40 am
Major League Baseball is going to build it — and the White Sox and Yankees are coming to Iowa. The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed, MLB announced Thursday. The game is set for Aug. 13 in Dyersville...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield looks to throw during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility in Berea, Ohio. The Browns’ star quarterback, who further endeared himself to Cleveland’s fervent football fans by biting into a beer can last weekend and gulping it down while attending an Indians game, has added sports drink BODYARMOR to his growing list of endorsements. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
August 08, 2019 - 11:02 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's got his hands on another cold beverage. He's not chugging this one. The Browns' star quarterback, who further endeared himself to Cleveland's fervent football fans by biting into a beer can last weekend and gulping it down while attending an Indians game, has added...
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August 08, 2019 - 3:06 am
Atlanta Braves (68-48, first in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (42-71, fifth in the NL East) Miami; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Dallas Keuchel (3-4, 3.86 ERA) Marlins: Elieser Hernandez (1-4, 5.66 ERA) LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE:...
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Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis scores as Texas Rangers' Jeff Mathis takes the throw from Nomar Mazara during the seventh inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader in Cleveland, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
August 08, 2019 - 2:53 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: TARGET TIME A couple months ago, Cleveland trailed the Twins by 11 ½ games in the AL Central and was being written off as too old and too banged-up. But by going a baseball-best 38-16 since June 4, the Indians have closed within two games of...
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New York Yankees' Gio Urshela gestures after hitting a two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Tayler Scott during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 07, 2019 - 11:33 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Having deflated the Baltimore Orioles' spirit with an unprecedented show of power, the New York Yankees bid farewell to Camden Yards for 2019 after going 10-0 in a ballpark that simply could not contain their fence-busting lineup. Gio Urshela and Kyle Higashioka each hit two home...
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