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Detroit Tigers' Victor Reyes, left, JaCoby Jones, center, and Jorge Bonifacio celebrate a victory over the Cleveland Indians in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 21, 2020 - 11:16 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians began drumming on coolers and buckets in the dugout during their recent win streak. On Friday, they finally stopped beating on the Tigers. Rookie Isaac Paredes hit a grand slam for his first major league homer and Detroit snapped a 20-game losing streak against...
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August 21, 2020 - 7:38 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: BIG APPLE BREAK The Subway Series scheduled for this weekend has been postponed after two members of the Mets tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday. The Mets say they won’t have any team workouts this weekend, instead letting players and...
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New York Mets players walks to the dugout before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Miami. Major League Baseball says the Mets have received two positive tests for COVID-19 in their organization, prompting the postponement of two games. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 21, 2020 - 4:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball postponed this weekend's Subway Series to allow time for more testing and contact tracing after two members of the New York Mets tested positive for the coronavirus. The Mets had their game Thursday night at Miami as well as Friday's opener against the Yankees...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman sits in a special outside booth before the Reds' baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Cincinnati. Brennaman used a gay slur during the broadcast of Cincinnati's game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Brennaman used the slur moments after the Fox Sports Ohio broadcast returned from a commercial break before the seventh inning in the first game of a doubleheader. Brennaman did not seem to realize he was already on air. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
August 20, 2020 - 9:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thom Brennaman will not be calling NFL games on Fox after using an anti-gay slur on air during a Cincinnati Reds broadcast. Fox Sports issued a statement Thursday that said "we are moving forward with our NFL schedule which will not include him.” Fox also said Brennaman’s remarks...
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New York Mets players sit on the field before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Miami. Major League Baseball says the Mets have received two positive tests for COVID-19 in their organization, prompting the postponement of two games against the Marlins. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 20, 2020 - 6:04 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The New York Mets received two positive tests for COVID-19 in their organization Thursday, Major League Baseball said, prompting the postponement of two games. The finale of the Mets' four-game series at Miami was called off an hour before it was scheduled to start Thursday night...
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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer and catcher Curt Casali celebrate after game two of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 19, 2020 - 11:06 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Trevor Bauer pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Wednesday night to split a doubleheader marked by strong starting pitching. In the opener of the two seven-inning games, Brad Keller didn't allow a hit until the...
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New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 19, 2020 - 2:33 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ACE SEEKS BLACKJACK Yankees ace Gerrit Cole can set an AL record by winning his 21st consecutive regular season start when New York hosts the AL East rival Rays. Cole’s 20-game run matches Roger Clemens for the best in AL history, and Hall of...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda of Japan throws against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 19, 2020 - 2:01 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With his move to Minnesota, Kenta Maeda welcomed the opportunity to be a full-time starter and finally be done dabbling in the bullpen. His capability and durability was on full display Tuesday night. Maeda lost a no-hitter in the ninth inning for the Twins, who blew a three-run...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda of Japan throws against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 18, 2020 - 11:09 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda lost his no-hit bid when Eric Sogard of the Milwaukee Brewers led off the ninth inning with a soft single to center field Tuesday night. The ball fell just beyond the reach of leaping shortstop Jorge Polanco, and Maeda bent at the waste...
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San Diego Padres' Wil Myers (4) follows through on a grand slam swing in the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 18, 2020 - 9:05 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Wil Myers hit a first-inning grand slam and the San Diego Padres, with Fernando Tatis Jr. again leading the charge, beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 Tuesday for a two-game sweep. Jurickson Profar added a two-run homer against his former team and five Padres relievers combined for...
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