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New York Yankees relief pitcher Chasen Shreve throws against the Chicago Cubs during the 18th inning of an interleague baseball game Monday, May 8, 2017 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 08, 2017 - 8:18 pm
DENVER (AP) — Kris Bryant was in a race to beat the rising sun. He won, too, with his head hitting the hotel pillow in Denver moments before sunrise. A well-earned victory for the Chicago Cubs third baseman after a draining 5-4, 18-inning loss to the New York Yankees in a game that lasted 6 hours,...
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto protests a balk called on him during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael E. Keating)
May 08, 2017 - 7:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The San Francisco Giants' breakdowns are extending off the field. After getting swept by the Cincinnati Reds in a three-game weekend series and getting outscored 31-5, San Francisco had to scramble when one of its buses broke down Sunday about halfway on the drive to Cincinnati/...
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FILE - In a Friday, April 21, 2017 file photo, New York Mets' Matt Harvey (33) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, in New York. The New York Mets have scratched Harvey for his scheduled start Sunday, May 7, 2017, against the Miami Marlins and suspended the right-hander three days for a violation of team rules. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 08, 2017 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey is to rejoin the New York Mets' rotation Friday at Milwaukee after serving a three-day suspension for not showing up at Citi Field for a game last weekend. Mets manager Terry Collins made the announcement Monday, a day after the team announced the discipline for the 28-...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks reacts after scoring on a fielder's choice by Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell during the 18th inning of an interleague baseball game Monday, May 8, 2017 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 08, 2017 - 9:28 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Hicks slid across home plate, hopped up and flexed his arms in jubilation. No Monday morning blues for Hicks and the New York Yankees. Hicks scored on Starlin Castro's grounder in the 18th inning, and the rolling Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 in the majors' longest...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks reacts after scoring on a fielder's choice by Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell during the 18th inning of an interleague baseball game Monday, May 8, 2017 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 08, 2017 - 3:23 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Hicks slid across home plate, hopped up and flexed his arms in jubilation. No Monday morning blues for Hicks and the New York Yankees. Hicks scored on Starlin Castro's grounder in the 18th inning, and the rolling Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 in the majors' longest...
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Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber catches a fly ball by New York Yankees' Chase Headley in foul territory during the 12th inning of an interleague baseball game Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 08, 2017 - 3:18 am
Baseball's new 10-day disabled list seems to be quite a hit so far. The 15-day DL timetable was reduced to 10 this season, and already the effects are fairly clear. Through April 30, there had been 177 instances of a player going on the 10-day DL, according to Major League Baseball. Last season,...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo reacts after being hit by a pitch from New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman during the ninth inning of an interleague baseball game Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 08, 2017 - 1:52 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs are tied at 4 heading to the 18th inning in the majors' longest game of the season by innings. The teams have combined for 46 strikeouts, a major league record for any game. Chicago trailed 4-1 before it rallied in the ninth against Aroldis...
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FILE - In a Friday, April 21, 2017 file photo, New York Mets' Matt Harvey (33) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, in New York. The New York Mets have scratched Harvey for his scheduled start Sunday, May 7, 2017, against the Miami Marlins and suspended the right-hander three days for a violation of team rules. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 07, 2017 - 8:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — No matter why Matt Harvey was suspended, the New York Mets are in the middle of a very messy season. The star pitcher was banned for three days without pay by the team on Sunday for an undisclosed violation of team rules, the latest fiasco for a club beset by problems on and off the...
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May 07, 2017 - 5:00 am
CARDINALS-BRAVES Leake, Carpenter, Adams pace Cardinals past Braves ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Leake won his fourth straight decision, Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams homered as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Saturday night. Aledmys Diaz went 3 for 4 and drove in two runs to help the...
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May 07, 2017 - 4:14 am
CARDINALS-BRAVES Leake, Carpenter, Adams pace Cardinals past Braves ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Leake won his fourth straight decision, Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams homered as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Saturday night. Aledmys Diaz went 3 for 4 and drove in two runs to help the...
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