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San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges stays on the ground after tagging out Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo during a collision at home during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 19, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
June 20, 2017 - 7:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo received a call from Major League Baseball about his collision Monday with San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges at home plate, but the Chicago Cubs slugger will not be punished. MLB Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre spoke with Rizzo on Tuesday to inform him he had...
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San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges stays on the ground after tagging out Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo during a collision at home during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 19, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
June 20, 2017 - 7:32 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo has spoken with Major League Baseball about his collision Monday with San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges at home plate, but the Chicago Cubs slugger will not be punished. MLB Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre called Rizzo on Tuesday to inform him he had violated Rule...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger hits a three-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, June 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 20, 2017 - 3:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger has 21 home runs, matching his age. No hitter in history has gotten off to such a powerful start. The rookie slugger launched two more long balls to set a major league record, and Clayton Kershaw notched his 10th win despite giving up a career-high four homers...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger hits a three-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, June 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 20, 2017 - 2:17 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger launched two more home runs, setting a major league record with his powerful start, and Clayton Kershaw became the first 10-game winner in the National League despite giving up a career-high four long balls Monday night as Los Angeles held on for a...
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Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado follows the flight of his three-run, home run of San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Mark Melancon in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Denver. The Rockies won 7-5. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 20, 2017 - 2:09 am
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ NL WEST SHOWDOWN Winning streaks are on the line when Arizona and Colorado, probably the two most surprising teams in baseball this season, begin a three-game series at Coors Field. Rookie right-hander German Marquez (5-3, 4.19 ERA) starts...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger is congratulated by manager Dave Roberts, right, after hitting a home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, June 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 19, 2017 - 11:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger became the fastest player to 21 home runs in baseball history, connecting in his first two at-bats against New York Mets right-hander Zach Wheeler on Monday night. Bellinger, who was not called up until three weeks into the season, now has 21 home...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (19) works in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Monday, June 19, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
June 19, 2017 - 11:12 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — R.A. Dickey threw seven scoreless innings, Matt Adams hit another homer and the Atlanta Braves sent the San Francisco Giants to their seventh straight loss, a 9-0 rout Monday night. The 42-year-old Dickey (5-5) escaped a jam in the first to turn in his strongest outing of the season...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2017, file photo, Cuban outfielder Luis Robert smiles at a news conferences after signing with the Chicago White Sox before a baseball game between the White Sox and the Detroit Tiger, in Chicago. A record $203 million was spent on international amateur free agents in the just-ended signing period, nearly $50 million more than the previous high, a figure that will plummet when hard caps of spending start July 2.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 19, 2017 - 6:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A record $203 million was spent on international amateur free agents in the just-ended signing period, nearly $50 million more than the previous high and a figure that will plummet when a hard cap on spending starts July 2. Four Cubans were given contracts that included signing...
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Cleveland Indians Edwin Encarnacion (10) is congratulated by Cleveland Indians Jose Ramirez after a two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins in the fourth inning during a baseball game on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
June 19, 2017 - 2:12 am
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ TURNING THE PAGE Red-hot Jose Ramirez and the Cleveland Indians open a four-game series at Baltimore after storming atop the AL Central with a four-game sweep of Minnesota over the weekend. Ramirez had his sixth straight multihit game...
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Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado celebrates as his three-run, walkoff home run clears the fence off San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Mark Melancon in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Denver. The Rockies won 7-5. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 18, 2017 - 8:33 pm
DENVER (AP) — With one dramatic swing, Nolan Arenado gave the Colorado Rockies a thrilling victory and finished off his rare feat at the plate. Arenado completed the cycle with a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Rockies stunned the San Francisco Giants by rallying for a 7-...
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