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Tampa Bay Rays' Peter Bourjos hits a home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 14, 2017 - 6:28 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Aiming for a winning atmosphere in the clubhouse, the Tampa Bay Rays want to clear the air. So starting this weekend, the Rays will take a couple of air filters on the road with them to limit germs. They began using them Friday night in Boston, where the flu hampered the Red Sox last...
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New York Mets' Travis d'Arnaud, center, hugs Yoenis Cespedes (52) after hitting a solo home run for the go-ahead run during the 16th inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, April 14, 2017, in Miami. The Mets won 9-8. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
April 14, 2017 - 7:49 am
MIAMI (AP) — The New York Mets' winning streak grew a lot longer Thursday. Travis d'Arnaud led off the 16th inning with a home run, giving him a career-high four hits, and the Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-8 for their fifth consecutive victory. D'Arnaud also had a bases-loaded triple in the second...
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New York Mets' Travis d'Arnaud, center, hugs Yoenis Cespedes (52) after hitting a solo home run for the go-ahead run during the 16th inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, April 14, 2017, in Miami. The Mets won 9-8. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
April 14, 2017 - 1:51 am
MIAMI (AP) — The New York Mets' winning streak grew a lot longer Thursday. Travis d'Arnaud led off the 16th inning with a home run, giving him a career-high four hits, and the Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-8 for their fifth consecutive victory. D'Arnaud also had a bases-loaded triple in the second...
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New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
April 14, 2017 - 1:03 am
MIAMI (AP) — Travis d'Arnaud led off the 16th inning with a home run, giving him a career-high four hits, and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-8 Thursday night for their fifth straight win. The game was the longest in the five-year history of Marlins Park, took more than 5 1/2 hours and...
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Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez loses his batting helmet on a strike out during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, April 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 13, 2017 - 9:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez looked plenty healthy in a big spot for the Boston Red Sox. After a recent absence because of the flu, Ramirez doubled during a three-run rally in the eighth inning Thursday that sent the Red Sox over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3. "I think he's carried what he did last...
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New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 12, 2017 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Montgomery showed power and poise in his major league debut after allowing Rickie Weeks' two-run homer in the first inning, and the New York Yankees rallied past the sloppy Tampa Bay 8-4 Wednesday to get back to .500. New York's Brett Gardner and Weeks both left the game...
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Josh Hunt protests as fans walk to the ballpark before a baseball game, Tuesday between the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians, April 11, 2017, during opening day in Cleveland. Hunt is from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 12, 2017 - 4:54 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has made his strongest comments on wanting the Cleveland Indians to eradicate their Chief Wahoo logo. Manfred has been in talks with Indians owner Paul Dolan about abolishing the divisive symbol, which has sparked debate for decades. In the past,...
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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela throws to a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 12, 2017 - 12:30 am
DENVER (AP) — Antonio Senzatela knows exactly what he's going to do with the baseball from his first major league win — place it on his mother's grave in Venezuela. "A gift to my mom," said Senzatela, who lost his mother to cancer last July. Senzatela allowed a leadoff homer and then settled down...
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New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes follows through on his third home run of the night, in the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
April 11, 2017 - 11:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes slowly circled the bases after each of his three homers, enjoying the results on a sweet night that began with an impressive power stroke in batting practice. Cespedes became the first Mets player to hit three homers in a game twice and New York went deep seven...
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Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves players pause before the start of a baseball game to honor the memory of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez who was killed in a boating accident last year, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
April 11, 2017 - 10:43 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A gray cat went scrambling for cover in the Marlins Park outfield midway through Tuesday night's game, and no wonder, given the barrage off Marcell Ozuna's bat. Ozuna homered twice and had a career-high six RBIs to help Miami win its home opener against the Atlanta Braves, 8-4...
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