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New York Yankees relief pitcher Ben Heller reacts after he was tossed for hitting a batter during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 02, 2020 - 10:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees reliever Ben Heller was ejected from Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays for hitting Hunter Renfroe in the leg with a pitch, the latest chapter in a simmering rivalry between the top two teams in the AL East. Heller plunked Renfroe with a 95 mph fastball with...
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File-Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente. The Pittsburgh Pirates will honor Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente when they wear No. 21 against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The team believes this is an important step into having Clemente's number retired by Major League Baseball(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP, File)/
September 02, 2020 - 6:45 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Roberto Clemente's legacy in Pittsburgh and his native Puerto Rico is secure. The club the Hall of Fame outfielder spent two decades playing for is trying to ensure that legacy — both on and off the field — is acknowledged regularly by the masses. The team announced Tuesday that...
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Third base umpire Jansen Visconti, center, restrains New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, right, after the Tampa Bay Rays and Yankees traded words after the Yankees' 5-3 victory in a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The altercation ensued after Chapman threw a high pitch at Rays pinch hitter Michael Brosseau in the final at-bat of the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 02, 2020 - 2:21 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ RED-HOT RIVALS The Rays and Yankees play for the final time this season a night after New York closer Aroldis Chapman threw a 101 mph fastball near the head of pinch-hitter Michael Brosseau on Tuesday, prompting the benches to empty after the...
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Miami Marlins' Starling Marte celebrates as he rounds first base after hitting a home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 01, 2020 - 9:55 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Starling Marte celebrated his Miami debut with a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, helping the Marlins top the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Tuesday night. Marte, who was acquired in a trade with Arizona on Monday, drove a 1-0 pitch from Shun Yamaguchi (1-3) deep to left-center for...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger gets another ball after giving up a home run in the first inning in a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 31, 2020 - 11:19 pm
A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ FACES IN NEW PLACES Mike Clevinger, Starling Marte and Archie Bradley are among the notable players headed to new teams after a flurry of deals before Monday's trade deadline. The busy and aggressive Padres landed Clevinger in a multiplayer...
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow winds up during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 31, 2020 - 10:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Glasnow flummoxed the Yankees for six innings, Ji-Man Choi and Kevin Kiermaier homered off Gerrit Cole, and the Tampa Bay Rays extended their mastery of New York with a 5-3 victory Monday night. The AL East leaders improved to 7-1 against the Yankees this season and stretched...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger gets another ball after giving up a home run in the first inning in a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 31, 2020 - 8:36 pm
The contending San Diego Padres acquired Mike Clevinger in a multiplayer deal with the Cleveland Indians on Monday, bolstering their rotation with another bold move ahead of baseball's trade deadline. San Diego got Clevinger, outfielder Greg Allen and a player to be named from Cleveland for a...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 31, 2020 - 8:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — San Diego acted boldly once again. Miami actually strengthened its roster. Mike Clevinger, Starling Marte, Archie Bradley and Todd Frazier were on the move. Lance Lynn and Dylan Bundy stayed put. Baseball's pandemic-delayed trade deadline was quite a day. The contending Padres got...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Starling Marte flips his bat after striking out against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 31, 2020 - 4:56 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Miami acquired outfielder Starling Marte in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, giving the Marlins a versatile hitter and defender as they try to make a surprising push for the playoffs. The Diamondbacks received pitchers Caleb Smith, Humberto Mejia and a player to be...
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Miami Marlins' Garrett Cooper hits a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 31, 2020 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Miguel Rojas hit a tiebreaking RBI single during Miami's four-run sixth inning against Jacob deGrom, and the Marlins beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Monday. Garrett Cooper and Brian Anderson homered for Miami, which had dropped four in a row. Trevor Rogers pitched five effective...
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