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Houston Astros' George Springer, right, is congratulated by Josh Reddick after hitting a grand slam during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, July 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. Reddick had a solo home run earlier in the inning. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
July 21, 2018 - 11:41 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Verlander hadn't earned a win in the past six starts of his All-Star season. George Springer hadn't homered or contributed many game-changing hits in the last month. Those are the closest things to crises in the charmed world of the Houston Astros, and the two stars...
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July 21, 2018 - 11:26 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo each scored early goals in a 1-1 draw Saturday night. Matt Hedges put Dallas (11-3-6) ahead 47 seconds into the game with his first goal of the season, converting a header off a cross from Santiago Mosquera. Houston (7-6-6) tied it in the eight on...
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July 21, 2018 - 10:50 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Will Trapp scored in stoppage time to give the Columbus Crew a 3-2 comeback victory over Orlando City on Saturday night. Trapp scored on a deep blast, off an assist by Mike Grella, for his first goal of the season and second in his MLS career. Sacha Kljestan gave Orlando the...
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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Mike Fiers throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, July 21, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
July 21, 2018 - 10:29 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Mike Fiers might be pitching his way into a pennant chase. The Detroit right-hander worked impressively into the seventh inning Saturday night, and Jose Iglesias homered and drove in four runs to lift the Tigers to a 5-0 win over the Boston Red Sox. Fiers has been sharp lately, and...
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New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia walks across the field after a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, July 20, 2018, in New York. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said after the game that he was called by the front office in the middle innings and told not to use Familia in relief because the team was close to trading him. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 21, 2018 - 10:24 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After three years of missing the playoffs and dealing away fan favorites like Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson and Sonny Gray, the Oakland Athletics are trying to steer themselves in the opposite direction. They certainly took a significant step Saturday by acquiring New York...
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Miami Marlins' Miguel Rojas connects for a ground ball that scored Starlin Castro during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, July 21, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
July 21, 2018 - 10:12 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — After just four major league starts, Miami Marlins right-hander Pablo Lopez looks like he's got the hang of it. Or at least he did Saturday night. Lopez gave up one run on three hits in six innings, Cameron Maybin homered and the Marlins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2. "He'...
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Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader throws during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, July 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
July 21, 2018 - 10:02 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader has received a warm ovation from fans in his first appearance on the mound since his years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game. The left-hander jogged in from the bullpen after the Brewers scored three runs in the...
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Chasen Shreve, left, tips his cap as he walks off the field at the end of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, July 21, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 21, 2018 - 9:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman had flamed out, throwing three of 19 pitches for strikes and enabling the Mets to cut a four-run, ninth-inning deficit in half. Chasen Shreve to the rescue. Yes, Chasen Shreve. Maligned last month, Shreve entered with the bases loaded, got Devin Mesoraco to hit into...
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Brittany Lincicome signs autographs for fans following the second round of the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship golf tournament at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky., Saturday, July 21, 2018. (Alex Slitz/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)
July 21, 2018 - 9:36 pm
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Brittany Lincicome walked off the 18th green after her first PGA Tour event to applause before stopping on the way to the clubhouse to sign autographs and acknowledge spectators' warm wishes. The LPGA Tour player made sure to savor every moment of a historic weekend she...
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July 21, 2018 - 9:19 pm
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Jonathan Osorio broke a tie in the 65th minute and Toronto FC held on to beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Saturday night. Osorio helped Toronto FC (5-11-4) regain the lead it gave away three minutes earlier, easily tucking it home after goalkeeper Richard Sanchez misplayed Marco...
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