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Philadelphia Phillies' Jay Bruce follows through after hitting a home run off Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
September 02, 2020 - 11:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler tried to outdo Aaron Nola while outpitching Max Scherzer. Wheeler tossed three-hit ball over 6 2/3 innings, Jay Bruce hit a solo homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Scherzer and the Washington Nationals 3-0 Wednesday night. Neil Walker was 3 for 3 with two RBIs...
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FILE - In this March 1968 file photo, New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver poses for a photo, location not known. Seaver, the galvanizing leader of the Miracle Mets 1969 championship team and a pitcher who personified the rise of expansion teams during an era of radical change for baseball, has died. He was 75. The Hall of Fame said Wednesday night, Sept. 2, 2020, that Seaver died on Aug. 31 from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. (AP Photo, File)
September 02, 2020 - 11:00 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: TOM TERRIFIC Tributes will certainly pour in for Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, a day after the New York Mets announced his death at 75. The ace who steered a stunning transformation from lovable losers to Miracle Mets in 1969 died Monday...
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Cincinnati Reds' Shogo Akiyama reacts to scoring the game winning run on a walk-off RBI single by Joey Votto in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Cincinnati, Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
September 02, 2020 - 10:50 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto’s single in the bottom of the ninth inning drove in Shogo Akiyama with the winning run as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Wednesday night. Facing Giovanny Gallegos (1-1), Akiyama and Curt Casali walked with one out and Votto delivered a sharp...
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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 - The Dallas Cowboys play the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFC wild-card NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. The owner of the Cowboys hopes the 80,000-seat venue with standing room space that pushes capacity past 90,000 will be filled closer to capacity as the pandemic-altered NFL season goes on. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)
September 02, 2020 - 9:02 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jerry Jones won't put a number on the attendance for the Dallas Cowboys' home opener until the crowd is announced later this month at AT&T Stadium. The owner of the Cowboys also hopes the 80,000-seat venue with standing room space that pushes capacity past 90,000 will be...
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September 02, 2020 - 8:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Seaver, the Hall of Fame pitcher who was the heart of the Miracle Mets, has died at 75.
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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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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach Plesac throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
September 02, 2020 - 12:21 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Zach Plesac returned to the Indians with six solid innings after being punished for breaking coronavirus protocols, and Cleveland beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 Tuesday night. The right-handed Plesac (2-1) allowed a run and four hits, striking out six and walking none. The...
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Atlanta Braves' Marcell Ozuna (20) celebrates with teammates Dansby Swanson, left, and Freddie Freeman (5) after they all scored on Ozuna's three-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
September 01, 2020 - 11:33 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Marcell Ozuna hit three home runs in a game for the first time in his career and finished with six RBIs, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 10-3 rout of the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Ozuna, who was 3 for 5, hit a two-run homer in the first inning, a solo shot in the seventh and a...
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