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FILE - In this March 4, 2009, file photo, Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hall of Fame pitcher Bunning, who went on to serve in Congress, has died. Bunning's death Friday, May 26, 2017, was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 28, 2017 - 2:15 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jim Bunning was an intimidating figure as a major-league pitcher and was just as hard-nosed and uncompromising as a U.S. senator. "The main qualities it takes for professional athletes and politicians is to have a very thick hide, a thick skin, and to be able to meet and...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright delivers to Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 28, 2017 - 1:42 am
DENVER (AP) — Adam Wainwright silenced Colorado's bats yet again — maybe even some critics, too. "No matter how many times I keep telling people, 'I'm sick and tired of hearing he's not what he once was,' I've got to prove it," the 35-year-old Wainwright said. "I'm working on shutting those people...
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Ty Blach works against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 27, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 28, 2017 - 1:36 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ty Blach is making the most of his opportunity in San Francisco's rotation after ace Madison Bumgarner went down with an injury. Blach pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and gave San Francisco's struggling offense a boost with an RBI single during a three-run fourth...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright delivers to Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 28, 2017 - 12:36 am
DENVER (AP) — Adam Wainwright kept up his mastery of the Rockies by scattering three hits over seven innings, Tommy Pham hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Colorado 3-0 on Saturday night. Wainwright (5-3) struck out six and retired the last 10 batters he faced as he moved to 10-1...
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May 27, 2017 - 11:58 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ashton McGee and Logan Warmoth each knocked in three runs, and North Carolina reached double digits for the second consecutive game in rallying past Miami 12-4 on Saturday night in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. McGee's solo homer to right center...
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New York Mets center fielder Curtis Granderson leaps to catch a fly ball by Pittsburgh Pirates' Francisco Cervelli in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
May 27, 2017 - 11:24 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Jaso singled home the tying run in the ninth inning and the winning run in the 10th, and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame Andrew McCutchen's baserunning blunder to beat the New York Mets 5-4 Saturday night. Jordy Mercer doubled off the center-field wall against Addison Reed...
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New York Mets center fielder Curtis Granderson leaps to catch a fly ball by Pittsburgh Pirates' Francisco Cervelli in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
May 27, 2017 - 11:23 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Jaso singled home the tying run in the ninth inning and the winning run in the 10th, and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame Andrew McCutchen's baserunning blunder to beat the New York Mets 5-4 Saturday night. Jordy Mercer doubled off the center-field wall against Addison Reed...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
May 27, 2017 - 11:21 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel picked up right where he left off on Saturday night in his return from a short stint on the disabled list. Keuchel (8-0), who missed one start with a pinched nerve in his neck, allowed four hits and one run while fanning eight in six innings to lead the Houston Astros...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Brandon McCarthy as Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
May 27, 2017 - 11:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chase Utley long ago earned his reputation. Chris Taylor is fast developing one of his own for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Utley drove in three runs with a pair of two-out singles and Taylor delivered a two-run homer to carry the Dodgers past the Chicago Cubs, 5-0 on Saturday. "We...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2009, file photo, Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hall of Fame pitcher Bunning, who went on to serve in Congress, has died. Bunning's death Friday, May 26, 2017, was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 27, 2017 - 10:55 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative causes, has died. He was 85. Bunning's family said the ex-senator and baseball great died late Friday of complications from...
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