Baseball

Atlanta Braves' Nick Markakis, left, celebrates with Adeiny Hechavarria (24) after hitting a game-winning home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 06, 2020 - 10:53 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Markakis promised before Thursday night's game that hitting was “the least of my worries” in his first start of the season. He then showed why. Markakis capped his dramatic return with a game-ending home run in the ninth inning that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 win over...
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August 06, 2020 - 10:19 pm
A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: ___ BACK IN THE SHUFFLE The Cardinals are set to resume their season by hosting the Cubs. St. Louis has been off since last Friday, when two players returned positive coronavirus tests. Seven players in total have tested positive, including star...
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San Francisco Giants shortstop Mauricio Dubon catches a fly ball at the wall off the bat of Colorado Rockies' Matt Kemp during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
August 06, 2020 - 8:20 pm
DENVER (AP) — Daniel Murphy hit a two-run, pinch-homer during a five-run seventh inning to lead the Colorado Rockies over the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Thursday. Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon also homered for the Rockies to spoil Tyler Anderson’s return to Coors Field. Anderson was Colorado’s...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his solo home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Joe Hudson, right, looks on during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
August 06, 2020 - 7:32 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Shut down from stepping on the mound, Shohei Ohtani needed one at-bat to show he's still a threat in the batter's box. Ohtani homered in his first plate appearance since being shut down as a pitcher, Dylan Bundy struck out 10 in the third complete game of his career and the Los...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Nola pitches during the first inning of the second baseball game in a doubleheader against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 06, 2020 - 6:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins will play seven times in five days as part of Major League Baseball’s reconfigured schedule released Thursday to account for 21 coronavirus-caused postponements in the first two weeks of the season. The Marlins, who had their season...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco (25) celebrates with Colin Moran (19) after driving him and Bryan Reynolds in with a three run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 06, 2020 - 5:47 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton has said all the right things during the Pittsburgh Pirates' bumpy start, one marred by injuries that have ravaged the pitching staff and an offense that entered Thursday as the worst in the National League. The first-year manager praised his players' attitudes. He...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 06, 2020 - 2:56 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OFF BASE Star hitters Christian Yelich, Gary Sanchez, Hunter Pence and others are slumping badly in a season where hitters across the majors are struggling to find base hits. The league-wide batting average entering Wednesday’s games was .232,...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson, right, reacts with third base coach Dino Abel after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 06, 2020 - 1:42 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joc Pederson’s second home run of the game sailed an estimated 435 feet through two palm trees just beyond the center field fence at Petco Park, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the San Diego Padres 7-6 Wednesday night to take two of three in an early series between NL West...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 06, 2020 - 12:23 am
A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: OFF BASE Star hitters Christian Yelich, Gary Sanchez, Hunter Pence and others are slumping badly in a season where hitters across the majors are struggling to find base hits. The league-wide batting average entering Wednesday’s games was ...
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning in game one of a baseball double-header, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 05, 2020 - 11:32 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Don Mattingly feels like he's been working all summer, even though his Miami Marlins have played only six games. And lately, the Marlins manager is making every right move for a gritty team that's overcome a COVID-19 outbreak and a radical roster change to equal the best start in...
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