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Cleveland Indians' Shane Bieber, center left, celebrates with catcher Sandy Leon after Bieber's performance against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Bieber earned the win. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
July 30, 2020 - 11:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland's Shane Bieber tied the major league record for strikeouts in a pitcher's first two starts of the season, punching out 13 Minnesota Twins over eight innings in the Indians' 2-0 victory on Thursday night. Bieber (2-0) fanned 14 over six scoreless innings on Friday...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich strikes out during an intrasquad game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Miller Park in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
July 30, 2020 - 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time defending NL batting champion Christian Yelich has a long way to go if he wants a three-peat. The Milwaukee Brewers star is 1 for 27 to start the season, an .037 average that's worst among qualified hitters. Not by much. Houston's George Springer is batting .048, and...
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Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, left, talks with first base umpire Joe West, right, after Rowdy Tellez was ejected during the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. The Nationals won 4-0 in extra innings. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
July 30, 2020 - 4:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Thursday his team's weekend series at Philadelphia was called off because of concerns about the coronavirus after two Phillies staffers tested positive. “Our plans right now are to stay put and let MLB work through whatever they're...
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FILE- In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, speaks during a news conference at the at the football league's fall meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The NFL's chief medical officer says it's not surprising there have been positive tests for COVID-19 among players reporting to training camp because the disease is cutting across football just as it has through societies around the world. Players currently have to pass COVID-19 testing before they are allowed into training camp. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
July 30, 2020 - 3:20 pm
The NFL's chief medical officer says it's not surprising there have been positive tests for COVID-19 among players reporting to training camp. Dr. Allen Sills notes that the disease is cutting across football just as it has through societies around the world. Speaking on a conference call on...
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Seattle Mariners' Dylan Moore, right, is congratulated by Dee Gordon, left, after hitting a three-run home run as Tim Lopes watches during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
July 30, 2020 - 2:50 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Seager drove in three runs, Dylan Moore hit a three-run homer and the Seattle Mariners rallied from two late deficits for a 10-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night. Moore connected during the Mariners’ five-run sixth, and Seager put the Mariners ahead...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulls down his mask to talk to someone in the dugout during an intrasquad baseball game in Los Angeles. Baseball is back, but because of the coronavirus, official scorers will work remotely this season to rule on hits and errors, make other judgments and tabulate box scores. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
July 30, 2020 - 2:38 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ROBERTS RETURNS Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will be back from a one-game suspension when the defending NL West champions visit Arizona for the Diamondbacks’ home opener. Major League Baseball suspended Roberts one game and Dodgers...
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor gets Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert at second base in the seventh inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 30, 2020 - 2:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ernie Banks famously said: “Let’s play two.” Baseball players just might not want to play nine innings twice in one day during this pandemic-delayed season. While Cleveland swept the Chicago White Sox in the first doubleheader of the season on Tuesday, union head Tony Clark called...
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San Francisco Giants' Mike Yastrzemski watches his game-ending solo home run against the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The Giants won 7-6. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
July 30, 2020 - 2:05 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski homered twice, the second a towering solo shot into McCovey Cove in the ninth inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants past the San Diego Padres 7-6 on Wednesday night. Donovan Solano had a three-run home run in the eighth and Alex Dickerson also went deep as...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Edwin Rios watches his two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the 13th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Houston. The Dodgers won 4-2 in 13 innings. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 30, 2020 - 12:24 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Dodgers and Astros showed no carry-over Wednesday night from a fracas in the series opener that led to suspensions, and Edwin Ríos hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning to lift Los Angeles over Houston 4-2. No pitches were thrown above or behind any batters, nobody made any ugly...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge (99) greets DJ LeMahieu, right, after LaMahieu hit a solo home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 29, 2020 - 11:41 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — If the New York Yankees must adjust on the fly to a sudden change in the schedule, there's no team they'd rather face than the Baltimore Orioles. Baseball's weird season reached another level of strange Wednesday night when New York stepped in for the Miami Marlins and ruined...
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