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Arizona Diamondbacks' Kole Calhoun (56) celebrates with Nick Ahmed (13) after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 19, 2020 - 12:05 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Kole Calhoun hit two home runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over former teammate Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros 6-3 on Friday night. Calhoun connected on Greinke's fastball in the fourth inning for an upper-deck shot to right. The three-run homer put Arizona ahead 3-2. His...
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September 18, 2020 - 11:08 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas. The 40-year-old Pujols connected for a solo homer with two outs in the fifth inning. He sent Wes Benjamin's fastball on a 1-...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Andrew Knapp hits a two-run triple off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Thomas Hatch during the first inning of the fifth baseball game in a doubleheader, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
September 18, 2020 - 10:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a tying, two-run double and scored the go-ahead run on an error following Alec Bohm’s infield single, helping the Philadelphia Phillies rally to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 Friday night and earn their first doubleheader sweep in eight years. Zach Eflin struck...
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September 18, 2020 - 10:51 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels slugger Albert Pujols hits 661st home run, passing Willie Mays for fifth on career list.
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills is swarmed by teammates after throwing a no hitter at a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Cubs won 12-0. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
September 18, 2020 - 8:39 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: ___ BACK AT IT Cubs journeyman Alec Mills (5-3, 3.93) is set to pitch for the first time since his unexpected no-hitter a week ago against Milwaukee. The 28-year-old will face the Twins in just the 16th start of his big league career. Johnny...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 1944, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Danny Litwhiler heads to first base as St. Louis Browns third baseman Mark Christman fields his ground ball before forcing out Browns' Ray Sanders, heading to third, for the third out during the third inning in the opening game of the 1944 World Series at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Mo. The Browns won 2-1. The last time the World Series was held in a single ballpark was 1944. (AP Photo/FIle)
September 18, 2020 - 5:24 pm
The last time the World Series was held in a single ballpark, there was a bit of a conundrum over where the two managers would stay. It was 1944. World War II was raging. The major leagues carried on with rag-tag rosters. And the lowly St. Louis Brown actually managed to win the AL pennant. That...
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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 18, 2020 - 12:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit homered on consecutive pitches for the New York Yankees -- and that was just the start of the night’s power surge. By the time the Bombers’ barrage was over, the Yankees had hit a record-setting 1.42 miles of home runs in a three-game sweep...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts advances to third on a double by Corey Seager off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Carlos Estevez during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 18, 2020 - 12:04 am
DENVER (AP) — Corey Seager homered and had three hits, Edwin Rios also went deep and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the struggling Colorado Rockies 9-3 on Thursday night. Mookie Betts had an RBI single and scored on a wild pitch during Los Angeles' six-run seventh inning that put the Dodgers ahead 8-...
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Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu (79) and Eloy Jimenez celebrate the team's 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Chicago. The White Sox clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
September 17, 2020 - 11:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — After clinching a postseason berth for the first time since 2008, the Chicago White Sox were low key during their on-field celebration. Bigger bashes await greater achievements. “We said we're going to save it for when we clinch our division,” Eloy Jiménez said Thursday after his...
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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 17, 2020 - 9:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees hit five run home runs in an inning for the first time in their history. Brett Gardner, DJ LeMehieu and Luke Voit homered on consecutive pitches in the fourth inning from Toronto's Chase Anderson on Thursday night. Voit's home run was his major league-leading 20th. Aaron...
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