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Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Kendrys Morales, left, reacts after hitting a solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles during fourth-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 9:53 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kendrys Morales homered twice, Marco Estrada pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his second straight start and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Baltimore 5-3 on Monday night, improving to 8-0 at home against the Orioles. Morales hit a one-out solo homer in the fourth, then added a three-run drive...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton watches his solo home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Sean Reid-Foley during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 20, 2018 - 9:19 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: SOUTH BEACH STANTON Giancarlo Stanton returns to Marlins Park for the first time since Miami traded him to the New York Yankees in December. Stanton spent his first eight years with the Marlins and was the NL MVP last season when he hit 59 home...
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August 20, 2018 - 8:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-Star closer Kenley Jansen has been activated off the disabled list for the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier than expected after being cleared by a cardiologist. Manager Dave Roberts says Jansen is available for Monday night's series opener against St. Louis. Jansen hasn't pitched...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius goes down after a collision with Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Kendrys Morales in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in New York, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
August 20, 2018 - 2:03 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: AILING The Yankees will see how shortstop Didi Gregorius is feeling, a day after he bruised his left heel in a collision while beating out an infield hit. Gregorius was hurt when he tumbled over Toronto first baseman Kendrys Morales. Gregorius is...
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New York Mets' Jose Bautista drives in a run with a single off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Adam Morgan in the second inning of the Little League Classic baseball game at Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 19, 2018 - 11:27 pm
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jason Vargas never talks to fans from the on-deck circle, just like major league teams never line up after a game and shake hands. Put a big league game in a tiny park full of 11 and 12 year olds, though, and those kinds of customs get tossed aside. Amed Rosario had three...
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Houston Astros' Martin Maldonado, right, celebrates with Alex Bregman (2) after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics' Emilio Pagan in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 19, 2018 - 8:52 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Once they got behind closed doors in the clubhouse, the Houston Astros showered Justin Verlander with champagne. No, it wasn't for helping them avoid a sweep at the Coliseum. But that was a nice benefit, too. Verlander pitched just well enough to earn his 200th career win and...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 19, 2018 - 8:48 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has rarely needed much run support to pull out a win. The Los Angeles Dodgers made sure Sunday he had more than enough for a milestone victory. The Dodgers scored five runs before Kershaw took the mound, and the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner shut down the...
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Cleveland Indians' Melky Cabrera watches his grand slam off Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Sean Gilmartin in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Cleveland. Michael Brantley, Jose Ramirez and Yandy Diaz also scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 19, 2018 - 8:32 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians showed off their power and pitching Sunday. Melky Cabrera hit a grand slam to cap a six-run fourth inning, four pitchers combined on the team's AL-leading 13th shutout and the Indians continued to roll through August with an 8-0 victory over the Baltimore...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock hits a home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez)
August 19, 2018 - 8:20 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A.J. Pollock is regaining his form right when his team needs him most. Pollock homered in the ninth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Sunday to stay on top of the NL West. Pollock, who missed nearly two months with a thumb injury, drove a 1-2...
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Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor is congratulated by third base coach Tony Beasley (27) after he hit a three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)
August 19, 2018 - 8:03 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rougned Odor didn't let a little rain get in the way of his torrid August. The Texas second baseman connected on a go-ahead, three-run homer with rain falling in the seventh inning, and the Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Sunday to wrap up a soggy weekend. Odor's...
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