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Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar celebrates with Aledmys Diaz (1) after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 15, 2018 - 1:14 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With Kevin Pillar down in the count 0-2 with two outs in the eighth inning, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez went out to talk to reliever Blaine Boyer. Whatever they discussed did not work. Pillar hit a two-run homer on the next pitch to lift the Toronto Blue Jays...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 14, 2018 - 11:19 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco got two hits, scored twice and drove in two runs and Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Jake Odorizzi (5-7) won for the first time in six starts, striking out nine in 5 2/3...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman connects for a two-run double off Seattle Mariners' Casey Lawrence in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 14, 2018 - 1:57 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin might have a little better understanding of the anxiety other teams feel when his Oakland Athletics come roaring back in the late innings. Seattle nearly did it to the A's. These AL West rivals are among the best at staying in games until the very end despite a big...
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New York Mets' Zack Wheeler delivers a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 10, 2018 - 11:21 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Once again, Zack Wheeler looked right at home at Marlins Park. Wheeler won his fifth straight start overall, pitching seven solid innings and sending the New York Mets over the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Friday night. He is 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA in six career starts in Miami. "I don't think it...
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Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Fernando Rodney celebrates after the Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 09, 2018 - 10:37 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have acquired closer Fernando Rodney from the Minnesota Twins. The A's sent minor league right-hander Dakota Chalmers to Minnesota on Thursday to complete the deal that adds more depth to Oakland's stellar bullpen. The 41-year-old Rodney is 3-2 with 25...
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San Diego Padres' Hunter Renfroe, left, gets a high-five from Austin Hedges after Renfroe's grand slam against the Milwaukee Brewers during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
August 09, 2018 - 7:38 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hunter Renfroe's power surge is a welcome sight for the San Diego Padres. Renfroe's grand slam keyed a six-run rally that stunned the Milwaukee Brewers and gave the Padres an 8-4 victory on Thursday. Renfroe hit a home run for the fourth straight game, a blast into the left-field...
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Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy (21) and pitcher Blake Treinen (39) celebrate after the Athletics defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 09, 2018 - 1:23 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Newly acquired Mike Fiers pitched 5 1/3 strong innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Wednesday night. The A's broke a 2-2 in the eighth inning when Khris Davis hit a fielder's choice grounder off Dodgers reliever J.T. Chargois (2-3), scoring...
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Denver Broncos defensive back Chris Harris takes part in drills during NFL football training camp Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 07, 2018 - 1:19 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Chris Harris Jr. is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. For the first time in his eight-year NFL career, he's actually the top cornerback on his own team. Harris has played alongside Champ Bailey, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Aqib Talib during a stellar career that...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna is interviewed in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. Osuna got the win in his first appearance with Houston after Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Astros over the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Monday, Aug. 6. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)
August 07, 2018 - 2:10 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roberto Osuna needed five pitches for a clean inning and a nice on-field impression on his new teammates. Osuna earned the win in his first appearance with Houston after Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Astros over the San...
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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland throws to the plate against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
August 07, 2018 - 12:53 am
DENVER (AP) — Kyle Freeland has the stuff of an ace. He delivers in the clutch like an ace, too. Just don't expect Colorado manager Bud Black to label the left-hander one yet. Not even a dominating performance like this could sway him. Freeland threw seven sharp innings and combined with the...
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