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Baseball fans flock to minor league stadiums to see eclipse

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Baseball fans in more than half a dozen cities will catch the solar eclipse at the ballpark as teams look to cash in with game-day viewing parties. More>>

Between cancer treatments, McCain maintains rigorous agenda

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Sen. John McCain's packed agenda while on break from Congress in his home state of Arizona has hardly been the schedule of a typical brain cancer patient - or even someone about to turn 81. More>>

Bullpens looming large again for this year's postseason

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Last year's Cleveland Indians were the latest team to show how important a good bullpen can be in the playoffs, but not everybody has a tireless star like Andrew Miller. More>>

LEADING OFF: Royals all set to watch eclipse on day off

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LEADING OFF: Royals all set to watch eclipse on day off. More>>

No hits till 6th: Verlander, Tigers top Maeda, Dodgers 6-1

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Justin Verlander and Kenta Maeda both took no-hitters into the sixth inning, but only Verlander was able to keep his outstanding performance going as the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1. More>>

Bell powers Pirates past Cards 6-3 in Little League Classic

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Josh Bell homered and drove in four runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in the Little League Classic. More>>

Cubs sweep Blue Jays with wild 6-5 victory in 10 innings

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Alex Avila helps Chicago Cubs sweep Toronto Blue Jays with wild 6-5 victory in 10 innings. More>>

Umpires end protest, will meet with Commissioner Manfred

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Umpires' union to meet with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. More>>

Verlander, Maeda have no-hit bids broken up in 6th

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Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers and Kenta Maeda of the Los Angeles Dodgers have made it through the fifth inning with dueling no-hitters. More>>

MLB umpires wear wristbands to protest 'abusive' treatment

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Major League Baseball umpires are wearing white wristbands during games to protest what their union says is "abusive player behavior" after Detroit's Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade against ump Angel Hernandez. More>>

Sabathia strong in return from DL, Yankees beat Red Sox 4-3

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Tyler Austin hit a three-run home run, Todd Frazier added a solo shot and CC Sabathia pitched six strong innings in his return from the disabled list as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3. More>>

LEADING OFF: Cardinals-Pirates meet in Little League Classic

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LEADING OFF: Cardinals-Pirates meet in Little League Classic. More>>

Sabathia strong in return from DL, Yankees beat Red Sox 4-3

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Tyler Austin hit a three-run home run, Todd Frazier added a solo shot and CC Sabathia pitched six strong innings in his return from the disabled list as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3. More>>

Happ's bat, Quintana's arm lead Cubs over Blue Jays 4-3

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Rookie Ian Happ hit his 18th home run, Jose Quintana pitched six effective innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 to keep up their success against AL opponents. More>>

Moreland delivers to help Red Sox beat Yankees 9-6

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Pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland hit a two-run single in Boston's four-run seventh inning and the Red Sox rallied to beat the New York Yankees 9-6. More>>

Gonzalez returns from DL, Dodgers top Tigers 8-5

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Chris Taylor had four hits including a pair of doubles, and the Los Angeles Dodgers welcomed Adrian Gonzalez back from the disabled list with another victory, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-5. More>>

LEADING OFF: Granderson joins Dodgers, trio goes for No. 15

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LEADING OFF: Granderson could join Dodgers after late trade; Sale, Greinke, Vargos go for 15th wins, Holland back in Texas with White Sox. More>>

Oh Baby! Jeter welcomes birth of daughter

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No. 1 for No. 2: Former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter welcomes birth of daughter. More>>

Sano homers twice as Twins pound D-backs 10-3

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Miguel Sano hits 2 of Twins' 6 homers in 10-3 win over Diamondbacks. More>>

Kluber leaves start early as Indians romp past Royals, 10-1

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Corey Kluber was dominant before leaving with an undisclosed injury, and Jay Bruce homered twice to help the Indians beat the Royals 10-1. More>>

Jake Arrieta, Javier Baez lead Cubs over Blue Jays 7-4

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Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh and allowed just one run, Javier Baez homered and drove in three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 in a rare interleague matchup. More>>

Cubs place LHP Jon Lester on 10-day disabled list

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Chicago Cubs place ace left-hander Jon Lester on 10-day disabled list with lat tightness, shoulder fatigue. More>>

Red Sox owner wants to rename Yawkey Way for David Ortiz

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The Boston Red Sox's owner John Henry told the Boston Herald that he is "haunted" by the racist legacy of former owner Tom Yawkey and that he welcomes renaming of Yawkey Way in front of the ballpark and offices. More>>

Mazara homers, drives in 5 as Rangers top White Sox 9-8

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Nomar Mazara drove in five runs, including a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Texas Rangers held on for a 9-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox. More>>

Zimmerman's homer lifts Nationals to 2-1 win vs Padres

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Ryan Zimmerman homered with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the NL East-leading Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory against the San Diego Padres. More>>

Nationals owner Mark Lerner had cancer, leg amputated

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Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his left leg amputated. More>>

LEADING OFF: Stanton powers into NY, Red Sox host Yankees

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LEADING OFF: Stanton takes power surge into New York, Pomeranz looks for 7th straight win as Red Sox host Yankees, Angels and Indians look to keep rolling. More>>

Sanchez powers Yankees past Mets 7-5 for Subway Series sweep

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Gary Sanchez homered and matched a career high with five RBIs, Luis Severino got right back on track and the New York Yankees made it a four-game sweep in the Subway Series with a 7-5 victory over the Mets. More>>

Corbin goes 8 2/3 innings, Diamondbacks beat Astros 4-0

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Patrick Corbin came within an out short of his first career shutout and first complete game since 2013 in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros. More>>

Team: Rally cat to return to Cardinals after quarantine

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The St. Louis Cardinals are taking claim to Rally Cat, the now-famous feline that darted across the field just before a grand slam. More>>

MLB's Manfred working on pace of play with Clark, union

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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks 'significant' changes coming to make pace of play better. More>>

Twins reinstate Perkins from DL, after 16-month stay

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The Minnesota Twins have reinstated relief pitcher Glen Perkins from the disabled list. More>>

Tampa teams dedicate funds for Confederate monument removal

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The three major professional sports teams based in the Tampa Bay area say they have "dedicated funds" to help remove a Confederate monument from the city. More>>

Mike Trout and the Angels are on a roll and in contention

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With Mike Trout back and hitting, one of the best defenses in baseball and solid pitching, the Angels are rolling and suddenly in contention in the AL wild-card race. More>>

Indians' Ramirez hit by pitch on forearm, no serious injury

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Cleveland's Jose Ramirez hit by pitch on forearm, leaves game against Minnesota. More>>

Oh the drama: Puig lifts Dodgers to 5-4 win over White Sox

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Yasiel Puig's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Chicago White Sox 5-4 for their second comeback win in two games. More>>

Betts' 2-run double caps Red Sox 5-4 comeback win

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Mookie Betts lined a two-run double off the left-field wall with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. More>>

Steinbrenner, Torre like Jeter in front office with Marlins

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Hal Steinbrenner, Joe Torre like Derek Jeter's fit with Miami Marlins. More>>

Ump Hernandez shakes Kinsler's hand on field after criticism

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Umpire Angel Hernandez has shaken hands on the field with Ian Kinsler, a day after the Detroit Tigers second baseman said the veteran ump should find another job. More>>

LEADING OFF: Indians try to finish up 10-0 at Target Field

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LEADING OFF: Indians try to finish up 10-0 at Target Field. More>>

Hawkins, star at Notre Dame, worked for Dodgers, dies at 80

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Tommy Hawkins, the first black athlete to earn All-America honors in basketball at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career, has died. More>>

Judge hits long homer, Gregorius lifts Yankees over Mets 5-3

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Aaron Judge launched a titanic home run, Didi Gregorius snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double and the New York Yankees beat the Mets 5-3 for their third straight Subway Series victory. More>>

Judge hits long homer, Gregorius lifts Yanks over Mets 5-3

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Aaron Judge launched a titanic home run, Didi Gregorius snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double and the New York Yankees beat the Mets 5-3 for their third straight victory in the Subway Series. More>>

Stanton has 2 hits but no homers as Marlins beat Giants 8-1

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Giancarlo Stanton's homer streak ended, but he singled, stole a base and scored in a four-run first inning to help the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants, 8-1. More>>

Homers: Little leaguers ready to show power at World Series

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Like baseball with some offensive firepower. More>>

Stanton homers in 6th straight, Marlins fall 9-4 to Giants

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Giancarlo Stanton homers in 6th straight, Miami Marlins fall 9-4 to San Francisco Giants. More>>

Dodgers beat White Sox 6-1 to move 50 games above .500

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Joc Pederson got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run in a five-run eighth inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers rally for a 6-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. More>>

Tigers' Kinsler says ump Hernandez should get out of game

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Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has voiced harsh criticism of Angel Hernandez, saying the veteran umpire should find another job. More>>

Red Sox turn first triple play in 6 years vs Cardinals

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The Boston Red Sox have turned their first triple play in six years. More>>

LEADING OFF: Stanton swings for 7 straight; Kinsler eyes ump

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LEADING OFF: Stanton takes aim at 7 straight; Red Sox celebrate 'Impossible Dream'; Kinsler eyes ump; Miller on rehab. More>>

Gray outpitches deGrom, leads Yankees over Mets 5-4

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Sonny Gray outpitched Jacob deGrom, Jacoby Ellsbury and Gary Sanchez homered, and the New York Yankees held off the Mets 5-4 to sweep both Subway Series games in the Bronx. More>>

Marlins' Stanton hits No. 44, homers in 6th straight game

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Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has homered in his sixth consecutive game, hitting his 44th of the season off San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner. More>>

Bettis back from cancer treatment, Rockies blank Braves 3-0

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Chad Bettis drew a standing ovation when he took the mound for the first time since cancer treatment, then threw seven impressive innings as the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0. More>>

Stanton hits team-record 43rd homer, Marlins beat Giants 8-3

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Giancarlo Stanton hit his team-record 43rd home run, connecting in his fifth straight game and sending the Miami Marlins over the San Francisco Giants 8-3. More>>

Judge, Sanchez each hit 40th HR to lift Yanks over Mets 4-2

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Aaron Judge hit a tying home run in the sixth inning, Aaron Hicks and Gary Sanchez went deep in the eighth and the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Mets 4-2 in the first of four Subway Series matchups this week. More>>

Nats' Strasburg strikes out 5 in 5 innings in rehab start

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Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg struck out five and allowed three hits and one walk in a rehab start for the Class-A Potomac Nationals. More>>

LEADING OFF: Stanton HR streak, Porcello goes for 3 in row

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LEADING OFF: Stanton HR streak, Porcello goes for 3 in row. More>>

Rockies RHP Bettis returns after cancer treatment

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The Colorado Rockies are thrilled to see Chad Bettis back on the mound after cancer treatment. More>>

Harper has bone bruise, Nats hopeful he's back this season

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Bryce Harper has a "significant" bone bruise in his left knee but no ligament damage, and Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo is hopeful the star outfielder will be back this season. More>>

Red Sox rookies Devers, Benintendi key win over Yanks in 10

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Red Sox rookies Rafael Devers, Andrew Benintendi key 3-2 win over Yankees. More>>

Stanton ties franchise mark with 42nd homer in Marlins' win

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Giancarlo Stanton homered for the fourth game in a row, hitting his 42nd of the year to tie the Marlins' season record, and they completed their first series sweep of the Rockies since 2006, winning 5-3. More>>

LEADING OFF: Bettis back from chemotherapy, Strasburg rehab

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LEADING OFF: Bettis back from chemotherapy, Strasburg rehab. More>>

Keuchel, Astros end season-high 5-game skid, top Rangers 2-1

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Dallas Keuchel took a shutout into the sixth inning, Jose Altuve homered and the AL-leading Houston Astros stopped their longest losing streak of the season at five games by beating the Texas Rangers 2-1. More>>

AP source: Michael Jordan has small stake in Jeter group

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Person familiar with situation says Michael Jordan has small stake in Jeter group that agreed to buy Marlins. More>>

West Point grad Rowley takes long route to major leagues

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West Point grad Rowley forced to take long route to success on major league mound with Blue Jays. More>>

Bryce Harper injured in Nationals' win over Giants

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Bryce Harper injured his left knee after slipping a wet first base while running out a grounder early in the Nationals' 3-1 victory over the Giants. More>>

Benintendi 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, Red Sox rout Severino, Yanks 10-5

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Rookie Andrew Benintendi rocketed a pair of three-run homers off All-Star Luis Severino and the Boston Red Sox bounced back from a tough loss, roughing up the New York Yankees 10-5. More>>

Frank Robinson honors teammate Don Baylor at Texas memorial

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Hall of Famer Frank Robinson and other players who crossed paths with former MVP Don Baylor in his 19-year major league career paid their last respects during a memorial service in Austin, Texas. More>>

Marlins confirm $1.2 billion deal to sell to Jeter group

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Person familiar with situation to AP: Marlins sign agreement to sell to Jeter group. More>>

Veteran-shedding Mets deal Neil Walker to Brewers

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The Mets traded infielder Neil Walker to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named, the latest veteran dealt by out-of-contention New York as it pivots toward 2018. More>>

1st West Point grad in majors wins debut as Jays top Pirates

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West Point grad Chris Rowley pitches 5 1/3 innings to win ML debut, Blue Jays beat Pirates 7-2. More>>

Yankees put RHP Tanaka on DL with shoulder inflammation

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The New York Yankees have put right-hander Masahiro Tanaka on the 10-day disabled list because of shoulder inflammation. More>>

Cardinals to hold Rally Cat Night promotion on Sept 10

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The St. Louis Cardinals will honor their favorite kitten before Sept. 10 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, holding a Rally Cat Night promotion. More>>

Hicks sparks Yanks with bat, arm, stopping Red Sox streak

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Aaron Hicks awoke a dormant offense with a two-run homer that sparked a five-run eighth, then threw out a runner at third to help Aroldis Chapman get out of trouble, and the Yankees rallied for a 5-4 victory that stopped Boston's winning streak at eight. More>>

AP source: Marlins plan to sell to group that includes Jeter

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Person familiar with situation says Marlins tell MLB they plan to sell to group that includes Jeter. More>>

St. Louis Cardinals ask for help in finding the rally cat

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The Cardinals have a friendly feline to thank for their rally against the Royals. More>>

LEADING OFF: Martinez, Pudge tributes, Baker nears Bochy

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LEADING OFF: Martinez, Pudge tributes, Baker nears Bochy. More>>

Pedroia could be headed back to DL; Price throws in outfield

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Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia could be headed to the disabled list for the third time this season because of his injured left knee. More>>

Indians' Carrasco loses no-hit bid in 7th inning vs Rays

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Carlos Carrasco of the Cleveland Indians is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Tampa Bay Rays. More>>

Sabathia on DL because of knee; Montgomery back

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Yankees left-hander CC Sabatthia was put on the 10-day disabled list because of right knee inflammation and left-hander Jordan Montgomery was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. More>>

Braves player trips jogging over chalk line, hurts knee

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Atlanta Braves rookie shortstop Johan Camargo hurts knee running and tripping onto field; has one bruise in right knee. More>>

LEADING OFF: Garcia joins Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, Votto run

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LEADING OFF: Garcia joins Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, Votto run. More>>

Disney to launch streaming services for movies, live sports

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Disney is launching a new streaming service for its movies, and an ESPN service for some - but not all - sports. More>>

Scooter's grand slam in 7th rallies Reds past Padres 10-3

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Scooter Gennett hit a grand slam in the seventh inning, ending left-hander Brad Hand's long scoreless streak and rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-3 victory over the San Diego Padres. More>>

Power play: Indians acquire outfielder Jay Bruce from Mets

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A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Cleveland Indians have agreed to acquire outfielder Jay Bruce from the New York Mets. More>>

Rally cat: Molina slam after cat runs on field leads Cards

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Yadier Molina hit a grand slam one pitch after a cat ran onto the field in the sixth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals rally to beat the Kansas City Royals 8-5. More>>

Dodgers win 80th game of season, rallying over Diamondbacks

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Cody Bellinger homered and two relievers held the Arizona Diamondbacks scoreless for three innings in the Dodgers' 3-2 win over Arizona. More>>

LEADING OFF: Davies goes for 14; Votto on hitting streak

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LEADING OFF: Davies goes for 14th win; Votto tries to extend hitting streak; Salazar faces Tampa Bay after setting his strikeout high. More>>

AP source: Bush-Rothbaum group halts bid for Marlins

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Person familiar with situation says Bush-Rothbaum group halts bid for Marlins. More>>

Yanks, Red Sox to wear names on home jerseys in promotion

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The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will wear names _ albeit unusual ones _ on the backs of their home jerseys during a "Players Weekend" promotion from Aug. 25-27. More>>

Joe West suspended for 3 games for comments about Beltre

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Joe West, the major leagues' senior umpire, has been suspended for three days for comments he made about Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre, whom he called the biggest complainer in the major leagues. More>>

After freak injury running on field, Braves' Camargo on DL

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Rookie shortstop Dansby Swanson recalled by Braves following unusual injury to Johan Camargo. More>>

Relief: Indians' Brantley dodges serious injury, goes on DL

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Indians All-Star left fielder Michael Brantley goes on disabled list, but dodges serious injury. More>>

Sale strikes out 13 Rays, Red Sox win seventh straight, 2-0

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Chris Sale allowed two hits in eight innings and struck out 13, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 on Tuesday for their seventh straight victory. More>>

Going, going, Gomes: 3-run homer in 9th lifts Indians

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Gomes hits 3-run homer in ninth as Indians rally to stun Rockies 4-1. More>>

Indians' Brantley undergoing tests on injured right ankle

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Cleveland Indians left fielder Michael Brantley has left Tuesday night's game in the fifth inning with an apparent right leg injury. More>>

Joe Maddon: No ill will toward Pennsylvania hometown

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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon: Meant no ill will toward Pennsylvania hometown. More>>

Home run king Bonds wishes he played 1 more year

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Home run king Barry Bonds wishes he played 1 more year. More>>

'Yeah, if you could win spreadsheet title, that'd be great'

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John Dumoulin, a 17-year-old high school student, is the world spreadsheet champion after winning an international Microsoft Excel competition. More>>

Machado's grand slam upstages Trout, Orioles beat Angels 6-2

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Manny Machado's grand slam upstages Mike Trout, Baltimore Orioles beat Los Angeles Angels 6-2. More>>

Scherzer pitches 7 innings as Nationals top Marlins 3-2

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Max Scherzer returns with 7 sharp innings as Nationals beat Marlins 3-2. More>>

Home run king Bonds says he wishes he'd played 1 more year

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Home run king Bonds says he wishes he'd played one more year. More>>

LEADING OFF: Dodgers, Red Sox roll, Keuchel tries to rebound

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LEADING OFF: Dodgers, Red Sox roll, Keuchel tries to rebound. More>>

Mike Trout gets 1,000th hit, also homers on 26th birthday

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Mike Trout has got his 1,000th career hit on his 26th birthday. More>>

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