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Boston Red Sox's Michael Chavis points skyward before crossing home plate after his home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
May 19, 2019 - 7:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Michael Chavis pointed to a young boy in the press box, letting him know how impressed he was that a 5-year-old announced his name so well. Boston's rookie sparkplug then stepped to the plate and gave the kid something extra to be excited about. Chavis homered on the next pitch after...
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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon argues with umpire Sam Holbrook (34) over the delivery of Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Washington. Maddon thought Doolittle was using an illegal delivery. Maddon believed the left-handed Doolittle was tapping his right toe on the ground before coming to the plate. The Nationals won 5-2. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 19, 2019 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have dropped their protest over the pitching delivery of Washington reliever Sean Doolittle. Cubs manager Joe Maddon made the announcement before Sunday night's game against the Nationals. Maddon came out twice in the ninth inning of a 5-2 loss Saturday night to...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 19, 2019 - 6:01 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu's shutout streak rolls on. Ryu blanked the Reds over seven innings to extend his major league-leading streak to 31, Cody Bellinger hit his 17th homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Cincinnati 8-3 on Sunday. "He's just locked in right now with all of his pitches,"...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper runs to first after hitting a home run with one run batted in during the sixths inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 7-5. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 19, 2019 - 5:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper homered for the second straight day and pinch-hitter J.T. Realmuto also went deep to help the Philadelphia Phillies complete a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 7-5 victory Sunday. Harper's tiebreaking, two-run shot in the sixth inning wasn't as...
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Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, gets congratulations from Mike Trout after hitting a two-run home run, as Kansas City Royals catcher Martin Maldonado, center, looks away during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
May 19, 2019 - 2:07 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout's 250th home run was memorable in more ways than one. Trout's solo shot to left-center off traveled 473 feet and made him the sixth AL player to reach 250 homers before his 28th birthday as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Saturday night...
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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd (48) walks off the mound as Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder rounds the bases after a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
May 18, 2019 - 11:02 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ALL A'S The Athletics try to beat Detroit for the 16th time when Mike Fiers starts at Comerica Park. A win by the A's would equal the franchise record for the longest winning streak against one team. Oakland took 16 in a row from the Yankees from...
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Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes (10) and Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle, right, celebrate after the Nationals defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 18, 2019 - 10:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon protested Chicago's 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Saturday night after twice coming out to complain about Washington closer Sean Doolittle's delivery. After eight solid innings by Stephen Strasburg, Doolittle pitched the ninth for his eighth save in nine...
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 18, 2019 - 8:25 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins starter Pablo Lopez followed his worst outing as a big leaguer with his best — both against the New York Mets. The result was the Marlins' first winning streak in nearly a month, and ramped-up speculation that Mets manager Mickey Callaway's job was in jeopardy. "I'm...
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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jose Alvarado, left, and catcher Erik Kratz celebrate after an 11 inning, 2-1 victory against the New York Yankees in a baseball game, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jim McIsaac)
May 18, 2019 - 6:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — José Alvarado stepped onto the Yankee Stadium mound, 18 hours after walking off with a look of disgust when he wasted a two-run, ninth-inning lead. Luke Voit, whose home run started the previous night's meltdown, singled leading off the 11th. Not this time. Alvarado struck out Aaron...
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Tampa Bay Rays starter Blake Snell pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 12, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
May 18, 2019 - 2:33 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: DO OVER Blake Snell makes his second straight start against the Yankees. The Rays left-handed ace was overpowering against New York on Sunday, but his 12 strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball weren't enough in a 7-1 loss. Yankees righty...
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