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Miami Marlins catcher Francisco Cervelli, center, reacts he engages with teammates in a social distant celebration after defeating the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 during a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 04, 2020 - 10:48 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Finally back on the baseball diamond after enduring eight days of virus testing, hotel room service and lengthy bus rides, the Miami Marlins scratched out a victory worth savoring. Following one final delay in their effort to return from a miserable coronavirus-induced hiatus, the...
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Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner, right, watches teammate Juan Soto, catches a fly ball during a baseball intrasquad game at Nationals Park, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 04, 2020 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Left fielder Juan Soto was reinstated by the Washington Nationals from the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday after missing the team’s first seven games of the season. Manager Dave Martinez did not put the slugger in Washington’s starting lineup against the New York Mets for the opener...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka (40) waits for assistance from the training staff after being injured in the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. Soroaka was helped to the dugout and replaced. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 04, 2020 - 2:13 am
ATLANTA (AP) — When Mike Soroka's teammates heard him scream, they feared the worst. When they saw him being helped off the field, unable to put any weight on his right leg, they knew it was bad. “If Mike Soroka can't walk off the field, you know it's pretty serious,” said Freddie Freeman, the...
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Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) tracks the path of Gio Urshela's sixth-inning, three-run home run as Phillies catrching coach Greg Brodzinski ducks in the bullpen in a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 04, 2020 - 1:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia had not taken the field since July 26. Jake Arrieta had not been on a mound for a game that mattered since last Aug. 11. And the big return came against no less than the surging New York Yankees and Gerrit Cole, baseball's hottest pitcher, who was making his debut in...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 24, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jesus Aguilar, right, celebrates a win with teammates following a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blames the team’s coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team’s traveling party, including at least 18 players. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
August 03, 2020 - 10:56 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says his players let up and paid a price. Jeter blames the team's COVID-19 outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made the Marlins lax about social distancing and wearing masks. "The entire traveling party got a little too comfortable,”...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, members of the St. Louis Cardinals wait to be introduced before the start of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. The Cardinals 4-game series against the Detroit Tigers was postponed Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, after more Cardinals players and staff staffers test positive for COVD-19. The series was to have been played in Detroit from Tuesday through Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 03, 2020 - 9:05 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team's four-game series at Detroit. The series was to have been played at Comerica Park from Tuesday through Thursday. “You think about how...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka (40) waits for assistance from the training staff after being injured in the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. Soroaka was helped to the dugout and replaced. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 03, 2020 - 7:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves ace Mike Soroka had to be helped off the field in the third inning against the New York Mets after tumbling to the infield grass with an injured right leg Monday night. Soroka was hurt after delivering a pitch to J.D. Davis, who grounded the ball toward first baseman...
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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Detroit, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 03, 2020 - 4:56 pm
The Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds were the first teams to try out baseball’s new time-saving measure — a doubleheader with seven-inning games. They ended up having a long day anyway after the opener was delayed for more than two hours because of rain. It’s been that kind of season so far for...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, members of the St. Louis Cardinals wait to be introduced before the start of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. The Cardinals 4-game series against the Detroit Tigers was postponed Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, after more Cardinals players and staff staffers test positive for COVD-19. The series was to have been played in Detroit from Tuesday through Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 03, 2020 - 3:40 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s four-game series at Detroit. The series was to have been played at...
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Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi, left, talks with Bryce Harper, right, prior to a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
August 03, 2020 - 1:28 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK TO WORK The Philadelphia Phillies face a difficult assignment in their long-awaited return to action. Bryce Harper and the Phils haven't played since opening the season with a three-game series against the Miami Marlins, a team that has had...
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