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Houston Astros' Yordan Alvarez, right, watches his solo home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Clayton Richard during the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
June 16, 2019 - 1:47 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: MAKING A NAME Cuban rookie Yordan Alvarez is off to a smashing start for the injury-depleted Houston Astros, becoming just one of four players in major league history to hit four home runs in his first five games. The 21-year-old is 8 for 17 so...
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Seattle Mariners' Edwin Encarnacion, right, hits a two-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 16, 2019 - 12:35 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees acquired AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, adding another feared slugger to what could be baseball's most powerful lineup when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton return from injuries. The Yankees also got...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas works against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 16, 2019 - 12:24 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seattle manager Scott Servais was just about ready to head out to the field Saturday when he received news he had been anticipating for a while. AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación was traded to the Yankees, putting the last-place Mariners in full rebuild mode. "I knew there...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
June 16, 2019 - 12:18 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yu Darvish can rest easier now. He finally conquered his demons at Dodger Stadium. He tossed seven innings of one-run ball while being booed heavily and Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Cesar Hernandez watches his two-run go-ahead ground ball single to left field during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
June 15, 2019 - 11:41 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies got the ninth-inning elixir they needed after a tough outcome a night earlier. "There's a lot that went on that could've pushed us to not give the kind of effort that we gave," manager Gabe Kapler said. "A really impressive, heartfelt win by our club, a...
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FILE - In this July 1929 file photo, New York Yankees' Babe Ruth, who was injured, stands in the dugout during the baseball team's game at Cleveland. A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.6 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday's sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4.4 million. (AP Photo, File)
June 15, 2019 - 8:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.6 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday's sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4.4 million. The...
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Los Angeles Angels' Brian Goodwin (18) celebrates with David Fletcher (6) after Fletcher's two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starter Charlie Morton during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
June 15, 2019 - 7:22 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton's luck finally ran out. He suffered his first loss in 22 starts on Saturday when the Angels hit three homers in a 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay. It was his first loss since Aug. 11, when he pitched for the Houston Astros. "I've pitched poorly enough to lose...
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Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann (16) drives in the winning run with a two-run single during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, June 14, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
June 14, 2019 - 11:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — This is why Brian McCann came back to play for his hometown Atlanta Braves, to deliver with his bat in a big spot. "That was one of the best moments I've ever had," McCann said. "To be able to get the win and the fashion that it happened is something I'll always remember." McCann...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish delivers against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
June 14, 2019 - 10:57 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: YU AGAIN? Yu Darvish says he expects to hear some boos when he takes the mound for the Cubs at Dodger Stadium. It will be his first outing at the ballpark since he got roughed up in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, chased early as the Houston...
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Cleveland Indians' Jake Bauers, center, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers in the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
June 14, 2019 - 10:51 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Needing a home run for the cycle, Jake Bauers had a conversation with teammate Shane Bieber before heading to the plate in the eighth inning. "I told him, 'I don't know man, I think I'm just going to try and stay left-center, hit a base hit where the shortstop should be,'" Bauers...
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