Major League Baseball

Washington Nationals' Adam Lind watches his sacrifice fly during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez)
August 18, 2017 - 2:22 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With 33-year-old Edwin Jackson mostly frustrating the San Diego Padres for seven innings, Ryan Zimmerman and the rest of the Washington Nationals figured out a way to win on just four hits. Zimmerman homered with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the NL East-leading Nationals...
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New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez follows through on a three-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 18, 2017 - 12:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's Subway Series was a one-way ride. 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 of the crosstown-rival Mets with a 7-5 victory Thursday night. Four games behind...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2014, file photo, Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner watches batting practice before Game 4 of the baseball team's NL Division Series against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco. Lerner said Thursday night, Aug. 17, 2017, in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his left leg amputated. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 17, 2017 - 11:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said Thursday night in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his left leg amputated. In the letter to columnist Barry Svrluga, the 63-year-old Lerner wrote: "Thanks very much for your concern and good wishes. I...
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August 17, 2017 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said Thursday night in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his left leg amputated. In the letter to columnist Barry Svrluga, the 63-year-old Lerner wrote: "Thanks very much for your concern and good wishes. I...
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Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton looks on as he hits a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in Miami. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
August 17, 2017 - 10:28 pm
A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday: ___ BROADWAY BOUND Giancarlo Stanton takes his home run show to the Big Apple when Miami visits the New York Mets. Stanton, who leads the majors with 44 homers, had gone deep in six straight games and 10 of 12 before San Francisco kept him in...
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August 17, 2017 - 7:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Reyes has been placed on the 10-day disabled list by the New York Mets with a sore left ribcage. Fellow infielder Wilmer Flores remains out of the lineup Thursday night against the Yankees with a similar injury. Flores planned to work out before the game, and the team decided...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Glen Perkins throws against the Cleveland Indians during the ninth inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Minneapolis. Perkins returned to the mound for the first time since being on the disabled list for 16 months. The Indians won 9-3.(AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 17, 2017 - 7:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Glen Perkins has finally returned to the Minnesota Twins, with the bonus of a playoff race and a bullpen in need of some help. He's not the hard-throwing three-time All-Star closer he once was. He's just grateful for another chance to be on a major league mound after missing more...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, fans enjoy pre-game festivities along Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park in Boston. Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry says he wants to take steps to rename all of Yawkey Way, a street that has been an enduring reminder of the franchise's complicated racial past. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
August 17, 2017 - 6:35 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to erase what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub's history of racial intolerance. Henry told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he welcomes changing the name of the...
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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin delivers during the third inning of the team's game against the Houston Astros, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
August 17, 2017 - 6:26 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Patrick Corbin was kicking himself for one small mistake that led to his exit. The Arizona pitcher came within an out of his first career shutout and first complete game since 2013 in the Daimondbacks' 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday. After allowing a two-out double...
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Tampa For Justice member Kelly Benjamin, right, leads a news conference in front of the Confederate memorial while protester Gary Snow, left, uses a bull horn to try and disrupt the event in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (James Borchuck/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
August 17, 2017 - 5:34 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — 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. The NFL's Buccaneers, NHL's Lightning and Rays of Major League Baseball issued a joint statement Thursday saying they're...
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