Major League Baseball

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the third inning of a baseball game in Seattle. Just days before his 45th birthday, Bartolo Colon (2-1, 2.82 ERA) is scheduled to pitch Monday, May 21, 2018, for last-place Texas against the hard-hitting New York Yankees, who socked nine homers and totaled 18 runs in the final two games of their series at Kansas City. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
May 21, 2018 - 2:40 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG SEXY AND THE BRONX BOMBERS Three days before his 45th birthday, Bartolo Colon (2-1, 2.82 ERA) pitches for last-place Texas against the hard-hitting New York Yankees, who socked nine homers and totaled 18 runs in the final two games of their...
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, throws to the plate during the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
May 20, 2018 - 8:53 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani left the mound to a standing ovation after his longest, deepest start for the Los Angeles Angels. He doffed his cap with a weary right arm, acknowledging the roars for the latest milestone in his remarkable rookie season. The Angels already knew Ohtani had a...
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Atlanta Braves Dansby Swanson (7) reacts with teammates after hitting a winning two-run single in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
May 20, 2018 - 8:17 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson struck out to begin the ninth inning, so he wanted to do something special with the game on the line after the Atlanta Braves batted around. "Yeah, I mean who doesn't?" Swanson said. "I think situations like that are what this game is meant to be played for. But...
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, gestures as he gets out of the top of the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
May 20, 2018 - 7:38 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani struck out nine while throwing 7 2/3 innings of excellent six-hit ball in his seventh career start, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped their five-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Martin Maldonado homered and drove in two runs, and...
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Atlanta Braves Dansby Swanson (7) reacts with teammates after hitting a winning two-run single in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
May 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson struck out to begin the ninth inning, so he wanted to do something special with the game on the line after the Atlanta Braves batted around. "Yeah, I mean who doesn't?" Swanson said. "I think situations like that are what this game is meant to be played for. But...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
May 20, 2018 - 4:57 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyler Austin hit a pair of two-run homers, Sonny Gray pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Sunday to win eight consecutive series for the first time since 1998. Miguel Andujar and Austin Romine added back-to-back...
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New York Mets' Amed Rosario (1) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game as Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb (22) looks away Sunday, May 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 20, 2018 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amed Rosario hit his first two home runs of the season and pinch-hitter Asdrubal Cabrera connected for a go-ahead drive, leading Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday for a surprising sweep. The Mets hadn't won back-to-back games in more...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Jose Bautista bats during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami. The Braves have released Bautista a month after picking up the veteran slugger and will make Johan Camargo their starting third baseman. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
May 20, 2018 - 2:08 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have released Jose Bautista a month after picking up the veteran slugger and will make Johan Camargo their starting third baseman. General manager Alex Anthopolous said the team made the decision Saturday before Camargo drove in two runs in an 8-1 win over Miami...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, tosses a ball in the air as he warms up prior to a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
May 20, 2018 - 2:22 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OHTANI TIME Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani pitches at home against Tampa Bay. He's 3-1 with a 3.58 ERA in six starts, and struck out 11 Twins in his last outing. The 23-year-old rookie is hitting .321 with six home runs and 17 RBIs in 84 at-...
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Sergio Romo throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
May 20, 2018 - 2:10 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays reliever Sergio Romo played 11 seasons before making his first major league start. Not even 24 hours later, Romo will make his second. Romo will start for the second consecutive day in the finale of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday,...
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