Major League Baseball

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, Puerto Rico plays Dominican Republic at the Caribbean Series baseball tournament at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins play baseball in San Juan on April 17-18. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)
April 17, 2018 - 3:53 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Carmen Yulin Cruz has attended only a handful of Major League Baseball games in her life, and she won't be adding to that total this week. Soon, she hopes, that will change. Cruz, San Juan's mayor, isn't attending the two-game series in her city between the Cleveland...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2014, file photo, John Amirante sings the national anthem before Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers, in New York. Longtime New York Rangers anthem singer John Amirante has died. He was 83. Amirante’s wife, Annie, told Rangers vice president of event presentation he died of natural causes on Tuesday morning, April 17, 2018, in New York after being hospitalized for about a week. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 17, 2018 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime New York Rangers anthem singer John Amirante has died. He was 83. His wife, Annie, told the Rangers he died of natural causes Tuesday in New York after about a week in the hospital. The Rangers on Twitter mourned with "great sadness" the loss of the "legendary anthem singer...
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Cleveland Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor visits his former grammar school, Villa Marina Elementary School, to lead a special baseball clinic for approximately 250 students in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, Monday, April 16, 2018. Next Tuesday and Wednesday, the Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins will meet in a two-game series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
April 17, 2018 - 1:42 am
A look at what's happening all around the majors Tuesday: ___ SHOWTIME Shohei Ohtani makes his third major league start when the Los Angeles Angels (13-3) host David Price and the Red Sox (13-2) in a marquee matchup between the top two teams in the majors. Ohtani is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 18...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper hits a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, April 16, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 16, 2018 - 11:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The shear power of Bryce Harper was startling. The late comeback by the Washington Nationals? Yep, that was shocking, too. Harper hit an eye-popping, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning that sent the Nationals past the New...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper hits a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, April 16, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 16, 2018 - 10:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a startling, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning that sent the Washington Nationals past the New York Mets 8-6 Monday night. The Nationals rallied against five pitchers in their big burst, winning for just...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius is congratulated by third base coach Phil Nevin (53) after hitting a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 16, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 16, 2018 - 10:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius homered twice for the second time this season, Gary Sanchez had three hits and three RBIs, and the New York Yankees romped to a 12-1 victory over Derek Jeter's Miami Marlins on Monday night. About the only Yankees bopper who didn't get in on the fun was Giancarlo...
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April 16, 2018 - 4:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury's latest ailment is plantar fasciitis, preventing the New York Yankees outfielder from fully resuming baseball activities. The 34-year-old center fielder has been on the disabled list since the start of the season. He did not play in any exhibition games from March 1...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier, left, has his hand looked at by team trainer Joe Bench, center, and manager Kevin Cash, right, after injuring it while sliding into second base during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 16, 2018 - 2:13 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay center fielder Kevin Kiermaier has a torn ligament in his right thumb that requires surgery and could be sidelined for two to three months. The Rays placed the defensive whiz on the 10-day disabled list Monday, a day after he was injured sliding head-first into...
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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, right, throws off his mask as he argues with Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo during an altercation in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 16, 2018 - 4:03 am
The concept of pitch framing is not exactly new, but it certainly seems to be under a bit more scrutiny now. There was even a bench-clearing incident earlier this month when Arizona manager Torey Lovullo started arguing with the plate umpire about St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina's framing. Lovullo...
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Texas Rangers' starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
April 16, 2018 - 1:29 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Age is only a number and Bartolo Colon is evidence of that. The 44-year-old pitcher carried a perfect game into the eighth and Robinson Chirinos drove in all three runs for the Texas Rangers during their 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in 10 innings Sunday night. "I don't ever...
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