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Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
May 24, 2018 - 2:18 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: YOU AGAIN Houston's Charlie Morton and Cleveland's Mike Clevinger get a rematch of their most recent outing when the Astros and Indians begin a series at Progressive Field. Morton (6-0, 1.94 ERA) pitched Houston to a 4-1 victory last Friday,...
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FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A top New Jersey lawmaker, Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney, urged all 50 states on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to reject "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation, calling it "extortion" for leagues to demand money for hosting honest games. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 23, 2018 - 6:55 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact. Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney said Wednesday it is "extortion" for the leagues to...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price works against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Price ,coming off a complete-game victory over Baltimore, pitches against his original team and buddy Chris Archer when Boston visits Tampa Bay on Wednesday. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 23, 2018 - 2:49 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OLD CONNECTIONS Red Sox lefty David Price (4-4), coming off a complete-game victory over Baltimore, pitches against his original team and buddy Chris Archer (3-3) when Boston visits Tampa Bay. "There will be a little bit of banter, but it's all...
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Seattle Mariners' Dee Gordon stands on second base after stealing in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Seattle. Gordon scored from second on a walk-off RBI single hit by Jean Segura and the Mariners won 3-2 in 11 innings. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 22, 2018 - 8:52 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners' Dee Gordon has joined Robinson Cano on the disabled list, just after taking over from the All-Star at second base. Seattle said Tuesday that Gordon hurt his right big toe on May 9 in Toronto and reinjured it Sunday. Manager Scott Servais said the team...
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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 22, 2018 - 6:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets have signed free agent Jose Bautista, getting the former home run champion two days after he was cut by the Atlanta Braves. They made the move before playing Miami on Tuesday night. The team said he was available for the game, but he was not in the starting lineup they...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) celebrates his three-run home run with Pedro Severino (29) and Mark Reynolds (14) during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 22, 2018 - 2:38 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ENCORE! Nationals outfielder Juan Soto looks to add to his hit total. The youngest player in the majors at 19, he launched a 442-foot home run Monday night in his first big league start. Soto also singled while driving in three runs at home...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 10, 2018, file photo, the Cleburne Railroaders mascot, Spike, left, poses with former Major League Baseball player and newly-signed player Rafael Palmeiro, right, after a news conference where Palmeiro was introduced in Cleburne, Texas. Palmeiro still has power, even at 53. After hitting more than 500 home runs in the major leagues, Palmeiro homered Monday, May 21, 2018, for the first time in his return to baseball with the independent Cleburne Railroaders. (AP Photo/Stephen Hawkins, File)
May 22, 2018 - 2:24 am
CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) — Rafael Palmeiro still has power, even at 53. After hitting more than 500 home runs in the major leagues, Palmeiro went deep Monday night for the first time in his return to baseball with an independent team. He connected in the fifth inning for the Cleburne Railroaders , who...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) celebrates his three-run home run with Pedro Severino (29) and Mark Reynolds (14) during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 21, 2018 - 8:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto, the youngest player in the majors at 19, has hit a three-run homer in his first career start for the Washington Nationals. A day after striking out as a pinch-hitter in his big league debut, Soto connected in the second inning against San Diego on Monday night. The...
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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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