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This May 8, 2019, photo shows hypodermic needles, needle caps, cotton swabs and other drug paraphernalia removed from Atrisco Park, home of the Atrisco Valley Little League, in Albuquerque, N.M. The little league park is fighting a battle against discarded syringes with attached hypodermic needles amid the region’s outgoing opioid epidemic. (Jim Thompson/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 11:37 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Little League park is fighting a battle against discarded syringes with attached hypodermic needles amid the region's ongoing opioid epidemic. Atrisco Park, home of the Atrisco Valley Little League, in Albuquerque is racing to clean up syringes littering fields...
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New York Yankees' Domingo German delivers a pitch during the first inning in the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 20, 2019 - 10:27 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: LOOKING FOR SIX Yankees right-hander Domingo Germán (8-1, 2.50 ERA) seeks to win his sixth consecutive start on Tuesday night against the last-place Orioles. The major league leader in victories, Germán has a chance to join Tommy John (1979),...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes (52) is congratulated by manager Mickey Callaway after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. The slumping Mets have announced they are sticking with embattled manager Callaway "for the foreseeable future" _ and sidelined slugger Cespedes broke his right ankle in an accident on his ranch. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
May 20, 2019 - 9:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Yoenis Céspedes took the fall, not Mickey Callaway. On a hectic afternoon at Citi Field, the slumping New York Mets announced Monday they are sticking with their embattled manager "for the foreseeable future" — and Céspedes broke his right ankle in an accident on his ranch...
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Houston Astros' Carlos Correa (1) and George Springer (4) celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 20, 2019 - 2:48 am
Take away George Springer and Jose Altuve, and maybe the Houston Astros start to look a little more beatable. Maybe. The Boston Red Sox finally snapped Houston's 10-game winning streak Sunday with a 4-3 victory after Springer left the game with lower back stiffness. The Astros were already playing...
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New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway stands in the dugout before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 20, 2019 - 2:08 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: MANAGING EXPECTATIONS Mets manager Mickey Callaway is on the hot seat as his slumping team returns home to play NL East rival Washington. New York (20-25) has lost five straight and was swept in three games at lowly Miami over the weekend,...
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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon argues with umpire Sam Holbrook (34) over the delivery of Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Washington. Maddon thought Doolittle was using an illegal delivery. Maddon believed the left-handed Doolittle was tapping his right toe on the ground before coming to the plate. The Nationals won 5-2. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 19, 2019 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have dropped their protest over the pitching delivery of Washington reliever Sean Doolittle. Cubs manager Joe Maddon made the announcement before Sunday night's game against the Nationals. Maddon came out twice in the ninth inning of a 5-2 loss Saturday night to...
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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd (48) walks off the mound as Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder rounds the bases after a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
May 18, 2019 - 11:02 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ALL A'S The Athletics try to beat Detroit for the 16th time when Mike Fiers starts at Comerica Park. A win by the A's would equal the franchise record for the longest winning streak against one team. Oakland took 16 in a row from the Yankees from...
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Jonny Venters and catcher Brian McCann celebrate after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks in a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
May 18, 2019 - 6:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Jonny Venters, the left-hander whose comeback from his third Tommy John surgery helped him win the NL Comeback Player of the Year Award last year, has been released by the Atlanta Braves. The 34-year-old Venters had a 17.36 ERA after giving up nine earned runs in 4 2/3 innings...
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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke leaves the field with a trainer during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Phoenix, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt York)
May 16, 2019 - 7:47 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: CHECK HIM Arizona ace Zack Greinke is set for an MRI after making an early exit in his last start. Greinke pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning against the Pirates until leaving in the eighth inning because of abdominal tightness. "It's...
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First baseman and member of the National Women's Baseball Team, Diamilette Quiles Alicea, is presented as the first female player to sign with The Utuado Highlanders, one of the teams that participate in the Superior Double A Baseball League, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, May 16, 2019. For the first time in Puerto Rico's history, a woman is set to play in an otherwise all-male baseball tournament organized by a popular semi-pro league.(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
May 16, 2019 - 5:40 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A woman in Puerto Rico is set for the first time to play in an otherwise all-male baseball tournament organized by a popular semi-pro league. Diamilette Quiles is to take over at first base in the fifth inning for the Mountaineers of Utuado. "I'm leaving it all in God's...
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