Baseball

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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Atlanta Braves outfielder Austin Riley gets high fives in the dugout hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 2:32 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: SMASHING START Atlanta prospect Austin Riley was quite a hit in his big league debut, connecting for a home run in his second at-bat. The 22-year-old Riley tagged Michael Wacha in a win over St. Louis. Riley was promoted from Triple-A, where he...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar throws to first base during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York. Andújar is set to come off the injured list Saturday, and the team hopes infielder DJ LeMahieu will return to the lineup that day as well. Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier is scheduled to follow on Monday, when center fielder Aaron Hicks could begin a minor league rehab assignment. With 13 players still on the injured list, manager Aaron Boone gave a long rundown of medical status reports Friday, May 3, before New York opened a homestand against the major league-leading Minnesota Twins. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 14, 2019 - 3:47 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BRONX BOO-BOOS No sooner do the injury-ravaged Yankees finally get a player back than two more go down. On the same day New York activated center fielder Aaron Hicks for the first time this season, third baseman Miguel Andújar and right-hander...
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In this May 8, 2019 photo, Hunter Trimmel, 37, a Milwaukee resident who has been a Bucks fan since 1992, poses for a photo outside the Milwaukee Bucks' Fiserv Forum stadium before last Wednesday's game. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno)
May 13, 2019 - 5:49 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hunter Trimmel couldn't give away his season tickets to Milwaukee Bucks games five years ago. Losing season after season made the Bucks almost an afterthought in Wisconsin, where most teams live in the shadow of the Green Bay Packers. But now the Bucks are the hottest ticket in...
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