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Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, center, talks with starting pitcher David Price, right, as catcher Sandy Leon (3) joins them on the mound during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Houston. Price left the game after their discussion. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 26, 2019 - 2:41 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: AILING Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price is on the mend after he left his start at Houston due to flu-like symptoms. Price threw 15 pitches before leaving with two out in the first inning. It was the shortest start of Price's career. After...
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Los Angeles Angels' Jared Walsh, center right, celebrates with Kole Calhoun, center left, after Walsh hit a walk-off single during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. The Angels won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
May 26, 2019 - 2:40 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jared Walsh has seemingly done it all in his short major league career. The rookie has hit and pitched, and now added his first RBI and game-ending hit to his accomplishments. Walsh's pinch-single to left field in the ninth inning landed between two Rangers to score Kole...
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Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 25, 2019 - 9:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell delivered an impressive all-around performance on a wild day. The Chicago Cubs needed every last bit of it, too. Russell homered at Wrigley Field for the first time since he was suspended for violating baseball's domestic violence policy, leading Chicago to an 8-6...
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San Diego Padres' Hunter Renfroe celebrates with Eric Hosmer after Renfroe hit a three-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 24, 2019, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 8:08 pm
TORONTO (AP) — In an afternoon full of big hits for the San Diego Padres, it was left to ninth-place batter Austin Hedges to register the biggest. Hedges connected for a grand slam and the Padres hit a franchise-record seven home runs to romp past the Toronto Blue Jays 19-4 Saturday for their fifth...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio bats against the San Diego Padres during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 24, 2019, in Toronto. Biggio struck out. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 3:59 am
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was brought up by Toronto on Friday and made his major league debut against San Diego. Biggio was in the lineup, batting eighth and playing second base, the position where his father won four Gold Glove awards...
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Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story smiles after hitting a game-ending, two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Mychal Givens during a baseball game Friday, May 24, 2019, in Denver. The Rockies won 8-6. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 25, 2019 - 1:36 am
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story did a little fist pump after his seventh-inning shot. Just a way to commemorate becoming the fastest shortstop to reach 100 homers. His 101st in the ninth? Now that was celebrated with a lot more gusto. "I love that one," Story said of his 100th, "but I'll take the ninth-...
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This Sept. 28, 2018 photo shows batting helmets in a rack before a Major League Baseball game in New York. According to study published Friday, May 24, 2019, NFL players may be more likely to die from brain diseases and heart problems than MLB players but the reasons are unclear. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
May 24, 2019 - 11:46 am
CHICAGO (AP) — NFL players may be more likely to die from brain diseases and heart problems than Major League Baseball players, but the reasons are unclear. That's according to study published Friday involving 6,100 professional athletes who died between 1979 through 2013. Repeated head blows have...
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Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano watches his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 23, 2019 - 9:39 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Cron believed in spring training that the Minnesota Twins were going to have a good offense this season. Their hitting hasn't just been good, it has been powerful. The Twins tied a franchise record with eight home runs and beat the Los Angeles Angels 16-7 on Thursday to...
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New York Yankees' Luke Voit, right, celebrates his home run with third base coach Phil Nevin (88) during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Baltimore. The Yankees won 6-5. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 23, 2019 - 5:01 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Perhaps figuring that Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez were worn out from circling the bases, Yankees manager Aaron Boone wrote out a starting lineup without both sluggers in the finale of a four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. The benefit of such a move was that both...
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Miami Marlins' Jorge Alfaro (38) beats the throw to New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) to steal second in the fourth inning during a baseball game, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 23, 2019 - 12:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Criticized for not running hard, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó got hurt hustling up the first base line. The 36-year-old slugger left Wednesday night's 6-1 win over Washington after straining his left quadriceps. Canó got hurt when he grounded out in the third inning...
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