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July 31, 2018 - 2:14 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired hard-throwing closer Keone Kela from the Texas Rangers for two players to be named. The deal was announced late Monday night after the Rangers' 9-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. One player will be named Tuesday to allow the Pirates time to...
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Los Angeles Angels' Ian Kinsler connects on an RBI double against the Chicago White Sox during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Angels won 12-8. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
July 31, 2018 - 12:47 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night, replacing the injured Dustin Pedroia at second base even as the AL East leaders distance themselves from the New York Yankees — and the rest of baseball, too. Boston will send Triple-A pitchers Ty...
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Boston Red Sox's Blake Swihart, right, is doused with sports drink after his walk-off RBI double off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Luis Garcia during the 13th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, July 30, 2018. The Red Sox defeated the Phillies 2-1. At left is Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 31, 2018 - 12:26 am
BOSTON (AP) — Blake Swihart has been waiting for his chance to make an impact as the third catcher on a Red Sox team that is putting together a historic season. On Monday night, he waited all the way until the 13th inning. After entering the game in the 10th as a pinch-hitter, Swihart bounced a...
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Sunday, July 22, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
July 30, 2018 - 10:07 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: DEADLINE DAY Teams have until 4 p.m. EDT to swing a trade without waivers, meaning it could be the last chance for contenders to land some top targets. Will the Rays find a new home for Chris Archer? What about the Rangers and Adrian Beltre?...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Roberto Osuna throws against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Houston Astros traded Ken Giles to the Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna. Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and Hector Perez to Toronto as part of the deal, struck a day before the deadline for trades without waivers. The 23-year-old Osuna is eligible to pitch in the major leagues starting Sunday after a 75-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, file)
July 30, 2018 - 9:59 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Before Roberto Osuna steps onto the mound as Houston's new closer, the Astros want him to stand in the clubhouse and explain himself. Swapping a closer with on-field problems for one with off-field troubles, the defending World Series champion Astros traded Ken Giles to the...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Roberto Osuna throws against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Houston Astros traded Ken Giles to the Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna. Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and Hector Perez to Toronto as part of the deal, struck a day before the deadline for trades without waivers. The 23-year-old Osuna is eligible to pitch in the major leagues starting Sunday after a 75-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, file)
July 30, 2018 - 9:34 pm
Closers Roberto Osuna and Ken Giles switched spots. Adam Warren and Zach Duke moved into the Seattle bullpen. And Lance Lynn got a new look in pinstripes. A day before the deadline to make trades without waivers, there were a flurry of deals Monday. Hoping they could improve their bullpen without...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Roberto Osuna throws against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Houston Astros traded Ken Giles to the Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna. Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and Hector Perez to Toronto as part of the deal, struck a day before the deadline for trades without waivers. The 23-year-old Osuna is eligible to pitch in the major leagues starting Sunday after a 75-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, file)
July 30, 2018 - 7:27 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Swapping a closer with on-field problems for one with off-field troubles, the World Series champion Houston Astros traded Ken Giles to the Toronto Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna on Monday. Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and...
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July 30, 2018 - 5:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have added to their bullpen by acquiring left-handed reliever Zach Duke from the Minnesota Twins for a pair of minor leaguers. Seattle made a second move in a matter of days to bolster its relief corps. Seattle sent pitcher Chase De Jong and infielder Ryan...
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July 30, 2018 - 2:16 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed Sam Darnold to a four-year, $30.25 million deal, ending the rookie quarterback's contract holdout. Darnold missed the first three days of training camp practice while his representatives and the team worked out the details of his contract. The...
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Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, second place Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin, left, and third place Britain's Chris Froome, right, celebrate on the podium after the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72.1 miles) with start in Houilles and finish on Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Sunday July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
July 30, 2018 - 7:38 am
PARIS (AP) — The Tour de France has a new champion, but the narrative remains the same at cycling's biggest race: Team Sky's domination has no limits. By placing Geraint Thomas on top of the podium on the Champs-Elysees on Sunday, the British outfit ended three weeks of racing which sadly lacked...
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