Baseball

Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun, right, scores past Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi on a three-run double by Albert Pujols during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 17, 2019 - 3:57 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PULLING TOGETHER The grieving Angels go for their sixth consecutive victory since the All-Star break when they host Houston again. Los Angeles (50-46) has won eight of 11 since the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs and moved four games above .500 for...
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Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus right, gestures to pitcher Noe Ramirez (24) after Ramirez hit Houston Astros' Jake Marisnick with a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 17, 2019 - 3:04 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros expected the Angels to retaliate against Jake Marisnick in his first game versus Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy. So while the pitch that hit Marisnick in the back in the sixth inning was no surprise, it still...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy sits on the bench during a rain delay before the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 17, 2019 - 2:17 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper threw his helmet off rounding the bases, thrust his arms in the air and screamed while teammates stormed out of the dugout to mob him. That's what Philadelphia has been waiting for from its $330 million man. Harper hit a two-run double off Dodgers closer Kenley...
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Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber watches his game-ending solo home run while teammate Javier Baez back, celebrates during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
July 17, 2019 - 1:25 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber wasn't thinking home run when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night. That, he believes, was the key to success. Schwarber hit a solo home run with one out to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, right, celebrates with Gleyber Torres (25), who scored on Judge's two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 16, 2019 - 10:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, Didi Gregorius followed with a grand slam and the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 8-3 Tuesday night after another surly clash between CC Sabathia and the Rays. A pitch after slicing a would-be homer foul by about two...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Avisail Garcia has words with New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 16, 2019 - 9:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Benches cleared but no punches were thrown following a shouting match between Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and Tampa Bay Rays hitter Avisaíl García during a game Tuesday night. Sabathia struck out García looking to strand two runners in the sixth inning. Sabathia appeared to say...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia reacts after allowing a solo home run to Tampa Bay Rays' Yandy Diaz during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 16, 2019 - 9:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Benches cleared but no punches were thrown following a shouting match between Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and Tampa Bay Rays hitter Avisaíl García during a game Tuesday night. Sabathia struck out García looking to strand two runners in the sixth inning. Sabathia appeared to say...
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July 16, 2019 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's All-Star game is fading as a midsummer television attraction, but the adjunct Home Run Derby is becoming popular in its own right. The Nielsen company says a little more than 8 million people watched Tuesday's All-Star game on Fox, enough to be the second-most popular...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols, right, scores past Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos after a double by Kevan Smith and a throwing error by Astros second baseman Jose Altuve during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 16, 2019 - 2:40 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels all acknowledge they're still mourning Tyler Skaggs' death, even if the relentless grind of the baseball schedule doesn't give them much time to do it. Kevan Smith believes that pain contributes to the passion with which the Angels are climbing the...
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Kansas City Royals' Martin Maldonado hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, July 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
July 16, 2019 - 2:30 am
CHICAGO (AP) — With their All-Star catcher sidelined, the Chicago Cubs quickly found some experienced help behind the plate. The NL Central leaders acquired Martín Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City on Monday night that sent left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals. Cubs president of baseball...
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