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October 05, 2019 - 9:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 103-win New York Yankees ran out identical, relentless lineups in consecutive games for the first time all year, and manager Aaron Boone believes he knows what's next for the A-team Bombers. "Throttle down," he said. Didi Gregorius hooked a slump-busting grand slam during a...
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Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano (22) pulls off his batting helmet after striking out to end the top of the first inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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October 05, 2019 - 12:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Not until the 42nd pitch of the night was a ball put in play to a fielder. There were five home runs, 25 strikeouts, 14 walks, 13 pitchers and just 15 hits. The New York Yankees' 10-4 win over the Minnesota Twins in their AL Division Series opener on Friday was the epitome of what...
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Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado, left, congratulates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole after the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
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October 03, 2019 - 12:54 am
There will be a new World Series champion this year, because the Boston Red Sox didn’t make the postseason. In fact, only one champ from the past seven years _ Houston _ is in the remaining playoff field. Teams like the Dodgers, Yankees and Nationals have certainly fielded good teams in recent...
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Mitch Garver scores after home run number 268
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August 31, 2019 - 10:16 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins broke the major league record for home runs in a season — before September even started. Fittingly, it was Mitch Garver who delivered the historic swing. He'd become sort of an unofficial statistician during his team's pursuit. "I've been tracking them for about a...
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Former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel is transferred to a police station after his arrest for alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. There was no immediate comment from Dotel, who set a record for playing on more MLB teams than any other player. (Pedro Sosa/Diario Hoy via AP)
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August 20, 2019 - 10:28 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel and cited ex-infielder Luis Castillo for their alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring, officials said Tuesday. Dominican Attorney General Jean Alain...
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This Sept. 18, 2015 photo shows fans arrive at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif., for a minor-league baseball game between the Fresno Grizzlies and the Round Rock Express. Fresno authorities say a man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a Grizzlies game. Fresno Sheriff spokesman Tony Botti says 41-year-old Dana Hutchings, of Fresno, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 shortly after arriving at a hospital. Botti says an autopsy on Hutchings will be done Thursday to determine a cause of death. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 6:56 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game in California, authorities said Wednesday. Dana Hutchings, 41, of Fresno, died Tuesday night shortly after arriving at a hospital, Fresno Sheriff spokesman Tony Botti said. An autopsy...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 file photo, Lindsey Vonn competes in the women's combined slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea. Retirement hasn’t slowed down Lindsey Vonn. The all-time winningest female skier in World Cup history has found new adventures like cliff diving with boyfriend and NHL defenseman P.K. Subban, finishing her memoir set to be published next year and serving as an executive producer of a film with Robert Redford. Vonn’s never been one to sit back and take it easy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
August 08, 2019 - 1:48 am
DENVER (AP) — Lindsey Vonn's certainly dived right into retirement — off a cliff and splashing into a lake feet first. That's one of the many post-racing adventures for the all-time winningest female skier in World Cup history. Never one to sit back, she's still going at top speed since competing...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 01, 2019 - 1:14 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Seconds after Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow pulled off perhaps the most shocking deal of this trade deadline to bring Zack Greinke to an already stacked Astros rotation he surveyed the stunned room in a bit of a daze. "I can't believe we just added Zack Greinke to this rotation...
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Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz watches his two run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game as Chicago White Sox catcher James McCann (33) and home plate umpire Ed Hickox (15) look on Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Chicago. It was Cruz's third home run of the game. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
July 25, 2019 - 10:23 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit three of Minnesota's five homers and finished with five RBIs, helping the AL Central-leading Twins beat the slumping Chicago White Sox 10-3 on Thursday night. Cruz hit a solo drive in the first, a two-run shot in the third and another two-run homer in the fifth. He...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius doubles off Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson driving in two runs in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)
July 24, 2019 - 1:41 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After the Yankees and Twins pummeled each other's relievers with one big swing after another, New York center fielder Aaron Hicks dashed and dived for an unforgettable catch to finally end a most memorable game. Hicks made a game-saving grab for the final out in the 10th inning,...
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