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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes (52) is congratulated by manager Mickey Callaway after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. The slumping Mets have announced they are sticking with embattled manager Callaway "for the foreseeable future" _ and sidelined slugger Cespedes broke his right ankle in an accident on his ranch. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
May 20, 2019 - 9:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Yoenis Céspedes took the fall, not Mickey Callaway. On a hectic afternoon at Citi Field, the slumping New York Mets announced Monday they are sticking with their embattled manager "for the foreseeable future" — and Céspedes broke his right ankle in an accident on his ranch...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius calls for time out after sliding into third base during the first inning of a Gulf Coast League baseball game Monday, May 20, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Gregorius is playing for the first time since having Tommy John surgery. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 20, 2019 - 2:37 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius played five innings of defense and went 2 for 4 with a walk at extended spring training in his first game action since Tommy John surgery on Oct. 17. Playing against Detroit Tigers minor leaguers and in front of Yankees owner Hal...
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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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Boston Red Sox's Michael Chavis points skyward before crossing home plate after his home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
May 19, 2019 - 7:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Michael Chavis pointed to a young boy in the press box, letting him know how impressed he was that a 5-year-old announced his name so well. Boston's rookie sparkplug then stepped to the plate and gave the kid something extra to be excited about. Chavis homered on the next pitch after...
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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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Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty swings to connect for a two-run double to right field during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
May 19, 2019 - 5:41 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics led the Detroit Tigers 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday when the game was suspended because of rain. Oakland scored twice in the top of the seventh to take the lead, but the teams were unable to complete the inning before it began to rain hard and...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper runs to first after hitting a home run with one run batted in during the sixths inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 7-5. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 19, 2019 - 5:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper homered for the second straight day and pinch-hitter J.T. Realmuto also went deep to help the Philadelphia Phillies complete a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 7-5 victory Sunday. Harper's tiebreaking, two-run shot in the sixth inning wasn't as...
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Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes (10) and Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle, right, celebrate after the Nationals defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 19, 2019 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he was seeking fairness when he questioned the legality of Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle's delivery in the ninth inning Saturday night and ultimately protested the game. That wasn't Doolittle's interpretation. "He's not trying to do...
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Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, gets congratulations from Mike Trout after hitting a two-run home run, as Kansas City Royals catcher Martin Maldonado, center, looks away during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
May 19, 2019 - 2:07 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout's 250th home run was memorable in more ways than one. Trout's solo shot to left-center off traveled 473 feet and made him the sixth AL player to reach 250 homers before his 28th birthday as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Saturday night...
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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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