Professional baseball

Washington Nationals' Trea Turner, left, watches his solo home run in front of Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta and umpire Jerry Meals in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 24, 2019 - 12:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trea Turner knows better than most what it takes to hit for a cycle. The key, he says, is quite a bit of good luck. Turner hit his second career cycle, Stephen Strasburg earned his major league-leading 13th win and the Washington Nationals routed the Colorado Rockies 11-1 Tuesday...
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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman sits on the bench during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/Canadian Press via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 10:39 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: DEADLINE SHOWCASE Contenders will be tuned into starts by Texas left-hander Mike Minor and Toronto righty Marcus Stroman as the July 31 trade deadline nears. The free-falling Rangers have just about played their way out of contention for an AL...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 13, 2017 file photo, Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight "Doc" Gooden watches batting practice before inning of a spring training baseball game between the Mets and the Miami Marlins in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden has been arrested again in New Jersey. Newark police says Gooden was pulled over late Monday night, July 22, 2019 after driving the wrong way down a one-way road and charged with driving while intoxicated. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
July 23, 2019 - 9:20 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden was arrested again in New Jersey on Monday night, this time on charges of driving while intoxicated. Gooden was pulled over after driving the wrong way down a one-way road, Newark police said. It was the second time he has been arrested...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson, right, rounds third after hitting a two-run home run as Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto steps off the mound during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
July 23, 2019 - 7:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to welcome the All-Star Game back to Dodger Stadium with a $100 million renovation of their landmark ballpark. The Dodgers unveiled the logo for next year's Midsummer Classic along with their latest modernization plans Tuesday for their 57-year-old...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
July 23, 2019 - 2:38 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: STAY OR GO? Madison Bumgarner has been mentioned a lot in the last month as a top trade target. That was before the Giants went on a big winning streak and put themselves back in playoff contention. San Francisco general manager Farhan Zaidi...
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San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik, left, hits an RBI-double in front of Chicago Cubs catcher Martin Maldonado during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 23, 2019 - 1:47 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fog machine, strobe lights and blaring music in the clubhouse tell the story of San Francisco's winning midseason vibe after all those months of losing when contending seemed so far out of the question. Joe Panik hit a go-ahead double with two outs in a three-run eighth...
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Minnesota Twins' NelsonCruz hits a solo home run off New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, July 22, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
July 23, 2019 - 1:07 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Most of the highlights for the Minnesota Twins in this remarkable season have been home runs, putting them on pace to smash the major league record. That mark currently belongs to the New York Yankees, who watched the Twins whittle away at it on Monday night with a powerful start...
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Carli Skaggs, center in burgundy dress, walks into St. Monica Catholic Church for a memorial for her husband, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, Monday, July 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 22, 2019 - 11:28 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney urged those at a private memorial service to remember a gift fallen teammate Tyler Skaggs gave to them. "Take a moment, close your eyes and think of a story or even an image that reminds you of all the good times you had with Ty...
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Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez watches his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starter Jalen Beeks during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
July 22, 2019 - 10:55 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — J.D. Martinez homered and drove in four runs, including an RBI double in the ninth inning following Tampa Bay's curious decision to put a position player on the mound, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Rays 9-4 Monday night. Eduardo Rodriguez (12-4) allowed two hits over...
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July 22, 2019 - 8:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins picked the perfect time to turn a triple play for the first time in more than two years , squelching a first-inning rally in the series opener against the New York Yankees. After DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge drew walks to start the game on Monday night against...
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