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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 - 2:57 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 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 - 1:17 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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Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun, right, celebrates with Justin Upton (8) after they scored on a double by Albert Pujols during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 17, 2019 - 12:55 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a bases-clearing double during the Angels' six-run first inning, and Los Angeles remained unbeaten in five games since the All-Star break with a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Jake Marisnick was drilled between the shoulder blades by...
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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 - 9:06 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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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 - 8:00 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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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 - 1:40 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 - 1:30 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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Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Cashner stands in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Boston, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 15, 2019 - 11:59 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: NEW SOX Andrew Cashner makes his Boston Red Sox debut at Fenway Park against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays. Cashner was acquired Saturday from Baltimore for two 17-year-old prospects. The 32-year-old righty went 9-3 with a 3.83...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez hits an RBI-single off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 15, 2019 - 10:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cody Bellinger saw a sea of blue behind him in right field and heard "M-V-P" chants throughout the night — in Philly. Bellinger hit his 32nd and 33rd homers, Clayton Kershaw struck out seven in six innings and the major league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Philadelphia...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Travis d'Arnaud watches his three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, July 15, 2019, in New York. It was d'Arnaud's third home run of the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 15, 2019 - 10:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Travis d'Arnaud hit three home runs, including a startling, three-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning off Aroldis Chapman, and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame their Yankee Stadium woes to beat New York 5-4 on Monday night. D'Arnaud went the other way on a full-count breaking ball...
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