Saturday, August 19, 2017

Baseball

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred listens to a question following the two-day meeting of Major League Baseball owners, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Chicago.

BY JAY COHEN CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is having conversations with the players’ association over possible changes designed to speed the pace of play, and Commissioner Rob Manfred ...
Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig celebrates as he runs to first after hitting a two-run double during the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 5-4 win in a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Los Angeles.

BY BETH HARRIS LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers won in — what else — dramatic fashion, scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for their major ...
Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, center, is surrounded by teammates as they celebrate after his walk-off two-run double during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Boston, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017.

BY KEN POWTAK BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts finally had a pitch he could drive and the Boston Red Sox pulled out anther last at-bat win in Fenway Park. Betts ...
Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana, right, celebrates his solo home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Bartolo Colon with Austin Jackson in the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Minneapolis.

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ SWEPT UP The Cleveland Indians try to finish a season sweep at Target Field when play a day-night doubleheader ...
Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) stands by second as umpire Angel Hernandez, right, watches play during the second inning of the Tigers' baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Umpire Angel Hernandez has shaken hands on the field with Ian Kinsler, a day after the Detroit Tigers second baseman said the veteran ump should find ...
Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton looks on as he hits a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in Miami.

BY CHRISTOPHER STOCK MIAMI (AP) — All eyes are on Giancarlo Stanton and he keeps delivering. Baseball’s $325-million man homered in his sixth consecutive game to give him a major ...
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tony Cingrani, right, and catcher Yasmani Grandal celebrates their win against the Chicago White Sox during a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

BY BETH HARRIS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fifty over .500. The Dodgers hit that mark for the first time since September 1953 with a come-from-behind 6-1 victory over the Chicago ...
Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler, left, argues with crew chief Ted Barrett, right, after Kinsler was ejected by home plate umpire Angel Hernandez in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler had harsh words Tuesday for Angel Hernandez, saying the veteran umpire should get a different job. A day after being ...
New York Mets' Dominic Smith (22) follows through on a two-run home run as New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in New York.

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ RECORD CHASE Streaking slugger Giancarlo Stanton tries to hit a home run in his seventh straight game when the ...
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver.

BY MICHAEL KELLY DENVER (AP) — Chad Bettis had trouble controlling his emotions as he took the mound for the first time since cancer treatment. He had no trouble controlling ...
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