Monday, May 29, 2017

Baseball

Texas Rangers left fielder Ryan Rua (16), center fielder Jared Hoying and right fielder Nomar Mazara (30) celebrate the team's 5-2 win over the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

BY NOAH TRISTER The Texas Rangers put themselves in some impressive company with their 10-game winning streak — but if the season ended now, they wouldn’t make the playoffs. The ...
In this Feb. 14, 2014, file photo, former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda watches during spring training baseball practice in Glendale, Arizona. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers say Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized. The 89-year-old Lasorda is resting comfortably, according to a team official. The ...
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws to the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 19, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Boston starter Chris Sale tied his own record by striking out at least 10 batters in an eighth straight game. Sale reached the double-digit mark when ...
Texas Rangers' Ryan Rua, left, is congratulated by third base coach Tony Beasley (27) as Rua runs the bases after hitting a 3-run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ ROLLING RANGERS The Rangers take the longest winning streak in the majors into a series at Detroit. Texas has ...
In this photo taken Wednesday, May, 17, 2017, Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Pillar (11) looks on as both benches empty onto the field after he exchanged words with Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jason Motte (30) in the seventh inning of a baseball game , in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

BY PAUL NEWBERRY ATLANTA (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar was suspended two games Thursday for yelling an anti-gay slur at a Braves pitcher. The Blue Jays ...
Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner holds his leg after getting being tagged out by Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

BY JILL PAINTER LOPEZ LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner rounded third base and grimaced, grabbing at his right hamstring in a frightening scene for the Los Angeles Dodgers. After ...
In this Wednesday, May 16, 2012, file photo, a Facebook logo is displayed on the screen of an iPad, in New York. (AP Photo/James H. Collins, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball fans can like their team’s games with a click starting Friday. Major League Baseball announced Facebook will carry a live game nationally each Friday starting ...
A Target Field security guard walks on field as rain delays the start of a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ FINGERS CROSSED FOR FREDDIE The Braves will be nervously awaiting the results of tests on the left wrist of ...
Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco, left, is congratulated by Eddie Rosario after scoring on a double by Jason Castro off Colorado Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland in the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Two of baseball’s biggest surprises square off when the Colorado Rockies visit Minnesota in ...
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, left, celebrates with Ian Happ after they scored on a ground-rule double by Willson Contreras during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

BY JAY COHEN CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon paired his 1,000th win with a glass of red wine made by Big Smooth wines out of Lodi, California. A ...
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