Sunday, September 24, 2017

Baseball

Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Fernando Rodney gestures after the Diamondbacks defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 in a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles.

BY BETH HARRIS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Over the past couple of weeks, the Arizona Diamondbacks are playing as well as the Los Angeles Dodgers did for so long this ...
Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) smiles in the dugout with teammates after finishing the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Seattle.

BY TIM BOOTH SEATTLE (AP) — The only comparison Justin Verlander could come up with for his Houston Astros debut was opening day. The nerves. The excitement. The desire to ...
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at Fenway Park before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

BY KYLE HIGHTOWER BOSTON (AP) — Looking for any edge in an age-old rivalry, the Boston Red Sox got called out in a high-tech sign-stealing scheme they ran on the ...
In this Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, New York Yankees' Derek Jeter speaks to the media after the last baseball game of his career, against the Boston Red Sox, at Fenway Park in Boston.

BY STEVEN WINE MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman are holding meetings Tuesday and Wednesday at Marlins Park to ease the transition in their investment group’s pending purchase ...
Cleveland Indians' Abraham Almonte catches a fly ball hit by Chicago White Sox' Matt Davidson during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in Chicago.

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ STREAKING J.D. Martinez and the Arizona Diamondbacks try to continue a pair of impressive streaks against the major league-leading ...
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers the ball to the New York Yankees during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York.

BY MIKE FITZPATRICK NEW YORK (AP) — After beating Chris Sale for the third time this season, the New York Yankees are within shouting distance of first place with four ...
Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez beats the tag of Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Detroit.

BY DAVE HOGG DETROIT (AP) — Jose Ramirez isn’t finished setting records for extra-base hits. In June, the Cleveland infielder became the first player in modern history to get 14 ...
Houston Astros' Marwin Gonzalez (9) steals second as New York Mets second baseman Gavin Cecchini waits for the throw during the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Houston.

BY KRISTIE RIEKEN HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros entered Saturday hoping to provide some cheer to a city ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in their first games at home since ...
A fan holds a sign during the national anthem before the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the New York Mets, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Houston.

BY KRISTIE RIEKEN HOUSTON (AP) — Baseball returned to Houston on Saturday with the Astros giving the flood-ravaged city a few hours of entertainment at the end of a terrible ...
Houston Astros Carlos Beltran, left, looks on as Alex Bregman (2) scores on Josh Reddick's RBI-single off Texas Rangers starter Nick Martinez during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ HOMECOMING The Houston Astros play their first game at Minute Maid Park since Hurricane Harvey caused massive flooding. The ...
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