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The Latest: Marc Anthony spits fire at Trump for Puerto Rico

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President Donald Trump says his criticism of football players who kneel during the national anthem "has nothing to do with race." Trump is siding with fans who joined him in criticizing football players who kneel during the national anthem. More>>

Russell makes food run, Cubs beat Cards to near clinch

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Javier Baez hit a three-run homer, Addison Russell had a three-run double and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-2 to move within a win of cinching a second straight NL Central title. More>>

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig benched after late arrival

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Yasiel Puig is running into problems with the Los Angeles Dodgers yet again. More>>

Darvish delivers as Dodgers beat Padres 9-3 for 100th win

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Yu Darvish pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers reached 100 wins in a season for the first time in 43 years, beating the San Diego Padres 9-3. More>>

Judge breaks McGwire's HR rookie record, Yankees top Royals

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Aaron Judge broke Mark McGwire's major league record for home runs by a rookie, hitting a pair for the second straight day to raise his total to 50 and lead the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 11-3. More>>

Lakers are happy with the hype surrounding rookie Lonzo Ball

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Much-hyped rookie Lonzo Ball appears to have already won over his Los Angeles Lakers teammates. More>>

Frazier: Girl injured by foul improved, could leave hospital

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The Yankees' Todd Frazier said the condition of the young girl injured by his foul ball last week has improved and she could be leaving a hospital soon. More>>

Jennifer Lopez donates $1M to Puerto Rico relief

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Jennifer Lopez has pledged $1 million toward hurricane relief efforts in her family's native Puerto Rico. More>>

Judge hits 49th, 50th HRs, breaking McGwire's rookie record

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Aaron Judge has tied Mark McGwire's major league record for home runs by a rookie, hitting his 49th of the season. More>>

LEADING OFF: Harper back for Nats? Red Sox, Cubs close in

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LEADING OFF: Harper back for Nationals? Red Sox, Cubs close in on division crowns. More>>

Oakland's Maxwell kneels during anthem for 2nd straight day

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Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell pressed a hand against his chest and took to a knee for the national anthem for the second straight day, part of the protest movement that has been criticized by President Donald Trump. More>>

Kershaw wins 18th, Grandal powers Dodgers past Giants 3-1

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Clayton Kershaw became the first 18-game winner in the majors, pitching eight stingy innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 3-1. More>>

Martinez's clutch hit secures top wild card for Diamondbacks

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J.D. Martinez lined a two-out RBI single to deep left field with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 to clinch the top wild card in the National League. More>>

D-backs clinch wild-card berth when Cards, Brewers lose

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The Arizona Diamondbacks clinched their first postseason berth since 2011 when St. Louis and Milwaukee both lost. More>>

Oakland's Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during anthem

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Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics has become the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem. More>>

Yankees clinch postseason berth by beating Blue Jays 5-1

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The New York Yankees returned to the playoffs after a one-year absence, clinching no worse the a wild card with a 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday behind Greg Bird's three-run homer. More>>

LEADING OFF: After Maxwell takes knee, will others join?

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LEADING OFF: After Maxwell takes knee, will others join?. More>>

Puerto Rican players across MLB help after Hurricane Maria

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Puerto Rican major league players look for ways to help with recovery from Hurricane Maria while anxiously awaiting word from family and friends back home. More>>

Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes Video included

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President Donald Trump's two-day rant targeting the NFL and NBA has brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players. More>>

Mets ace Syndergaard returns, goes 1 shutout inning vs Nats

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Mets ace Noah Syndergaard tossed one scoreless inning against Washington, throwing just five pitches in his first major league game since partially tearing his right lat muscle on April 30. More>>

Shaw's 2-run homer in 10th stuns Cubs, gives Brewers 4-3 win

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Travis Shaw hit a game-winning two-run homer with one out in the 10th inning off All-Star closer Wade Davis, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. More>>

Tigers' Alex Wilson breaks leg on Mauer line drive

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Detroit Tigers reliever Alex Wilson broke his right fibula when hit by a 103.8 mph line drive off the bat of Minnesota's Joe Mauer. More>>

LEADING OFF: After Maxwell takes knee, will others join?

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LEADING OFF: After Maxwell takes knee, will others join?. More>>

Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes Video included

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President Donald Trump's two-day rant targeting the NFL and NBA has brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players. More>>

Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes Video included

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Trump inflames sports stars by doubling down on anthem protests, rescinding Steph Curry invitation. More>>

Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars Video included

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President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up. More>>

Marlins luminaries Conine, Dawson, Perez part of sale purge

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Jeff Conine, Andre Dawson, Tony Perez, Jack McKeon part of the purge of Miami Marlins executives before the sale to Derek Jeter's investment group. More>>

Dodgers beat Giants 4-2 to clinch 5th straight NL West title

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The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their fifth straight NL West title, beating the San Francisco Giants 4-2 as Cody Bellinger set an NL rookie record with his 39th home run. More>>

Ausmus out as manager of Detroit Tigers after season

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The Detroit Tigers will not bring back manager Brad Ausmus next season. More>>

LEADING OFF: Superheroes in NY, Ivy Leaguers in Milwaukee

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LEADING OFF: Superheroes in NY, Ivy Leaguers in Milwaukee. More>>

Cruz hits 2-run shot in 9th, Mariners beat Indians 3-1

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Nelson Cruz hit a game-ending two-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Cleveland Indians 3-1. More>>

Goins' hidden-ball trick, slam lead Blue Jays over Yanks 8-1

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Ryan Goins successfully pulled off a hidden ball trick and hit his second career grand slam, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees 8-1 and ensuring New York had to wait at least one more day to clinch a playoff berth. More>>

LEADING OFF: Superheroes in NY, Ivy Leaguers in Milwaukee

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LEADING OFF: Superheroes in NY, Ivy Leaguers in Milwaukee. More>>

Yanks' Frazier says expanded netting should go up this year

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After speaking with the family of the young girl hit in the face by his foul ball, the New York Yankees' Todd Frazier thinks teams should move quickly to expand protective netting at major league ballparks. More>>

Gotcha! Jays' Goins gets Todd Frazier with hidden-ball trick

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Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins used the hidden-ball trick to retire New York Yankees slugger Todd Frazier. More>>

Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart gets $16M, 4-year contract

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Catcher Tucker Barnhart and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a $16 million, four-year contract that covers his salary arbitration years and the first season after he would have been eligible for free agency. More>>

LEADING OFF: Dodgers try to clinch NL West, Verlander rolls

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LEADING OFF: Dodgers try to clinch NL West, Verlander rolls. More>>

Cubs rally in 9th, beat Brewers 5-3 in 10th to extend lead

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Javier Baez grounded a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer in the 10th and the Chicago Cubs widened their NL Central lead over Milwaukee, beating the Brewers 5-3. More>>

Girl hit by foul ball at Yankees game gets game's attention

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Foul ball that struck girl at Yankees game gets game's attention. More>>

Twins rout Tigers, lead AL wild-card race by 2 ½ games

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Joe Mauer and Jorge Polanco had three hits each, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 12-1, extending their lead for the American League's second wild card to 2 ½ games. More>>

Dodgers clinch tie for NL West, end skid, top Phillies 5-4

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Pinch-hitter Andre Ethier and Curtis Granderson homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched a tie for the NL West title, ending a four-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4. More>>

Dodgers' Turner hit by pitch in hand, leaves game

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Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner hit by pitch in hand, leaves game against Phillies. More>>

Young girl hospitalized by 105 mph foul at Yankee Stadium

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A young girl at Yankee Stadium was injured by a foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier during a game against Minnesota, leading some New York players to call for protective netting to be extended. More>>

LEADING OFF: Cubs-Brewers meet in NL Central showdown

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LEADING OFF: Cubs-Brewers meet in NL Central showdown; Twins and Rockies cling to wild-card spots; Keuchel tunes up for playoffs. More>>

Sale reaches 300 Ks, Red Sox clinch after blanking Orioles

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Chris Sale struck out 13 to become the first AL pitcher in 18 years to reach the 300 mark, and the Boston Red Sox clinched a playoff berth hours after beating the Baltimore Orioles 9-0. More>>

Lindor, Indians hold off Angels 6-5 for 26th win in 27 games

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Francisco Lindor snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run homer and the remarkable Cleveland Indians held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 for their 26th victory in 27 games. More>>

Stanton hits 56th homer, Marlins beat Mets 9-2 for sweep

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Giancarlo Stanton hit his major league-leading 56th home run and the Miami Marlins completed a three-game sweep of the New York Mets by winning 9-2. More>>

Red Sox clinch 2nd straight playoff berth

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The Boston Red Sox are going back to the playoffs. More>>

Judge hits 45th HR, young girl hit by foul, Yanks top Twins

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Aaron Judge hit his AL-leading 45th home run and topped 100 RBIs, Didi Gregorius surpassed Derek Jeter for the most home runs by a Yankees shortstop and New York beat the Minnesota Twins 11-3 for a three-game sweep. More>>

LEADING OFF: Dodgers can clinch NL West; Cubs on a roll

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LEADING OFF: Cubs on a roll; Yankees try to gain on Red Sox; Sale chasing 300 Ks; Oakland rookie enjoying home run tear. More>>

Alex Gordon hits MLB's record-setting 5,694th HR of season

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Kansas City's Alex Gordon hits Major League Baseball's record 5,694th home run of 2017, breaking the season record. More>>

Stanton needs one last surge to match Maris' 61 homers

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With 55 homers, Giancarlo Stanton needs six in the final 12 games to match Roger Maris' hallowed 1961 total of 61. More>>

Indians roll on, beat Angels 6-3 for 25th win in 26 games

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Jay Bruce had a triple and a double among his three hits, Austin Jackson singled four times and the incredible Cleveland Indians rolled on by beating the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 for their 25th victory in 26 games. More>>

LEADING OFF: HR record set to fall, Maddon back in TB

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LEADING OFF: HR record set to fall, Maddon back in TB. More>>

Altherr's grand slam lifts Phillies past Dodgers 4-3

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Aaron Altherr hit a grand slam off Clayton Kershaw to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3. More>>

Judge hits No. 44, Chapman saves Yankees' 2-1 win over Twins

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Aaron Judge hit his 44th home run, Aroldis Chapman pitched out of big trouble in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees edged the Minnesota Twins 2-1 to increase their AL wild-card lead. More>>

Suter, Braun help Brewers beat Bucs to gain in playoff race

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Brent Suter pitched five efficient innings, Ryan Braun homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 to gain ground in the NL playoff chase. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Dozens arrested as St. Louis readies for more protests; Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments; Hurricane Maria heads toward already battered Caribbean islands. More>>

LEADING OFF: Maddon back in TB; Yanks-Twins in WC preview?

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LEADING OFF: Maddon back in TB; Yanks-Twins in WC preview?. More>>

LEADING OFF: Will Romine play 9? Plus Marlins return home

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LEADING OFF: Will Romine play 9? Plus Marlins return home. More>>

Indians overcome injuries to win Central, eye Series title

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Indians celebrate second straight AL Central title with goal to win Series. More>>

Strasburg ends scoreless streak, but Nats beat Dodgers 7-1

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Stephen Strasburg ended his club-record scoreless streak at 35 innings, but two home runs from Ryan Zimmerman helped the All-Star win his fourth consecutive start as the Washington Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-1. More>>

Astros clinch AL West with 7-1 win over Mariners

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Justin Verlander struck out 10 in seven strong innings and Derek Fisher and Marwin Gonzalez both homered to put Houston on top in a big fifth inning as the Astros clinched the American League West title with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. More>>

LEADING OFF: Will Romine play 9? Plus Marlins return home

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LEADING OFF: Will Romine play 9? Plus Marlins return home. More>>

The Latest: Falcons' Beasley hurts hamstring against Packers

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The Latest: Eagles lose 2 more secondary players. More>>

Detroit's Boyd falls an out short of no-hitter

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Matthew Boyd's no-hit bid ended when Tim Anderson doubled with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Detroit left-hander closed out a 12-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday for the first nine-inning complete game of his professional career. More>>

Heyward gets big hit as Cubs sweep Cardinals with 4-3 win

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Heyward hits tiebreaking RBI single as surging Cubs sweep Cardinals with 4-3 win. More>>

Happy hour: Indians edge Royals, celebrate AL Central title

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Indians, Kluber edge Royals 3-2 and celebrate second straight division title. More>>

Cubs C Contreras serves suspension against Cardinals

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Cubs C Willson Contreras sits out against Cardinals after suspension reduced to 1 game. More>>

LEADING OFF: Strasburg's shutout streak, Astros can clinch

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LEADING OFF: Strasburg's shutout streak, Astros can clinch. More>>

Anderson breaks up Boyd no-hit bid with 2 outs in 9th inning

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Detroit Tigers pitcher Matt Boyd is hitless after seven innings Sunday against the Chicago White Sox. More>>

Back-to-back: Indians clinch second straight Central title

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Indians clinch tie for AL Central title with 8-4 win over Royals. More>>

LEADING OFF: Strasburg's shutout streak, Astros can clinch

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LEADING OFF: Strasburg's shutout streak, Astros can clinch. More>>

Cubs' Contreras suspended 2 games, appeals; Lackey fined

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Cubs catcher Willson Contreras has been suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball for "inappropriate actions" during Chicago's 8-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. More>>

Red Sox fined for stealing signs, Yanks docked lesser amount

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The Boston Red Sox have been fined by Major League Baseball for using electronic equipment to steal signs given by a Yankees catcher this season, and New York has been fined a lesser amount for improper use of a dugout telephone in an earlier year. More>>

22 and through: Indians' AL record win streak stopped at 22

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Indians' winning streak stopped at 22 with 4-3 loss to Royals. More>>

Bryant homers, keys big rally as Cubs pound Cardinals 8-2

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Kris Bryant homers, keys big rally as Chicago Cubs pound St. Louis Cardinals 8-2. More>>

LEADING OFF: Lindor's extra-base streak, Keuchel's next try

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LEADING OFF: Lindor's extra-base streak, Keuchel's next try. More>>

Wood, Dodgers bats overpower Nationals 7-0

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Alex Wood throws six scoreless for 15th win; Dodgers bats overpower Nationals 7-0. More>>

MLB rules no intent on Tigers pitch that hit plate umpire

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Person familiar with situation to AP: MLB reviewing how umpire got hit by pitch in Tigers-Indians game. More>>

Thumbs down a sign of success for Todd Frazier, Yankees

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Sparked by an unhappy Mets fan at Citi Field this week, Todd Frazier and the New York Yankees have adopted the thumbs-down as a sign of success, a playful gesture to help bonding during a September pennant race. More>>

LEADING OFF: Lindor's extra-base streak, Keuchel's next try

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LEADING OFF: Lindor's extra-base streak, Keuchel's next try. More>>

Catch 22: Indians rally, win AL-record 22nd straight game

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Indians rally for win No. 22 in a row, beat Royals 3-2 on Bruce's single in 10th. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: London subway fire said to be terrorist incident; North Korea fires missile over Japan; Concern mounts for vulnerable elderly in storm-ravaged Florida; Indians keep streak alive with walk-off win. More>>

LEADING OFF: Indians aim for 23rd win in row, Price to 'pen

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LEADING OFF: Price to bullpen, lots at stake for Cards-Cubs. More>>

No Angel: Astros' Fiers banned 5 games for retaliating vs LA

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Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers has been suspended five games for throwing a fastball over the head of Los Angeles Angels infielder Luis Valbuena in an apparent act of retaliation. More>>

Hit parade: White Sox pound out 25, rout Tigers 17-7

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Avisail Garcia went 5 for 5 and drove in a career-high seven runs, Yoan Moncada scored five times and the Chicago White Sox pounded out 25 hits while routing the Detroit Tigers 17-7. More>>

Look who's back: All-Star Miller returns to red-hot Indians

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The Cleveland Indians have activated top reliever Andrew Miller, who was on the disabled list with sore right knee. More>>

Silent ballpark: Yankee Stadium sound system fails

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Yankee Stadium sound system fails before game vs. Orioles. More>>

Manfred says MLB willing to wait 2 years for Otani

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Major League Baseball is willing to wait two years for Shohei Otani if the young Japanese star decides the sport's new labor contract limits his value to an unacceptable level. More>>

Betances still upset over Girardi bringing in Chapman

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Dellin Betances 'shocked' and 'surprised' he was replaced by Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the eighth against the Rays. More>>

Red Sox: Fans broke rule of no signs hung at Fenway Park

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Red Sox says fans broke rule of no signs hung at Fenway Park; four people were escorted from park, but not banned or arrested. More>>

Slugger Bruce, winning Indians enjoying record ride

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Jay Bruce relishing time with record-setting Indians, who set AL record with 21st straight win. More>>

Racism banner gets fans removed from Fenway Park in Boston

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A few fans seated above the Green Monster held a sign denouncing racism during the fourth inning of Boston's game against Oakland at Fenway Park on Wednesday night. More>>

Fans denounce racism with sign above Green Monster

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A few fans seated above the Green Monster held a sign denouncing racism during the fourth inning of Boston's 7-3 loss to Oakland at Fenway Park. More>>

LEADING OFF: Indians aim for 22nd straight, Miller off DL

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LEADING OFF: Indians go for 22nd straight win as Andrew Miller comes off DL; King Felix returns for Mariners; Marlins headed to Milwaukee instead of home; Phillies rookie Hoskins on record home run tear. More>>

With quick hooks, Yanks win 2 of 3 from Rays at Citi Field

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A disappointed Jaime Garcia didn't say a word to manager Joe Girardi when he was removed after 4 2/3 innings, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 to take two of three in a series moved from Florida to Citi Field because of Hurricane Irma. More>>

LeBron James congratulates Indians on 21-game winning streak

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Cavaliers star LeBron James has congratulated the Cleveland Indians on their record-setting winning streak. More>>

21 club: Indians set AL record with 21st straight win

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Eds: Indians 5, Tigers 3. Indians 5, Tigers 3. Will be updated. Will be updated. More>>

Reports: Otani likely to sign with MLB in costly move

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Reports: Japan's Shohei Otani likely to sign with MLB in move that would cost 23-year-old pitcher/outfielder more than $100 million. More>>

Streaking Indians to activate All-Star pitcher Andrew Miller

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The Cleveland Indians plan to activate All-Star reliever Andrew Miller from the disabled list on Thursday. More>>

Rays to return home following Irma to play Red Sox, Cubs

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The Tampa Bay Rays will return home to Florida following Hurricane Irma for what is now a truncated five-game homestand against the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs. More>>

Kershaw helps Dodgers end 11-game skid, clinch playoff spot

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Clayton Kershaw pitched NL-leading Los Angeles to its first win in nearly two weeks, helping the Dodgers snap the club's worst skid since moving West at 11 games by beating the San Francisco Giants 5-3. More>>

Roaring 20: Indians tie AL record with 20th straight win

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Indians equal AL record with 20th straight win, matching 2002 "Moneyball" Athletics. More>>

LEADING OFF: Indians go for 21st straight; Rays head home

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LEADING OFF: Indians go for 21st straight win; Rays head home to Florida after storm; Twins' power surge; Lester, Cubs clinging to 1st place; Perez tries to win 8th consecutive start; Nunez out at least another week. More>>

Odd ball: Indians chase win streak record that includes tie

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Cleveland Indians chasing historic win streak record that contains a peculiar flaw: it includes a tie. More>>

Verlander leads Astros to skid-snapping 1-0 win over Angels

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Justin Verlander pitched eight innings of one-hit ball in a stellar second start for Houston, and the Astros snapped their four-game skid with a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. More>>

Gonzalez homers twice, Rockies beat Diamondbacks again, 4-2

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Carlos Gonzalez homered twice and the Colorado Rockies won their sixth game in a row, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 to tighten the race for the National League's top wild card. More>>

Rain, rallies, 11th straight loss for LA; game ends 2:10 am

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The National League-leading Dodgers lost their 11th straight game for the longest skid since the club moved to Los Angeles, finishing their 8-6 defeat to the San Francisco Giants at 2:10 a.m. More>>

Hey 19: Blazing Indians extend win streak to 19 straight

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19 and counting, Indians extend baseball's longest winning streak in 15 years. More>>

Now a middle reliever, Robertson helps Yanks top Rays 5-1

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Yankees top Rays 5-1 as Frazier homers in series moved to Mets home because of Irma. More>>

Dodgers and Giants resume top of first inning at 10:50 p.m.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Giants resumed their series opener at 10:50 p.m. local time at AT&T Park after two separate delays for lightning and rain. More>>

LEADING OFF: Indians eye No. 20 to match "Moneyball" A's

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LEADING OFF: Indians eye No. 20 to match "Moneyball" A's. More>>

Rays lose to Yanks at Citi Field, their home away from home

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Tampa Bay Rays hope to return home to Tropicana Field for weekend series against Boston Red Sox. More>>

LEADING OFF: Indians eye No. 20 to match "Moneyball" A's

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LEADING OFF: Indians eye No. 20 to match "Moneyball" A's. More>>

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