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Cubs set team HR record, clobber Pirates 14-1

Sep. 14, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — All of a sudden, the Chicago Cubs are locked in at the plate and looking like a confident, playoff-bound team again. Kris Bryant and rookie Nico Hoerner each homered among three hits, and the Cubs went deep four times to set a club record with 237 home runs as they pounded the Pittsburgh...

Mets hit team-mark 6 HRs, rout D-Backs 11-1 for 4-game sweep

Sep. 12, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Juan Lagares, Marcus Stroman and the New York Mets kept up their playoff push by pounding the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lagares hit his first career grand slam and a two-run shot as the Mets set a team record for homers in a home game by going deep six times, routing Arizona 11-1 Thursday for a...

Villar's record-setting HR carries Orioles past Dodgers 7-3

Sep. 11, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — In a season defined by baseballs flying out of the park, the Baltimore Orioles have been on the wrong end of the equation more times than any team in major league history. For a welcome change, the Orioles contributed to a long ball record with one of their own. The milestone homer , a...

Juicy stat: MLB sets record for most home runs in a season

Sep. 11, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

Major League Baseball hitters have punctuated a power-packed year by shattering the record for most home runs in a season. Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles connected Wednesday night for the 6,106th homer. That topped the mark of 6,105 set in 2017. There are plenty more to come, too — the record was...

Syrian pound hits record low, setting off hike in prices

Sep. 10, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian pound hit a record low against the dollar recently before making some gains Tuesday, setting off a hike in prices in the war-torn country where a large percentage of the population already lives under the poverty line. The pound was trading at 660 to the dollar after...

Alonso hits 46th, 47th HRs as deGrom, Mets beat D-backs 3-1

Sep. 10, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso sent a couple more pitches flying into the seats while Jacob deGrom's tosses kept darting in and out of the strike zone. It all added up to a crucial win for the Mets. Alonso hit two homers to take sole possession of the major league lead, deGrom struck out 11 and New York beat...

Ravens off to record-setting start behind Jackson

Sep. 9, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The defending AFC North champion Baltimore Ravens stand alone atop the division after a near-flawless performance that would suggest their offseason changes only made them better than last year. Newcomers Mark Ingram and Earl Thomas contributed heavily to Sunday's 59-10 rout of the...

Torres, Tauchman, Judge homer, Yankees beat Boston 10-5

Sep. 9, 2019 1:51 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Bronx Bombers have a new record for home runs and 18 games still to go. Gleyber Torres, Mike Tauchman, Aaron Judge hit home runs as the New York Yankees broke the franchise record for homers in a season Sunday night in a 10-5 win over the Red Sox. "Today was really good to see because I...

Delle Donne sets record, Mystics beate Sky 100-86

Sep. 8, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, making WNBA history along the way, and the regular-season champion Washington Mystics raced past the Chicago Sky 100-86 on Sunday. She became the first player in WNBA history to shoot over 50% from the field (220 of 427), 40% from 3-point range (52 of...

Saints high on small-stature, small-school rookie returner

Sep. 8, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints rookie Deonte Harris wanted to believe his record-setting career as a return man at the Division II level of college football would translate in the NFL. It sure looked that way during the preseason, particularly on his 78-yard punt return touchdown against the New York Jets. On...