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FILE - This is a July 4, 2020, file photo showing the Miami Marlins running drills during a baseball workout at Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins Park will have a new look for its 2020 season debut Friday, thanks to cozier dimensions and a switch to artificial turf. Also, the home team is in first place. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

A new look for Marlins Park's season debut: a 1st-place team

Aug. 13, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Marlins Park will have a new look for its 2020 season debut Friday, thanks to cozier dimensions and a switch to artificial turf. Also, there will be a first-place team in the home dugout. And that Marlins' roster looks a lot different than it did when they were last in Miami, before departing...

Cincinnati Reds teammates celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals in a baseball game at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

LEADING OFF: Pirates-Reds renew bitter rivalry, Acuña ailing

Aug. 13, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: KEEP COOL The Reds and Pirates renew what erupted into one of baseball’s most bitter rivalries last season, with one major change at the top. Long-simmering tensions between the Ohio River rivals over batters getting plunked escalated into a...

Texas Rangers Derek Dietrich connects for a double as Seattle Mariners catcher Austin Nola looks on in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Dietrich debuts as Rangers rally in 8th for 7-4 win over M's

Aug. 13, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Dietrich talked a few hours before his Texas Rangers debut about just wanting to make some kind of impact for his new team. The veteran infielder certainly did in a big comeback against the Seattle Mariners. Dietrich reached base all four times, had a big stolen base and...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Kenley Jansen (74) and Justin Turner celebrate after the team's 6-0 win over the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Pitching, Turner's 3-run blast help Dodgers beat Padres, 6-0

Aug. 13, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Gonsolin and five relievers combined on a six-hit shutout, Justin Turner hit a three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Wednesday night to avoid losing three in a row for the first time since last August. The Dodgers played small ball to score...

Miami Marlins pitcher Josh A. Smith celebrates his win with teammates following the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Marlins finally get to go home after beating Blue Jays 14-11

Aug. 13, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — If Magneuris Sierra and the Miami Marlins were looking for special souvenirs to bring home from their extra long road trip, they found them with a big extra-inning win and a hold on first place. Sierra hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning and the Marlins overcame Toronto’s...

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Clint Frazier has big season debut; Yankees beat Braves 6-3

Aug. 13, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Injury fill-in Clint Frazier had three hits, including a home run, and scored twice in his season debut as the Yankees beat Atlanta 6-3 Wednesday night, sweeping a two-game set. Johan Camargo lined a two-run homer in the second to give the Braves an early lead against New York starter...

New York Mets' Pete Alonso (20) hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Pete Alonso, Dominic Smith rally Mets past Nationals 11-6

Aug. 12, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith had back-to-back RBI doubles in a four-run first inning and hit consecutive homers in a five-run sixth, leading the New York Mets to an 11-6 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. The fourth, fifth and sixth batters in the Mets’ lineup,...

Houston Astros' Martin Maldonado hits a three-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Maldonado's 3-run shot leads Astros over Giants 5-1

Aug. 12, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Martín Maldonado hit a three-run home run to back a strong start by Zack Greinke and help the Houston Astros to a 5-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. The game was tied with no outs in the sixth when Carlos Correa, Kyle Tucker and Abraham Toro hit consecutive...

Baltimore Orioles' Rio Ruiz, right, and Renato Nunez celebrate after Ruiz's home run off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Ruiz, Sisco, Santander go deep in Orioles' win over Phillies

Aug. 12, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Santander pinged a homer off the foul pole. Rio Ruiz f our-bounced a shovel pass to nip a runner and preserve a lead. By the thinnest of margins, the 108-loss Orioles from a year ago are turning into winners. Santander, Ruiz and Chance Sisco all homered to lead the Baltimore...

Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario, Byron Buxton and Jake Cave celebrate after a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Twins won 12-2. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Twins rout Brewers, 12-2, behind Kenta Maeda

Aug. 12, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Byron Buxton hit two solo home runs and Miguel Sanó added another as the Minnesota Twins jumped to an early lead and routed the Milwaukee Brewers 12-2 on Wednesday night. The victory gave the AL Central-leading Twins a 2-1 series win over the Brewers, who dropped to 2-6 at home....