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Cleveland Indians' Domingo Santana is greeted by Franmil Reyes after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Reyes homers as Indians win 18th straight over Detroit, 10-5

Aug. 14, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Franmil Reyes came into Friday with five major league at-bats against Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Ivan Nova. The Cleveland Indians slugger, though, has been facing his cousin for most of his life. Reyes hit a long home run off Nova, and the Indians beat Detroit for a club-record 18th...

New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cole posts 20th straight regular-season win, Yanks top Bosox

Aug. 14, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole posted his 20th straight regular-season win, becoming the sixth pitcher to ever reach the mark by throwing seven sharp innings to lead the New York Yankees over the Boston Red Sox 10-3 Friday night. A noted Yankees fan growing up in Southern California, Cole (4-0) allowed one...

Toronto Blue Jays Bo Bichette celebrates his three-run homer with teammates against Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Aaron Loup during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Bichette, Blue Jays hit 6 more HRs in Buffalo, bop Rays 12-4

Aug. 14, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Teoscar Hernández hit two of Toronto’s six home runs, Bo Bichette connected for the fourth straight game and the Blue Jays kept knocking balls out of their new Buffalo park, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4 Friday night. Along with their seven homers in a 14-11 loss to Miami...

Minnesota Twins grounds crew members roll out a tarp for expected rain which has delayed the start of a baseball game with the Kansas City Royals on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Royals-Twins opener postponed by rain; doubleheader Saturday

Aug. 14, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins postponed their game against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night because of stormy weather, scheduling a straight doubleheader on Saturday instead to start the series. With darkened skies above Target Field and a steady rain just beginning to fall, the Twins called...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, right, walks with a member of the training staff as he heads to the dugout after leaving the game during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Nationals RHP Strasburg leaves with injury after 16 pitches

Aug. 14, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Washington Nationals star right-hander Stephen Strasburg left Friday night's game after throwing just 16 pitches. There was no immediate word from the Nationals on the type of injury that forced him off the mound during the first inning of a game against the Orioles. Strasburg got a late...

FILE - In this Friday, July 24, 2020, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, right, celebrates a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game in St. Louis.  Molina says he’s one of the players on his team who has tested positive for the coronavirus. The nine-time All-Star revealed his diagnosis Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in a Spanish-language Instagram post. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

LEADING OFF: Cardinals emerge from long layoff in Chicago

Aug. 14, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday: BACK TO WORK ... FINALLY Remember the St. Louis Cardinals? Finally healthy enough to return to the field after COVID-19 raced through the organization, the Cardinals (2-3) will play for the first time since July 29 when they face the Chicago White Sox...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians demote Clevinger, Plesac after protocol violation

Aug. 14, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — After hearing Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac explain their actions, the Cleveland Indians sent the pitchers to their alternate training site on Friday after the two broke team rules and Major League Baseball coronavirus protocol last weekend in Chicago. Clevinger and Plesac drove to...

Washington Nationals second baseman Starlin Castro is unable to field a ground ball by Baltimore Orioles' Bryan Holaday during the sixth inning in the continuation of a suspended baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Baltimore. The first part of the game was suspended on Aug. 9, when the groundskeepers had technical difficulties with the infield tarp in the sixth inning during a rain delay, causing the infield to become too wet and muddy to play. Orioles' Dwight Smith Jr. scored on the play. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Nationals bring up prospect Luis Garcia, place Castro on IL

Aug. 14, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Washington Nationals are ready to find out if 20-year-old infielder Luis Garcia has the poise and talent to play in the big leagues. The Nationals selected Garcia's contract on Friday, a move that coincided with infielder Starlin Castro being placed on the 10-day injured list with a...

Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano (22) charges the Houston Astros dugout after being hit by a pitch thrown by Humberto Castellanos in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Ramon Laureano's suspension reduced from 6 games to 4

Aug. 14, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano had a six-game suspension reduced to four games Friday after appealing the penalty for his role in a benches-clearing brawl with the rival Houston Astros. Major League Baseball said a settlement had been reached and the A's were...

St. Louis Cardinals instructor and former player Willie McGee watches workouts on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, during summer camp training at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, for the upcoming shortened season. McGee has opted out of being with the team for the rest of the season while Major League Baseball announced Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, several doubleheaders to make up for games St. Louis has missed because of the coronavirus. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Cards coach McGee opts out; St. Louis gets 6 doubleheaders

Aug. 14, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals coach Willie McGee has opted out of being with the team for the rest of the season while Major League Baseball announced Friday several doubleheaders to make up for games St. Louis has missed because of the coronavirus. The 61-year-old McGee, a four-time All-Star outfielder and...