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Chicago White Sox's Nick Madrigal (1) is tagged out by Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez as he tried to score on a single hit by Leury Garcia during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Engel, Keuchel lead White Sox to 3-2 victory over Royals

Aug. 1, 2020 12:32 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adam Engel hit a three-run homer in the second inning Friday night, and that was all the offense the Chicago White Sox needed in a 3-2 win over Kansas City that spoiled the Royals' home opener. “A lot of credit goes to our hitting coaches,” Engel said. “They...

Today in History

Jul. 31, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today is Friday, July 31, the 213th day of 2020. There are 153 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 31, 1777, during the Revolutionary War, the Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, was made a major-general in the American Continental Army. On this date: In 1556,...

Today in History

Jul. 30, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 30, the 212th day of 2020. There are 154 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 30, 1945, the Portland class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis, having just delivered components of the atomic bomb to Tinian in the Mariana Islands, was torpedoed...

Kansas City Royals' Jorge Soler runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Holland fans side in new-rule 10th, Royals trim Indians 3-2

Jul. 25, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Greg Holland struck out the top of Cleveland's order to strand the tying run at second base and Maikel Franco hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Kansas City Royals a 3-2 win over the Indians on Saturday in just the third major league game decided by the debated extra-inning...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

LEADING OFF: Dominant pitching, Buffalo in big leagues

Jul. 25, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ACES HIGH There was a ton of great pitching Friday on the second day of this strange 60-game season: Shane Bieber struck out 14 in six innings for the Indians, Jacob deGrom threw five shutout innings for the Mets and Kyle Hendricks threw a complete-game...

New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz reacts after the last out of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, Friday, July 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

LEADING OFF: Deep 'pens, eyes on baseball, Buffalo in bigs

Jul. 24, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Saturday: ARMS RACE The Miami Marlins and Seattle Mariners carried a record 17 pitchers each on their opening day rosters, which were expanded to 30 players for the beginning of this season. The previous high was 28 players in 1995. Many teams have opted for...

This image released by Amazon Studios shows Jim Gaffigan in a scene from his comedy special

New this week: Jim Gaffigan, live baseball, Snoop vs. DMX

Jul. 20, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES —“The Assistant”: Julia Garner stars in writer-director Kitty Green’s film about the day in the life of...

In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from July xx to xx, Benedict Cumberbatch, from left, attends the premiere of

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 19-25

Jul. 13, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 19-25. July 19: Actress Helen Gallagher (“Ryan’s Hope”) is 94. Country singer Sue Thompson is 94. Singer Vikki Carr is 80. Musician Commander Cody is 76. Actor George Dzundza (“Hack,” “Law and Order”) is 75. Singer-bassist...

Today in History

Jun. 29, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 29, the 181st day of 2020. There are 185 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 29, 1613, London’s original Globe Theatre, where many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed, was destroyed by a fire sparked by a cannon shot during...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, fans cheer as Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich walks off the field after driving in the winning run with a double during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Milwaukee. Major League Baseball players and owners are currently caught in a bitter dispute over how to start amid the coronavirus pandemic. Both sides occasionally mention fans, talking about doing right by them. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)

Would MLB fans view champ, stats as legit in 50-game season?

Jun. 17, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a robust round of batting practice in Central Park, softball slugger Todd Montgomery squared up his Mets cap and took a swing at hardball questions involving his favorite team. Would Jacob deGrom be worthy of a third straight Cy Young Award if he goes 4-2 with a 1.45 ERA? Does...