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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, right, is congratulated by Michael Brantley after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Astros outlast Angels 6-5 in 11; Ohtani has arm discomfort

Aug. 2, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros didn't even need to lift their bats from their shoulders to chase Shohei Ohtani from another wild performance in the second inning. Almost four hours later, Ohtani provided another worry for Angels fans when the two-way star said he felt discomfort in his pitching...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich tosses his bat as he walks back to the dugout after striking out looking against Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Robbie Erlin during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

LEADING OFF: Yelich, Springer slumping, Blue Jays wandering

Jul. 31, 2020 2:35 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: SLOW STARTS Two-time defending NL batting champion Christian Yelich has a long way to go if he wants a three-peat. The Milwaukee star is 1 for 27 to start the season, an .037 average that’s worst among qualified hitters. Yelich also has struck out...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager (5) celebrates his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Dodgers' Will Smith (16) during the second inning of the Diamondbacks' home opener baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Dodgers win third straight, cruise past D-backs 6-3

Jul. 31, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Dodgers came into Chase Field on quite the high Thursday night, fresh off an emotional two-game sweep over the sign-stealing Houston Astros. Three homers and another solid Ross Stripling start later, Los Angeles kept right on rolling in the desert. A.J. Pollock hit a two-run homer, Corey...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich strikes out during an intrasquad game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Miller Park in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MLB hitters slow out of the box to start 60-game season

Jul. 30, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time defending NL batting champion Christian Yelich has a long way to go if he wants a three-peat. The Milwaukee Brewers star is 1 for 27 to start the season, an .037 average that's worst among qualified hitters. Not by much. Houston's George Springer is batting .048, and teammates Jose...

FILE - In this July 8, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulls down his mask to talk to someone in the dugout during an intrasquad baseball game in Los Angeles. Baseball is back, but because of the coronavirus, official scorers will work remotely this season to rule on hits and errors, make other judgments and tabulate box scores. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

LEADING OFF: Dodgers' Roberts back for Arizona's home opener

Jul. 30, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ROBERTS RETURNS Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will be back from a one-game suspension when the defending NL West champions visit Arizona for the Diamondbacks’ home opener. Major League Baseball suspended Roberts one game and Dodgers reliever...

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly (17) talks toward Houston Astros' Carlos Correa (1) after the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Houston. Kelly received an eight-game suspension for his actions after he threw a pitch in the area of the head of Houston Astros' Alex Bregman and later taunted Correa, which led to the benches clearing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Dodgers' Kelly suspended 8 games for buzzing, mocking Astros

Jul. 30, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, a day after throwing a fastball near the head of Houston’s Alex Bregman and mockingly taunting Astros star Carlos Correa. Benches cleared after Kelly’s actions during the...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Edwin Rios watches his two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the 13th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Houston. The Dodgers won 4-2 in 13 innings. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

All quiet till Ríos HR in 13th lifts Dodgers over Astros 4-2

Jul. 30, 2020 12:54 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After a testy, noisy game in the series opener, all was quiet between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Until the loud crack of Edwin Ríos' bat for a two-run homer in the 13th inning lifted the Dodgers to a 4-2 victory. The teams showed no carry-over from a...

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, right, ducks from a pitch thrown by Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly as catcher Will Smith reaches for the ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Houston. Both benches emptied after the inning. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Column: Kelly makes sure cheating Astros get some payback

Jul. 29, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

The fake crowds and phony noise were tolerable, at least for a few games. Empty ballparks, too, because it was worth it to have baseball back in some form to provide a few hours of escape from a pandemic that seems increasingly hard to escape from. Still, it's been hard to completely enjoy this, a baseball season...

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly (17) looks back at Houston Astros' Carlos Correa (1) after the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Houston. Both benches emptied during the exchange. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Benches clear as Dodgers beat Astros 5-2

Jul. 29, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros are trying to put their sign-stealing scandal behind them. It seems as if the Los Angeles Dodgers have their own thoughts on the matter. Benches cleared Tuesday night during the Dodgers' 5-2 victory over the Astros in the first game between the teams since it was revealed...

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly (17) looks back at Houston Astros' Carlos Correa (1) after the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Houston. Both benches emptied during the exchange. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Benches clear in first Astros-Dodgers game since scandal

Jul. 28, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Benches cleared Tuesday night in the first game between the Astros and Dodgers since it was revealed that Houston stole signs en route to a 2017 World Series championship that came at Los Angeles' expense. The fracas occurred after Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly threw high-and-tight pitches to...