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Trump to Little League champs: 'See you at the White House!'

Aug. 26, 2019 5:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is applauding the Louisiana team that claimed its first Little League World Series title, tweeting: "Congratulations to Louisiana's Champions. See you at the White House!" The team from suburban New Orleans beat Curacao 8-0 to win the title on Sunday. The champions...

No-hitter or not, bullpens need to be ready

Aug. 26, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

If a pitcher takes a no-hitter into the sixth or seventh inning, that's usually around when it starts to feel possible. It's also apparently a decent time to pull him. In the past week, three pitchers were taken out with no-hitters in progress in the sixth inning or later, part of a growing trend in which...

Pitcher discovered on social media lands chance with A's

Aug. 26, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nathan Patterson never even made the varsity baseball team as a middle infielder during high school back home in Kansas. In fact, he'd strayed far from the game — running his own landscaping business and working various other jobs that included sales and software —...

LEADING OFF: Harper returns to Phillies, Ramírez has surgery

Aug. 26, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: DADDY'S HOME Bryce Harper is expected to return from paternity leave as the Phillies open a home series against struggling Pittsburgh. Philadelphia dropped two of three at last-place Miami without him, managing only four hits and never batting with a runner in...

Yankees slug 3 HRs off Kershaw to beat Dodgers 5-1

Aug. 25, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The New York Yankees left Los Angeles feeling good about how they matched up against the team with the best record in baseball. DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge and Mike Ford homered, and Domingo Germán outdueled Clayton Kershaw for his major league-leading 17th win in a 5-1 victory over...

Carpenter snaps out of slump as Cards sweep Rockies, 11-4

Aug. 25, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter knew it was just a matter of time. The veteran infielder busted out of a prolonged slump with a homer and two singles as the St. Louis Cardinals cruised to an 11-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies after a long rain delay Sunday. Lane Thomas had a pinch-hit homer for the...

Giants rally behind Longoria to edge Athletics 5-4

Aug. 25, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After standing in the on-deck circle and watching an 11-pitch tussle between Buster Posey and Athletics reliever Blake Treinen that ended in a strikeout, Giants cleanup hitter Evan Longoria decided to take a quicker approach in his own at-bat against the former All-Star closer. "I...

Machado's 2-run homer lifts Padres to 3-1 win vs Red Sox

Aug. 25, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It took just one swing by Manny Machado in the first inning to give the San Diego Padres all the runs they'd need to avoid being swept by the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox. Machado hit a two-run home run — his first in more than three weeks — and left-hander...

Gregorius leaves Yankees game after being hit by pitch

Aug. 25, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has left New York's game at Dodger Stadium after being hit by a pitch from Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw. Gregorius sustained a right shoulder contusion after being drilled in the first inning Sunday night. He left in the third and was replaced by...

Rendon leads Nationals past Cubs 7-5 for 5th straight win

Aug. 25, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez thinks Anthony Rendon should win all the awards. "I'll make a case for him right now, yeah," a chuckling Martinez said. "MVP, Gold Glove. My man, Anthony." He's making quite a case by himself. Rendon homered and had four hits, including an RBI...