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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich (22) rounds second base past Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (9) after hitting a three run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Yelich three-run homer lifts Brewers past Cubs, 4-3

Aug. 14, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Yelich hit a three-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the major league-leading Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Friday night. Yelich hit his fifth homer of the season off Alec Mills to right-center field, erasing Chicago's 3-1 lead in the sixth inning. Freddy Peralta (1-1),...

Miami Marlins players Lewis Brinson (25) Magneuris Sierra, center, and Jon Berti celebrate after the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Marlins win virus-delayed home opener, beat Braves 8-2

Aug. 14, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Aguilar drove in three runs, Jon Berti stole home and the NL East-leading Miami Marlins won their long-awaited, coronavirus-delayed home opener, beating the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Friday night. Miami returned to Marlins Park following a 23-day road trip, interrupted when 18 players and two...

Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto hits a three-run home run off New York Mets pitcher Walker Lockett during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Bryce Harper's RBI in ninth lifts Phillies past Mets 6-5

Aug. 14, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper delivered another clutch hit and then waited for a video review to celebrate. Harper's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night. Roman Quinn led off the inning with a single against...

Cincinnati Reds' Freddy Galvis (3) attempts to field the ball as Pittsburgh Pirates' Erik Gonzalez (2) is safe after hitting a double in the second inning during a baseball game at in Cincinnati, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Gray fans 10, Winker homers twice as Reds beat Pirates 8-1

Aug. 14, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jesse Winker had his first career two homer game and Sonny Gray continued his torrid strikeout pace as the Cincinnati Reds broke open a close contest with five runs in the last two innings for an 8-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Nick Castellanos added a three-run homer...

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...

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...

Washington Nationals outfielder Andrew Stevenson, center left, sits with teammates in the stands during the seventh inning in the continuation of a suspended baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, 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. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Five days later, Orioles complete 6-2 win over Nationals

Aug. 14, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles successfully finished what they started, beating the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Friday in a game suspended five days earlier because of a tarp malfunction at another ballpark. Baltimore led 5-2 in the top of the sixth Sunday at Nationals Park when rain halted play....