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LEADING OFF: Players get creative, Yanks at Dodger Stadium

Aug. 23, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: NAME THAT NICKNAME Jerseys will take on a different look during Players' Weekend, when big leaguers are encouraged to be creative with what goes on the back of their uniforms. Cleveland outfielder Yasiel Puig will have Wild Horse, for the way he charges around...

Hernandez single in 9th lifts Dodgers over Blue Jays 3-2

Aug. 23, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kiké Hernandez came up with a big hit on his bobblehead night. The Dodgers second baseman capped a three-run ninth inning by blooping a single to score Corey Seager with the winning run and Los Angeles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Thursday night after being one-hit through eight...

Orioles set mark for HRs allowed in late-night loss to Rays

Aug. 23, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — For a while, there's been no doubt the Baltimore Orioles would set a dubious record for the most home runs allowed in a season. It was just a matter of where and when. And that came early Thursday night when Tampa Bay's Austin Meadows sent a drive sailing over the right field scoreboard at...

Syndergaard, Mets sweep Indians 2-0 for 5th win in row

Aug. 23, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The only thing that stopped Noah Syndergaard was the weather. Syndergaard retired the first 16 hitters and allowed two hits over six dominant innings before a heavy storm interrupted him, and the New York Mets beat the Cleveland Indians 2-0 Thursday night in a rain-shortened game for their...

Fowler's homer caps comeback, Cardinals beat Rockies 6-5

Aug. 23, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina knew Dexter Fowler would come up big, even before Fowler did. Marcell Ozuna, Paul DeJong and Fowler each hit two-run homers, and the St. Louis Cardinals came back to beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Thursday night. Fowler's 15th home run of the season, off of a 97 mph...

Moncada lines two-run homer, White Sox beat Rangers 6-1

Aug. 23, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yoán Moncada lined a two-run homer on his return from the injured list, Ross Detwiler struck out a career-high eight and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 6-1 on Thursday night. James McCann hit a solo shot and doubled, and Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson and Matt Skole each had an...

Scherzer goes 4 innings in return, Nationals top Pirates 7-1

Aug. 22, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — To Max Scherzer, a short outing was totally OK. "I can't get hurt again," the Washington Nationals ace said. "That's just the reality of this." Scherzer pitched four innings in his return from the injured list Thursday night and the Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1. Scherzer...

Acuña delivers winning single, Braves beat Marlins again

Aug. 22, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. has found multiple ways to beat the Miami Marlins this year. He only wishes the season series wasn't over. "Yeah, I definitely think it was an appropriate way and a fitting ending to the way we played the Marlins," he said through a translator. "But I would have much...

Orioles surrender record 259th homer with 34 games left

Aug. 22, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles have set a major league record by allowing their 259th home run this season, breaking a tie with the 2016 Cincinnati Reds with 34 games remaining. Baltimore right-hander Asher Wojciechowski surrendered a solo shot to Tampa Bay's Austin Meadows in the third inning Thursday night...

Judge confirms TV rights payment to Nats in Orioles dispute

Aug. 22, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has confirmed an arbitration decision from baseball executives ordering the Washington Nationals to be paid $296.8 million by the cable network they jointly own with the Baltimore Orioles for their television rights from 2012-16. The Orioles and Nationals jointly own the...