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LEADING OFF: Ohtani coming off cycle, Giolito faces Yankees

Jun. 14, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SHO GOES ON Shohei Ohtani returns to Tropicana Field a night after becoming the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle. Ohtani hit a three-run homer in the first inning — his sixth in 11 games — and completed the feat with a single in the...

Lew Klein, who helped create 'American Bandstand,' dies

Jun. 13, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lew Klein, a broadcast pioneer who helped create "American Bandstand" and launched the careers of Dick Clark and Bob Saget, has died. He was 91. Klein died Wednesday, according to Temple University, where Klein taught and mentored students for more than six decades. He began working at...

Phillies get utilityman Brad Miller from Yankees

Jun. 13, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies have acquired utilityman Brad Miller from the New York Yankees for cash. Miller will join Philadelphia in Atlanta for a three-game series that starts Friday night. He hit .250 (9 for 36) with one homer and four RBIs for the Indians this season and was batting .294 with 10...

Teheran continues his 2019 'mission' as Braves top Pirates

Jun. 13, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One year after he was left off Atlanta's postseason rotation, Julio Teheran has re-emerged as a reliable leader on a young staff. Teheran's roll of superb starts is a big reason the Braves are back in first place in the NL East. Josh Donaldson drove in the tie-breaking run in Atlanta's...

Rare 13-star flags going on display at Revolution museum

Jun. 13, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dozens of rare 13-star American flags never before exhibited will be on display at the Museum of the American Revolution. Antique flag dealer and expert Jeff Bridgman has loaned the historic flags to the Philadelphia museum for display starting Friday, which is Flag Day. The flags...

Merrill Kelly, D-Backs blank Phillies in crisp 3-hitter

Jun. 12, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Merrill Kelly is pitching more like an ace than a 30-year-old rookie. Kelly tossed three-hit ball over 7 2/3 innings, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 on Wednesday night. Kelly (7-6) struck out five before departing when Bryce Harper entered the game as a...

Plan for Delaware River pier linked to fracked gas gets OK

Jun. 12, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A proposal to build a $96 million pier in New Jersey, potentially to load tankers with liquid fuels produced from Pennsylvania's vast Marcellus Shale natural gas reservoir, received the unanimous approval Wednesday of the Delaware River Basin Commission. The commission's approval came...

Huge sphinx makes crawling journey to new spot in museum

Jun. 12, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

The largest ancient sphinx in the Western Hemisphere was on the prowl Wednesday for the first time in nearly 100 years. Philadelphia's Penn Museum relocated its 3,000-year-old sphinx of Pharaoh Ramses II from the Egypt gallery, where it had resided since 1926, to a featured location in the museum's new entrance...

Woman fatally stabbed in dispute over parking space

Jun. 12, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a woman fatally stabbed another woman in a dispute over a parking spot in Philadelphia. The attack happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the two women were arguing over the parking space when one stabbed the other twice in the chest. The 27-year-old victim...

Kingery's 3-run homer lifts Phillies over D'Backs 7-4

Jun. 11, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scott Kingery's utility role has turned into a starting job, thanks to his hitting. Kingery hit a three-run homer, Jake Arrieta threw six effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped Arizona's five-game winning streak with a 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night....