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FILE - This is a July 4, 2020, file photo showing the Miami Marlins running drills during a baseball workout at Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins Park will have a new look for its 2020 season debut Friday, thanks to cozier dimensions and a switch to artificial turf. Also, the home team is in first place. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

LEADING OFF: Marlins home at last, Cole seeks 20th straight

Aug. 14, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: HOME AT LAST Miami finally gets to play its pandemic-delayed opener at Marlins Park, which has a new look for 2020 thanks to cozier dimensions and a switch to artificial turf. Also, there will be a first-place team in the home dugout when the Marlins...

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Edinson Volquez throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)

Rangers put RHP Volquez on 45-day IL with oblique strain

Aug. 13, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers veteran right-hander Edinson Volquez has been put on the 45-day injured list with a right oblique strain, effectively ending his season. The Rangers made the announcement Thursday when they had an off day. A corresponding roster move will be made before Friday's game...

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta walks to the dugout after being pulled during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Orioles beat Phillies 11-4, complete 3-game sweep

Aug. 13, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — These aren't the 100-loss Baltimore Orioles anymore. Pedro Severino and Rio Ruiz hit homers to back Thomas Eshelman and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-4 Thursday to complete a three-game sweep. Eshelman (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits in five innings to...

FILE - In this June 30, 2017, file photo, John Mozeliak, right, newly named St. Louis Cardinals president of baseball operations, speaks during a news conference at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. St. Louis' series opener against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed to Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, giving the Cardinals an extra day to recover from a coronavirus outbreak. The Cardinals, who have not played since July 29, were set to resume their season Friday night in Chicago. But the series opener was pushed back to a doubleheader on Saturday, the beginning of an extended stay in the Windy City for the Cards. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

Cardinals-White Sox opener pushed back to Saturday

Aug. 13, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — St. Louis' series opener against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed to Saturday, giving the Cardinals an extra day to recover from a coronavirus outbreak. The Cardinals, who haven't played since July 29, were set to resume their season Friday night in Chicago. But the series opener was...

Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe, right, and Willy Adames celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox during a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Zunino hits 3-run HR; Rays bash Sox to complete 4-game sweep

Aug. 13, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hunter Renfroe hit two homers and drove in three runs, Mike Zunino belted a three-run shot over the Green Monster and out of Fenway Park and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the struggling Boston Red Sox 17-8 on Thursday to complete a four-game series sweep. It was the sixth straight win for...

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during spring training baseball camp Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Chris Sale rehabbing the best he can for Red Sox

Aug. 13, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

With an arm repaired by Tommy John surgery and a pandemic locking him out of the Red Sox spring training facility, Boston left-hander Chris Sale is managing his rehab the best he can. The team has moved some weights into an outdoor batting cage, which Sale also uses as a locker room. Some electric fans help cool...

Detroit Tigers' JaCoby Jones celebrates his two-run inside-the-park home run in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Detroit, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Top prospects still absent, but Tigers are competitive

Aug. 13, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire's Detroit Tigers sensed an opportunity this season — and these last few weeks have shown why. Detroit is 9-7 and in second place in the AL Central, 1 1/2 games out of first. It may not sound like much, but the Tigers are now more than a quarter of the way through their...

Drone delay at Fenway Park

Aug. 13, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Rays-Red Sox game at Fenway Park on Thursday was delayed for about four minutes in the top of the third inning by a drone flying outside the park beyond the right-field bleachers. With Tampa Bay’s Yoshi Tsutsugo at the plate, players on the field and the umpires pointed to where it...

CORRECTS PHRASE IN CAPTION TO CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW INSTEAD OF CLIMATE CHANGE NOW- Members of an environmental group hang a banner that reads “CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW” on the iconic Citgo sign near Boston's Fenway Park in Kenmore Square on Monday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Boston. The group unfurled the banner Monday evening as the Red Sox began their game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway. A spokesman for the group, Extinction Rebellion Boston, told The Boston Globe that it was hoping to bring attention to environmental issues. (Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via AP)

Climate activists hang banner on Boston's iconic Citgo sign

Aug. 13, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Members of an activist group hung a banner that read “CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW” on the iconic Citgo sign near Boston’s Fenway Park, leading to eight arrests, police said. The group unfurled the banner Monday evening as the Red Sox began their game against the Tampa Bay Rays...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach Plesac throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Indians' Plesac upset with portrayal after COVID violation

Aug. 13, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Zach Plesac feels he and teammate Mike Clevinger have been unfairly portrayed as “bad people” in the aftermath of the pitchers being quarantined by the team for violating COVID-19 protocols last weekend in Chicago. Plesac said he posted a six-minute video on...