Major League Baseball

New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday, right, celebrates with Chase Headley (12) after Holliday hit a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
September 02, 2017 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Holliday once again became a bruising designated hitter against his former designated sitter. Holliday made a smashing return to the Yankees' lineup after being sidelined a month, launching a three-run homer that led Masahiro Tanaka and New York over the AL East-leading Boston...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz, left, reacts as New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday rounds the bases with a three-run home run, past Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers, right, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept.2, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
September 02, 2017 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Holliday made a smashing return to the Yankees' lineup, hitting a three-run homer that led Masahiro Tanaka and New York over the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox 5-1 Saturday. The Yankees, already holding the top spot in the wild-card race, pulled within 4½ games of Boston. The...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz, left, reacts as New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday rounds the bases with a three-run home run, past Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers, right, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept.2, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
September 02, 2017 - 4:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Holliday made a smashing return to the Yankees' lineup, hitting a three-run homer that led Masahiro Tanaka and New York over the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox 5-1 Saturday. The Yankees, already holding the top spot in the wild-card race, pulled within 4½ games of Boston. The...
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Houston Astros Carlos Beltran, left, looks on as Alex Bregman (2) scores on Josh Reddick's RBI-single off Texas Rangers starter Nick Martinez during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
September 02, 2017 - 2:36 am
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ HOMECOMING The Houston Astros play their first game at Minute Maid Park since Hurricane Harvey caused massive flooding. The AL West leaders had a home series earlier this week against Texas relocated to Tampa Bay's stadium because of the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, fields a ground ball to throw out San Diego Padres' Carlos Asuaje during the first inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
September 02, 2017 - 2:06 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It's almost as if Clayton Kershaw hadn't been away at all. The Los Angeles ace was sharp in his first start in five weeks, holding the San Diego Padres to two infield singles in six innings in a 1-0 victory Friday night that snapped the Dodgers' season-high five-game losing streak...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, fields a ground ball to throw out San Diego Padres' Carlos Asuaje during the first inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
September 02, 2017 - 1:13 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw was sharp in his first start in five weeks, holding the San Diego Padres to two hits in six innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers won 1-0 on Friday night to snap their season-high five-game losing streak. Kershaw (16-2) hadn't started since July 23, when he was pulled...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Doug Fister delivers the ball to the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
September 01, 2017 - 11:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Less than three months ago, Boston starter Doug Fister was standing on a minor league mound with an uncertain future. On Friday night, he hurled a gem against his club's closest competitor in the middle of a pennant race. Fister dominated for seven innings and the Red Sox backed him...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Doug Fister delivers the ball to the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
September 01, 2017 - 10:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Doug Fister dominated for seven innings and the Boston Red Sox backed him with three home runs to beat the New York Yankees 4-1 Friday night and extend their AL East lead. Eduardo Nunez, Andrew Benintendi and Hanley Ramirez each homered as the Red Sox opened a 5 1/2-game edge over...
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New York Yankees pitcher C. C. Sabathia walks to the dugout after striking out a Boston Red Sox batter to end the top of the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
September 01, 2017 - 9:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after CC Sabathia sounded off on a Boston bunt, small ball was still causing a big back-and-forth between the New York Yankees and Red Sox. Sabathia got riled Thursday night when Eduardo Nunez dropped a bunt, which the pitcher threw away for an error. After a 6-2 win over...
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New York Yankees pitcher C. C. Sabathia walks to the dugout after striking out a Boston Red Sox batter to end the top of the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
September 01, 2017 - 9:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after CC Sabathia sounded off on a Boston bunt, small ball was still causing a big back-and-forth between the New York Yankees and Red Sox. Sabathia got riled Thursday night when Eduardo Nunez dropped a bunt, which the pitcher threw away for an error. After a 6-2 win over...
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