Major League Baseball

Seattle Mariners' Dee Gordon watches a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the 12th inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 15, 2018 - 8:12 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dee Gordon doesn't have many home runs this season. Two to be exact. So when Seattle's light-hitting utility player muscled up in the 12th inning, he celebrated by kissing both biceps as he stood in the dugout after crossing home plate. It was a good-natured gesture toward a...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, right, celebrates with David Bote after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 15, 2018 - 7:19 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — It's purely about the math for Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs. A three-game lead is better than a one-game advantage, and that was all that mattered Wednesday. Rizzo homered, drove in three runs and stole two bases in his return to the cleanup spot, and Chicago beat the Milwaukee...
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Seattle Mariners' Dee Gordon watches a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the 12th inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 15, 2018 - 7:00 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Light-hitting Dee Gordon homered off Yusmeiro Petit in the 12th inning to break a scoreless tie and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep. Jean Segura had four hits to help the Mariners closed within 2 1/2 games of the A'...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, right, celebrates with David Bote after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 15, 2018 - 5:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered, drove in three runs and stole two bases in his return to the cleanup spot, and the Chicago Cubs restored their three-game lead in the NL Central by topping the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 on Wednesday. Jason Heyward added three hits and two RBIs as Chicago bounced...
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Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton, second from left, is escorted off the field after being hit by a ball in the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 15, 2018 - 3:17 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have placed ace James Paxton on the disabled list with a forearm bruise, one day after the left-hander was struck by a line drive. Paxton was facing the third batter in the first inning Tuesday night when Jed Lowrie lined a ball back up the middle,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) looks to pass against Texas Tech during an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va. While the Sooners are still the preseason favorite again, there are also high expectations for Grier, the preseason Big 12 offensive player of the year who threw 34 touchdowns and 3,490 yards in his injury-shortened WVU debut.(AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File)
August 15, 2018 - 2:48 pm
Maybe Will Grier can do at West Virginia what Baker Mayfield did with Oklahoma before going to the NFL. If the senior quarterback can mimic the spectacular season had by Mayfield, the Mountaineers would have a couple of significant firsts. They have never won a Big 12 Conference title or had a...
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San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley, left, reacts to being shoved by Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, right, as they argue while home plate umpire Eric Cooper, second from left, gets between them and Max Muncy runs in during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 15, 2018 - 3:17 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig had another rumble with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. Puig took a swing at Giants catcher Nick Hundley during a benches-clearing scrap in the seventh inning, then Alen Hanson hit an RBI single in the ninth to lift San Francisco over the Los Angeles...
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Atlanta Braves left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) is dunked by Johan Camargo the Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 10-6 in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 in Atlanta. Acuna hit two home runs. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 15, 2018 - 2:17 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ACUNA AGAIN! Atlanta rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. has homered five games in a row — at 20, he's the youngest major leaguer to do that. He's also hit leadoff home runs in three straight, connecting the last two days on the first pitch Miami threw. Acuna...
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Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie, right, celebrates with Matt Chapman (26) after hitting a two-run home run off Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez in the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 15, 2018 - 2:09 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Another solid outing from Mike Fiers and Jed Lowrie's 100th career home run helped the surging Oakland Athletics move a step closer to first place in the AL West. The Seattle Mariners, who were eight games ahead of Oakland six weeks weeks ago, are just trying to stick around...
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San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley, left, reacts to being shoved by Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, right, as they argue while home plate umpire Eric Cooper, second from left, gets between them and Max Muncy runs in during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 15, 2018 - 1:38 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig took a swing at Giants catcher Nick Hundley during a benches-clearing scrap in the seventh inning, then Alen Hanson hit an RBI single in the ninth to lift San Francisco over the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Tuesday night. The fracas starter when Puig swatted his bat in...
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