Major League Baseball

Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi, left, talks with Bryce Harper, right, prior to a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
August 03, 2020 - 2:28 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK TO WORK The Philadelphia Phillies face a difficult assignment in their long-awaited return to action. Bryce Harper and the Phils haven't played since opening the season with a three-game series against the Miami Marlins, a team that has had...
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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Detroit, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 03, 2020 - 2:11 am
The Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds were the first teams to try out baseball’s new time-saving measure — a doubleheader with seven-inning games. They ended up having a long day anyway after the opener was delayed over two hours because of rain. It’s been that kind of season so far for Major...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge follows through on an eighth-inning, two-run home run against the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Red Sox catcher Kevin Plawecki is at right. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 03, 2020 - 12:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge insists he's not quite locked in at the plate yet. Tell that to his teammates — or the Boston Red Sox. The big slugger homered twice and drove in five runs, connecting for the fifth straight game and breaking an eighth-inning tie with a tape-measure shot that powered the...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, right, is congratulated by Michael Brantley after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 02, 2020 - 9:52 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros didn't even need to lift their bats from their shoulders to chase Shohei Ohtani from another wild performance in the second inning. Almost four hours later, Ohtani provided another worry for Angels fans when the two-way star said he felt discomfort in his...
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August 02, 2020 - 9:34 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy suffered a heart attack during a Saturday team workout at Miller Park, but team officials said he was resting comfortably and should be out of the hospital later this week. Brewers general manager David Stearns said the 61-year-old Murphy...
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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer (27) celebrates after the final out of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Cincinnati won 4-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 02, 2020 - 9:09 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Bauer made short work of the Detroit Tigers, capping Major League Baseball's first seven-inning doubleheader with a shutout. Bauer threw a two-hitter in Cincinnati's 4-0 victory in the second game Sunday. The Reds beat the Tigers 4-3 in the opener. MLB recently decided to use...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge (99) celebrates with designated hitter and on-deck batter Giancarlo Stanton after hitting a three-run home run during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 02, 2020 - 8:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge homered for the fifth consecutive game Sunday night, becoming the first New York Yankees player in 13 years to accomplish the feat. The big slugger connected off left-handed reliever Matt Hall in the second inning, sending a three-run drive off the facing of the second...
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New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes reacts after striking out against the Atlanta Braves during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 02, 2020 - 6:35 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When the New York Mets finally found out Yoenis Céspedes was OK, they suddenly learned something else: The slugger had opted out of playing the rest of this season. Hours after Céspedes didn’t report to the ballpark without explanation, the Mets discovered in the late innings of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 16, 2020, file photo, the Miami Marlins take batting practice during a baseball workout at Marlins Park in Miami. The Marlins, one of the most under-the-radar teams in sports, have making news lately, all of it bad. Overtaken by a coronavirus outbreak, the team must scramble for roster replacements as they try salvage a season barely underway.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
August 02, 2020 - 5:36 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The nightmarish first stop of the season for the Miami Marlins finally ended Sunday. The Marlins left Philadelphia, where they were stranded in isolation for a week after their season-opening series because of a coronavirus outbreak that sidelined half of the team. With the affected...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 02, 2020 - 4:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Wright and the Atlanta bullpen combined on a 10-hit shutout and the Braves won their fifth in a row, beating the Mets 4-0 Sunday and blanking a New York lineup that found out late that slugger Yoenis Céspedes had opted out of playing any more this season. The Mets released a...
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