Major League Baseball

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny tips his cap to the fans following the team's victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game in St. Louis. The Cardinals have fired Matheny during his seventh season with the team hovering around .500. The Cardinals announced Matheny's firing after an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night, July 14, 2018, a defeat that dropped St. Louis to 47-46 and seven games back of the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
July 15, 2018 - 2:44 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ST. LOUIS STUNNER The Cardinals will play their first game under interim manager Mike Shildt after firing Mike Matheny late Saturday night. Matheny's stunning dismissal comes with the team 47-46 and 7 1/2 games back of the NL Central-leading Cubs...
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sits in the dugout before the start of the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 15, 2018 - 2:41 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals aren't accustomed to stretches of mediocrity, and certainly not to reports of clubhouse unrest. The prospect of a third straight year without a postseason berth has spelled the end for manager Mike Matheny. Matheny was stunningly fired Saturday night...
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Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez follows through on a two-run double against the San Diego Padres during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 15, 2018 - 2:33 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is running out of superlatives for All-Star slugger Javier Baez. "Wow. That was a nice performance," Maddon said after Baez — who almost was scratched because he didn't feel well — hit a three-run home run and had five RBIs to highlight the NL...
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sits in the dugout before the start of the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 15, 2018 - 1:03 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals aren't accustomed to stretches of mediocrity, and certainly not to reports of clubhouse unrest. The prospect of a third straight year without a postseason berth has spelled the end for manager Mike Matheny. Matheny was stunningly fired Saturday night...
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sits in the dugout before the start of the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 15, 2018 - 12:33 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals aren't accustomed to stretches of mediocrity, and certainly not to reports of clubhouse unrest. The prospect of a third straight year without a postseason berth has spelled the end for manager Mike Matheny. Matheny was stunningly fired Saturday night...
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sits in the dugout before the start of the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 14, 2018 - 11:45 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have fired manager Mike Matheny during his seventh season with the team hovering around .500. The Cardinals announced Matheny's firing after an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night, a defeat that dropped St. Louis to 47-46 and seven games back...
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Cleveland Indians' Yan Gomes hits an RBI double off New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 14, 2018 - 11:13 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians catcher Yan Gomes walked to the plate Saturday night and found out he was an All-Star. Gomes will replace Tampa Bay's Wilson Ramos in Tuesday's game in Washington D.C., giving Cleveland six All-Stars. Gomes said he wrestled with emotions when he came up in the ninth to face...
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New York Yankees' Austin Romine celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a double and two Cleveland Indians errors on a play during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
July 14, 2018 - 10:44 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Austin Romine came all the way around to score when Cleveland committed two errors on his routine double in the seventh inning, and the New York Yankees edged the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Saturday night. Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer and Greg Bird added a solo shot for the...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Nick Markakis follows through on a grand slam during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. Markakis kept saying he would rather have a four-day break with his family than be named an All-Star. Actually receiving his first All-Star selection changed all that. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
July 14, 2018 - 10:39 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: STAR-STUDDED SLIDE Despite boasting an NL-best four All-Stars, the Braves are freefalling going into the midsummer break. Atlanta has lost 8 of 10, including the first two games of its series against Arizona, to drop out of first place in the NL...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Nick Markakis follows through on a grand slam during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. Markakis kept saying he would rather have a four-day break with his family than be named an All-Star. Actually receiving his first All-Star selection changed all that. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
July 14, 2018 - 9:50 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: STAR-STUDDED SLIDE Despite boasting an NL-best four All-Stars, the Braves are freefalling going into the midsummer break. Atlanta has lost 8 of 10, including the first two games of its series against Arizona, to drop out of first place in the NL...
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