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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, watches his triple off Tampa Bay Rays' Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Mike Zunino. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 26, 2019 - 2:01 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: GETTIN' LOOSE Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani will throw off a mound for the first time since Tommy John surgery. Ohtani had surgery Oct. 1 at the conclusion of his AL Rookie of the Year season. He returned to the Los Angeles lineup as a...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in New York. It was Judge's first home run since returning from a stint on the injured list. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 26, 2019 - 12:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and his teammates were joking about which one of them would hit the home run that gave the New York Yankees a major league-record 28 straight games with a long ball. The 6-foot-7 slugger, batting second in the lineup, predicted the mark might fall in the first inning...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in New York. It was Judge's first home run since returning from a stint on the injured list. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 25, 2019 - 11:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and his teammates were joking about which one of them would hit the home run that gave the New York Yankees a major league-record 28 straight games with a long ball. The 6-foot-7 slugger, batting second in the lineup, predicted the mark might fall in the first inning...
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Kansas City Royals' Hunter Dozier is congratulated by teammates after hitting a grand slam in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 25, 2019 - 11:40 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Brad Hand's sublime season came to stunning end. For once, the Royals mustered some late-game magic. Hunter Dozier's grand slam capped Kansas City's five-run rally in the ninth inning off Hand, Cleveland's previously perfect All-Star closer, as the Royals rallied for an 8-6 win...
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Kansas City Royals' Hunter Dozier is congratulated by teammates after hitting a grand slam in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 25, 2019 - 10:46 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Hunter Dozier's grand slam capped Kansas City's stunning five-run rally in the ninth inning off Cleveland closer Brad Hand, giving the Royals an 8-6 win over the Indians on Tuesday night. Hand (4-3) was a perfect 22 for 22 in save chances and likely on his way to being an All-Star...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in New York. It was Judge's first home run since returning from a stint on the injured list. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 25, 2019 - 10:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge hit back-to-back homers to begin the bottom of the first inning, giving the Yankees a major league-record 28 straight games with a long ball, and New York held off the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night. Gleyber Torres and Edwin Encarnación each poked a...
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Representatives of the the Stonewall Inn and the New York Yankees, including pitcher CC Sabathia, third from left; relief pitcher Dellin Betances, second from right; assistant general manager Jean Afterman, center; and general manager Brian Cashman, right, honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Uprising after the Yankees unveiled a plaque in Monument Park before a baseball game Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in New York. Stonewall witness Tree Sequoia, second from left, and Stonewall owner co-owner Kurt Kelly, third from right, in front of Betances, joined the group. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 25, 2019 - 9:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Monument Park has a new addition that celebrates diversity. A plaque behind the center field fence at Yankee Stadium was dedicated Tuesday night to commemorate the Stonewall Inn uprising 50 years ago, which sparked a pivotal rebellion in the LGBTQ rights movement. The marker was...
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Representatives of the the Stonewall Inn and the New York Yankees, including pitcher CC Sabathia, third from left; relief pitcher Dellin Betances, second from right; assistant general manager Jean Afterman, center; and general manager Brian Cashman, right, honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Uprising after the Yankees unveiled a plaque in Monument Park before a baseball game Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in New York. Stonewall witness Tree Sequoia, second from left, and Stonewall owner co-owner Kurt Kelly, third from right, in front of Betances, joined the group. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 25, 2019 - 8:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium has been dedicated to commemorate the Stonewall Inn uprising 50 years ago, which sparked a pivotal rebellion in the LGBTQ rights movement. The plaque was unveiled Tuesday night before New York played the Toronto Blue Jays. It is located on...
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New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in New York. With the home run, the Yankees broke a record in the majors for consecutive games with a home run. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 25, 2019 - 7:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have homered for the 28th straight game, breaking a major league record. And they wasted no time setting the mark Tuesday night. DJ LeMahieu hit a leadoff shot into the second deck down the left field line against Toronto lefty Clayton Richard, giving the Bronx...
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Baltimore Orioles first-round draft pick Adley Rutschman takes batting practice before a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 25, 2019 - 5:47 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles interrupted their miserable 2019 season to introduce a sliver of hope for the future: Adley Rutschman, the top overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. Rutschman sat alongside general manager Mike Elias during a news conference Tuesday at Camden Yards...
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