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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander, right, walks in the dugout after completing the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
April 25, 2019 - 12:31 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Watching Wade Miley go right at the Minnesota Twins' lineup the night before inspired Justin Verlander. The right-hander followed suit and pitched eight dominant innings, and Carlos Correa, Michael Brantley and Josh Reddick all homered to lead the Houston Astros to a 7-1 win over the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr., left, follows through with a double as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp looks on in the third inning of a spring training baseball game in Dunedin, Fla. The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before their game against the Oakland Athletics, on Friday, April 26. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
April 24, 2019 - 11:02 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today. VLADDY TIME Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is set to make his much-anticipated major league debut. The Toronto Blue Jays will promote their promising slugger before Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics, manager Charlie Montoyo said Wednesday...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander, right, walks in the dugout after completing the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
April 24, 2019 - 10:55 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched eight dominant innings, and Carlos Correa, Michael Brantley and Josh Reddick all homered to lead the Houston Astros to a 7-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Verlander (4-0) retired the first 10 batters before Jorge Polanco crushed a pitch...
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New York Mets relief pitcher Jacob Rhame, right, reacts as Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 24, 2019 - 10:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rhys Hoskins homered off reliever Jacob Rhame and taunted him with a slow jog around the bases a night after Rhame buzzed him with two fastballs, and the struggling Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 6-0 on Wednesday. Hoskins was furious after Rhame sailed two pitches over...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr., left, follows through with a double as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp looks on in the third inning of a spring training baseball game in Dunedin, Fla. The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before their game against the Oakland Athletics, on Friday, April 26. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
April 24, 2019 - 9:10 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday. VLADDY TIME Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is set to make his much-anticipated major league debut. The Toronto Blue Jays will promote their promising slugger before Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics, manager Charlie Montoyo said Wednesday...
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In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, photo, Buffalo Bisons third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. dives for the ball on a single by Lehigh Valley IronPigs' Aaron Altherr during first inning of a Triple-A minor league baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y. The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before their game against the Oakland Athletics, on Friday, April 26. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 8:41 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics. Manager Charlie Montoyo announced the move after Toronto lost to San Francisco 4-0 on Wednesday. The Blue Jays are off Thursday. "Hopefully he becomes what...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright, left, talks with pitching coach Mike Maddux after working the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 24, 2019 - 5:43 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — One St. Louis Cardinals pitcher reached a career milestone, while another added to his growing reputation as one of the league's toughest relievers. Adam Wainwright was warm enough on a cool day, allowing one run in six innings for his 150th career victory as Cardinals beat the...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright, left, talks with pitching coach Mike Maddux after working the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 24, 2019 - 4:42 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright was warm enough on a cool day, allowing one run in six innings for his 150th career victory, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. Last year's MVP, Christian Yelich, had most of the day off but still...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Gio Gonzalez smiles during a media availability in Washington. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that pitcher Gio González and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year contract guaranteeing the 33-year-old left-hander $2 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, April 24, 2019, because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 24, 2019 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that pitcher Gio González and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year contract guaranteeing the 33-year-old left-hander $2 million. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, is restrained while arguing with umpire Mark Carlson, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, April 22, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 23, 2019 - 10:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is reviewing Bryce Harper's rant at an umpire, trying to determine whether the Philadelphia Phillies star should be disciplined. "Hope not. We'll see," Harper said after Tuesday night's 9-0 loss to the New York Mets. There was no decision by then, a day after...
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