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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, reacts after striking out against Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Julio Urias during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Philadelphia. At right is catcher Russell Martin. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 18, 2019 - 12:47 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: BACK AT IT The Dodgers and Phillies are facing a tight turnaround after a lengthy rain delay pushed the end of Wednesday's game close to 2 a.m. early Thursday. First pitch of the series finale is set for 12:35 p.m., and then the Dodgers are set...
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FILE - In this April 1959 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Elijah "Pumpsie" Green poses for a photo, location not known. Green, the first black player on the Red Sox, has died. He was 85. A Red Sox spokesman confirmed his death Wednesday night, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)
July 17, 2019 - 11:36 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85. The Red Sox said Green, who lived in California most of his life, died Wednesday at in a hospital in San Leandro, near Oakland; no cause of...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich hits a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
July 17, 2019 - 11:22 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — After Christian Yelich helped give the Milwaukee Brewers a big early lead, Josh Hader preserved the win that nearly got away. Hader struck out Ozzie Albies with two outs and the tying run on third in the ninth inning to save the 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. "They...
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San Diego Padres' Chris Paddack pitches to Miami Marlins' Garrett Cooper during the first inning a baseball game Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 17, 2019 - 10:25 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Chris Paddack said he took the mound with a chip on his shoulder and a tragedy on his mind, and the emotions of the occasion brought out the best in the San Diego Padres rookie. Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, and two relievers got the final four outs to complete a...
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San Diego Padres' Chris Paddack pitches to Miami Marlins' Garrett Cooper during the first inning a baseball game Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 17, 2019 - 8:04 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Rookie right-hander Chris Paddack of the San Diego Padres has pitched six hitless innings against the Miami Marlins. The Padres, who played their first game in 1969, are the only team in the majors to never throw a no-hitter. Cesar Puello was the first Marlins hitter to reach first...
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Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus right, gestures to pitcher Noe Ramirez (24) after Ramirez hit Houston Astros' Jake Marisnick with a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 17, 2019 - 7:55 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head, and Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball...
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Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen stretches during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 9-8. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 17, 2019 - 6:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says it's "a little bit tough to swallow" that closer Kenley Jansen changed his mind about the severity of a foot injury after blowing a save Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. Jansen was struck in the foot by Adam Haseley's...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price sits in the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, July 5, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
July 17, 2019 - 6:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — David Price ignited an old feud Wednesday with Red Sox TV analyst Dennis Eckersley after the Hall of Fame pitcher commented about a confrontation between the men in a story by The Boston Globe this week. Two years ago, Price confronted Eckersley on a team flight after Eckersley was...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, right, celebrates with Kris Bryant after they scored on a two-run double by Jason Heyward during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Chicago, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 17, 2019 - 6:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish finally had a reason to celebrate at Wrigley Field. Darvish tossed six innings of two-hit, shutout ball to earn his first win at the iconic ballpark as a Cub and lead Chicago past the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Wednesday. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell homered for the only...
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 17, 2019 - 5:31 pm
Beyond Clemson, almost everything else about the Atlantic Coast Conference feels uncertain heading into this season. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, David Hale of ESPN joins AP's Ralph Russo to preview the ACC. Defending national champion Clemson is the overwhelming favorite to...
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