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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, right, is greeted by Brian Goodwin after he scored on a single by Albert Pujols during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 09, 2019 - 11:37 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has been lifted from their game against the Milwaukee Brewers because of a right groin strain. Trout was replaced during the fourth inning. It looked as if he got hurt when he slid into second in the second. Trout, who signed a $426.5...
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Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield (15) celebrates at third base after hitting a triple off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. With that hit Merrifield tied George Brett with a team record for hits in consecutive games. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
April 09, 2019 - 10:34 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: THE BIG 3-0 Whit Merrifield can set a record for the longest hitting streak in Royals history. He extended his streak to 30 games Tuesday night, tying the team mark set by George Brett in 1980. Merrifield's string started last season and he's...
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Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield (15) celebrates at third base after hitting a triple off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. With that hit Merrifield tied George Brett with a team record for hits in consecutive games. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
April 09, 2019 - 8:28 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Whit Merrifield has extended his hitting streak to 30 games, matching the Kansas City Royals' team record set by George Brett. Merrifield led off the bottom of the first inning with an opposite-field triple to right on Tuesday night against Seattle. Merrifield ended last...
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April 09, 2019 - 6:12 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A woman has sued the Houston Astros for more than $1 million, saying that a T-shirt cannon by the team's mascot at a game last season broke her finger. The Houston Chronicle reports that Jennifer Harughty alleges that the mascot, who is named Orbit, "shattered" her left index finger...
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April 09, 2019 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lenny Dykstra has sued former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, St. Martin's Press and Macmillan Publishing Group over a passage in the pitcher's new book accusing the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston pitcher Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series. Dykstra...
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New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox players hold Super Bowl and World Series trophies before the home opener baseball game between the Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Boston. From left they are, Patriots' Matthew Slater, Red Sox's Mike Lowell, David Ortiz and Steve Pearce, Patriots' Rob Gronkowski, Patrick Chung, Julian Edelman, and Stephon Gilmore (24). At rear are Duron Harmon, behind Gronkowski, and New England Patriots' Deatrich Wise, behind Edelman. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 09, 2019 - 5:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Ten trophies. The New England Patriots brought their six Super Bowl trophies to Fenway Park on Tuesday to help the Boston Red Sox celebrate their latest World Series championship and unfurl a new banner in front of the Green Monster for the fourth time in 15 years. "It's pretty cool...
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chris Archer (24) walks away from a bench clearing brawl with fellow pitcher Trevor Williams (34) during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 7, 2019. A wild pitch by Archer during an at-bat by Reds' Derek Dietrich started the fight. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 09, 2019 - 3:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh pitcher Chris Archer was suspended for five games, Cincinnati outfielder Yasiel Puig for two and Reds manager David Bell for one on Tuesday for their parts in a bench-clearing fracas last weekend at PNC Park. The commissioner's office said Archer has appealed his penalty...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 1999, file photo, eight founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) pose at a celebration of the association's 50th anniversary in New York. Back row from left are Marilynn Smith, Marlene Hagge, Alice Bauer, Louise Suggs and Betty Jameson. Front row from left are Bettye Sanoff, Shirley Spork and Patty Berg. Marilynn Smith died Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She was 89.(AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File)
April 09, 2019 - 10:39 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marilyn Smith, one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour whose 21 victories, two majors and endless support of her tour led to her induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame, died Tuesday. She was 89. She died in Goodyear, Arizona, surrounded by family and friends, the LPGA...
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Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland celebrates with Rafael Devers (11) after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
April 09, 2019 - 1:01 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BOSTON BASH The Red Sox are set to receive their 2018 World Series rings ahead of their home opener at Fenway Park. Boston plans to unveil a championship banner, and ceremonies will include a flyover by four F-16 jets prior to the first pitch. The...
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Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield (15) scores on a sacrifice fly to left by teammate Alex Gordon during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 08, 2019 - 9:49 pm
April is just over a week old, and already Whit Merrifield is more than halfway to matching Joe DiMaggio's famous hitting streak. That's because Merrifield's run began toward the end of last season — so long ago that it doesn't totally resonate. "I didn't even know I had a streak going until the...
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