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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, tosses a ball in the air as he warms up prior to a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
May 20, 2018 - 2:22 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OHTANI TIME Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani pitches at home against Tampa Bay. He's 3-1 with a 3.58 ERA in six starts, and struck out 11 Twins in his last outing. The 23-year-old rookie is hitting .321 with six home runs and 17 RBIs in 84 at-...
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Sergio Romo throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
May 20, 2018 - 2:10 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays reliever Sergio Romo played 11 seasons before making his first major league start. Not even 24 hours later, Romo will make his second. Romo will start for the second consecutive day in the finale of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday,...
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In this Friday, May 23, 2014 file photo, France's soccer player Paul Pogba signs an autograph before a training session at the Clairefontaine training center, outside Paris. Not all the money that will change hands after the World Cup, when clubs trade players who distinguish themselves on football’s biggest stage, will line the pockets of selling clubs, agents and the players themselves. A sliver of the wealth will also trickle down to football’s grassroots, to unpretentious, volunteer-run clubs where kids take first steps toward their dreams of making a career in the sport. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 20, 2018 - 1:55 am
TORCY, France (AP) — The ideal scenario for the club where Paul Pogba played football as a kid might go something like this: The France midfielder shines so brightly at the World Cup that a money-no-object club — for argument's sake, let's say Real Madrid — decides that it cannot live without him...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Daniel Robertson, second from right, celebrates with Jesus Sucre, left, and Mallex Smith, second from left, as Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado stands at the plate after hitting a grand slam during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
May 20, 2018 - 1:34 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Robertson grew up watching games at Angel Stadium and was in the stands when the Los Angeles Angels won the World Series in 2002. Coming back home with the Tampa Bay Rays, Robertson could not have conceived the Big A would be the site of his first grand slam. Robertson...
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New York Mets' Wilmer Flores, center, is mobbed by teammates after driving in the winning run against the Arizona Diamondbacks on a sacrifice fly to left field during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
May 20, 2018 - 1:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets manager Mickey Callaway turned to his players in the middle of the ninth inning and in a fun tone reminded them of the stark reality: New York had not won consecutive games in a month. "It kind of got everybody riled up a little bit," Devin Mesoraco recalled. "It was a pretty...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill, center, looks at his finger with home plate umpire Kerwin Danley and others, during the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Washington. Hill was relieved after throwing two pitches. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 20, 2018 - 1:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blisters on the middle finger of his pitching hand are nothing new for veteran Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill, but the latest one is worse than usual and he doesn't know how to solve the problem. Hill threw just two pitches against the Washington Nationals on Saturday night before...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Seattle. Paxton threw a three-hitter as the Mariners won 7-2. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 20, 2018 - 1:08 am
SEATTLE (AP) — In his first start back in Seattle since throwing the sixth no-hitter in Mariners franchise history, James Paxton tossed another gem. The left-hander pitched a three-hitter in his second complete game in three starts, leading the Mariners to a 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp hits a two-RBI double during the ninth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 20, 2018 - 12:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Not much has gone right for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, and it appeared the most last year's NL champions could hope for on Saturday was a split of a day-night doubleheader with the Washington Nationals after they ran into yet another dominant start by Max Scherzer. One...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) handles the ball in the first half of Game 3 against the Boston Celtics in the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 20, 2018 - 12:37 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland's locker room and pounded his chest with both hands. The Celtics got thumped next. James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cavaliers looked like a...
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Washington Nationals left fielder Howie Kendrick reacts after an injury, with center fielder Michael Taylor standing behind, during the eighth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Washington. The Dodgers won the first game 4-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 20, 2018 - 12:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Washington Nationals infielder-outfielder Howie Kendrick tore his right Achilles tendon in the opener of Saturday's doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers and will miss the rest of the season. Kendrick confirmed the injury while standing on crutches and wearing a...
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