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September 2, 2015 - 7:59pm
1 min 48 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as they aim to win the NL East, the New York Mets are minding their future.

Resolved to protect their prized young pitchers, the first-place Mets confirmed Wednesday that starter Noah Syndergaard will be skipped this weekend in Miami when fellow rookie Steven Matz returns from injury. And manager Terry Collins also acknowledged ace Matt Harvey will likely be passed over once more in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

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September 2, 2015 - 7:54pm
1 min 48 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Greg Bird, John Ryan Murphy and Carlos Beltran homered during an eight-run second inning Wednesday and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 13-8.

Stephen Drew doubled during New York's big inning and added a three-run homer in the third. Didi Gregorius later homered for the Yankees.

Masahiro Tanaka (11-6) pitched into the seventh inning as the Yankees won for the fifth time in six games. New York improved to 7-2 against the Red...

September 2, 2015 - 7:49pm
1 min 48 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies recalled right-handers Brooks Brown and Justin Miller from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Both pitchers were available for Wednesday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Brown is making his third appearance on Colorado's roster. He last pitched for the Rockies on June 16 before going on the 15-day disabled list two days later with right shoulder inflammation.

He was activated Aug. 22 and...

September 2, 2015 - 7:38pm
1 min 48 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has left the team to be with his wife for the birth of the couple's first child.

Goldschmidt left Denver for Phoenix on a flight late Tuesday night. Manager Chip Hale said Goldschmidt would miss Wednesday's game against the Rockies and most likely Friday's game at the Chicago Cubs.

Hale expects Goldschmidt to rejoin the team in Chicago this weekend.

Goldschmidt...

September 2, 2015 - 7:24pm
1 min 48 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Getting traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the middle of a pennant race hasn't changed third baseman Aramis Ramirez's mind about retirement.

Ramirez said on Wednesday that he couldn't envision a better ending to his 18-year career than playing in a pennant race. Ramirez started his career in Pittsburgh.

Milwaukee sent Ramirez to the Pirates on July 23 for a minor leaguer. The three-game series in Milwaukee this week marked Ramirez's...

September 2, 2015 - 7:07pm
12 min 1 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — A fan at Fenway Park has been taken away on a stretcher after flipping over backward trying to catch a foul ball.

The accident occurred Wednesday during the seventh inning of a game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

The fan was in the last row of the lower box seats, and landed on the concrete walkway that separates the lower and upper boxes. A witness said there was a bloody shirt on the concrete.

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September 2, 2015 - 7:01pm
12 min 1 sec ago
All Times EDT
Saturday

Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Baltimore at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m.

Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

Philadelphia at Boston, 4:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m.

Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

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September 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
12 min 1 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Briggs, a seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker who helped the Chicago Bears reach the Super Bowl, plans to retire.

Briggs said Wednesday during CSN Chicago's broadcast of the Cubs' game against the Reds at Wrigley Field that he is ready to call it a career.

He said he plans to submit his retirement papers soon, although he did not completely shut the door on playing again for the right offer.

A third-round pick out...

September 2, 2015 - 6:51pm
12 min 1 sec ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the final game of the regular season with only one real starting spot up for grabs.

Punters Brad Wing and Jordan Berry have been in a heated competition for the job over the last six months, with no clear favorite heading into Thursday night's exhibition against Carolina.

Berry has a slightly better average through four games, though Wing has been more consistent. The fellow Australians have been...

September 2, 2015 - 6:43pm
12 min 1 sec ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Stephen Strasburg won't make his next scheduled start for the Washington Nationals on Friday.

Strasburg was limited to four innings by upper back tightness his last outing. The right-hander is scheduled to throw an extended bullpen session Thursday and manager Matt Williams said Strasburg would need at least two days after that before pitching.

Williams said it was possible that Strasburg, 8-6 with a 4.35 ERA, could be inserted into...

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