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WASHINGTON | Nationals get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 players

WASHINGTON (AP) — Right-hander Kelvin Herrera has been acquired by the Washington Nationals from the Kansas City Royals for three minor leaguers. The Nationals sent infielder Kelvin Gutierrez, outfielder Blake Perkins and right-hander Yohanse Morel to Kansas City in the deal announced Monday during Washington’s doubleheader against the New York Yankees. Herrera has 14 saves … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Nationals get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 players

LEADING OFF: Astros go for team record-tying 12th win in row

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: HOT HOUSTON The Astros aim for their 12th straight victory, which would tie for the longest winning streak in franchise history set in 1999 and duplicated in 2004. Fresh off a 10-0 road trip to Texas, Oakland and Kansas City in which they outscored opponents 74-35, … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Astros go for team record-tying 12th win in row

NEW YORK | Severino sharp, steals a popup, too, as Yankees top Rays 4-1

NEW YORK (AP) — In his latest peak performance, Luis Severino took matters into his own hands — and glove. Severino jumped to steal away a popup from catcher Gary Sanchez while pitching eight sharp innings, leading the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 Saturday. “He didn’t say, ‘I got it’ and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Severino sharp, steals a popup, too, as Yankees top Rays 4-1

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Panel: Sports bets on phones have huge growth promise

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a New Jersey racetrack and a casino start taking bets on sporting events Thursday, they will be part of an industry primed for tremendous growth, much of it taking place on smartphones, according to a panel of national gambling experts. Speaking Wednesday at the east Coast Gaming Congress at … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Panel: Sports bets on phones have huge growth promise

BALTIMORE | Yankees-Orioles rained out, game to be part of DH on Aug. 25

BALTIMORE (AP) — The game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles on Sunday has been postponed because of the threat of all-day rain, leaving both teams with yet another doubleheader down the road. It was the second rainout during the scheduled four-game series. In addition, the start of Saturday’s game was delayed by … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Yankees-Orioles rained out, game to be part of DH on Aug. 25

WASHINGTON | Trump tells young athletes to play to win, have a good life

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking his turn in the batting cage and swinging a golf club, President Donald Trump joined a group of famous athletes for a field day with kids at the White House on Wednesday as he kicked off an effort to increase youth participation in sports. “Work hard, get in the game, play … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump tells young athletes to play to win, have a good life

NEW YORK | Verlander stops Yanks again, pitches Astros to 5-1 win

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander tamed the New York Yankees, then toyed with their fans. Verlander slowed down the highest-scoring team in the majors, picking off a familiar opponent by pitching the Houston Astros past New York 5-1 Monday. “I’ve had some success against them in the past,” he said. “Every day is a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Verlander stops Yanks again, pitches Astros to 5-1 win

NEW YORK | Price scratched, sent for tests after tingling in hand again

NEW YORK (AP) — Red Sox lefty David Price has been sent back to Boston for medical tests after experiencing a tingling sensation in his pitching hand again. Price was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday night against the rival New York Yankees. Red Sox manager Alex Cora says Price felt tingling in his hand … Continue reading NEW YORK | Price scratched, sent for tests after tingling in hand again