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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) celebrates his three-run home run with Pedro Severino (29) and Mark Reynolds (14) during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 22, 2018 - 2:38 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ENCORE! Nationals outfielder Juan Soto looks to add to his hit total. The youngest player in the majors at 19, he launched a 442-foot home run Monday night in his first big league start. Soto also singled while driving in three runs at home...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 10, 2018, file photo, the Cleburne Railroaders mascot, Spike, left, poses with former Major League Baseball player and newly-signed player Rafael Palmeiro, right, after a news conference where Palmeiro was introduced in Cleburne, Texas. Palmeiro still has power, even at 53. After hitting more than 500 home runs in the major leagues, Palmeiro homered Monday, May 21, 2018, for the first time in his return to baseball with the independent Cleburne Railroaders. (AP Photo/Stephen Hawkins, File)
May 22, 2018 - 2:24 am
CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) — Rafael Palmeiro still has power, even at 53. After hitting more than 500 home runs in the major leagues, Palmeiro went deep Monday night for the first time in his return to baseball with an independent team. He connected in the fifth inning for the Cleburne Railroaders , who...
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Colorado Rockies' Gerardo Parra, second from left, hits a solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. Catcher Yasmani Grandal, right, and home plate umpire Ryan Blakney watch. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
May 22, 2018 - 1:15 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pinch-hitter Carlos Gonzalez drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single in the eighth inning and the Colorado Rockies edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Monday night. German Marquez pitched seven innings of two-hit ball and Gerardo Parra homered for the Rockies, who moved...
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New York Yankees Aaron Judge (99) celebrates his fifth inning home run with Giancarlo Stanton (27) against the Texas Rangers in a baseball game Monday, May 21, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
May 22, 2018 - 12:46 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Gleyber Torres was only three months old when Bartolo Colon made his major league debut. Now Torres is a rookie second baseman helping the New York Yankees in a power stretch never accomplished by past Bronx Bombers — none of those teams with Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey...
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Baltimore Orioles catcher Andrew Susac, left, and relief pitcher Brad Brach celebrate the team's 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox after a baseball game Monday, May 21, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 22, 2018 - 12:44 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Big swings by Manny Machado, Adam Jones and Mark Trumbo. Impressive relief work by Mychal Givens. A couple of nice plays on defense. For one night at least, there was a lot to like for the Baltimore Orioles. Machado, Jones and Trumbo homered, helping Andrew Cashner and the Orioles...
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Detroit Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos is greeted in the dugout after his solo home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 21, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
May 22, 2018 - 12:38 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While Jose Berrios struggled through a four-start stretch that began in mid-April, the Minnesota Twins were reeling for most of that time. His last two turns have been masterpieces, and maybe the injury-affected Twins have found a groove again. Logan Morrison forced in the go-...
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New York Mets' Jason Vargas delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Monday, May 21, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 21, 2018 - 11:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets probably won't skip Jason Vargas' next start. Vargas returned to the rotation with five excellent innings, AJ Ramos pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth and the Mets beat the Miami Marlins 2-0 on Monday night. Asdrubal Cabrera had an RBI double and Wilmer...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) celebrates his three-run home run with Pedro Severino (29) and Mark Reynolds (14) during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 21, 2018 - 11:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto, the youngest player in the majors at 19, wasn't sure his towering drive would clear the fence in left-center field. He was the only one. Soto hit a three-run homer in his first career start as the Washington Nationals defeated the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Monday. "I...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, May 21, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 21, 2018 - 10:59 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Miles Mikolas pitched a four-hitter for his first career shutout and Tyler O'Neill homered for the third straight game and drove in four runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Mikolas needed just 109 pitches to remain...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Pivetta pitches during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 21, 2018 - 10:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies are a win away from first place. OK, it's May — but for a team stuck for years in the bottom of the National League, it's starting to feel a bit like September. Nick Pivetta struck out seven over seven innings, and Nick Williams and Aaron Altherr each homered to...
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