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"The fact I hesitated about making the smallest gesture of putting my hand on Bruce’s shoulder says we’re not where we need to be,” Oakland's Mark Canha said of supporting teammate Bruce Maxwell when he took a knee.

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A year ago, the Cubs rolled into October with 103 regular-season wins and four starting pitchers all sporting ERAs between 2.13 and 3.35. That's not even close to the case this season.

Still without Bryce Harper, Nationals give A.J. Cole enough support to top Phillies

Harper’s expected return from his leg injury was delayed because he was sick, but Michael A. Taylor’s two-run home run provides enough offense for Cole in a 3-1 win in Philadelphia.

Nationals’ Dusty Baker on anthem protests: ‘The bottom line is there’s a problem’

Baker is one of two African American managers in baseball and served as a Marine Corps reservist.

Bryce Harper’s return from knee injury delayed by illness

Harper was expected to return Monday against the Phillies.

“He's taking a knee, but his hand is on his heart. He loves his country. He loves our flag," Birmingham-Southern Coach Jan Weisberg said of his former star, who became the first MLB player to kneel during the national anthem on Saturday.

Games like Sunday’s win over the Mets might dictate who plays when in October, and who plays when in October might dictate who wins in October.

Bruce Maxwell, a rookie catcher, comes from a military family.

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Even for fans of teams that have clinched playoff berths, there are reasons to scoreboard-watch.

"We will redouble our efforts on this important issue,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said.

The 1994 NL rookie of the year, Mondesi was charged with corruption stemming from his term as mayor of his hometown in the Dominican Republic.

NL West leaders, who have two wins over teams with winning records since Aug. 26, continue to search for answers with the postseason looming.

In other news, single-game tickets for the NLDS go on sale next week.

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Baltimore starters collectively have posted not only the worst ERA in baseball this season, but the worst in baseball by any team in the past five years, and the worst in Orioles history.

Players reacted with emotion as the toddler was whisked away to a New York hospital.

Atlanta pitching melts down in decisive inning as Nationals win third straight.

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Felix Hernandez felt he had nothing to work with in the bullpen. His night took a turn for the better once he started making pitches that counted.

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Aaron Judge broke Mark McGwire’s major league record for home runs by a rookie, hitting a pair for the second straight day to raise his total to 50 and lead the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 11-3 Monday.

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Collin McHugh indicated he wasn’t trying to hit Carlos Gomez with a pitch.

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With seven losses in eight games, the Angels have let their playoff chances slide away in the last week of the season.

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The Minnesota Twins could only watch and wince when their All-Star closer and newly acquired veteran starting pitcher were both traded in the last two days before the non-waiver deadline.

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The Boston Red Sox would like to get the AL East wrapped up quickly so they can start resting some banged-up players.

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Aaron Judge circled the bases for the 50th time this season , breaking Mark McGwire’s major league record for home runs by a rookie, and returned to the Yankees dugout to exchange handshakes, hugs and high-fives with excited teammates.

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Red Sox infielder Eduardo Nunez was removed from Monday night’s game against Toronto after he aggravated a right knee injury that caused him to miss the previous 13 games.

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Aaron Judge circled the bases for the 50th time this season , breaking Mark McGwire’s major league record for home runs by a rookie, and returned to the Yankees dugout to exchange handshakes, hugs and high-fives with excited teammates.

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The Yankees’ Todd Frazier said the condition of the young girl injured by his foul ball last week has improved and she could be leaving a hospital soon.

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The Minnesota Twins could only watch and wince when their All-Star closer and newly acquired veteran starting pitcher were both traded in the last two days before the non-waiver deadline.

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Aaron Judge has broken Mark McGwire’s major league record for home runs by a rookie, going deep twice on Monday to raise his total to 50.

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It was a rough weekend for any fans hoping for some final-week excitement in the postseason races.

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