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MLB: Hader must take sensitivity training after tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball said Wednesday that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training after years-old racist and homophobic …

Correction: All-Star-Hader Tweets story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 17 about All-Star reliever Josh Hader, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hader had referenced the shooting of Trayvon Martin among offensive …

Success on the road lifts A's into contention

The Oakland Athletics have played their way into contention by beating up on teams that are far from it.Oakland enters the All-Star break having won 21 of its last 27, and the A's are only three …

Trout still setting the standard in AL through first half

At the All-Star break last year, Chris Sale looked as if he might pull away in the American League Cy Young race. He already had 178 strikeouts with only 22 walks.By the end of the season, of …

Futures Game a showcase of potential Machado trade chips

WASHINGTON (AP) — Touki Toussaint was about to settle down for his pregame nap when Atlanta Braves director of player development Dom Chiti called."When I saw his name pop up, I did kind of …

Cubs sweep Padres with 7-4 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs are on top of the National League at the All-Star break.Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and the …

Bell's double in 10th gives Pirates 5-game sweep of Brewers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One late-inning rally wasn't enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates.Trailing and down to their final out on two occasions, the Pirates managed a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee …

Tigers rough up Verlander in 6-3 win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander had a puzzling day on the mound in his first-ever start against his previous team.While Verlander racked up double-digit strikeouts, Detroit hammered four home …

Brewers place Villar on 10-day DL with thumb injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers placed infielder Jonathan Villar on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a right thumb strain.Villar injured his thumb sliding into third base in …

Marte, Polanco go back-to-back as Pirates sweep doubleheader

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Once wasn't enough for Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco. They hit back-to-back home runs for the second time Saturday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the second game of a …

Cole pitches into 6th inning, Astros hit 3 homers in 9-1 win

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole wasn't as dominant as he has been throughout the first part of the season. He didn't need to be.Cole struck out eight in 5 2/3 strong innings, and the Houston …

LEADING OFF: Utley retirement tour, Gray back from minors

A look at what's happening around the majors today:STEPPING AWAYThe Chase Utley retirement tour is underway. Utley announced Friday that he will retire at the end of the season, capping a 16-year …

Keuchel, Bregman lead Astros over Tigers 3-0

HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel is beginning to look like his old self, and that's welcome news for a Houston Astros team eyeing another title.Keuchel pitched six strong innings, three …

Bell's 4 hits send Pirates over Brewers 7-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell has had a tough third season at the plate, with an overall drop in production and especially in extra-base hits.Bell might have turned the corner in that …

Thames leaves Brewers game with tight hamstring

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee outfielder Eric Thames left the Brewers game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday with right hamstring tightness.Thames suffered the injury while playing a …

Taillon, Mercer shine in Pirates' 6-3 win over Brewers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon let a lead get away in his last start.This time, he had the answer when he got in trouble.Taillon struck out a career-high 10 to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates …

Aguilar, Segura win online vote for final All-Star spots

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura won the final two roster spots for next week's All-Star Game in Washington.Major League Baseball released the …

Aguilar drives in 3 but Brewers lose to Marlins 5-4 in 12

MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Aguilar hit like the All-Star he is, while the rest of the Milwaukee Brewers hit like also-rans.Aguilar was added to the NL All-Star team Wednesday night and then validated …

Cron's homer lifts Rays to 4-2 win over Tigers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Even after his first three-hit game of the season and a home run, Kevin Kiermaier knew the focus deserved to be elsewhere Wednesday after the Tampa Bay Rays …

Yelich's 3 hits, 4 RBIs lead Brewers over Marlins 8-4

MIAMI (AP) — Christian Yelich looked right at home Tuesday night.The former Marlin had three hits and a season-high four RBIs in his second game back at Marlins Park, helping the Milwaukee …