• Today in History

    Today in History

  • This Oct. 1, 2014, file photo shows a black-footed ferret peeking out of a tube after being brought to a ranch near Williams, Ariz. The endangered weasel is returning to an area of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago. Biologists plan to release 35 black-footed ferrets Tuesday, July 26, 2016, near Meeteetse, Wyo. Scientists thought the black-footed ferret was extinct until a dog brought a dead one home near Meeteetse in 1981. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)

    Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild

    MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) — A nocturnal species of weasel with a robber-mask-like marking across its eyes has returned to the remote ranchlands of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano walks to the dugout after being pulled by manager Clint Hurdle during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Liriano roughed up as Pirates fall to Mariners 7-4

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Liriano admits there are times when the adrenaline is pumping so hard and his body feels so good it’s a struggle to take a breath, calm down and just pitch.

  • New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    Sabathia solid to lead Yankees over Astros 6-3

    HOUSTON (AP) — CC Sabathia allowed just two runs in 6 2/3 innings to get back on track after a tough stretch and help the New York Yankees to a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

  • Miami Marlins' Tom Koehler delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Koehler pitches Marlins to 5-0 win over Phillies

    MIAMI (AP) — Once Giancarlo Stanton got Miami on the board, the Marlins quickly grabbed control against the Philadelphia Phillies.

  • Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, center, is congratulated by Jose Iglesias (1) after his two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Boston. At left is Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Cabrera homers, Tigers outlast Red Sox in slugfest 9-8

    BOSTON (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Tyler Collins each had a pair of RBIs and the Detroit Tigers roughed up knuckleballer Steven Wright to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-8 on Tuesday night.

  • Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor celebrates after driving in the winning run off Washington Nationals pitcher Oliver Perez with a single during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Cleveland. The Indians won 7-6. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

    Indians rally for 3 in 9th to stun Nationals 7-6

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor pushed an RBI single through Washington’s drawn-in infield with one out in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied for three runs in their final at-bat to stun the Washington Nationals 7-6 on Tuesday night in a matchup of two first-place teams with sights on October.

  • Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When a baseball-loving boy stopped Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle by chance Monday to check out the A’s bandanna worn by the pitcher’s dog, the little guy got an impromptu opportunity to play shadow baseball with a big leaguer.

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  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Gordon Beckham right, loses the ball as he attempts to tag Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton off the base as Buxton returned to second after advancing on a single by Eduardo Nunez during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Braves beat Twins 2-0 in majors-worst matchup

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lucas Harrell pitched six innings, Adonis Garcia homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the worst teams in the majors.

  • Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager (15) celebrates with teammate Robinson Cano, center, after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Hernandez overcomes shaky start, Mariners top Pirates 7-4

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Felix Hernandez settled down after a shaky start and picked up his first victory in more than two months when the Seattle Mariners topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 on Tuesday night.