Manfred to replace Selig

Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
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BALTIMORE (AP) - Major League owners have given Rob Manfred the keys to the sport.

Manfred has been elected baseball's 10th commissioner and will succeed Bud Selig in January.

Manfred is a labor lawyer who has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998. He beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner in the first contested vote for a new commissioner in 46 years.

The 55-year-old, who grew up in Rome, New York, must address issues that include decreased youth interest and the longer games. He has served as MLB's chief operating officer for the past year.

The 80-year-old Selig and has ruled baseball since September 1992, when he was among the owners who forced Commissioner Fay Vincent's resignation.

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Scores & Schedules

July 01, 2015 07:08 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Tuesday's Games

Pittsburgh 5 Detroit 4, 14 Innings

Minnesota 8 Cincinnati 5

Chi White Sox 2 St. Louis 1, 11 Innings

Colorado 2 Oakland 1

Seattle 5 San Diego 0

Wednesday's Games

Minnesota (May 4-6) at Cincinnati (Cueto 4-5), 12:35 p.m.

Colorado (Bettis 4-2) at Oakland (Hahn 5-6), 3:35 p.m.

Seattle (T.Walker 6-6) at San Diego (Shields 7-2), 3:40 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Quintana 3-7) at St. Louis (Lackey 6-4), 8:15 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE Tuesday's Games

Texas 8, Baltimore 6

Boston 4, Toronto 3

Cleveland 6, Tampa Bay 2

Houston 4, Kansas City 0

L.A. Angels 2, N.Y. Yankees 1

Wednesday's Games

Boston (Porcello 4-8) at Toronto (Buehrle 8-4), 1:07 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Eovaldi 7-2) at L.A. Angels (Shoemaker 4-6), 7:05 p.m.

Texas (N.Martinez 5-4) at Baltimore (W.Chen 3-4), 7:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Burnett 6-3) at Detroit (Simon 7-4), 7:08 p.m.

Cleveland (Carrasco 9-6) at Tampa Bay (Colome 3-3), 7:10 p.m.

Kansas City (Volquez 8-4) at Houston (Velasquez 0-0), 8:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday's Games

Milwaukee 4, Philadelphia 3

Chicago Cubs 1, N.Y. Mets 0

Miami 5, San Francisco 3

Washington 6, Atlanta 1

L.A. Dodgers 6, Arizona 4, 10 innings

Wednesday's Games

Milwaukee (Lohse 4-9) at Philadelphia (Harang 4-10), 7:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Burnett 6-3) at Detroit (Simon 7-4), 7:08 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Lester 4-6) at N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 9-6), 7:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Heston 8-5) at Miami (Haren 6-5), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (Fister 3-3) at Atlanta (Wisler 1-1), 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (B.Anderson 4-4) at Arizona (Ray 2-3), 9:40 p.m.

WNBA

Tuesday's Games

Indiana 92, Connecticut 84

New York 89, Chicago 81

Seattle 74, Tulsa 69

Phoenix 85, San Antonio 78

Wednesday's Games

No games scheduled=

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