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  • MLB Roundup: Ramirez sharp in Angels’ win over Red Sox; Farrell ejected FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2016, file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer works against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series at Nationals Park in Washington. The Nationals turn to Scherzer for the deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series against the Dodgers, who already used Clayton Kershaw on short rest to stay alive. Scherzer calls this the biggest start of his career with a spot against the Cubs in the NL Championship Series at stake. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Olson hit his first two major league home runs, Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto also launched their first career shots and the Oakland Athletics routed the Chicago White Sox 10-2 on Saturday. Barreto homered in his big league debut. He joined Olson and Brugman in becoming the second trio of teammates to ...
  • MLB Roundup: Boston Red Sox cap Big Papi’s night with win over L.A. Angels Big Papi 34-USATSI-10127969NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Torreyes hit a game-winning single with two outs in the 10th inning after midnight, and the New York Yankees edged the Texas Rangers 2-1 on a rainy Friday night for just their second win in 10 games. Brett Gardner lined a tying home run with one out in the New York ...
  • MLB Roundup: Three HRs complete LA Dodgers’ four-game sweep over NY Mets Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson (31) celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the New York Mets during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium.(Photo: Richard Mackson, USA TODAY Sports)DENVER (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings hit three-run homers, Zack Godley threw well into the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 10-3 on Thursday. Goldschmidt finished with three hits and four RBIs to increase his season total to 64, tops in the majors. Arizona took two of three in the NL ...
  • MLB Roundup: Yankees snap 7-game skid with 8-4 win over Angels Matt Holliday hits a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Angels Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.(Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)MIAMI (AP) — Max Scherzer’s bid for the third no-hitter of his big league career ended with one out in the eighth inning, and he then gave up two unearned runs and the Miami Marlins rallied to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Wednesday. After backup catcher A.J. Ellis reached on an infield single for Miami’s first ...
  • MLB Roundup: Chris Sale sharp, Red Sox move into 1st place in AL East division Sales Red Sox-USATSI-10101995LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager hit three homers in a game for the second time in his young career and the Los Angeles Dodgers went deep five times in a 12-0 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night. Cody Bellinger also had a two-run homer to help the Dodgers win their fifth straight. ...
  • MLB Roundup: Merrifield, Hammel help Royals to 4-2 victory over Red Sox Kansas City Royals pitcher Jason Hammel throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, June 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)(Photo: The Associated Press)BALTIMORE (AP) — Corey Kluber pitched a three-hitter for his fifth career shutout, Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana homered and the Cleveland Indians overpowered the Baltimore Orioles 12-0 Monday night for their season-high sixth straight victory. Santana and Austin Jackson had three RBIs apiece for the AL Central leaders, whose recent surge has lifted them to ...
  • MLB Roundup: Xander Bogaerts hit two home runs to lead Red Sox over Astros, 6-5 The Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts is greeted at home plate by teammate Dustin Pedroia after Bogaerts' sixth-inning home run against the Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston.(Photo: Shanna Lockwood, USA TODAY Sports)DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado completed the cycle with a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Colorado Rockies stunned the San Francisco Giants by rallying for a 7-5 victory Sunday. Arenado hit the first pitch he saw from All-Star closer Mark Melancon (1-2) into the left-field seats to finish a four-game ...
  • MLB Roundup: Altuve, Beltran homer in Astros’ 7-1 win over Red Sox Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, right, turns a double play over Boston Red Sox' Mookie Betts to end the top of the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)(Photo: The Associated Press)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lonnie Chisenhall hit two home runs for Cleveland in the second game after Jose Ramirez went deep twice in the opener, and the Indians took over first place in the AL Central by sweeping a doubleheader from the Minnesota Twins with 9-3 and 6-2 victories on Saturday. Austin Jackson hit a solo shot ...
  • MLB Roundup: Betts homers in 8th inning, sends Red Sox past Astros 2-1 Boston Red Sox' Mookie Betts (50) celebrates his go-ahead solo home run off Houston Astros relief pitcher Will Harris with Xander Bogaerts during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)(Photo: The Associated Press)NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out 10 over eight masterful innings to reach double digits for the fifth straight start and limited the Mets to four hits, leading the Washington Nationals over New York 7-2 on Friday night. Matt Wieters and Michael A. Taylor hit consecutive homers starting the third inning against Steven Matz ...
  • MLB Roundup: Khris Davis’ bloop single in 10th lifts A’s past Yankees 8-7 New York Yankees' Chase Headley watches his two-run single off Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)(Photo: The Associated Press)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Ty Kelly doubled home the only run in the eighth inning of a duel between Philadelphia’s Nick Pivetta and Chris Sale to lead the Phillies over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Sale (8-3) was cruising until a one-out single by Andrew Knapp and Kelly’s hit, which ended an eight-game losing ...
  • MLB Roundup: Simmons’ two-run homer leads Angels past Yankees, 7-5 New York Yankees' Starlin Castro reacts after striking out during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)(Photo: The Associated Press)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Moustakas hit his 18th home run leading off the second inning, Jorge Bonifacio and Lorenzo Cain followed with back-to-back shots in the third and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep. Bonifacio finished with two hits and three RBIs, Whit Merrifield ...
  • MLB Roundup: Sabathia leaves with injury; Young rallies Angels past Yanks Yankees v AngelsCLEVELAND (AP) — Clayton Kershaw extended his unbeaten string and rookie Cody Bellinger hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning off Andrew Miller that lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Kershaw (9-2) allowed two runs in seven innings and has not ...
  • MLB Draft 2017: Greene picked for arm, McKay for bat near top of MLB draft Bubba Thompson, left, an outfielder from McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile, Ala., adjusts a jersey as draftees, from left, Jordon Adell, Hunter Greene, and Trevor Rogers applaud after Thompson was selected No. 26 by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)(Photo: The Associated Press)SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Hunter Greene was selected by Cincinnati as a pitcher, while Brendan McKay’s bat attracted Tampa Bay. And in a Major League Baseball draft stocked with two-way talents at the top, the first-place Minnesota Twins went another way Monday night. Surprise leaders in the AL Central after finishing 59-103 last year, the Twins spent ...
  • MLB Roundup: Pedroia’s single wins it in 11th; Red Sox beat Phillies 6-5 Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)(Photo: The Associated Press)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon pitched five scoreless innings in his return from treatments for testicular cancer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Monday night. Taillon (3-1) allowed five hits, walked two and struck out five. The 25-year-old had surgery May 8, four days after losing to the Reds at Cincinnati, then ...
  • MLB Roundup: Scherzer gets to 2,000 Ks, but Rangers beat Nationals 5-1 Texas Rangers starting pitcher Austin Bibens-Dirkx throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)(Photo: The Associated Press)NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie sensation Aaron Judge hit two more home runs, including a drive that cleared the distant bleachers at Yankee Stadium and sent New York romping past Baltimore 14-3 Sunday for its fifth straight win. Even by his lofty feats, it was quite a power show by the 6-foot-7 Judge. He leads the ...
  • MLB Roundup: Chris Sale wins 7th straight decision; beats Justin Verlander, Tigers Sales Red Sox-USATSI-10101995CHICAGO (AP) — Mark Reynolds and Charlie Blackmon homered, rookie Jeff Hoffman pitched neatly into the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies won their seventh straight game, beating the Chicago Cubs 9-1 Saturday. The Cubs lost their fourth in a row, dropping the World Series champions to 30-31. Reynolds had four hits, including his 17th homer, and ...
  • MLB Roundup: Hicks hits 2 HRs, Montgomery pitches Yankees past O’s 8-2 Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Mark Trumbo (45) watches as fans reach for a ball hit for a home run by New York Yankees' Starlin Castro during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, June 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)(Photo: The Associated Press)CHICAGO (AP) — Rockies closer Greg Holland walked the bases loaded in the ninth inning before escaping, and Colorado held off the Chicago Cubs 5-3 Friday for their season-high sixth win in a row. After three straight one-out walks, Holland retired Ben Zobrist on a short flyball and struck out Jason Heyward for his major league-best ...
  • MLB Roundup: Sanchez, Yankees hammer Price again in 9-1 win over Red Sox New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, June 8, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)(Photo: The Associated Press)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lance McCullers took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Jose Altuve hit a two-run homer in a five-run ninth as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Thursday night. Altuve’s ninth home run came off Kelvin Herrera (1-2) with Josh Reddick aboard after walking on four pitches ...
  • MLB Roundup: Scherzer strikes out 14, Puig involved in testy exchange in Nationals’ 2-1 win FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman works against the Pittsburgh Pirates during a spring training baseball game in Dunedin, Fla. Stroman makes his season debut for Toronto on Thursday at Tampa Bay after winning MVP honors with Team USA at the World Baseball Classic last month. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — Scooter Gennett hit four home runs, matching the major league record, and finished with 10 RBIs as the Cincinnati Reds routed the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 13-1 on Tuesday night. Gennett became the 17th player to homer four times in one game — and perhaps the least likely. A scrappy second baseman who ...
  • MLB Roundup: Butler helps Cubs past Marlins 3-1 for 4th straight win Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant (17) hits a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 5, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)(Photo: The Associated Press)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer, Brian McCann had a two-run shot and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Monday night for their 11th consecutive win. It’s the longest winning streak in the majors this season and one shy of the Astros’ record. They won 12 straight ...
  • MLB Roundup: Andrew Benintendi’s 2 HRs help Boston Red Sox earn series split vs. Baltimore Orioles The Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi celebrates with Xander Bogaerts after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles.(Photo: Patrick McDermott, USA TODAY Sports)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — George Springer hit two of Houston’s four home runs and the Astros matched their state rival for the longest winning streak in the major leagues this season at 10 games, beating the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday. The Astros scored in all four innings pitched by Martin Perez (2-6) and tied a ...
  • MLB Roundup: David Price returns to all-star form to help Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore Orioles David Price earned his first win of the 2017 season against the Orioles.(Photo: Patrick McDermott, USA TODAY Sports)ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a grand slam for his 600th homer, becoming the ninth member of the club during the fourth inning of the Los Angeles Angels’ 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. Pujols reached the milestone in theatrical style, putting a low pitch from Ervin Santana (7-3) into Angel ...
  • MLB News and Notes: MLB All-Star Voting Texas Rangers closer Matt Bush reacts after giving up a solo home run to Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. The Rays won 7-5 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)(Photo: The Associated Press)A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ RIVALRY RENEWED The Red Sox visit Baltimore for a four-game series that runs through Sunday. The contentious rivalry between AL East foes ramped up this season when Manny Machado’s aggressive slide into Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia in late April led to dangerous inside pitches, harsh words ...
  • MLB Roundup: Scherzer Ks 11 in 5-hitter as Nationals sweep Giants, 3-1 San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey follows through on an RBI double off Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)(Photo: The Associated Press)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Springer reached base in all six plate appearances and hit two of Houston’s season-high six home runs to lead the Astros to their seventh straight victory, 17-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez also went deep for the Astros, who scored 40 runs ...
  • MLB Roundup: Sale struggles, but Marrero hits 2 HRs to lift Red Sox Boston Red Sox's Chris Sale enters the dug out after pitching during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)(Photo: The Associated Press)CHICAGO (AP) — This wasn’t the way Chris Sale pictured his return to Chicago. With the way the Red Sox swung the bats, it didn’t make much of a difference. Sale had a shaky first start back in his former home, but Deven Marrero hit two of Boston’s season-high six home runs in a 13-7 victory ...

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