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  • Mesoraco to DL, torn labrum in shoulder

    CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Reds put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list on Monday after an MRI detected a torn labrum in his left shoulder. It’s the second straight season that he’s had a significant injury. Mesoraco missed most of last season with a hip injury that required surgery. He was limited to […]

  • Dodgers RHP Ravin gets 80-game drug ban

    NEW YORK (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin was suspended Monday for 80 games following a positive test under Major League Baseball’s drug program. Ravin is the eighth player suspended this year under the big league program and the fourth in three weeks. He tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2 (GHRP-2), the […]

  • Slumping Braves make 7 moves in shakeup

    NEW YORK (AP) The last-place Atlanta Braves have reshuffled their roster, making seven moves while trying to boost a punchless lineup. The Braves announced the changes before visiting the New York Mets on Monday night. Right-hander Mike Foltynewicz was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett to start the series opener against the Mets. Infielder Reid Brignac, […]

  • Reds hold out SS Cozart with sore knee

    CINCINNATI (AP) Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was out of the lineup Monday night against the San Francisco Giants because his surgically rebuilt right knee was sore. Cozart had surgery last June to repair two torn ligaments and a tendon. Manager Bryan Price said Cozart has tendinitis in the knee, which will bother him at […]

  • Orioles SS Hardy has broken left foot

    BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will be sidelined for at least a month with a hairline fracture in his left foot. The injury occurred Sunday, when Hardy fouled a ball off his foot in the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox. Baltimore was off Monday. Manager Buck Showalter said he expected Hardy […]

  • Giants recall Williamson with Pagan hurt

    CINCINNATI (AP) The San Francisco Giants called up outfielder Mac Williamson from Triple-A Sacramento before the start of their three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. The Giants wanted an extra outfielder with Angel Pagan sidelined by a mildly strained left hamstring. San Francisco hopes to avoid putting Pagan on the disabled list. […]

  • Arenado’s MLB-best 11th HR lifts Rockies

    PHOENIX (AP) Nolan Arenado has a power-hitting rookie for a teammate who has grabbed a lot of the headlines for the Colorado Rockies this season. Of course, Arenado’s performance has been praise-worthy as well. The 2015 All-Star had two hits, including his major league-leading 11th home run, and three RBIs in Sunday’s 6-3 win over […]

  • Vazquez’s HR helps Red Sox sweep Yanks

    BOSTON (AP) Christian Vazquez hit a two-run homer over the Green Monster to break a seventh-inning tie Sunday night, sending the Boston Red Sox to an 8-7 victory over the New York Yankees and a three-game sweep of their archrivals. Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts each had three hits and Travis Shaw homered for Boston, […]

  • Lincecum to pitch in showcase Friday

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum will pitch for major league clubs in a showcase event Friday as he attempts to make a comeback bid from hip surgery last year. The free agent right-hander is set to throw in a showcase event Friday in Arizona, according to Paul Kuo, spokesman […]

  • Arenado’s MLB-best 11th HR leads Rockies

    PHOENIX (AP) Nolan Arenado hit his major league-leading 11th home run and Gerardo Parra also connected as the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep. The Rockies swept a series in Phoenix for the first time since 2004. Colorado has won five of six from Arizona this season. Arenado hit […]

  • Altuve’s leadoff HR helps Astros top A’s

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jose Altuve homered leading off a game for the fourth time this season – one of just two hits by Houston – and the Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Sunday to avoid a series sweep. Doug Fister (2-3) gave up one run over 6 2/3 innings to end his three-game losing […]

  • Angels stop Rangers’ 4-game win streak

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Kole Calhoun got three hits and drove in two runs as the Los Angeles Angels avoided a series sweep, beating Texas 9-6 Sunday and ending the Rangers’ four-game winning streak. C.J. Cron added three hits for the Angels. Geovany Soto hit his third home run of the season and second of the […]

  • Kershaw Ks 14 in 3-hitter vs. Padres

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw pitched a three-hitter, struck out 14 and also singled home the game’s only run, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday. Kershaw (3-1) ended the Dodgers’ six-game losing streak by pitching his 13th shutout and 22nd complete game in 248 career starts. The three-time […]

  • Tigers beat Twins for fifth straight win

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Nick Castellanos hit a three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory. Saltalamacchia’s drive to left field off reliever Ryan Pressly (1-2) allowed Justin Upton to score from first. Twins shortstop Eduardo […]

  • Reds top Pirates in 11 to end skid at 6

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Scott Schebler hit an RBI double in the 11th inning and the Cincinnati Reds snapped a six-game losing streak, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Sunday. The Pirates had won six in a row. Eugenio Suarez led off the Reds 11th with a triple past diving left fielder Starling Marte and scored on […]

  • Short-handed Braves hold off Cubs in 10

    CHICAGO (AP) Daniel Castro singled and scored on Nick Markakis’ sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the short-handed Atlanta Braves picked up a rare victory by beating the major league-leading Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday. Jason Grilli pitched a scoreless 10th for his second save and the Braves won for just the sixth time […]

  • Phils beat Tribe 2-1 to push streak to 6

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) Vince Velasquez tossed two-hit ball over six innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 Sunday for their sixth straight win. Freddy Galvis had an RBI single a day after driving in three runs in a 4-3 win, helping the surprising Phillies win for the 15th time in 21 games since […]

  • Brewers win 14-5 to end Miami’s run at 7

    MILWAUKEE (AP) Chris Carter went 3 for 5 with two homers and three RBIs to lead Milwaukee’s season-high 18-hit barrage, and the Brewers beat Miami 14-5 on Sunday to snap the Marlins’ seven-game winning streak. Jonathan Villar also went 3 for 5, with two doubles and two runs scores for the Brewers, who ended a […]

  • Scherzer beats Cards as Nats cap sweep

    ST. LOUIS (AP) Max Scherzer pitched seven strong innings to beat his hometown team for the first time, and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 6-1 victory Sunday. Clint Robinson and Danny Espinosa hit back-to-back home runs, providing the power for Washington on a day when NL […]

  • Bumgarner stops Mets’ win streak at 8

    NEW YORK (AP) Madison Bumgarner pitched through rain to extend his Citi Field scoreless streak to 18 innings, Hunter Pence homered and drove in three runs, and the San Francisco Giants ran at will against Noah Syndergaard in a 6-1 victory Sunday that stopped the New York Mets’ eight-game winning streak. Bumgarner (3-2) gave up […]

  • Sale moves to 6-0 as ChiSox beat O’s 7-1

    BALTIMORE (AP) Chris Sale took a shutout into the sixth inning, Brett Lawrie homered for the third straight day and the Chicago White Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 Sunday for a split of the four-game series. Jerry Sands had two RBIs for the White Sox, who took a control with a five-run fifth inning […]

  • Stroman Ks 9 over 8 as Jays top Rays 5-1

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla, (AP) Marcus Stroman allowed one run in eight innings on his 25th birthday, Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run homer during a four-run ninth and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Sunday. The Blue Jays took two of three to win just their fourth series in the last […]

  • Mistake leaves Braves down 1 player

    CHICAGO (AP) A front-office mistake has left the Atlanta Braves short a player for their game against the Chicago Cubs. The Braves announced Sunday morning they had selected the contract of veteran utility player Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett and optioned reliever Chris Withrow to the minors. One problem: Bonifacio isn’t eligible to be on […]

  • ChiSox’s Robertson off bereavement list

    BALTIMORE (AP) Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson has been reinstated from the bereavement list after a three-day absence. Robertson left the team Thursday following the death of his father-in-law. The right-hander, who hasn’t pitched since Wednesday, was available for Sunday’s series finale against the Baltimore Orioles. White Sox manager Robin Ventura said, ”He’ll be […]

  • Mariners’ Miley 5-hits Royals in 6-0 win

    SEATTLE (AP) Wade Miley scattered five hits for his first career shutout and Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer to cap a four-run first inning off an ineffective Yordano Venture and pace the Seattle Mariners to a 6-0 victory over Kansas City on Saturday night, the Royals’ fifth consecutive loss on their current road trip. […]

  • Padres hand Dodgers sixth straight loss

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Melvin Upton Jr. hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the fifth inning, and the San Diego Padres also got RBI doubles from Wil Myers and Matt Kemp to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Saturday night. Colin Rea (2-1) allowed two runs and four hits over six innings in his Dodger Stadium […]

  • Story’s 3 RBIs lift Rockies past Arizona

    PHOENIX (AP) Trevor Story’s two-run triple in the top of the ninth inning broke a tie, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Saturday night. Story, who’d hurt the Diamondbacks with home runs in the four previous meetings between the two teams this season, doubled, tripled and drove in three for the […]

  • Odor has 3 doubles, Rangers beat Angels

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Rougned Odor matched a Rangers record with three doubles, Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer and Texas benefited from another replay challenge in a 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Odor’s second double was part of the Rangers’ six-run third inning. The play was initially ruled a foul […]

  • Abreu’s hit snaps tie as ChiSox edge O’s

    BALTIMORE (AP) Jose Abreu hit a tie-breaking RBI single in the ninth inning off reliever Vance Worley, leading the Chicago White Sox to an 8-7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night. After Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer off Darren O’Day in the eighth to give Chicago a 7-5 lead, Chris Davis tied […]

  • Porcello now 5-0, Red Sox blank Yankees

    BOSTON (AP) Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts had three RBIs apiece, David Ortiz homered again and the Boston Red Sox blanked the struggling New York Yankees 8-0 on Saturday night. The Red Sox will look to sweep the three-game series Sunday night when David Price pitches for Boston in his first regular-season taste of […]

  • Liriano, Jaso help Pirates push run to 6

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Francisco Liriano won for the first time since opening day and John Jaso homered to open the bottom of the first as Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 5-1 Saturday night for the Pirates’ sixth straight win and Reds their sixth consecutive loss. Liriano (2-1) allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings for his first win […]

  • Marlins hit 4 HRs as run reaches 7

    MILWAUKEE (AP) Adeiny Hechavarria had four hits, including one of four Miami solo home runs, to help the Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-5 on Saturday night. Giancarlo Stanton, Derek Dietrich and Marcell Ozuna also homered as Miami won its seventh consecutive game. It is the longest winning streak for Miami since it won seven […]

  • Phillies win fifth straight, 4 over .500

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) Freddy Galvis homered and had the go-ahead single to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their fifth straight win, 4-3 over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night. The Phillies (14-10) have won eight of nine and are four games over .500 for the first time since they finished the 2011 season 102-60. Jeanmar Gomez […]

  • Casali’s walkoff hit lifts Rays by Jays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Curt Casali drove in the winning run with a single in the ninth inning Saturday night and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3. Brad Miller led off the ninth with a pinch-hit single off Brett Cecil (0-5). Miller beat first baseman Justin Smoak to the bag after […]

  • Mets hold off Giants, win eighth in row

    NEW YORK (AP) Michael Conforto and Wilmer Flores homered and the New York Mets won their eighth in a row, building an early lead for Jacob deGrom and holding off the San Francisco Giants 6-5 Saturday. The crowd of 44,466 was the largest for a regular-season game at Citi Field since the park opened in […]

  • Cards 3B coach Oquendo out for season

    ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo will undergo right knee replacement surgery next month and won’t return to the team this season. The 52-year-old Oquendo was in town Saturday to have the knee examined. He said the recovery time for the surgery is about six months. Oquendo has been the […]

  • Hahn sharp in return to A’s, tops Astros

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jesse Hahn pitched into the seventh inning in his return to the majors and combined with two relievers on a four-hitter as the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 2-0 on Saturday. Hahn (1-0) was called up from Triple-A Nashville before the game and pitched as well as he did for most […]

  • Werth homers, Ross shines again for Nats

    ST. LOUIS (AP) Jayson Werth is finding his stroke for a team that wrapped up a big first month. Werth’s three-run home run capped a four-run first inning and Joe Ross had another stingy outing for the Washington Nationals in a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. ”The way things have been […]

  • Zimmermann goes to 5-0, Tigers top Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jordan Zimmermann hasn’t required much run support this year. Justin Upton gave him all he needed in the first inning Saturday. Zimmermann won his fifth straight start to begin his first season with Detroit, and Upton hit a three-run homer for the Tigers in their 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. ”Give him […]

  • Werth homers, Ross sharp again for Nats

    ST. LOUIS (AP) Jayson Werth’s three-run home run capped a four-run first inning and Joe Ross had another stingy outing for the Washington Nationals in a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. Ross (3-0) allowed one run on six hits in six innings, raising his ERA to 0.79. He has given up […]

  • Zimmermann goes 5-0 as Tigers beat Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jordan Zimmermann won his fifth straight start to begin his first season with Detroit, and Justin Upton hit a three-run homer to help the Tigers top the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Saturday. Zimmermann (5-0) gave up one run and six hits with no walks and seven strikeouts over seven innings. He became the […]

  • Pirates activate reliever Hughes from DL

    PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated right-handed reliever Jared Hughes from the 15-day disabled list. Hughes had been out since straining his left lat muscle during spring training. He pitched four times on a rehab assignment for Triple-A Indianapolis and allowed five runs and seven hits in six innings with five strikeouts and three […]

  • Kemp’s 3-run HR gets Padres past Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Matt Kemp hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning against his former team, and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Friday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Chris Hatcher (2-3) walked pinch-hitter Brett Wallace leading off the eighth, and Jon Jay followed with a […]

  • Hernandez ties Mariners’ wins record

    SEATTLE (AP) Felix Hernandez tied Jamie Moyer’s franchise record for career victories at 145 in the Seattle Mariners’ 1-0 victory over Kansas City on Friday night, the Royals’ fourth straight loss. Seth Smith provided the only run – and the only hit – for the Mariners, leading off the sixth inning with a home run […]

  • Story’s 10th HR ties April rookie record

    PHOENIX (AP) Trevor Story tied a rookie record with his 10th homer of April, a two-run shot, and the Colorado Rockies hit four home runs in a 9-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Story, the Rockies’ shortstop, tied Jose Abreu of the White Sox, who hit 10 in April 2014. Story and […]

  • Tigers’ Fulmer beats Twins in MLB debut

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Michael Fulmer allowed two earned runs in five innings to win his major league debut and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 Friday night. Victor Martinez homered among his four hits, and Miguel Cabrera and Nick Castellanos also went deep for the Tigers, who had a season-high 18 hits. Considered Detroit’s […]

  • Strasburg Ks 9 to help Nats beat Cards

    ST. LOUIS (AP) Stephen Strasburg struck out nine including seven of eight in one stretch and the Washington Nationals got home runs from Michael Taylor and Danny Espinosa in a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Taylor’s second leadoff homer of the year ended a 22-inning scoreless drought for the Nationals. […]

  • Howard’s HR in 11th lifts Phils by Tribe

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ryan Howard led off the 11th inning with a home run, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Howard’s homer off Cody Allen (0-3) was his fifth of the season and sixth career game-ending shot. David Hernandez (1-1) struck out four in two innings of […]

  • Desmond stays hot as Rangers top Angels

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Ian Desmond continued his batting surge with two hits, including the go-ahead double in a three-run sixth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Friday night. Colby Lewis (2-0) allowed two runs and nine hits in seven innings to reverse his fortunes against the Angels. He went […]

  • Marlins’ Conley pulled with no-no in 8th

    MILWAUKEE (AP) Miami Marlins lefty Adam Conley has been taken out of the game after pitching no-hit ball for 7 2/3 innings at Milwaukee. Marlins manager Don Mattingly pulled Conley after 116 pitches on Friday night. The 25-year-old Conley struck out seven and walked four. Jose Urena came in from the bullpen to relieve Conley. […]