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  • Mets throw behind Utley, who hits 2 HRs

    NEW YORK (AP) Chase Utley hit a grand slam and a solo homer after Noah Syndergaard threw a 99 mph fastball behind his back, and the Los Angeles Dodgers went deep a season-high five times in routing the New York Mets 9-1 on Saturday night. In a scene that seemed inevitable since October, Syndergaard was […]

  • Wainwright uses arm, bat to beat Nats

    WASHINGTON (AP) Adam Wainwright pitched seven gritty innings and made an ample contribution at the plate, hitting a two-run double to help the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Washington Nationals 9-4 Saturday night. Matt Holliday homered for the Cardinals, who took control with a four-run second inning highlighted by Wainwright’s fifth extra-base hit of the […]

  • Darvish wins first start since 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Yu Darvish struck out seven in five strong innings in his first start in the majors in almost 22 months, and the Texas Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Saturday night. The Japanese right-hander allowed three singles with a walk in his return from last year’s Tommy John surgery, ending Pittsburgh’s […]

  • Butler, Davis HRs help A’s rout Tigers

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Billy Butler got the Athletics going, Khris Davis broke it open and the Oakland Athletics had their largest offensive output of the season. Butler and Davis each homered and drove in three runs and the A’s beat the Detroit Tigers 12-3 on Saturday, ending a three-game losing streak. ”It just felt good […]

  • Syndergaard throws behind Utley, ejected

    NEW YORK (AP) In a scene that has seemed inevitable since October, New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard has been ejected for throwing a 99 mph fastball behind Chase Utley of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Utley is playing at Citi Field this weekend for the first time since his late takeout slide in last year’s […]

  • Pineda roughed up again as Rays win 9-5

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Evan Longoria homered and drove in four runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 9-5 Saturday to send Michael Pineda to his sixth loss in his last seven decisions. Longoria had a sacrifice fly during a three-run first, boosted the lead to 5-0 with a two-run homer […]

  • Indians rip sloppy O’s, move into 1st

    CLEVELAND (AP) Yan Gomes drove in three runs, Danny Salazar allowed two runs in six innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-4 on Saturday. Gomes’ two-run single highlighted a four-run first, and he added an RBI single in the fifth. Mike Napoli drove in two runs for the Indians, who had 13 […]

  • Posey’s pair of 3-run homers lift Giants

    DENVER (AP) Buster Posey hit a pair of three-run homers, including a tiebreaking drive as part of a six-run eighth inning, and the San Francisco Giants rallied for a 10-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday after their bullpen blew a lead. The Rockies were limited to one run over six innings by Madison […]

  • Dodgers send rookie LHP Urias to minors

    NEW YORK (AP) Following a brief major league debut, the Los Angeles Dodgers have optioned 19-year-old pitching prospect Julio Urias back to Triple-A Oklahoma City. In a corresponding move Saturday, the team selected the contract of right-hander Casey Fien from its top farm club. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says the team wanted another arm in […]

  • Butler, Davis homer as A’s rout Tigers

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Billy Butler and Khris Davis each homered and drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 12-3 on Saturday, ending a three-game losing streak. Danny Valencia had three hits, including a home run, and Coco Crisp and Jake Smolinski each drove in two runs while the A’s reached […]

  • Royals win with 7-run 9th but Perez hurt

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Brett Eibner, playing his second big league game, singled to cap the biggest ninth-inning comeback in Kansas City Royals history, a seven-run rally off David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle that lifted the World Series champions over the Chicago White Sox 8-7 Saturday. Kansas City’s Salvador Perez was injured in the ninth […]

  • Mets 3B Wright sits out with sore neck

    NEW YORK (AP) Mets third baseman David Wright is out of the lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers because his neck is bothering him. Playing with a back condition called spinal stenosis since he returned from a long layoff in late August last season, Wright has homered in his last three games. General manager Sandy […]

  • Mets acquire Padres 1B Loney for cash

    NEW YORK (AP) The Mets have found help at first base following Lucas Duda’s injury, acquiring veteran James Loney from the San Diego Padres for cash. Loney has spent this season in the minors, playing well for Triple-A El Paso. He was batting .342 with two home runs and 28 RBIs over 43 games in […]

  • Royals rally with 7 in 9th, Perez hurt

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Brett Eibner’s single capped the biggest ninth-inning comeback in Kansas City Royals history, a seven-run rally off David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle that lifted the World Series champions over the Chicago White Sox 8-7 Saturday. Kansas City’s Salvador Perez was injured in the ninth when third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert slid with […]

  • Jays get 4 in 8th, 2 in 9th to top BoSox

    TORONTO (AP) Devon Travis drove home Russell Martin with two out in the bottom of the ninth as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 10-9 on Saturday. With the Blue Jays trailing 9-8 on a David Ortiz home run in the top of the inning, Boston closer Craig Kimbrel retired […]

  • Hendricks dominates, Cubs top Phils 4-1

    CHICAGO (AP) Kyle Hendricks pitched a five-hitter for his second career complete game, Dexter Fowler hit a leadoff homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Saturday. Hendricks (3-4) struck out seven and walked none. He was in line for his second career shutout before giving up a run in the ninth. […]

  • Giants’ Cain on DL with hamstring strain

    DENVER (AP) The San Francisco Giants have placed right-hander Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Cain felt tightness in the second inning against the Colorado Rockies on Friday and exited the game soon after. He had an MRI on Saturday. He is 1-5 with a 5.20 ERA this season. […]

  • Cards take Carpenter off paternity list

    WASHINGTON (AP) Third baseman Matt Carpenter has been activated from the paternity list by the St. Louis Cardinals. Carpenter missed two games after being placed on the paternity list Thursday. His wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a girl, on Wednesday. Carpenter leads the Cardinals with nine home runs and 32 RBIs. To […]

  • Darvish set to return from Tommy John

    When Yu Darvish last pitched in a major league game, the Texas Rangers were already in the dregs of a lost season that would see them finish with the AL’s worst record. The club’s in considerably better shape upon his much-anticipated return. Nearly 22 months after last stepping on the mound, Darvish gets back to […]

  • Jays’ Tulowitzki on DL with quad injury

    TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have placed Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list with a right quad injury. An MRI before Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox revealed a low-grade strain, and Tulowitzki will receive treatment on the leg before resuming baseball activities. ”I think I needed more time to get over […]

  • Indians OF Brantley unsure of return

    CLEVELAND (AP) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has no timetable for his return from the shoulder injury that has sidelined him for the second time this season. Brantley spoke to reporters Saturday for the first time since being placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 14. He began the season on the DL following surgery […]

  • Royals activate reliever Young from DL

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have activated right-hander Chris Young from the disabled list before Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Young, who had been out since May 9 with a right forearm strain, was placed in the bullpen after beginning the season in the rotation. He was 1-5 with a […]

  • Braves SS Aybar on DL with bruised foot

    ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have placed shortstop Erick Aybar on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right foot. Aybar left Friday night’s game in the fifth, one inning after he was hit by a pitch from Miami’s Adam Conley. The Braves said Friday night that X-rays were negative. Aybar, acquired as part of […]

  • Shoemaker Ks 11, Pujols hits 570th HR

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout had a three-run double and Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer in a big third inning to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 7-2 on Friday night. The home run was the 570th of Pujols’ career, moving him past Rafael Palmeiro and alone into 12th on baseball’s […]

  • Rockies end Giants’ run vs. NL West

    DENVER (AP) Tyler Chatwood threw seven masterful innings, Charlie Blackmon had one of Colorado’s three run-scoring doubles and the Rockies beat San Francisco 5-2 on Friday night to end the Giants’ 10-game winning streak against NL West teams. It was San Francisco’s longest streak versus the division since capturing 10 straight in August 1982. Nolan […]

  • Hosmer has 4 RBIs, KC rallies by ChiSox

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Eric Hosmer had three hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs as the Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 on Friday night. Hosmer, who hit .120 (3 for 25) on the just concluded six-game trip, laced a two-run single with two outs in […]

  • Bucs rip Rangers, end Hamels’ run at 12

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jonathon Niese outpitched Cole Hamels with six strong innings, ending the Texas left-hander’s career-best winning streak at 12 games in Pittsburgh’s 9-1 interleague victory over the Rangers on Friday night. Andrew McCutchen had one of four home runs for the Pirates, who won their fifth straight and spoiled Jeff Banister’s first game […]

  • Machado’s 4 hits help Orioles end skid

    CLEVELAND (AP) Chris Davis’ RBI double broke a seventh-inning tie, Manny Machado went 4 for 5 and the Baltimore Orioles ended a four-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Mark Trumbo followed Davis’ clutch hit with a two-run homer, his AL-leading 15th of the season, and a lineup […]

  • Arizona puts De La Rosa, Miller on DL

    PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks put two of their five starting pitchers on the 15-day disabled list on Friday. Right-hander Rubby De La Rosa was sidelined with elbow inflammation, while right-hander Shelby Miller was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career with a sprained right index finger. The Diamondbacks activated […]

  • Cain leaves with strained hamstring

    DENVER (AP) San Francisco right-hander Matt Cain left in the second inning Friday night against Colorado with a strained right hamstring. Cain appeared to be in some discomfort after throwing his 26th pitch of the game. He went 1 2-3 innings and allowed one hit. Righty Albert Suarez took his place on the mound. Suarez […]

  • Donaldson’s 2 HRs power Jays by Red Sox

    TORONTO (AP) Josh Donaldson hit two home runs and drove in five runs as the Toronto Blue Jays snapped a five-game home losing streak with a 7-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. The reigning AL MVP was 4 for 5, starting the scoring with a first-inning solo shot, and then providing […]

  • Mets chase Urias, win on Granderson’s HR

    NEW YORK (AP) Curtis Granderson homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to give the New York Mets a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Chase Utley, who was booed all night in his return to Citi Field, hit a tying three-run double off Jeurys Familia with two outs […]

  • A-Rod homers to back dominant Tanaka

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list, Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Friday night. Rodriguez returned Thursday after missing three weeks with a strained right hamstring. His sixth homer of the season […]

  • Piscotty’s slam off Scherzer lifts Cards

    WASHINGTON (AP) Stephen Piscotty hit a grand slam off Max Scherzer during a five-run third inning and Jaime Garcia quieted the Washington Nationals lineup as the St. Louis Cardinals won 6-2 on Friday night. Coming off consecutive ineffective starts, Garcia held Washington to two runs and seven hits over seven innings. The Cardinals had lost […]

  • Molitor: Allen’s well-being main concern

    SEATTLE (AP) Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor said his primary concern was for the well-being of pitching coach Neil Allen, who was suspended by the team following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. ”There’s a lot of things that are swirling around, but my thoughts are about what we can do for him here […]

  • Mariners place OF Martin on 15-day DL

    SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Leonys Martin on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and recalled outfielder Stefen Romero before Friday night’s game against Minnesota. Martin left Wednesday’s game against Oakland after getting injured stealing a base. The roster move with Martin was retroactive to Thursday, an off day for […]

  • Dodgers teen LHP Urias has ugly debut

    NEW YORK (AP) Julio Urias lasted just 2 2/3 innings in his Los Angeles Dodgers debut, when he became the first teenage starting pitcher in the major leagues since Seattle’s Felix Hernandez in 2005. The 19-year-old left-hander struggled with his control and the strike zone of plate umpire Dan Bellino, falling behind 3-0 in the […]

  • Mets RHP Harvey working to correct flaws

    NEW YORK (AP) Matt Harvey threw to batters between starts at Citi Field on Friday, trying to correct flaws in his delivery that have turned him into one of the worst starting pitchers in the major leagues. A season after helping the Mets reach the World Series for the first time since 2000, the 27-year-old […]

  • Long Soler, Ross, Bryant HRs lift Cubs

    CHICAGO (AP) Jorge Soler, David Ross and Kris Bryant hit long home runs to back Jon Lester and lead the Chicago Cubs to a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on a rainy Friday afternoon. The big drives helped the Cubs win their third straight after dropping eight of 12, and they came before two […]

  • Mets’ Collins won’t move Conforto to 1st

    NEW YORK (AP) Mets manager Terry Collins isn’t thinking about shifting Michael Conforto to first base because of Lucas Duda’s back injury. ”As I’ve tried to gingerly say it, this isn’t high school where you put the fat kid over at first,” Collins said Friday. ”This is an athletic position. They’re in a lot of […]

  • BoSox put struggling Buchholz in bullpen

    TORONTO (AP) Struggling Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is being moved to the bullpen and left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez will take Buchholz’s spot in the rotation, starting Tuesday at Baltimore. Buchholz is 2-5 with a 6.35 ERA in 10 starts and has allowed five earned runs or more six times. He gave up season-highs of six […]

  • Bautista’s 1-game suspension upheld

    TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has had his one-game suspension upheld by Major League Baseball and will serve his penalty Friday, missing Toronto’s home game against the Boston Red Sox. Bautista was one of seven Blue Jays players and coaches penalized after a bench-clearing brawl at Texas on May 15. After being hit […]

  • Odor’s suspension cut from 8 to 7 games

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Rougned Odor’s suspension for punching Toronto’s Jose Bautista has been reduced from eight to seven games, and the Texas second baseman will begin serving it in Friday night’s series opener against Pittsburgh. The Rangers promoted former top prospect Jurickson Profar from Triple-A Round Rock, and he was in the lineup against the […]

  • Teen pitcher Urias to debut for Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers are ready to unveil highly touted pitcher Julio Urias, calling him up to make his major league debut on Friday night in New York against the Mets. The 19-year-old left-hander is 4-1 with a 1.10 ERA at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he has a 27-inning scoreless streak and 44 strikeouts […]

  • Brewers earn first sweep in Atlanta

    ATLANTA (AP) Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar homered and the Milwaukee Brewers earned their first sweep in Atlanta with a 6-2 victory over the Braves on Thursday night. The Brewers began the three-game series with a 6-14 road record, but they found the right matchup at Turner Field. Atlanta is 2-20 at home, worst in […]

  • Astros set MLB mark for Ks in 3-game set

    HOUSTON (AP) George Springer homered twice and the Houston Astros set a major league record for strikeouts in a three-game series, finishing a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 4-2 win Thursday night. Houston starter Lance McCullers (1-1) allowed just one hit – a home run to Mark Trumbo – and had 10 strikeouts […]

  • Bradley’s hitting streak ends at 29

    BOSTON (AP) Carlos Gonzalez, Trevor Story and Dustin Garneau hit two-run homers and the Colorado Rockies stopped Jackie Bradley Jr.’s 29-game hitting streak with a 8-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. The win ended a three-game losing streak by Colorado and it ended a four-game winning streak for the Red Sox. […]

  • Harper, Espinosa HRs get Nats past Cards

    WASHINGTON (AP) Bryce Harper hit a slump-busting home run, Danny Espinosa also went deep and the Washington Nationals got seven strong innings from right-hander Joe Ross in a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. Washington trailed 1-0 in the sixth inning before Harper ended a 4-for-33 skid with a no-doubt-about-it shot […]

  • Boggs has No. 26 retired by Red Sox

    BOSTON (AP) The `chicken man’ has lost a little of the shimmer from his trademark mustache over the years, but every pilgrimage Wade Boggs makes to Fenway Park still feels like old times for the Red Sox legend. ”I’ve come back home,” Boggs said. On Thursday night Boggs added to his cache of memories when […]

  • Happ pitches Blue Jays past Yankees

    NEW YORK (AP) J.A. Happ pitched seven strong innings, Edwin Encarnacion and Devon Travis had two-out RBIs, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 3-1 on Thursday to win the three-game series. CC Sabathia was the tough-luck loser for New York, allowing just two unearned runs. Alex Rodriguez went 0 for 4 with two […]