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Laureano's 2-run shot sends A's to 7-3 win over Astros

Apr. 10, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Ramón Laureano hit a two-run homer, rookie Seth Brown connected for his first big league home run and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-3 on Saturday to win the series. The Astros won the opener 6-2 on Thursday night to give them five...

Crawford's 3-run homer sends Giants past Rockies 4-3

Apr. 10, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford has a bit of a cult following on his own team: that hair, others envy it. His swing is coveted, too. Crawford delivered the decisive hit for a second straight day, connecting for a three-run homer in the sixth inning as the San...

LEADING OFF: Twins run into extra trouble, Chisox rake LHPs

Apr. 10, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: EXTRA TROUBLE The Twins have lost three times this season -- all of them in 10th inning with the automatic runner on second base. “The game, as we are used to playing it,...

Boston's J.D. Martinez placed on the COVID-19 injured list

Apr. 10, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Boston Red Sox outfielder/designated hitter J.D. Martinez has cold symptoms and was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Saturday. Martinez underwent coronavirus testing and the team is awaiting the results. Going on the COVID-19 IL...

García HR, 5 RBIs; Brewers end Cards' 4-game win streak, 9-5

Apr. 10, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Avisaíl García homered, doubled and drove in five runs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat St. Louis 9-5 on Saturday, ending the Cardinals' four-game winning streak. Keston Hiura hit a three-run homer that capped a five-run burst in the seventh inning that...

Haniger, Mariners win 4-3 as Twins' trouble in 10th persists

Apr. 10, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Baseball's speed-up-the-game rule that starts each extra inning with a runner on second base has not been user-friendly for the Minnesota Twins. The 10th has been nothing but trouble, this time caused by the Seattle Mariners. ...

The Latest: NHL's Canucks get OK to reopen team facilities

Apr. 10, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NHL says the Vancouver Canucks will reopen team facilities Sunday and resume play Friday after a COVID-19 outbreak in which 21 players and four staff members...

Catching No-Nos: Padres' Caratini an MLB 1st with 2nd in row

Apr. 10, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Victor Caratini is a no-no catcher. When hometown pitcher Joe Musgrove threw the first no-hitter for the San Diego Padres in their franchise history, Caratini became the first MLB catcher to be behind the plate for consecutive no-hitters in the...

Meadows, Arozarena homer, AL champ Rays beat Yankees 4-0

Apr. 10, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays keep finding ways to frustrate the New York Yankees. Austin Meadows and Randy Arozarena homered off Domingo Germán, helping the Rays extend their mastery over their AL East rivals with a 4-0 victory on Saturday. ...

Chisholm homers off deGrom, says heater on 'lighter side'

Apr. 10, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz Chisholm Jr. watched Jacob deGrom's first 100 mph fastball whiz by and wasn't impressed. “People were saying, ‘It’s an angry 100, it gets on you,'” the Marlins' brazen, blue-haired Bahamian said. “It didn’t really get on me like I was...