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LEADING OFF: All-Star starters announced, Kimbrel joins Cubs

Jun. 27, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STAR-GAZING Starters for the All-Star Game on July 9 in Cleveland will be announced at 7 p.m. EDT, a few hours after polls close online. There could be some surprises, too. In a new election process this year, candidates were narrowed down in fan balloting to...

Mariners top Brewers 4-2 for 3rd straight win

Jun. 27, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — J.P. Crawford has relied on a simple approach that has him in quite a groove. Crawford had three hits and three RBIs, and Wade LeBlanc struck out six in five innings to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Wednesday night for their third straight win. "I'm just trying...

Bell, Dickerson lead Pirates to 14-2 rout of Astros

Jun. 27, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates were hoping to give rookie Dario Agrazal a little early run support against Houston in his second career start. They ended up giving him much more than that to help him earn his first major league win. Josh Bell hit his 21st homer, Corey Dickerson had a season-high...

Cruz's 3-run double in 7th leads Twins past Rays 6-4

Jun. 27, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — By the bottom of the seventh inning, the Minnesota Twins were not only missing their early lead but their entire starting outfield. Resiliency, well, that has rarely left them this season. Nelson Cruz was the latest member of this potent lineup to contribute a game-defining hit. Cruz...

Twins OF Eddie Rosario leaves game with sprained ankle

Jun. 27, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario sprained his left ankle Wednesday running the bases in the third inning, forcing him out of the game. Manager Rocco Baldelli said afterward, however, that Rosario likely would not need to be placed on the injured list. He was on crutches as a...

Lightning strikes injure 3 during heavy storm in Hawaii

Jun. 27, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Three people have been injured by lightning strikes during heavy storms in Hawaii. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday that a 10-year-old boy and two men sustained serious injuries in two separate lightning strikes on Oahu Tuesday. As heavy rain continued Wednesday, a...

Taylor and Chapman back Mengden as A's beat Cardinals 2-0

Jun. 27, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics knew they had a big hole to fill in their starting rotation when they lost ace Frankie Montas to a long suspension. For one night, Daniel Mengden slipped right in. Mengden pitched six scoreless innings and Beau Taylor and Matt Chapman homered to lead the Athletics to...

Bour's 2 HRs power Angels past Reds 5-1 for 2-game sweep

Jun. 27, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Bour returned from his banishment to the minors with a slightly tweaked swing and a renewed hunger at the plate. With another huge game in his June power surge, both the slugger and his Los Angeles Angels are showing it's not too late to get something great out of their...

Matt Adams' 3-run homer lifts Nationals over Marlins 7-5

Jun. 27, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Matt Adams' hitting approach lately has put off any thought of the left-handed hitting first baseman being replaced by a right-handed pinch hitter in key situations. Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez allowed Adams to face left-handed reliever Wei-Yin Chen in a crucial moment. The...

Brain disease CTE found in 2 Australian rugby league players

Jun. 26, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A study released Thursday shows that a disease linked to repeated concussions in North American sport has been found in the brains of two former Australian rugby league players. Researchers and clinicians from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales Health and the University of Sydney's...