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Morton's streak ends as Angels beat Rays 5-3

Jun. 15, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton's luck finally ran out. He suffered his first loss in 22 starts on Saturday when the Angels hit three homers in a 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay. It was his first loss since Aug. 11, when he pitched for the Houston Astros. "I've pitched poorly enough to lose this...

Babe Ruth road jersey sells at auction for $5.6 million

Jun. 15, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.6 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday's sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4.4 million. The auction...

Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues

Jun. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn't dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis' first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was starting before a...

The Latest: Blues hoist Stanley Cup as St. Louis celebrates

Jun. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the Stanley Cup celebration in St. Louis (all times local): 3:30 p.m. St. Louis Blues players have taken turns hoisting the Stanley Cup to the cheers of a massive crowd beneath the Gateway Arch. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out Saturday for a parade and rally to...

Umpire Jim Wolf to miss rest of Indians-Tigers series

Jun. 15, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mike Muchlinski is replacing Jim Wolf on the umpiring crew for the rest of this weekend's Indians-Tigers series in Detroit. Major League Baseball said Saturday that Wolf is tending to a medical issue. Wolf, brother of former big league pitcher Randy Wolf, left the series opener Friday night...

Oregon State's Adley Rutschman winner of Dick Howser Award

Jun. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State catcher and top overall draft pick Adley Rutschman is winner of the Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball player of the year. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced its major award winners Saturday. UCLA reliever Holden Powell was named Stopper of...

Angels designate relief pitcher Cody Allen for assignment

Jun. 15, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment Saturday, a day after the veteran relief pitcher gave up four runs in a 9-4 loss to Tampa Bay. The 30-year-old Allen was signed to a one-year, $8.5 million contract in January after seven seasons with the Cleveland...

No crying foul: Hogs put 2018 flub behind them on way to CWS

Jun. 15, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas was so close to winning its first national championship in baseball last year that Casey Martin, from his position at third base, started seeing the celebratory dogpile in his mind's eye. Oregon State was batting in the top of the ninth inning with two outs and a runner on third...

Exhibit marks centennial of Negro Leagues team in Detroit

Jun. 15, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A new exhibit celebrates the centennial anniversary of a Negro Leagues professional baseball team and Detroit's black baseball history. "Detroit Stars & The Negro Leagues" opens Saturday at the Detroit Historical Museum. A reception is scheduled to include remarks by Joyce Stearnes...

LEADING OFF: Darvish at Dodger Stadium, Nola vs hot Braves

Jun. 15, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: YU AGAIN? Yu Darvish says he expects to hear some boos when he takes the mound for the Cubs at Dodger Stadium. It will be his first outing at the ballpark since he got roughed up in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, chased early as the Houston Astros beat Los...