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Suárez homers twice, Bauer fans 9 as Reds edge D-backs

Sep. 15, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Trevor Bauer paused to share what he'd heard from a fan before he took the mound at Chase Field. "He said, 'You're going to give it up early and often, Bauer. You still suck,'" Bauer recounted, then grinned a little. "So I just want to dedicate this to him. You stay strong, buddy." Whatever...

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Rizzo to get MRI, Suárez slugs away

Sep. 15, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: BIG TEST The Cubs are sending star slugger Anthony Rizzo for an MRI after he sprained his right ankle Sunday, hoping the first baseman can still help with their postseason push. Rizzo was injured fielding a bunt at first base in the third inning during a 16-6...

Cubs' Rizzo sprains right ankle, set for MRI on Monday

Sep. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo was helped off the field Sunday by a trainer and a teammate with a sprained right ankle, and Wrigley Field fell silent. With Chicago's postseason pursuit already hindered by a season-ending injury to shortstop Javier Báez, the team may now be without another star player....

Braun's grand slam lifts Brewers past Cardinals 7-6

Sep. 15, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Braun still stands out at opportune times for the Milwaukee Brewers. "I'm not as good as I was," the 35-year-old said. "But in big moments, I'm the guy still." Braun hit a go-ahead grand slam off Junior Fernández with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Brewers beat the St....

Cubs' Rizzo exits with sprained right ankle

Sep. 15, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo left Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third inning with a sprained right ankle. X-rays taken at Wrigley Field showed no broken bones. An MRI is scheduled for Monday to determine the severity of the injury. The first baseman suffered the...

Benintendi's sac fly lifts Red Sox past Phillies 2-1

Sep. 14, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitching their ace every fifth day to boost their postseason hopes hasn't worked out for the Philadelphia Phillies. Pinch-hitter Andrew Benintendi's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night. The Phillies were...

Moustakas, Grandal homer, Brewers beat Cardinals 5-2

Sep. 14, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yasmani Grandal is making the most out of his consistent playing time. Mike Moustakas and Grandal homered to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Saturday night. Milwaukee moved four games behind St. Louis for the National League Central lead. The Brewers remained...

Cubs set team HR record, clobber Pirates 14-1

Sep. 14, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — All of a sudden, the Chicago Cubs are locked in at the plate and looking like a confident, playoff-bound team again. Kris Bryant and rookie Nico Hoerner each homered among three hits, and the Cubs went deep four times to set a club record with 237 home runs as they pounded the Pittsburgh...

Red Sox on track for $13M luxury tax despite mediocre record

Sep. 14, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are on track to pay a $13.05 million luxury tax for a season in which they are likely to miss the playoffs. The World Series champions' payroll for purposes of the tax increased from $239.7 million on opening day to $242.8 million on Aug. 31, according to calculations by...

Votto, VanMeter go deep, Reds beat sinking Diamondbacks 4-3

Sep. 14, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Joey Votto turned 36 years old earlier this week and has battled a bad back that sent him to the injured list for a decent chunk of August. But if age is starting to catch up with him, it's hard to tell. Votto and Josh VanMeter both hit two-run homers, Luis Castillo pitched five solid...