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Boston pitcher Chris Sale looks to start turnaround Tuesday

Apr. 22, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale's wait for his first win of a frustrating season extended another day. Boston's opener of a four-game series against Detroit was rained out Monday and rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader. Sale is to start Tuesday's day opener against Matthew Boyd in a matchup of...

MLB panel issues sealed decision in Orioles-Nats TV dispute

Apr. 22, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Major League Baseball panel has issued a new sealed decision in the long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over television rights fees. Stephen R. Neuwirth, a lawyer for the Nationals, filed a motion in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan on April 15...

Slugger Gallo relaxes, helps Rangers win without long ball

Apr. 22, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo sometimes pauses for a deep breath or glances around the ballpark between pitches looking for something to slow his racing mind. The big Texas slugger grew up trying to hit baseballs as far as he could, so the idea of relaxing in the moments before one of the most...

Pirates activate Gregory Polanco off injured list

Apr. 22, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco couldn't get the awkward slide into second base last September that dislocated his left shoulder out of his head. The Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder pored over the video during his lengthy rehab to the point where it simply got to be too much. "It was terrible," Polanco...

Pitching carrying Vols toward their 1st NCAA bid since 2005

Apr. 22, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

Tennessee's pitching has given the Volunteers an excellent opportunity to end the Southeastern Conference's longest NCAA Tournament drought. The Vols (30-11, 9-9 SEC) have allowed two runs or less in seven of their last eight games. Tennessee has gone 7-1 during that stretch and won three straight at Kentucky...

Pitcher Gio González released by Yankees

Apr. 22, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gio González was released Monday from his minor league contract with the New York Yankees. The 33-year-old left-hander agreed to the deal in mid-March. If added to the 40-man roster, he would have received a $3 million salary while in the major leagues and the chance to earn $9 million...

Pitcher Michael Wacha goes on Cardinals' injured list

Apr. 22, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha was placed on the 10-day injured list because of patellar tendinitis in his left knee and will miss his scheduled start Tuesday against NL Central rival Milwaukee. St. Louis said the move was retroactive to Friday. Infielder/outfielder Drew Robinson was...

Khris Davis will earn $16.75M in each of next 2 seasons

Apr. 22, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis will earn $16.75 million in each of the next two seasons with the Oakland Athletics under the new contract he agreed to last week. Davis agreed to a $16.5 million, one-year deal and would have been eligible for free agency after this season. His new deal includes $33.5...

A baseball branding bonanza, and 2 guys helping it happen

Apr. 22, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — On a spring evening in eastern Pennsylvania, upon a bluff overlooking the Lehigh Valley, a carnival of baseball and pork products is at hand. From loudspeakers, swine-like sounds reverberate. Vendors roam the stands in clothing festooned with outsized strips of bacon. And yes, there...

LEADING OFF: Yelich crunching Cards, Sale slump, deGrom OK?

Apr. 22, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: DON'T PITCH TO HIM NL MVP Christian Yelich gets yet another chance to feast on St. Louis pitching when the Brewers visit Busch Stadium. The teams have already played seven times this season — Yelich has eight home runs and 19 RBIs in those matchups, going...