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Hernandez Ks 3 with bases loaded, Reds beat Braves 4-2

Apr. 26, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reliever David Hernandez struck out three straight with the bases loaded, Eugenio Suarez drove in three and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 Thursday night in a rain-delayed victory. Luis Castillo shook off early problems to pitch six scoreless innings for the Reds but...

Bauer throws 8 strong innings, Indians beat Astros 2-1

Apr. 26, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Trevor Bauer has a heated history with the Astros — trash talk with Alex Bregman, a rocky relationship with Gerrit Cole, and a blown save and loss in Game 3 during Houston's three-game sweep of the Indians in last year's AL Division Series. No surprise Bauer brought his best Thursday...

Dodgers spoil Jon Lester's return, beat Cubs 2-1

Apr. 25, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers spoiled Jon Lester's return to the Cubs' rotation by scoring on an error and a sacrifice fly, beating Chicago 2-1 on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. Lester (1-1), who spent 16 days on the injured list with a left hamstring strain, allowed one run on four hits in...

Starlin Castro homers in 10th, lifts Miami over Phillies 3-1

Apr. 25, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starlin Castro nearly knocked himself out of the game before he knocked one out of the park. Castro hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning after fouling a pitch off his foot, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. "I...

Porcello gets first win, Red Sox beat Tigers 7-3

Apr. 25, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Six solid innings by Rick Porcello were plenty with Boston's suddenly resurgent offense hitting more like last year's World Series champions. Porcello got his first win of the season and the Red Sox continued to climb back from a dreadful start with a 7-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on...

Clint Frazier becomes 15th Yankee to go on injured list

Apr. 25, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Clint Frazier became the Yankees' 15th player to go on the injured list, sidelined because of a sprained left ankle, and New York acquired Cameron Maybin from the Cleveland Indians for $25,000 to gain outfield depth. Frazier, a 24-year-old outfielder, is hitting .324 with six homers...

LEADING OFF: Vladdy Jr. debuts, La Tortuga gets his night

Apr. 25, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: IT'S TIME Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is set to make his big league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays against the Oakland Athletics. The son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero ripped through the minor leagues with a .331 average and .945 OPS over three-plus seasons....

Cubs' Russell says he's focused on becoming a better person

Apr. 25, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell said Thursday that he is focused on "trying to become a better person" since being suspended for 40 games for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Russell was suspended last fall after a series of allegations made by his...

Lester solid in return, but Dodgers get past Cubs 2-1

Apr. 25, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Although it wasn't enough to keep the Cubs rolling, Jon Lester was pleased with his first outing in more than two weeks. The Los Angeles Dodgers spoiled the veteran left-hander's return to the rotation by scoring on an error and a sacrifice fly, beating Chicago 2-1 on Thursday to avoid a...

Twins backup Astudillo's cult hero status keeps growing

Apr. 25, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The most popular player on the Minnesota Twins is the third-string catcher and play-him-almost-anywhere everyman Willians Astudillo, whose all-in, all-out style has endeared him to players and fans alike since he made his major league debut last season. Astudillo's cult hero status will...