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Royals reinstate Skoglund after 80-game suspension

Jun. 26, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have reinstated Eric Skoglund after the left-hander served an 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use. Skoglund was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday. The 26-year-old was suspended in January after his positive drug test. Skoglund was 1-6 with a...

Rutgers names Steve Owens of Bryant as new baseball coach

Jun. 26, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Steve Owens, who has won 914 games since becoming a college head coach in 1992, has been named the baseball coach at Rutgers. Athletic Director Pat Hobbs announced the hiring Wednesday. The move comes about a month after the Scarlet Knights did not renew the contract of Joe...

Widow: Dangerous conditions at Braves' stadium led to death

Jun. 26, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — The widow of a beer tap inventor who died inside a walk-in cooler at the Atlanta Braves' stadium is blaming a faulty door mechanism and lethal carbon dioxide leaks. Angela Keeling made the allegations in a wrongful death lawsuit filed Friday against the team and its contractors. Todd...

Abner Doubleday feted on 200th at hometown

Jun. 26, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) — Abner Doubleday's boyhood hometown is celebrating his birth 200 years ago. The story that Doubleday invented baseball in 1839 at Cooperstown, New York, has been discredited. But the Civil War officer is still celebrated in Ballston Spa. The Brookside Museum is hosting a party for...

La Stella's inside-the-park HR powers Angels past Reds, 5-1

Jun. 26, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although the Cincinnati Reds didn't commit an actual error, they made a prolific number of boneheaded plays at Angel Stadium — losing fly balls in center, losing their way on the basepaths, possibly losing track of the outs, even losing their cool over balls and strikes. Tommy...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani works off mound, Keuchel makes 2nd start

Jun. 26, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: GETTIN' LOOSE Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani will throw off a mound for the first time since Tommy John surgery. Ohtani had surgery Oct. 1 at the conclusion of his AL Rookie of the Year season. He returned to the Los Angeles lineup as a designated hitter May...

Hernandez hits leadoff homer, Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 3-2

Jun. 26, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers hit the halfway mark of their schedule with the most wins in the majors and matched the best midway mark in franchise history. The season hasn't been perfect so far, but it's pretty close. Enrique Hernandez hit his sixth career leadoff home run, Justin Turner added a...

Bumgarner strikes out 11 in Giants' 4-2 win over Rockies

Jun. 26, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner followed up his worst start of the season with one of his best. Bumgarner struck out 11 batters in six innings and also drove in a run with an RBI single that helped lead the San Francisco Giants to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Bumgarner...

Vogelbach's homer lifts Mariners to first interleague win

Jun. 26, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners felt right at home at Miller Park even though it had been nine years since their last visit. "The ball does fly here. It's a very hitter-friendly ballpark," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "It's a new place for us and our guys were anxious to get up there...

Pinder, Semien and Olson homer as A's beat Cardinals 7-3

Jun. 26, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a tough eight-game stretch, Chad Pinder is starting to find his hitting stroke. Pinder and Marcus Semien homered in a six-run fifth inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 Tuesday night. Pinder had three hits Sunday to end a 3-for-23 slump, and...