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LEADING OFF: Marlins' Gallen makes debut, Astros meet Yanks

Jun. 20, 2019 3:22 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME Zac Gallen is set to make his major league debut when he starts for the Marlins at St. Louis. The 23-year-old righty was 9-1 with a 1.77 ERA at Triple-A New Orleans, striking out 112 in 91 1/3 innings. Gallen might see some familiar faces at Busch...

Guardado scores 2 as Mexico beats Canada 3-1

Jun. 20, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Mexico coach Gerardo Martino held out one of his best players against Canada in the Gold Cup. But when an injury left the team short-handed, he subbed in Andres Guardado. The captain came through to lead his national team to victory. Guardado had two goals in the second half, Roberto Alvarado...

Hachimura hopes his success helps growth of Japan basketball

Jun. 20, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rui Hachimura used to adore a manga and anime series called "Slam Dunk," which followed a high school basketball team's trials and tribulations and helped bring the sport into the Japanese consciousness. Though Hachimura was born in Toyama Prefecture two years after the series ended in...

Duke's Williamson set to lead off NBA draft

Jun. 20, 2019 2:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA draft is all about Zion Williamson. The draft begins Thursday night with the Duke freshman projected to go first overall to the New Orleans Pelicans. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound forward was the biggest star the college level has seen in years, filling highlight reels with thunderous...

McMahon drives in 3 as Rockies beat Greinke, D-backs 6-4

Jun. 20, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan McMahon and the Rockies found a way to stack hits against Arizona ace Zack Greinke, and those hits led to another Colorado victory. McMahon hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh inning to make up for a costly error, and the Rockies added on in a 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks...

Dodgers rout Giants 9-2 for 50th win; Rich Hill headed to IL

Jun. 20, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger keeps getting on base, and if he's at home chances are it's via a home run. Bellinger slugged his 24th homer — 16th at Dodger Stadium — and Los Angeles kept it together after losing starter Rich Hill to injury in a 9-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on...

Tokyo Olympic tickets: Be prepared to be disappointed

Jun. 20, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? Prepare to be let down. Millions were disappointed starting Thursday when applicants in a ticket lottery — for Japan residents, only — began learning if they landed tickets. The answer is going to be overwhelmingly — no. The...

Goldschmidt's homer in 11th lifts Cardinals over Marlins 2-1

Jun. 20, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even though he wasn't in the starting lineup, Paul Goldschmidt didn't take the night off. Goldschmidt hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. Dexter Fowler had an RBI single in the...

Contreras powers Cubs past Giolito, White Sox 7-3

Jun. 20, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras celebrated a very special anniversary with an impressive all-around show. Contreras homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Chicago Cubs handed Lucas Giolito his first loss since April by downing the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Wednesday night. David Bote also connected...

Rodríguez, Red Sox recover from 17-inning loss, beat Twins

Jun. 20, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Rodríguez knew his job was to pile up innings after the Boston Red Sox had to go 17 innings in Tuesday's loss at Minnesota. Even after giving up runs early Wednesday night, Rodriguez wasn't going to be taken out. He had to handle the workload, regardless of results. The...