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Contreras, Lester lead Cubs past Braves 8-3

Jun. 25, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras wasn't happy with a called second strike in the second inning. He took his displeasure out on the next pitch, hitting it out of the park. Contreras homered and had three RBIs, Jon Lester pitched five-hit ball through six innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves...

Hernández walk-off, single lifts Red Sox over White Sox 6-5

Jun. 25, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Marco Hernández is starting to see two years of pain finally bring him some moments of joy. Hernández beat out an infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Monday night. "When I hit the ball, I don't see it....

Yanks HR in 27th straight to match record, beat Jays 10-8

Jun. 25, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees' most recent power feat qualifies as "obscure" to manager Aaron Boone. Just not unexpected. Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton stretched New York's home run streak to a record-tying 27 games, and the Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-8 Monday night. Hicks and Stanton each hit...

Yanks homer in record-tying 27th straight game, beat Toronto

Jun. 25, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton stretched the Yankees' home run streak to a record-tying 27 games, and New York beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-8 Monday night. Hicks and Stanton each hit three-run drives, and New York matched the mark set by Alex Rodriguez and the 2002 Texas Rangers. CC...

Yanks homer in record-tying 27th straight game, beat Toronto

Jun. 24, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton stretched the Yankees' home run streak to a record-tying 27 games, and New York beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-8 Monday night. Hicks and Stanton each hit three-run drives, and New York matched the mark set by Alex Rodriguez and the 2002 Texas Rangers. CC...

Phillies snap 7-game losing skid with 13-7 win over Mets

Jun. 24, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies busted out of their slump in a big way. Maikel Franco hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Rhys Hoskins, Jean Segura and Jay Bruce also went deep and the Phillies beat the New York Mets 13-7 Monday night, snapping a seven-game losing streak. "We executed on our game...

Mets fine Callaway, Vargas after run-in with reporter

Jun. 24, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mickey Callaway needed two news conferences to issue one apology. After the New York Mets fined their manager and pitcher Jason Vargas for their expletive-filled confrontation with a reporter following a weekend loss, Callaway stopped short of saying he was sorry for the incident during...

LEADING OFF: Yanks try for HR record, Braves-Cubs cool off

Jun. 24, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: HOMER HAPPY Aaron Judge, Gary Sánchez, Edwin Encarnación and the New York Yankees try to set the major league record for most consecutive games with a home run. The Yankees homered in their 27th straight game Monday night, matching the mark set by...

Cubs: Kimbrel close to return, could be activated this week

Jun. 24, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs says right-handed closer Craig Kimbrel could be activated later this week. Kimbrel signed a three-year, $43 million contract on June 7. He is set to pitch in another game at Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Monday the team...

Day after girl struck by foul, Dodgers studying more netting

Jun. 24, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers say they're studying how to improve the protective netting after a young girl was hit in the head by a liner from slugger Cody Bellinger. The fan was hit Sunday and taken to a hospital for precautionary tests. On Monday, the team said in a statement that it began...