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Contreras homers, Morel also goes deep as Cubs beat Reds 8-3

Jun. 30, 2022 01:00 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Christopher Morel unleashed a laser from center field toward the plate. In a flash, the Cubs let loose. Chicago catcher Willson Contreras pointed toward the dugout and let out a roar. Screaming pitcher Justin Steele pounded his glove several times. ...

Dodgers hit 3 homers, knock off nemesis Rockies 8-4

Jun. 30, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Freddie Freeman, Will Smith and Cody Bellinger homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers took advantage of Germán Márquez's struggles and early injury exit to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-4 on Wednesday night. Trea Turner added a two-run double and Julio Urías pitched...

Red Sox beat Jays 6-5 in 10 to avoid three-game sweep

Jun. 30, 2022 00:44 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — J.D. Martinez drove in the tiebreaking run when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Wednesday night, avoiding a three-game sweep. “It’s a big one,” Martinez said. “We lost...

García's homer in 9th lifts Marlins past Cardinals 4-3

Jun. 29, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Avisaíl García hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning and Sandy Alcantara pitched a complete game, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. With two outs, García hit the first pitch he saw from Ryan Helsley...

Duvall, Wright lead Braves over Phillies, now 21-5 in June

Jun. 29, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adam Duvall homered, Kyle Wright tossed seven sharp innings and the Atlanta Braves kept rolling this month, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Wednesday night. The Braves improved to 21-5 in June, matching the team record for most wins in a calendar month...

Mets' deGrom, Scherzer take next steps toward rejoining Mets

Jun. 29, 2022 21:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets aces Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer took their next steps Wednesday toward returning to New York's rotation. DeGrom, sidelined since last July 7, threw 27 pitches to hitters in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and could progress to a minor league injury rehabilitation...

Verlander dominates, Castro homers, Astros beat Mets 2-0

Jun. 29, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander has that look: four or five days of stubble when he takes the mound, a focused glare, a game-day demeanor that if not quite ornery is admittedly intense. “I can't be that guy that rolls in on start day and is just kind of like loosey-goosey and...

Clevinger 1-hit ball for 6 innings, Padres beat Diamondbacks

Jun. 29, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Clevinger outpitched Madison Bumgarner by throwing one-hit ball for six innings in his longest outing of the year, leading the San Diego Padres over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-0 Wednesday. Jake Cronenworth broke out of a 0-for-26 skid with two doubles and a...

Haase's two-run HR allows Tigers to hold off Giants 3-2

Jun. 29, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eric Haase hit a two-run homer to break a 1-all tie in the sixth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Wednesday. It was Haase’s fifth home run of the season and his second in the last three games. Miguel Cabrera also...

Reynolds 3 HRs, 6 RBIs as Pirates snap skid, beat Nationals

Jun. 29, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryan Reynolds hit a career-high three homers and drove in six runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Washington Nationals 8-7 on Wednesday. “I think Bryan Reynolds carried us to a win tonight,” said Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton said, whose Pirates...