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Judge hits No. 44, Yankees beat Mariners 9-4 to stop skid

Aug. 09, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — On a night when the Yankees ended their losing streak and Aaron Judge homered yet again, it wasn't all good news for New York. Judge hit his 44th homer, Josh Donaldson went deep and drove in three runs, and the Yankees snapped a five-game skid by beating the Seattle...

Yankees DH Matt Carpenter fractures left foot on foul ball

Aug. 09, 2022 02:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Carpenter broke his left foot Monday night when he fouled off a pitch against the Seattle Mariners and will be out indefinitely. Carpenter, wearing a protective boot in the Yankees' clubhouse after their 9-4 win, said he's...

Wood, Giants beat slumping Padres 1-0 after overturned call

Aug. 09, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Not all the San Francisco Giants were convinced they had nailed Brandon Drury at the plate, although they were certain of one thing — catcher Joey Bart made one heck of a pick and tag to deny the San Diego Padres what would have been the tying run. Alex Wood...

Gallen's pitching, Marte's hit lift D-backs over Pirates 3-0

Aug. 09, 2022 01:24 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Diamondbacks did a little throwback to the 1980s on Monday night, swiping bags, bunting for singles and leaning on small ball to generate their offense. Couple that approach with a dominant pitching performance by Zac Gallen and Arizona is pretty tough. ...

Suarez strikes out 8, outduels Irvin as Angels edge A's 1-0

Aug. 09, 2022 01:00 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — José Suarez added a second changeup to his pitching repertoire this season and it has given him “100% confidence” to offer batters different looks. He certainly kept the Oakland Athletics off balance all night. Suarez struck out eight over...

Thompson, Velázquez, Morel power Cubs past Nationals 6-3

Aug. 09, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Keegan Thompson pitched six effective innings, rookies Nelson Velázquez and Christopher Morel homered in the third inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 6-3 Monday night. Thompson (9-5) didn’t walk a batter for the second time in three starts...

Bassitt hounds Reds, Marte homers early, Mets win again 5-1

Aug. 08, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Bassitt scattered eight hits over eight innings and Starling Marte hit a two-run homer in the first, leading the New York Mets to a 5-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. With their 13th victory in 15 games, the Mets extended their NL East lead to...

Cubs to cut OF Jason Heyward after the season

Aug. 08, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will cut ties with right fielder Jason Heyward after this season, ending one of baseball's most expensive and unproductive free-agent signings with a year left on his contract. “We’re not going have him with the team next year,” Cubs President...

Orioles hit 4 homers in 7-4 victory over Blue Jays

Aug. 08, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays will be seeing a lot of each other in the coming weeks. On Monday night, Ramón Urías and the upstart Orioles measured up fine. Urías hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and Anthony Santander, Ryan...

Rangers expect to win in '23, also expected to be better now

Aug. 08, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers expect to win in 2023, which has long been part of their plan. There was also an expectation to be better this season. “We've said pretty clearly we expect to take a step forward this year,” team president Jon Daniels said. “We had...