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LEADING OFF: Judge still sore; Jays' Hernández to C-19 IL

Apr. 10, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ RULING PENDING Aaron Judge's health is again a concern for the New York Yankees. The star slugger has missed two games with soreness in his left side, and manager Aaron Boone...

Chasing Ledecky: Leah Smith keeps coming after US star

Apr. 10, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — If Katie Ledecky wasn’t setting world records and piling up Olympic medals, Leah Smith would be the top middle-to-long distance swimmer in the U.S. She’s been doggedly pursuing Ledecky’s relentlessly high standards for the last five years. ...

Barnhart's two-out single leads Reds over D-backs 6-5 in 10

Apr. 10, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Tucker Barnhart's clutch 10th-inning single kept the Reds rolling on Friday night. Cincinnati's playing so well these days that the only surprise was the catcher's heroics were ever needed. “It was a roller coaster,” Barnhart said. “We got out to a...

Hometown no-no: Musgrove no-hitter for Padres vs. Rangers

Apr. 10, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A long-time member of the Friar Faithful, Joe Musgrove knew all about San Diego’s no-hitter history. There wasn’t any. Until now. Musgrove, the 28-year-old pitcher who grew up just down the road in El...

Olson's 3-run blast lifts Athletics to 6-2 win over Astros

Apr. 09, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Matt Olson’s tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 6-2 win over Houston Astros on Friday night. The victory comes after the Astros beat the A’s five times in this young season and is just the second win...

Acuña's 4 hits, including HR, lead Braves past Phillies 8-1

Apr. 09, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Atlanta Braves put on quite a show for their first home crowd since 2019. Acuña had four hits, including a long two-run homer that gave Atlanta the lead, and made a leaping catch to support Charlie Morton's six strong innings,...

Ohtani homers, drives in 4 as Angels beat Blue Jays 7-1

Apr. 09, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani homered and drove in four runs, Andrew Heaney pitched six scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-1 on Friday night. Ohtani completed a four-run second with a three-run double to deep right-center off...

Reyes homers twice, Plesac strong as Indians beat Tigers

Apr. 09, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Franmil Reyes homered twice and Zach Plesac pitched seven dominant innings after getting an early lead to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-1 win Friday night over the Detroit Tigers, who scratched starter Julio Teheran just before the first pitch. Reyes...

San Diego native Joe Musgrove throws first no-hitter in Padres history in 3-0 win over Texas Rangers

Apr. 09, 2021 23:02 PM EDT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — San Diego native Joe Musgrove throws first no-hitter in Padres history in 3-0 win over Texas Rangers.

Musgrove no-hitter through 8 in 2nd game for hometown Padres

Apr. 09, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — San Diego Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove hasn't allowed a hit through eight innings against the Texas Rangers in only his second start for his hometown team that has never had a no-hitter. The Padres are the only current MLB franchise to never...