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Dodgers throw 2-hitter, beat Phillies after long rain delay

Jul. 18, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — David Freese didn't want a long night to drag out even longer. Freese hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, six Dodgers pitchers combined on a two-hitter spanning a 2 hour, 37 minute rain delay, and Los Angeles completed a 7-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies early Thursday...

Ernie Broglio, 21-game winner traded for Lou Brock, dies

Jul. 18, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ernie Broglio, a 21-game winner in 1960 who is remembered most as the player traded by the St. Louis Cardinals for Hall of Famer Lou Brock, has died. He was 83. Broglio's daughter, Donna Broglio Cavallaro, confirmed her father's death on social media. Another daughter, Nancy Broglio...

Cole K's 11, Marisnick has 3 hits as Astros beat Angels 11-2

Jul. 18, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Southern California natives Gerrit Cole and Jake Marisnick had big games for the Houston Astros while playing in front of friends and family Wednesday night. Cole struck out 11 over seven innings, Marisnick had three hits amid a chorus of boos and the Astros got back on track with an...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Phillies play early after playing late

Jul. 18, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: BACK AT IT The Dodgers and Phillies are facing a tight turnaround after a lengthy rain delay pushed the end of Wednesday's game close to 2 a.m. early Thursday. First pitch of the series finale is set for 12:35 p.m., and then the Dodgers are set to make the...

D'backs tie franchise record with 21 hits, beat Rangers 19-4

Jul. 18, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eduardo Escobar and his Arizona teammates jumped all over Texas' pitchers en route to a record tying night. Escobar homered twice, and the Diamondbacks' red-hot bats tied a franchise record for a nine-inning game with 21 hits while thumping the Texas Rangers 19-4. The 19 runs were...

Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

Jul. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85. The Red Sox said Green, who lived in California most of his life, died Wednesday at in a hospital in San Leandro, near Oakland; no cause of death was...

Royals send struggling White Sox to sixth straight loss

Jul. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danny Duffy bounced back after getting hit by a line drive that left him with numbness in his throwing hand in last start. Duffy (4-5) pitched a strong six innings and ended a nine-start winless skid, and Jorge Soler and Nicky Lopez hit back-to-back RBI singles twice as the Kansas...

Devers hits solo shot, drives in 4; Red Sox beat Jays 5-4

Jul. 18, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora went to reliever Brandon Workman in the eighth inning and knew what his options were for his beleaguered bullpen when things got tight in the ninth. "It's either him or him," said Cora after Workman threw 45 pitches and got out of a jam each inning as Boston held on...

Nationals' bullpen collapse gives Orioles 9-2 victory

Jul. 18, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — After watching starter Erick Fedde dominate the Baltimore Orioles for six innings, the last thing Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez wanted to do was turn to his ineffective bullpen to finish the game. Unfortunately, Martinez had no choice. And, not surprisingly, a one-run lead...

Brewers hang on for 5-4 win over Braves

Jul. 18, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After Christian Yelich helped give the Milwaukee Brewers a big early lead, Josh Hader preserved the win that nearly got away. Hader struck out Ozzie Albies with two outs and the tying run on third in the ninth inning to save the 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. "They put a...