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New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman throws in the outfield during baseball practice at Citi Field, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Mets' Marcus Stroman opts out of season over virus concerns

Aug. 11, 2020 3:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Stroman’s recovery from a torn left calf muscle was almost complete, and he was in line to possibly make his season debut for the New York Mets next week against the Miami Marlins. But the idea of traveling to one of the country’s coronavirus hot spots played a factor...

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Trout homers twice, helps Angels rally for 10-9 win over A's

Aug. 11, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout is beginning to believe there might be something to the notion of having added power after the birth of a child. The reigning AL MVP has certainly been on a tear since son Beckham was born. Trout homered twice Monday night, including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Starling Marte watches his sacrifice fly off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Diamondbacks get 18 hits in 12-8 win over Rockies

Aug. 11, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Kole Calhoun homered and had a two-run double to lead Arizona’s 18-hit outburst, and the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 12-8 on Monday night. David Peralta and Ketel Marte got four hits each for Arizona, which finished with 13 singles. Alex Young (1-0) worked two innings of...

New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz give instructions during a team practice, Monday, July 13, 2020, at the team's practice facility in East Meadow, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Preview: Trotz, Islanders face Capitals in first round

Aug. 11, 2020 2:13 AM EDT

Barry Trotz famously told the then-defending champion Washington Capitals two years ago any future title runs would go through Long Island. Toronto will have to do. Trotz and the New York Islanders will face the Capitals in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with Game 1 on Wednesday night. Like all...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May, left, avoids getting hit by a comeback shot hit by San Diego Padres' Eric Hosmer during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Padres edge light-hitting Dodgers 2-1 on Hosmer's RBI single

Aug. 11, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The young Padres dropped two of three at home against the Dodgers recently. San Diego arrived in Los Angeles and immediately got the seven-time NL West champions' attention by stealing the series opener. Eric Hosmer singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning, and the...

Houston Astros' Lance McCullers Jr. throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

McCullers throws 7 scoreless, Astros beat Giants 6-4

Aug. 11, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After a terrible road trip, Lance McCullers Jr. gave the Houston Astros just what they needed to get back on track Monday night. McCullers pitched no-hit ball into the seventh inning, Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa drove in two runs each and the Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 6-4...

Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier follows through on his two-run double during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Kiermaier, Margot lead hit parade as Rays beat Red Sox 8-7

Aug. 11, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh inning, Manuel Margot had four hits and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 on Monday night. Kiermaier’s opposite-field line drive off reliever Jeffrey Springs (0-1) rolled all the way to the wall in...

Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario celebrates his grand slam with third base coach Tony Diaz during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Rosario's slam helps Twins beat Brewers 4-2 to end skid

Aug. 11, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins needed one big hack to get back in the swing of things. Rosario hit a grand slam in the third inning, Randy Dobnak turned in another solid outing and the Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Monday night to snap a four-game skid. That slide matched...

Detroit Tigers' JaCoby Jones celebrates his two-run inside-the-park home run in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Detroit, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Tigers win 4th straight, 5-1 over White Sox

Aug. 10, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — JaCoby Jones hit an inside-the-park home run in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers breezed to their fourth straight victory, 5-1 over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. Niko Goodrum homered and had four hits for the Tigers, who handed Chicago its fifth loss in six games. Detroit...

Toronto Raptors' Chris Boucher, left, shoots against Milwaukee Bucks' Robin Lopez, right, during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Raptors beat Bucks 114-106; key players for both teams sit

Aug. 10, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Boucher scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the Toronto Raptors defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-106 on Monday. Though the meeting featured the top two teams in the Eastern Conference standings, both teams were missing key players....