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Ramirez homer caps 5-run 1st, Rays beat Marlins 5-4

May. 25, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Harold Ramírez homered in a five-run first inning, Colin Poche struck out Jesús Aguilar to strand the bases loaded in the ninth and the The Tampa Bay Rays held on for a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night before another small crowd at Tropicana...

New Italian church head faces demands for abuse inquiry

May. 24, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday named a bishop in his own image, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, as the new head of the Italian bishops conference, as the Italian Catholic Church comes under mounting pressure to confront its legacy of clerical sexual abuse with an independent inquiry. ...

Anderson stymies Nationals as Dodgers cruise to 10-1 victory

May. 24, 2022 00:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched eight shutout innings, Trea Turner had three RBIs in his first game against his former team and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Washington Nationals 10-1 on Monday night. Anderson retired his first 16 batters before César Hernández’s...

Nats win 8-2; Brewers' Peralta exits with shoulder tightness

May. 23, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The slumping Washington Nationals hitters are heading home with a confidence boost while the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers begin their longest trip of the season without one of their All-Star pitchers available. Lane Thomas hit two RBI doubles and the...

Odor leads Orioles past Rays 7-6 in 11 innings

May. 22, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rougned Odor had his second game-winning at-bat in three days as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 in 11 innings on Sunday. The Orioles won two of three and won a series against Tampa Bay for the first time since July 31–Aug. 2, 2020, when...

Arozarena's 2 HRs spoil Rutschman's debut as Rays top O's

May. 21, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Randy Arozarena hit a pair of homers, Jeffrey Springs threw shutout ball into the sixth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays spoiled the debut of Baltimore Orioles top prospect Adley Rutschman with a 6-1 victory Saturday night. The switch-hitting Rutschman was the No. 1...

Odor homers in 13th, Orioles finally beat Rays, 8-6

May. 21, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rougned Odor hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning and Baltimore Orioles snapped a 15-game losing streak to the Tampa Bay Rays with an 8-6 victory on Friday night. The Orioles' last win over Tampa Bay was on July 19 at Tropicana Field, and Baltimore hadn't beaten...

Lauer, Brewers beat Nationals 7-0 despite triple play

May. 21, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Lauer feared his bid to keep the Washington Nationals scoreless was in jeopardy as soon as Lane Thomas hit the ball. Good defense and equally good fortune kept the shutout intact and extended the Nationals’ frustrations. The Brewers were...

Spain's former king mulls 2nd visit amid swirling debate

May. 20, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s former king, Juan Carlos I, is planning to visit Spain again in June, the mayor of the northwestern town hosting the former monarch said Friday, signaling that the vigorous debate sparked by the former monarch's return is unlikely to fade soon. Juan Carlos...

20 years after spate of hospital deaths, ex-worker accused

May. 19, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

In the five months that Jennifer Anne Hall was a respiratory therapist at Hedrick Medical Center, the rural Missouri hospital experienced 18 “code blue” incidents — an alarming increase in sudden cardiac arrest events for a hospital that historically averaged one of them a year, according to...