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Houston 3B Bregman leaves game with strained quadriceps

Jun. 16, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros third baseman Alex Bregman left a game Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers with a strained left quadriceps. Bregman was injured in the first inning while running to first base when he grounded into a double play. He pulled up a few steps...

Mets' deGrom pulled with shoulder soreness amid another gem

Jun. 16, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets ace Jacob deGrom left his start Wednesday night with right shoulder soreness after three perfect innings, yet another injury scare for the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner amid a historic start to this season. One start after being pulled from a...

Blackmon, Rockies shake off Tatis' 477-foot HR, beat Padres

Jun. 16, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Pinch-hitter Charlie Blackmon singled home the winning run in the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies shook off a monster homer by Fernando Tatis Jr. to beat the stumbling San Diego Padres 8-7 on Wednesday. Tatis hit a 477-foot homer, the longest of his...

Journeyman Espino pitches Nationals to sweep of Pirates

Jun. 16, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paolo Espino got his first major league win at age 34, Josh Bell hit a two-run homer against his former team and the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Wednesday for a three-game sweep. Espino (1-2) allowed three hits in five...

Laureano HR, nifty catch in return, streaking A’s top Angels

Jun. 16, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ramón Laureano hit a home run and made a homer-robbing catch in his return from the injured list, and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Wednesday for their sixth straight win. Shohei Ohtani homered for the second...

Mahle fans 12, Reds silence Brewers' bats again in 2-1 win

Jun. 16, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tyler Mahle tied his career high with 12 strikeouts, Tucker Barnhart drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the seventh inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep. Cincinnati has won six...

Castro HR, Tigers rally for sweep over skidding Royals

Jun. 16, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Willi Castro homered during a three-run rally in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 Wednesday for a three-game sweep. It was the Tigers’ first sweep in Kansas City since 2014. The...

Grandal's single in 10th gives White Sox 8-7 win over Rays

Jun. 16, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat Tampa Bay 8-7 on Wednesday, taking two of three from the Rays in a matchup of division leaders. Jóse Abreu hit his 12th homer of the season for the White Sox,...

Molina's RBI single in 9th lifts Cardinals past Marlins 1-0

Jun. 16, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina grounded an RBI single down the third base line in the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals edged the Miami Marlins 1-0 Wednesday to sweep the season series. Molina’s eighth career regular season walk-off hit came with one out and...

Rays' Hill says union 'dropped the ball' on grip enhancers

Jun. 16, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Veteran Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Rich Hill says the players' union “dropped the ball” when it came to this week’s announcement from Major League Baseball about grip-enhancing substances. MLB said pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games...