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LEADING OFF: Scherzer breaks nose, Judge nears return

Jun. 19, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OUCH! Nationals ace Max Scherzer has a broken nose after fouling a ball off his face during batting practice Tuesday, and it's unclear when he'll return to the mound. Scherzer was attempting a bunt when he redirected a pitch off his face. The three-time Cy Young...

Kepler's hit in 17th gives Twins 4-3 win over Red Sox

Jun. 19, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler was supposed to have the night off. Instead, the Twins outfielder wound up playing 12 innings and delivered three huge hits. Kepler's single with one out in the 17th gave Minnesota a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox early Wednesday in the longest game by innings in Target...

Merrifield has 2 HR, 6 RBIs to lift Royals over Mariners 9-0

Jun. 19, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — With Whit Merrifield and the Kansas City Royals piling up the runs, Homer Bailey went on a mission Tuesday night. Merrifield had two homers and a career-high six RBIs, Bailey worked into the eighth inning with 121 pitches and the Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 9-0. The Royals jumped on...

Hernandez hits grand slam in Dodgers' 9-0 rout of Giants

Jun. 19, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even if his velocity isn't what it used to be, Clayton Kershaw's competitive zeal hasn't waned. He combined with two relievers on a four-hit shutout, Enriquè Hernàndez had a pinch-hit grand slam to highlight a six-run seventh, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the rival San...

Allen makes strong debut for Padres in 4-1 win over Brewers

Jun. 19, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Left-hander Logan Allen will have so many memories of his major league debut that he might not know where to start. There was the moment in the bullpen warming up when a fan handed him a button with a long-ago picture of him and his older brother, Philip, whose condition is best described...

Arenado, Senzatela lead Rockies to rout of D-backs

Jun. 19, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Colorado Rockies were in search of a return to some form of normalcy on the heels of a wild four-game split with the San Diego Padres in which they scored 48 runs and allowed 44. Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon and Antonio Senzatela helped give the Rockies exactly that. Arenado homered...

Athletics hit 6 home runs in 16-2 rout of Orioles

Jun. 19, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brett Anderson might have been the only player in the home dugout who got tired of watching Oakland hit home runs in its 10-run sixth inning. Even then, the Athletics' left-hander was only joking — sort of. "This body gets cold in a hurry," Anderson said. "You like our team...

Maybin makes bid to keep spot with HR, Yanks beat Rays 6-3

Jun. 19, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cameron Maybin realizes his time in pinstripes may be running out. As Aaron Judge nears his return from the injured list, Maybin is making it difficult for the Yankees to think about cutting ties. Maybin homered again with his roster spot in doubt, Edwin Encarnación went deep for his...

Jason deGrom, Alonso lead Mets past East-leading Braves 10-2

Jun. 19, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob deGrom took a shutout into the ninth inning, Pete Alonso homered to highlight the first four-hit game of his young career, and the New York Mets routed the first-place Atlanta Braves 10-2 on Tuesday night. Bouncing back from an ugly 12-3 loss in the series opener, the Mets pounded...

Indians hit 3 straight HRs, Plesac shuts down Rangers, 10-3

Jun. 19, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Ramirez went into the upper deck for his first home run in more than a month. The Cleveland Indians later got a trio of long balls unlike any they have had in nearly 15 years. While rookie Zach Plesac allowed only two hits pitching into the eighth inning, Cleveland hitters were...