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Nimmo, Lindor homer as first-place Mets beat Reds 7-4

Jul. 04, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Nimmo and Francisco Lindor homered, helping the New York Mets beat the lowly Cincinnati Reds 7-4 on Monday night. Taijuan Walker (7-2) struck out nine in six innings as NL East-leading New York earned its second straight win after a stretch of four losses...

Swanson's 3-run double helps Braves outlast Cardinals, 6-3

Jul. 05, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At the midpoint of the season, manager Brian Snitker says the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves have made an impressive recovery from a slow start. Perhaps the most impressive resurgence belongs to Dansby Swanson. Swanson hit a three-run...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer returns for Mets, Taillon on a roll

Jul. 05, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ MAX IS BACK Mets ace Max Scherzer returns to a major league mound for the first time since May 18 when the NL East leaders play at Cincinnati. The right-hander, who turns 38 in three...

Dodgers beat Rockies 5-3 as Thompson's 3-run HR backs Urías

Jul. 05, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Feeling inconsistent at the plate, Trayce Thompson looks no farther than the next locker down for advice. Three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw gives it to his friend straight. “Swinging at too many balls,” Thompson said Kershaw told...

Rodriguez's HR, Raleigh's 4 RBIs carry M's past Padres 8-2

Jul. 04, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Julio Rodriguez sent a drive almost to the top of the brick warehouse in the left-field corner and pointed to the relievers in the bullpen who were also watching his monster two-run homer sail out of Petco Park. “I thought it would be pretty cool to hit one up...

Bumgarner, Diamondbacks send Giants to 5th straight loss

Jul. 04, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Madison Bumgarner posted a win against his former team and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat San Francisco 8-3 Monday, handing the Giants their fifth straight loss. Buddy Kennedy drove in a pair of runs and Cooper Hummel scored twice for Arizona. The Giants have lost 11...

Caratini's HR in 10th gives Brewers 5-2 victory over Cubs

Jul. 04, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With one swing of the bat, Victor Caratini turned a forgettable performance into one of the most memorable moments of his career. After striking out in each of his first four plate appearances, Caratini hit a three-run homer off Scott Effross with two outs in the...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer returns for Mets, Taillon on a roll

Jul. 04, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Tuesday: ___ MAX IS BACK Mets ace Max Scherzer returns to a major league mound for the first time since May 18 when the NL East leaders play at Cincinnati. The right-hander, who turns 38 in...

Braves have moment of silence in memory of announcer Motter

Jul. 04, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves paid tribute to their longtime public address announcer, Casey Motter, on Monday night in a ceremony before the team’s first home game since his death last week. Following a video tribute to Motter, a moment of silence was observed in his memory...

Braves' Rosario returns from IL, starting against Cardinals

Jul. 04, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario was been activated from the injured list and started in left field against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. The Braves also activated left-handed reliever Tyler Matzek from the injured list. Braves...