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Padres star Tatis suspended 80 games for positive drug test

Aug. 13, 2022 02:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — San Diego Padres dynamo Fernando Tatis Jr., one of the brightest, freshest stars in all of Major League Baseball, was suspended 80 games on Friday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance and won't play this season. MLB said Tatis tested...

Rodon stays sharp at home, leads Giants past Pirates 5-3

Aug. 13, 2022 02:46 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carlos Rodon allowed two runs over six innings, Mike Yastrzemski drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Friday night. Just 7-14 since the All-Star break, the Giants snapped a four-game losing streak at home as they...

Longtime minor leaguer Bernard helps Rockies beat Arizona

Aug. 13, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Longtime minor leaguer Wynton Bernard singled, stole a base and scored in his major league debut, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Friday night. Brian Serven homered, Dinelson Lamet (1-1) pitched a perfect seventh inning for the win...

Rockies' Bernard makes MLB debut after decade in minors

Aug. 13, 2022 00:35 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Wynton Bernard finally got his chance to play in the major leagues a decade after he was drafted by the San Diego Padres, and he made it count. The Colorado Rockies selected Bernard’s contract from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday. He batted eighth and played center...

Gonsolin, Dodgers win 11th in a row, break away from Royals

Aug. 13, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tony Gonsolin took a no-hit try into the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their 11th straight game, beating the Kansas City Royals 8-3 Friday night. Gonsolin (14-1) tied Atlanta’s Kyle Wright for the NL wins lead. The Dodgers, with the best...

Soto gets 2 hits, standing ovation as Padres beat Nats 10-5

Aug. 13, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a night when Juan Soto was celebrated by his old team, his new team was more concerned about a player who wasn't there — Fernando Tatis Jr. Soto had two hits and got a standing ovation in his return to Washington, and the San Diego Padres beat the Nationals...

Montgomery comes up big again as Cardinals beat Brewers 3-1

Aug. 13, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Montgomery pitched six strong innings for second straight scoreless outing for his new team, Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado both homered, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 Friday night. St. Louis, which has won 11 of 14, pushed...

Harris' late blast lifts Braves to 4-3 win over Marlins

Aug. 13, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Michael Harris II had two hits, including a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Friday night. Eddie Rosario singled and doubled, and Matt Olson also went deep for the Braves in the opener of a four-game...

Vierling, Phils star on defense, end Mets' 6-game win streak

Aug. 12, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Left fielder Matt Vierling threw out the speedy Starling Marte at the plate to end the ninth and the Philadelphia Phillies, showing off sharp fielding that Mets announcer Keith Hernandez said they were lacking, beat New York 2-1 in 10 innings Friday night. ...

Mets lose INFs Jeff McNeil, Eduardo Escobar to injuries

Aug. 12, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets infielders Jeff McNeil and Eduardo Escobar left Friday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies with injuries. The Mets said McNeil had a right thumb laceration and Escobar suffered tightness in his left side that will require an MRI. ...