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Orioles put LHP Zimmermann on injured list, cut Cisco

Jun. 18, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles put left-hander Bruce Zimmermann on the 10-day injured list with left bicep tendinitis Friday. Zimmermann was supposed to be Baltimore's starter Friday night against Toronto, but the Orioles instead will go with right-hander Thomas...

MLB COVID vaccinations slow, no additional teams reach 85%

Jun. 18, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The pace of coronavirus vaccinations in Major League Baseball has slowed, with no additional teams in the past week joining the 22 that had already reached the the 85% vaccination threshold for players and other on-field personnel. Major League Baseball...

Razorbacks' Kopps wins Howser Trophy as top college player

Jun. 18, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas' Kevin Kopps won the Dick Howser Trophy as the top player in college baseball Friday, making him the first relief pitcher to receive the award. Kopps, who had Tommy John surgery in 2018, was the star pitcher for a Razorbacks team ranked No. 1...

Shohei Ohtani to hit in All-Star Home Run Derby

Jun. 18, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani will compete in the All-Star Home Run Derby at Denver's Coors Field on July 12. The Los Angeles Angels star will be the first Japanese-born player in the derby, held the night before the All-Star Game. ...

Cavs, Wolfpack latest ACC hopefuls at rare baseball title

Jun. 18, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

North Carolina State and Virginia both emerged from big early season holes to make unexpected College World Series pushes. Now they’re the latest Atlantic Coast Conference teams trying to reverse a traditionally strong league’s curious inability to win the national championship. ...

LEADING OFF: MLB eases protocols, Altuve on power tear

Jun. 18, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ EASING UP Major League Baseball has taken another big step in relaxing coronavirus regulations, allowing fully vaccinated players and staff to stop wearing masks in...

Vanderbilt, Tennessee rivalry on hold with both Omaha bound

Jun. 18, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A showdown between Tennessee and Vanderbilt at the College World Series with a national championship on the line would have all the emotions of their rivalry bubbling up like a family brawl. The schools separated by 194 miles are on opposite...

Mariners score 2 in 9th to rally past Rays 6-5

Jun. 18, 2021 02:35 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Shed Long Jr. hit a tying double in the bottom of the ninth inning and pinch-hitter Kyle Seager singled home the winning run to rally the Seattle Mariners past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Thursday night. Seattle lost starter Justin Dunn to a sore right...

Cron's grand slam sends Rockies over Brewers 7-3

Jun. 18, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Germán Márquez allowed one hit over six scoreless innings, C.J. Cron ignited a five-run first with a grand slam and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Thursday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Garrett Hampson followed...

Ohtani, backed by Ward's slam, leads Angels past Tigers 7-5

Jun. 18, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hadn't pitched in front of a full, rowdy crowd at Angel Stadium since he was a major league rookie three years ago, and he had missed the feeling. With 30,709 fans cheering them on, Ohtani and the Angels rode that wave of energy to...