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Atlanta Braves sign veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli

Aug. 24, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Cervelli caught on with a playoff contender, just as he hoped. The first-place Atlanta Braves signed Cervelli to a one-year contract Saturday and immediately plugged the veteran catcher into the starting lineup against the New York Mets. After recovering from his latest...

Mets activate All-Star OF-INF Jeff McNeil from injured list

Aug. 24, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — National League batting leader Jeff McNeil was reinstated from the injured list Saturday, a big boost for the New York Mets as they pursue a playoff berth. The team also placed backup catcher Tomás Nido on the seven-day injured list with a concussion and selected the contract of...

Dodgers escape jam in bizarre 9th, hold off Yankees 2-1

Aug. 24, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the sellout crowd at Dodger Stadium hanging on his every pitch, Kenley Jansen found himself in a jam. Bases loaded, one out, and Los Angeles clinging to a one-run lead over the Yankees in the ninth. All that right after a bizarre twist that had both managers on the field, trying to...

Sandoval to have season-ending reconstructive elbow surgery

Aug. 24, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pablo Sandoval grew teary at the thought he may never make another play for retiring manager Bruce Bochy, a "father figure" to the third baseman who resurrected his career during a second stint in San Francisco. Perhaps there's still a chance of another swing or two — if both...

'Like morons': Fashion reviews dim for MLB weekend uniforms

Aug. 24, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

Terry Francona took one look at Cleveland's all-black uniforms and turned into a fashionista. His review? Not good. "What's the slogan, 'Let the kids play'?" the Indians manager said. "Let the grown-ups look like morons." That was a common view across the majors and social media on Players' Weekend, when big...

Turner, Nationals beat Cubs 7-2 for 4th straight win

Aug. 24, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Trea Turner's renewed focus on the little things is producing big results. Turner reached base four times and scored twice, Yan Gomes and Howie Kendrick each drove in two runs and the surging Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Saturday. Turner got Washington off to a quick...

Brewers designate opening day starter Chacín for assignment

Aug. 24, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have designated opening day starter Jhoulys Chacín for assignment. The Brewers announced the move on Saturday before playing Arizona. Chacín is 3-10 with a 5.79 ERA this season. The 31-year-old right-hander had been on the injured list since late July due to...

Lyles no-hits Arizona through 6 innings, Brewers win 6-1

Aug. 24, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Even with a chance at history, Jordan Lyles didn't put up much of a fuss. Vying to become the second pitcher in Milwaukee Brewers history to throw a no-hitter, Lyles had thrown 99 pitches through six innings. That's when manager Craig Counsell pulled him and turned to his bullpen to finish...

LEADING OFF: Braves streaking, Harper on paternity leave

Aug. 24, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BREEZIN' Despite tying a major league record by striking out 26 times, the Braves kept their winning streak going. The NL East leaders outlasted the Mets 2-1 in 14 innings Friday night for their sixth straight victory. Atlanta is 9-3 against the Mets this season...

Gregorius slam off Ryu, Yankees hit 5 HRs, rout Dodgers 10-2

Aug. 24, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scratching for runs while losing three straight in Oakland left the New York Yankees in a mood heading south to Los Angeles. They took out their frustration on the Dodgers, who had a rare night of swinging and missing. Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam off All-Star Hyun-Jin Ryu and added a...