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LEADING OFF: Mets' deGrom faces Nats, Kershaw vs. Darvish

Apr. 23, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ DEGROMINATOR Jacob deGrom of the Mets is 1-1 with a 0.45 ERA, 35 strikeouts and three walks in 20 innings going into a homestand opener against Washington and Erick Fedde...

Padres hold off Dodgers 3-2 in resumption of SoCal rivalry

Apr. 23, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Cronenworth barely managed to knock down Sheldon Neuse's vicious 105-mph grounder. He recovered and relayed to Fernando Tatis Jr., who somehow dragged his foot sideways over the bag while loading up for a desperate throw that beat Neuse to first by an eyelash. ...

Casali catches 5th straight shutout, Giants beat Marlins 3-0

Apr. 23, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It means so much to Curt Casali that he can provide Buster Posey a much-needed break behind the plate and Giants pitchers don't miss a beat with the backup. Casali caught his fifth consecutive shutout, guiding Aaron Sanchez and four relievers in...

Therapy bunny at ballpark brings smiles and is instant hit

Apr. 23, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A handsome, golden-colored therapy bunny named Alex came to the ballpark and stole the hearts of San Francisco Giants fans Thursday night, attending the series opener against Miami with owners Kei Kato and Josh Row. Sporting a dark bow tie with...

Bregman has 3 RBIs, Astros end skid with 8-2 win over Angels

Apr. 23, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — With a sagging offense and losses that were piling up, Houston manager Dusty Baker was searching for a way to jumpstart his team. He found it Thursday night by putting Carlos Correa in the leadoff spot for the first time in his seven-year career. ...

Cubs beat Mets 4-3 on Heyward's single in 10th

Apr. 23, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward had a game-ending, pinch-hit single in the 10th after Dan Winkler stranded the bases loaded in the top of the inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 4-3 Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep. Kris Bryant had two hits and...

Today in History

Apr. 23, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, April 23, the 113th day of 2021. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 23, 1969, Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for assassinating New York Sen....

Mariners rally with 4-run 10th, beat Red Sox 7-3 on 3 hits

Apr. 22, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning moments after Sam Haggerty's go-ahead double, and the Seattle Mariners rallied past the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Thursday night despite getting just three hits on a cold, blustery night. Seattle is the first...

Slumping Yankees rally from early hole to down Indians 6-3

Apr. 22, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — There were quality at-bats. There was energy. There was urgency. For one of the first times in this young season, the New York Yankees played up to their payroll. “Tonight we showed what we are," shortstop Gleyber Torres said...

Padres place starter Lamet, reliever Kela on injured list

Apr. 22, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Diego Padres placed right-hander Dinelson Lamet on the 10-day injured list with right forearm inflammation on Thursday, a day after he came out of his season debut after just two innings. The Padres also placed reliever Keone Kela on the IL...