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GOP state Sen. Matt Dolan jumps into US Senate race in Ohio

Sep. 20, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan formally entered the race for Ohio's open U.S. Senate seat on Monday, adding a centrist voice more akin to exiting Republican Rob Portman's than to the crowded, Trump-aligned field of GOP hopefuls. In a telephone...

Batting title races jumbled as MLB season winds down

Sep. 20, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

The bar for the batting title is unusually low this year — and that's creating wild races for the honor in both leagues. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the majors in hitting with a .321 average, and Trea Turner is atop the National League at .316. According to...

White House to ease restrictions, require foreign nationals traveling to US to be fully vaccinated starting in November

Sep. 20, 2021 10:28 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House to ease restrictions, require foreign nationals traveling to US to be fully vaccinated starting in November.

LEADING OFF: MLB strikeout leader Ray vs Rays newcomer Baz

Sep. 20, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Monday: ___ CY YOUNG CONTENDER VS. DEBUTING PHENOM Toronto left-hander Robbie Ray, competing with the Yankees' Gerrit Cole for the AL Cy Young Award, leads the majors with 233...

McNeil's homer lifts Mets; Phillies slip in playoff race

Sep. 19, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff McNeil hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the seventh inning, and the New York Mets beat Philadelphia 3-2 Sunday night, damaging the Phillies’ playoff hopes. The Phillies, who were trying to complete a three-game sweep, blew a two-run lead and...

Rosario hits for cycle, leads Fried, Braves over Giants 3-0

Sep. 19, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eddie Rosario became the second Atlanta player in a month to hit for the cycle, Max Fried pitched seven strong innings and the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Sunday in a matchup of division leaders. The Braves have a two-game lead over...

Ohtani strkes out 10, A's beat Angels 3-2, stay in WC race

Sep. 19, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani struck out 10 but went winless in consecutive starts on the mound for the first time since June, and the Oakland Athletics rebounded from a bullpen meltdown to beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 in 10 innings Sunday. ...

Cole rocked as Yanks lose ground in 11-1 loss to Indians

Sep. 19, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole stumbled when the New York Yankees needed an ace-like outing, allowing seven runs over 5 2/3 innings in a costly 11-1 defeat to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. After losing consecutive games by eight or more runs for the first time since May...

Tatis botches popup, Cards beat Padres 8-7, win 8th straight

Sep. 19, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — San Diego center fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. dropped Nolan Arenado’s bases-loaded popup and heaved the ball home, leading to a five-run first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Padres 8-7 Sunday for an eight-game winning streak. Tatis' brutal...

Wisdom sets Cubs rookie record with 27th HR, beat Brewers

Sep. 19, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Patrick Wisdom set a Chicago Cubs record for homers by a rookie on a day that exemplified his feast-or-famine approach. Wisdom struck out four times for a second straight day but delivered a towering three-run shot that highlighted the Chicago Cubs’...