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Pence activated from IL by Rangers, Calhoun back to minors

Jul. 16, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have activated Hunter Pence from the injured list after he missed 23 games and his chance to start in the All-Star Game. Pence, out since June 17 with a right groin strain, was activated before Tuesday night's game against Arizona. He was set to bat third as the...

Baseball's Home Run Derby proves a popular summer event

Jul. 16, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's All-Star game is fading as a midsummer television attraction, but the adjunct Home Run Derby is becoming popular in its own right. The Nielsen company says a little more than 8 million people watched Tuesday's All-Star game on Fox, enough to be the second-most popular thing on...

Indians option Bobby Bradley, recall Zach Plesac to start

Jul. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have optioned first baseman Bobby Bradley to Triple-A Columbus and recalled right-hander Zach Plesac to start Tuesday night against Detroit. Bradley, who was called up on June 22, batted .178 with one home run and struck out 20 times in 45 at-bats in 15 games. He was...

Mets' Wheeler on injured list with shoulder fatigue

Jul. 16, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of shoulder fatigue, which could complicate efforts by the out-of-contention team to trade the right-hander before the July 31 deadline. New York made the move retroactive to Friday, and Wheeler will be eligible to...

LEADING OFF: Cashner makes Boston debut, Bellinger's bash

Jul. 16, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEW SOX Andrew Cashner makes his Boston Red Sox debut at Fenway Park against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays. Cashner was acquired Saturday from Baltimore for two 17-year-old prospects. The 32-year-old righty went 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 17 starts...

Pujols' 3 hits, 3 RBIs power streaking Halos past Astros 9-6

Jul. 16, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels all acknowledge they're still mourning Tyler Skaggs' death, even if the relentless grind of the baseball schedule doesn't give them much time to do it. Kevan Smith believes that pain contributes to the passion with which the Angels are climbing the standings...

Cubs get catcher Maldonado from Royals for LHP Montgomery

Jul. 16, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With their All-Star catcher sidelined, the Chicago Cubs quickly found some experienced help behind the plate. The NL Central leaders acquired Martín Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City on Monday night that sent left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals. Cubs president of baseball...

Suárez, Puig homer, Reds jump on Cubs errors to win 6-3

Jul. 16, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The last-place Cincinnati Reds keep finding ways to beat the top team in their division. Eugenio Suárez and Yasiel Puig each hit his 22nd home run of the season, and Cincinnati rallied past Chicago 6-3 on Monday night. Jesse Winker raced home with an unearned run to cap a two-run...

Junis, Lopez lead Royals past White Sox 5-2

Jul. 16, 2019 1:28 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jakob Junis overcame an uncertain start against the Chicago White Sox. Junis struck out a career-high 10 and Nicky Lopez drove in a pair of runs as Kansas City beat the White Sox 5-2 on Monday night. It was the Royals' third win in four games since the All-Star break. "My command...

Crawford has 2 HRs, 8 RBIs as Giants overwhelm Rockies 19-2

Jul. 16, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Crawford capped a big day at the plate with a defensive gem. Crawford homered three times and drove in nine runs over the course of two games Monday, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 in the nightcap to complete a sweep of a split doubleheader. He finished off...