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Shhh! Detroit's Báez quiets fan with grand slam in Arizona

Jun. 25, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Javier Báez hit a grand slam to quiet a fan in the front row and homer for the third straight game, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 5-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Báez homered in consecutive games against Boston and launched his seventh...

Bell big for Nationals in return home in a 2-1 win at Texas

Jun. 25, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Bell was already feeling good at the plate, and it felt really nice to keep hitting in his return home to Texas. Bell hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning, and also had a triple and double while scoring Washington's only other run, as the...

Voth, bullpen combine on 1-hitter as Orioles beat White Sox

Jun. 25, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Austin Voth and four relievers combined on a one-hitter, Jorge Mateo had a heated exchange with White Sox starter Michael Kopech after getting nailed by a pitch and the Baltimore Orioles beat Chicago 4-1 on Friday night. Voth, normally a reliever, went three innings...

Arroyo has three RBIs in return, Red Sox beat Guardians 6-3

Jun. 24, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Christian Arroyo hit a two-run homer in the seventh and had three RBIs in his return from the COVID-19 injured list, powering the surging Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Guardians on Friday night. Arroyo’s go-ahead homer to left-center off...

Kirk homers again as Blue Jays roll past Brewers, 9-4

Jun. 24, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Alejandro Kirk went 4 for 4 and homered for the third straight game before leaving with a bruised left hand in the seventh inning of the Toronto Blue Jays’ 9-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. Kirk appeared to get hit in the hand on a backswing...

Verlander pitches Astros to 3-1 win, ends Yanks' home streak

Jun. 24, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander was amped up, throwing nine of his 20 fastest pitches this season. “Maybe it was the adrenaline,” he said. Looking as strong as ever in his return season from Tommy John surgery, Verlander pitched four-hit ball over seven innings...

Greinke, Olivares return, power Royals to 3-1 win over A's

Jun. 24, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Zack Greinke tossed six innings of one-run ball, Edward Olivares hit two solo homers and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Friday night. Both Grienke (1-4) and Olivares were activated from rehab assignments on Friday. ...

Márquez earns 3rd straight win, Rockies shut out Twins 1-0

Jun. 24, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Germán Márquez pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and the Colorado Rockies edged the Twins 1-0 Friday night in a rare trip to Minnesota. Charlie Blackmon’s run-scoring fielder’s choice was the difference for the Rockies, who snapped a three-game skid. ...

Rays' Ramirez delivers winning hit in 10th to beat Bucs 4-3

Jun. 24, 2022 23:30 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Harold Ramirez scored Vidal Brujan with a game-ending pinch-single, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Friday night. Vidal Brujan took second as Tampa Bay's automatic runner and stole third against Yerry De Los Santos (0-1)...

Judge, Yankees agree to $19 million deal, avoid hearing

Jun. 24, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge arrived at the players' association office in Manhattan for his salary arbitration hearing, set for noon Friday. “I don't know who picked that, but kind of bad timing,” he said. “We were logged in, ready to go. All dressed up.” His...