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Seager, Mariners rally in 8th to beat Athletics 6-3

Jun. 16, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Leake has found the consistency he was looking for earlier in the season. Seattle manager Scott Servais is hoping the rest of his club can do the same after the Mariners spent the past two weeks reshaping their roster and trading away a couple top power hitters. Leake matched...

Maldonado wears Father's Day tie, leads Royals over Twins

Jun. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martín Maldonado found a formal-yet-fun way to honor the dads in his life. The Royals catcher celebrated Father's Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and had three hits to lift Kansas City over the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Sunday. Maldonado scribbled the names of his...

Paxton effective as Yanks gain series split with 10-3 rout

Jun. 16, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees already are showing signs of busting out offensively, even before they add three big-time power hitters to their lineup in the coming days. James Paxton pitched six effective innings, Brett Gardner and Austin Romine each had four RBIs and New York cruised past the...

Winker paces Reds with 5 RBIs in 11-3 rout over Rangers

Jun. 16, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — With his dad set to leave town Sunday evening, Jesse Winker had limited time to provide an extra-special Father's Day. No worries — Joe Winker went to the airport with plenty to be proud of. Winker homered and set career highs with four hits and five RBIs, Yasiel Puig added a...

Pirates rally for 5-4 victory over Marlins

Jun. 16, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Josh Bell padded his NL-leading RBI total and helped the Pittsburgh Pirates to a series-clinching victory. Bell's go-ahead double in the seventh lifted the Pirates over the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Sunday. The Pirates rallied from a 4-2 deficit on Corey Dickerson's pinch-hit RBI double off Miami...

Red Sox use late rally, big 10th inning to beat Orioles 8-6

Jun. 16, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A comeback victory in a game that appeared to be lost enabled the Boston Red Sox to stroll out of Camden Yards feeling quite satisfied about where they stand at this point in the season. Rafael Devers led off the 10th inning with a home run after Marco Hernandez tied it with a solo shot in...

DeJong tags Mets again, Cardinals win 4-3 with only 3 hits

Jun. 16, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul DeJong again picked on a favorite foe. DeJong tagged the Mets for a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning Sunday, sending St. Louis Cardinals over New York 4-3. The young shortstop is 30 for 83 (.361) with nine homers and 10 doubles over 20 career games against the Mets. He has...

Culver, Reddish top list of shooting guards in NBA draft

Jun. 16, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

Jarrett Culver made himself a top-flight NBA prospect by pushing Texas Tech to within a win of its first national championship. Culver is regarded by many as the top shooting guard in Thursday's draft, part of a rapid rise from solid freshman contributor to Associated Press All-American. He could be picked in the...

Thornton shuts down former team, Blue Jays rout Astros 12-0

Jun. 16, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Trent Thornton was looking forward to Sunday's game against the Astros since he was traded to Toronto in the offseason. He delivered arguably his best start of the season. Thornton shut down his former team into the seventh inning, Teoscar Hernández hit two of Toronto's season-high five...

Bird recovering from knee surgery, not sure of return date

Jun. 16, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Sue Bird isn't sure when she'll be back this year. The WNBA's all-time assist leader said she has to be smart about her health as she recovers from surgery on her left knee. "I don't know. I'm hoping to be healthy. For me that means being smart and doing what I have to do to make...