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Atlanta Braves sign veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli

Aug. 24, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Cervelli caught on with a playoff contender, just as he hoped. The first-place Atlanta Braves signed Cervelli to a one-year contract Saturday and immediately plugged the veteran catcher into the starting lineup against the New York Mets. After recovering from his latest...

Mets activate All-Star OF-INF Jeff McNeil from injured list

Aug. 24, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — National League batting leader Jeff McNeil was reinstated from the injured list Saturday, a big boost for the New York Mets as they pursue a playoff berth. The team also placed backup catcher Tomás Nido on the seven-day injured list with a concussion and selected the contract of...

Dodgers escape jam in bizarre 9th, hold off Yankees 2-1

Aug. 24, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the sellout crowd at Dodger Stadium hanging on his every pitch, Kenley Jansen found himself in a jam. Bases loaded, one out, and Los Angeles clinging to a one-run lead over the Yankees in the ninth. All that right after a bizarre twist that had both managers on the field, trying to...

Sandoval to have season-ending reconstructive elbow surgery

Aug. 24, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pablo Sandoval grew teary at the thought he may never make another play for retiring manager Bruce Bochy, a "father figure" to the third baseman who resurrected his career during a second stint in San Francisco. Perhaps there's still a chance of another swing or two — if both...

Turner, Nationals beat Cubs 7-2 for 4th straight win

Aug. 24, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Trea Turner's renewed focus on the little things is producing big results. Turner reached base four times and scored twice, Yan Gomes and Howie Kendrick each drove in two runs and the surging Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Saturday. Turner got Washington off to a quick...

Indians Jose Ramirez leaves game with right wrist injury

Aug. 24, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez has been removed from the Indians' game against Kansas City with a right wrist injury. A team spokesman said Ramirez left Saturday's game in the first inning because of "discomfort." With two outs, Ramirez fouled off a 2-0 pitch from right-hander Glenn...

Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

Aug. 24, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of...

Cook's 85-yard TD highlights Vikings' 20-9 win vs. Cards

Aug. 24, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After finishing third-to-last in the league last season in rushing yards, the Minnesota Vikings are determined to re-establish a viable ground game. Dalvin Cook ought to be up for the task. The way their passing attack fared on Saturday against Arizona, well, he better be. Cook had an...

Brewers designate opening day starter Chacín for assignment

Aug. 24, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have designated opening day starter Jhoulys Chacín for assignment. The Brewers announced the move on Saturday before playing Arizona. Chacín is 3-10 with a 5.79 ERA this season. The 31-year-old right-hander had been on the injured list since late July due to...

Mariners activate Hernandez, set to make 1st start since May

Aug. 24, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez has been activated off the injured list and was set to start for the Seattle Mariners. Hernandez hasn't pitched in the majors since May 11 because of a strained right shoulder. He was scheduled to start Saturday night at home against Toronto. The 33-year-old former ace is 1-4...