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Posey ends long homerless drought, Giants edge Pirates 3-2

Apr. 21, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Buster Posey snapped the longest homerless drought of his career with a three-run shot and tagged out Pittsburgh's Jung Ho Kang at the plate for the final out as the San Francisco Giants edged the Pirates 3-2 on Sunday. Posey sent a fastball from Chris Archer (1-1) just over the fence in...

Strasburg Ks 11 in 8 innings as Nationals beat Marlins 5-0

Apr. 21, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg dominated his favorite foil Sunday, striking out 11 and allowing two hits in eight innings to help the Washington Nationals avert a series sweep by beating Miami 5-0. Ryan Zimmerman hit two solo home runs, and Brian Dozier also had a solo homer. Strasburg (2-1) improved to...

Solid start by Gibson helps Twins beat Orioles 4-3 for sweep

Apr. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kyle Gibson pitched six sharp innings, Willians Astudillo drove in two runs and the Minnesota Twins held off the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. After hitting 11 home runs in a doubleheader Saturday, the Twins used a different approach to secure their ninth straight...

Norris gets first win since 2017, Tigers top White Sox, 4-3

Apr. 21, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Daniel Norris struck out six batters in five innings to earn his first win in two years and help the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Sunday. Norris (1-0) allowed two hits and walked one, earning his first victory since Sept. 28, 2017, and Gordon Beckham homered against his...

Diamondbacks 1B Walker hampered by hip pointer

Apr. 21, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Walker is out of the starting lineup for the Arizona Diamondbacks' series finale against the Chicago Cubs because of a hip pointer. Walker got hurt on a play at the plate during Saturday's 6-0 victory. The first baseman finished with a career-high four hits. Wilmer Flores got the...

Rays put Meadows on IL with thumb sprain, reinstate Wendle

Apr. 21, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right thumb in a series of moves on Sunday. Meadows was hurt when he awkwardly slid into third base on a two-run triple in the seventh inning of Saturday night's 6-5 loss to the Boston...

Judge has 'pretty significant strain,' will be out awhile

Apr. 21, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge won't be back with the New York Yankees anytime soon, a further blow to an injury-decimated team with a mediocre record 3½ weeks into the season. New York's biggest offensive threat and the heart of its clubhouse went on the injured list for the third time in four seasons...

LEADING OFF: Yanks star Judge hurt, Pujols climbs RBI chart

Apr. 21, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: A BENCH FOR THIS JUDGE The New York Yankees are expected to put All-Star slugger Aaron Judge on the injured list, a day after he hurt his left oblique taking a swing against Kansas City. The Yankees already had a dozen players out, including Giancarlo Stanton,...

Pujols passes Ruth on RBI list, but Mariners beat Angels 6-5

Apr. 21, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols was humbled after he caught and passed Babe Ruth for fifth place on baseball's career RBI chart. Yet even the Los Angeles Angels slugger's 636th homer was no match for the Seattle Mariners' latest power display. Pujols passed Ruth with an early RBI double and a late...

Phillies get HRs from Harper, McCutchen to beat Rockies 8-5

Apr. 21, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Phil Gosselin grew up winning imaginary games for the Philadelphia Phillies. When his chance came as a major leaguer, the hometown kid came through. Gosselin hit a three-run double that put Philadelphia ahead for good, and the Phillies got homers from Bryce Harper and Andrew McCutchen in...