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Garver hits 2 of Twins' 5 home runs in 8-6 win over Yankees

Jul. 23, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver hit two of Minnesota's five home runs, and the Twins held on for an 8-6 victory over the New York Yankees after a tone-setting triple play in the first inning of a series opener between AL division leaders Monday night. Jorge Polanco, Nelson Cruz and Max Kepler also went...

Replacement of Maine-Canada bridge gets major fed aid boost

Jul. 23, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

MADAWASKA, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine will receive $36 million to help pay for the replacement of an aging bridge that connects one of its northernmost communities with the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who chairs the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee,...

Clevinger wins 3rd straight, Indians beat Blue Jays 7-3

Jul. 22, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Mike Clevinger dodged a scare on his first batter of the game to turn in another strong start for the surging Cleveland Indians. Clevinger pitched seven innings to win his third straight decision, Oscar Mercado homered and tripled, and Cleveland beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Monday night to...

B.C. police searching for 2 missing, investigating murders

Jul. 22, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

SURREY, British Columbia (AP) — The separate discoveries of three bodies and a burning car with missing occupants are shaking rural northern British Columbia. Canadian police said Monday they were searching for two men whose burning car was discovered on Friday about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Dease...

Edwin Jackson agrees to minor league deal with Tigers

Jul. 22, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Right-hander Edwin Jackson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and will report to Triple-A Toledo. The 35-year-old was 1-5 with an 11.12 ERA this season for Toronto, his record 14th major league team over a 17-year big career. The Blue Jays released him on Friday....

Canada mine waste prompts calls for better water protection

Jul. 22, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Towns, tribes and politicians in U.S. states bordering British Columbia are seeking better oversight and stricter regulations to protect them from hazardous pollution that flow downstream from coal mines in the Canadian province. Leaders in Libby, Troy and Eureka, towns along the...

Peaty, Hosszu extend dominance at world swim championships

Jul. 22, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Adam Peaty became the first man to win a third 100-meter breaststroke title at the world swimming championships on Monday night. Katinka Hosszu of Hungary also added more gold to her collection. Peaty claimed the title in 57.14 seconds, a night after he became the first man to...

LL Bean poised to open 1st store in Canada

Jul. 22, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean is poised to open its first store in Canada. The Maine-based retailer announced Thursday that the 13,000-square-foot (1,210-sq. meter) store will open Aug. 23 in Oakville Place, just outside of Toronto. The retailer announced last year that it would be looking to open...

Montgomery traded, but place in Cubs history secure

Jul. 22, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

It took 108 years for the Cubs to end their championship drought, so the final play of that 2016 World Series won't be forgotten any time soon. Mike Montgomery, who at that point had no saves in his big league career, got Michael Martinez to hit a weak grounder for the last out of Game 7 in Cleveland. Chicago won...

Lindor hits foul ball that injures child; Indians top KC 5-4

Jul. 21, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor wasn't thinking about his home run that helped the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Sunday. Instead, the All-Star shortstop was only concerned about the young child who was struck by a line drive he hit. In the latest instance this season around the majors...