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Quintana pitches 7 strong, Báez jukes, Cubs beat Dodgers 7-2

Apr. 24, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — José Quintana was the star of the show. Even better than Javier Báez's dance around David Freese. Quintana pitched seven crisp innings in his third straight win, and the Chicago Cubs used a fast start to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 on Tuesday night. "He was once again on top...

LEADING OFF: Sabathia nearing 3,000 Ks, Snell's toe a go

Apr. 23, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: SABATHIA'S STRIKEOUTS Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia needs six strikeouts to join Randy Johnson and Steve Carlton as the only left-handers with 3,000 Ks, putting him within reach during a start against the Angels. Sabathia (1-0, 0.00 ERA) would be the 17th...

APNewsBreak: 2019 MLB payrolls drop due to signing bonuses

Apr. 23, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Big deals for Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and others that included large signing bonuses masked an otherwise flat market for the second straight offseason that caused Major League Baseball's opening-day payrolls to drop by $43 million for 2019. Payrolls, however, rose by $131 million when...

Cubs SS Russell joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for return

Apr. 23, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for his return from a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Russell is expected to play when Iowa begins a nine-game homestand Wednesday night against Nashville. He had stayed in...

Iowa Cubs pitcher finds peace in low-cost tiny home he built

Apr. 23, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Most players for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs live in hotels or apartments during the season, but one of the team's minor league pitchers has chosen to live in a self-built tiny house this summer. Trevor Clifton was a 12th round draft pick by the Chicago Cubs in 2013. He made his Triple-A...

Angels power past Mariners 8-6 to end 6-game losing streak

Apr. 21, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels found themselves on the wrong side of three close losses to open their four-game series against the Seattle Mariners. The Angels were able to turn the tables in the finale on Sunday, but not without a bit of trepidation late. Tommy La Stella hit two home runs...

Bellinger robs Yelich, homers off Hader, Dodgers top Brewers

Apr. 21, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger saved a run with his glove and nailed down a series-clinching win for the Los Angeles Dodgers with his bat. After the game, he focused on food. "We are going to eat some pizza here in a minute," Bellinger said when asked what he enjoyed most about the day. "Pretty hungry,...

Bote lifts Cubs past Diamondbacks 2-1

Apr. 21, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — David Bote had to go. So he took matters into his own hands. Bote hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs used a terrific performance by Tyler Chatwood to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Sunday. Moments after his fourth career game-ending RBI, Bote rushed off...

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...

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,...