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Weakened Barry unleashes a final blast of torrential rains

Jul. 15, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry failed to unleash catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, but it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into "an ocean." Although Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm...

Wainwright pitches 7 scoreless, Cardinals beat D-Backs 5-2

Jul. 14, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright made the most of a couple of extra days of rest. Paul Goldschmidt homered, Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals held on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Sunday. Wainwright (6-7), who was scratched from Friday's start due to back...

Tigers plate 7 in 3rd, beat Royals 12-8 after Bailey trade

Jul. 14, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Tigers heard Kansas City was making a late pitching change about an hour before the first pitch, and what could have caused a bit of anxiety for a bunch of hitters turned out to be a just fine. Jeimer Candelario hit a bases-clearing double and Gordon Beckham added a two-run...

Royals trade right-hander Bailey to A's for prospect

Jul. 14, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals traded Homer Bailey to the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell on Sunday after scratching the veteran right-hander about 45 minutes before his scheduled start of their series finale against Detroit. The 33-year-old Bailey has rebounded...

St. Louis couple rolls all 7s and 11s with daughter's birth

Jul. 14, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis couple has rolled all 7s and 11s with the birth of their daughter. J'Aime Brown was born at 7:11 p.m. on July 7, which convenience store chain 7-Eleven marks as 7-Eleven Day. Her birth weight? Seven pounds and 11 ounces, obviously. TV station Fox 2 reports that Rachel Langford...

Cardinals great Bob Gibson fighting pancreatic cancer

Jul. 14, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals great Bob Gibson is fighting pancreatic cancer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the 83-year-old Hall of Famer was diagnosed with the cancer several weeks ago and revealed the news Saturday to the other living Hall of Famers. Gibson's longtime agent, Dick Zitzmann, told...

O'Neill has 4 RBIs, Cardinals beat Diamondbacks 4-2

Jul. 14, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tyler O'Neill said it wasn't actually a promise. However, the St. Louis Cardinals' outfielder did tell cancer patient Preston Dobbs he "would try" and hit a home run for him. O'Neill came through Saturday night with a two-run homer and a career high-tying four RBIs as the Cardinals beat...

Dodgers beat Red Sox 11-2, snap 4-game losing streak

Jul. 13, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Justin Turner had three extra-base hits, two of them off Chris Sale to continue the Red Sox left-hander's struggles at Fenway Park, and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a four-game losing streak with an 11-2 victory over Boston in a rematch of last year's World Series. Cody Bellinger moved...

Starling, Keller send Royals to 4-1 win over Tigers

Jul. 13, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bubba Starling's first career hit was admittedly a little imperfect. Then again, so was his route to the majors. The hometown boy from nearby Gardner, Kansas, toiled away for more than seven years in the minors, more than once thinking about giving up the game. But he was finally...

Film airing on PBS recalls city's dark deportation history

Jul. 13, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — The darkest, most violent chapter in the history of Bisbee was an open secret for decades in the funky old Arizona copper town 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of the U.S.-Mexico border. But few residents knew the details of how about 1,200 miners, most of them immigrants, were pulled...