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LEADING OFF: Rookies Morel, Hall look to extend homer runs

Jul. 02, 2022 02:33 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ NICE NEWCOMER Cubs rookie Christopher Morel has homered in three straight games and looks to keep up the run when he faces Boston at Wrigley Field. The 23-year-old Morel connected...

Sean Murphy's 2 RBIs lift Oakland to 3-1 win over Mariners

Jul. 02, 2022 02:04 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sean Murphy was largely responsible for James Kaprielian finally picking up his first victory of the season on the mound. Both in the game Murphy called behind the plate and what he did with the bat. Murphy delivered a pair of key two-out hits, including a solo home...

Leury García hits deciding RBI single in ninth for White Sox

Jul. 02, 2022 01:53 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After Lance Lynn delivered one of his best starts yet this season, Leury García and the rest of his Chicago teammates wanted to make good on it. García broke up a scoreless game on an RBI single with two outs in the top of the ninth, and the White Sox beat...

Buxton's 2-run homer in 9th lifts Twins over Orioles 3-2

Jul. 02, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton hit his second game-ending home run of the season, a two-run drive off Jorge López in the ninth inning that lifted the Minnesota Twins over the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Friday night. “That was the big kind of exclamation point we’ve been...

Javier fans career-high 14 to lead Astros over Angels 8-1

Jul. 02, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Cristian Javier followed up his performance in a combined no-hitter last weekend with another lights-out start. Javier struck out a career-best 14 while allowing just one hit in seven innings to lead the Houston Astros over the Los Angeles Angels 8-1 Friday night for...

Pasquantino hits unusual 1st MLB homer, Royals beat Tigers

Jul. 01, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Vinnie Pasquantino took a most unusual path to the plate on his first big league home run — a furious sprint, a desperate slide and even a tag. Pasquantino and Hunter Dozier hit back-to-back homers, leading Brad Keller and the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit...

Escobar, Peterson lead Mets past Rangers 4-3

Jul. 01, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eduardo Escobar hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer, expectant father David Peterson tied a career high with 10 strikeouts in six innings and the New York Mets beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 Friday night to stop a season-high three-game losing streak. Mark Canha hit a...

Yankees, Guardians rained out, split doubleheader Saturday

Jul. 01, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — As the New York Yankees watched with amusement, two imposters dressed as sluggers Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo ran into the rain-soaked outfield before performing belly slides on the infield tarp. Once again, Cleveland was under water. Friday...

Morel homers in 3rd straight game, Cubs beat Red Sox 6-5

Jul. 01, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Christopher Morel got a belt-high pitch and launched it toward Waveland Avenue for a long two-run homer. Another big moment for the rookie from the Dominican Republic. And he's had a few lately, whether he was delivering at the plate or in the field. ...

Yankees reinstate reliever Aroldis Chapman from injured list

Jul. 01, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Aroldis Chapman's got his spot back on the Yankees' roster. His role coming out of the bullpen remains undefined. New York reinstated the left-handed reliever from the injured list on Friday after Chapman missed more than a month with tendinitis in his left...