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Indians' Carrasco suffers only bruise on scary comebacker

Jun. 18, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians starter Carlos Carrasco only sustained a bruised elbow when he was struck by a line drive against Minnesota. An MRI taken Monday on Carrasco came back negative and the right-hander will likely return once his stint on the disabled list ends. Indians manager Terry Francona expressed...

Oregon State-Washington game at CWS delayed by lightning

Jun. 18, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The College World Series game between Oregon State and Washington was delayed in the top of the sixth inning because of lightning in the Omaha area. Washington led the Beavers 5-4 in Monday's elimination game at the time. The grounds crew rolled the tarp over the infield even though...

Astros GM Luhnow given extension through 2023

Jun. 18, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have extended the contract of general manager Jeff Luhnow through the 2023 season and added president of baseball operations to his title. Luhnow, who was hired by the Astros on Dec. 7, 2011, led a remarkable turnaround in Houston, helping the Astros move from a 100-loss...

Indians activate Alonso, sign Rzepczynski to minors deal

Jun. 18, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have activated starting first baseman Yonder Alonso from the family medical emergency list. Alonso returned Monday after missing a weekend series against Minnesota. Alonso is batting .248 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs in 65 games for Cleveland, which signed him as a free agent in...

Florida State's Mike Martin to retire after 2019 season

Jun. 18, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State has announced that Mike Martin will retire as baseball coach at the end of the 2019 season. Martin, who has led the Seminoles since 1980, became college baseball's wins leader in May. He has a 1,987-713-4 record and .736 win percentage. Florida State has reached the...

Seattle activates RHP Juan Nicasio from 10-day disabled list

Jun. 18, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners have activated right-handed reliever Juan Nicasio from the 10-day disabled list as they continue to add options in their bullpen. Nicasio and catcher Chris Herrmann were added to the 25-man roster on Monday ahead of a road trip against the New York Yankees and Boston that begins...

World Cup Episode 3: 'Please God, Give the Goal!'

Jun. 18, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

"PodcastOne Sports Now" co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg examine instant replay through the lens of the most controversial goal in World Cup history — the 1966 "Wembley Goal!" — and suggest the NFL and Major League Baseball should take note of how well the system works in soccer. More than a...

Hundley, Belt homer to lift Giants to 4-1 win over Dodgers

Jun. 18, 2018 4:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Road weary and a bit homesick, the San Francisco Giants picked up a victory Sunday that could be the momentum needed to get a long stretch in the Bay Area off to a good start. Nick Hundley and Brandon Belt each hit two-run home runs and Chris Stratton pitched six solid innings to help...

Like last year's Twins, young Braves ahead of schedule

Jun. 18, 2018 3:09 AM EDT

On the morning of June 18 two years ago, the Atlanta Braves were 21-46. Now they're atop the NL East. Atlanta has turned its stocked farm system into a major league contender faster than expected, and after Sunday's 4-1 win over San Diego, the Braves lead second-place Washington by 3 1/2 games. At 42-29, they're...

LEADING OFF: Astros go for team record-tying 12th win in row

Jun. 18, 2018 2:32 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOT HOUSTON The Astros aim for their 12th straight victory, which would tie for the longest winning streak in franchise history set in 1999 and duplicated in 2004. Fresh off a 10-0 road trip to Texas, Oakland and Kansas City in which they outscored opponents...