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Twins down White Sox 5-2, spoil Kopech's debut

Aug. 22, 2018 1:42 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A little rain cut short Michael Kopech's anticipated big league debut Tuesday night. Couldn't damper his spirits, though. Eddie Rosario led the Minnesota Twins to a 5-2 victory, but not before Kopech pitched two scoreless innings in a rain-shortened start and gave Chicago a glimpse of a...

Gennett homers as Reds beat Brewers 9-7

Aug. 22, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Scooter Gennett burned his former team in a big way Tuesday night. Gennett hit a tiebreaking solo homer with two out in the ninth, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat Milwaukee 9-7 and prevent the Brewers from gaining ground in the National League playoff race. The 28-year-old Gennett played...

Jordan Zimmermann, Tigers beat light-hitting Cubs 2-1

Aug. 21, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — It didn't look or sound like a rebuilding team, holding on for a win against a contender. Shane Greene had a game-ending strikeout against Jason Heyward — with fans roaring on their feet — to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday night. "Great atmosphere...

US judge off corruption, kidnapping cases after emails

Aug. 21, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in two of Illinois' highest profile cases has been removed from hearing all his criminal cases after it was revealed he exchanged emails with an employee at the U.S. attorney's office in which he commented on and joked about one of his trials in progress at the time. Some...

White Sox manager Rick Renteria released from hospital

Aug. 21, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox manager Rick Renteria was released from a Minnesota hospital on Tuesday after undergoing tests following an episode of lightheadedness. The 56-year-old Renteria was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center before Monday night's 8-5 victory over the Twins. Renteria will return to...

Drake visits patient, 11, who invited him to her birthday

Aug. 21, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago girl awaiting a heart transplant has danced her way into a meeting with Drake. The Canadian rapper visited 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez on Monday at the Lurie Children's Hospital during his tour's stop in Chicago. He shared photos on Instagram, saying they had talked about...

Sleeping Chicago police officers facing disciplinary action

Aug. 21, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say disciplinary action is being taken against two officers after photographs of them sleeping inside a police vehicle spread on social media. The department denied claims by a mayoral candidate that the officers were exhausted from working overtime shifts ordered by city...

Loyola celebrity nun Sister Jean celebrating 99th birthday

Aug. 21, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Sister Jean is celebrating her 99th birthday months after gaining national attention as chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team that reached the NCAA Final Four. The university held a campus party with students and school staffers Tuesday for Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt. The Catholic...

Chicago cops get immunity, must testify at Van Dyke trial

Aug. 21, 2018 8:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecutor says several Chicago police officers will be granted immunity from prosecution to compel them to testify at the murder trial of a former colleague accused of fatally shooting a black teenager. It wasn't clear Monday which officers will be called to testify at the trial of Jason...

LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Miami, Altuve off the DL

Aug. 21, 2018 3:04 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SOUTH BEACH STANTON Giancarlo Stanton returns to Marlins Park for the first time since Miami traded him to the New York Yankees in December. Stanton spent his first eight years with the Marlins and was the NL MVP last season when he hit 59 home runs. Stanton...