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Shohei Ohtani to hit in All-Star Home Run Derby

Jun. 18, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani will compete in the All-Star Home Run Derby at Denver's Coors Field on July 12. The Los Angeles Angels star will be the first Japanese-born player in the derby, held the night before the All-Star Game. ...

LEADING OFF: MLB eases protocols, Altuve on power tear

Jun. 18, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ EASING UP Major League Baseball has taken another big step in relaxing coronavirus regulations, allowing fully vaccinated players and staff to stop wearing masks in...

Mariners score 2 in 9th to rally past Rays 6-5

Jun. 18, 2021 02:35 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Shed Long Jr. hit a tying double in the bottom of the ninth inning and pinch-hitter Kyle Seager singled home the winning run to rally the Seattle Mariners past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Thursday night. Seattle lost starter Justin Dunn to a sore right...

Cron's grand slam sends Rockies over Brewers 7-3

Jun. 18, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Germán Márquez allowed one hit over six scoreless innings, C.J. Cron ignited a five-run first with a grand slam and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Thursday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Garrett Hampson followed...

Ohtani, backed by Ward's slam, leads Angels past Tigers 7-5

Jun. 18, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hadn't pitched in front of a full, rowdy crowd at Angel Stadium since he was a major league rookie three years ago, and he had missed the feeling. With 30,709 fans cheering them on, Ohtani and the Angels rode that wave of energy to...

Caratini, Hosmer HR in 9th, Padres seesaw past Reds 6-4

Jun. 18, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The first sellout crowd at Petco Park since 2019 was treated to Fernando Tatis Jr.'s electrifying solo home run in the sixth inning and Victor Caratini's game-winning, two-run shot in the ninth. In between, Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer also homered...

Spin rate down, Cole struggles with grip on windy night

Jun. 18, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — His spin rate down, Yankees ace Gerrit Cole said he had difficulty gripping baseballs on a windy night as he beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2. Cole’s fastball spin rate averaged 2,342 revolutions per minute Wednesday, according to the MLB Statcast,...

Stanton HR, triple play key Yankees' 8-4 win over Blue Jays

Jun. 18, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit a go-ahead homer in a four-run seventh inning and the New York Yankees pulled off a wacky triple play Thursday night in an 8-4 win over the reeling Toronto Blue Jays. Stanton broke a 3-all tie with his 13th homer, an...

Altuve homers again, Astros beat White Sox 10-2

Jun. 17, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve homered for the fourth time in three games, Michael Brantley and Abraham Toro also connected, and the Houston Astros beat the Chicago White Sox 10-2 on Thursday night. “He continues to amaze us hitting the ball out of the ballpark," manager...

Morton takes no-hitter into 7th, Braves beat Cardinals 4-0

Jun. 17, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Morton made a small tweak to his mechanics that produced a big change in how he drives the ball from the mound. “I’ve been aware of some of the things that I’ve been doing poorly in my delivery," he said. “It’s really hard, particularly...