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LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Rays at opposite ends, Sabathia sharp

Apr. 19, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: EARLY TEST Off to the best start in baseball, Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays host the wobbling Red Sox. Boston is just 6-13, and a real bad series at Tropicana Field could drop the defending World Series champions into a double-digit deficit. Rays...

Mariners blow 8-run lead, rally for 11-10 win over Angels

Apr. 19, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Mariners jumped to an eight-run lead in the seventh inning and then promptly gave it all back to the Los Angeles Angels. Seattle still pulled out an unlikely victory when Jay Bruce came up with the last big hit in a game chock-full of offensive excellence and regrettable...

Votto hits 1st career leadoff homer in Reds' 4-1 win

Apr. 19, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joey Votto didn't wait long to make an impact as the Cincinnati Reds' leadoff batter Thursday night. Votto drove rookie Chris Paddack's third pitch of the game over the fence in right-center field for his first career leadoff homer, sparking the Reds to a 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres....

McMahon homers twice, Rockies beat Phillies 6-2

Apr. 19, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon couldn't hit a home run while working his way back from the injured list. He had no trouble going deep in his first game back in the lineup. McMahon homered twice and had five RBIs and Kyle Freeland pitched six scoreless innings as the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia...

Rickard's RBI double in 11th lifts Rays past Orioles 6-5

Apr. 19, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joey Rickard had four hits and the Baltimore Orioles needed all of them to beat the Tampa Bay Rays. None was bigger, however, than the last one. Rickard drove in the winning run in the 11th inning with an RBI double, lifting the Orioles to a 6-5 victory Thursday night. "This...

Bellinger, Muncy, Urias lead Dodgers past Brewers 3-1

Apr. 19, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich chatted in the outfield after batting practice ended. Once Thursday's game started, the bats of the National League home run co-leaders kept the exchange going. Bellinger hit his 10th home run, Max Muncy also went deep, and Julio Urias struck out a...

Bailey wins consecutive starts, Royals beat Yankees 6-1

Apr. 18, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Homer Bailey has something to smile about if he goes hunting with Cal Eldred during the offseason. Bailey overcame injuries and struggles to win consecutive starts for the first time since July 2017. "I can be the first person to say wins are precious. Sometimes they can be few and far...

Khris Davis, A's agree to deal adding $33.75M for '20, '21

Apr. 18, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At spring training, Khris Davis expressed his desire to stay with the Oakland Athletics on a long-term contract for the next several seasons. He wants to build something special in the East Bay, while keeping up his remarkable home run pace. Davis now has the new deal he so wanted,...

Yanks stop using Smith recording while investigating racism

Apr. 18, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 song "That's Why...

Red Sox place Pedroia on injured list with knee irritation

Apr. 18, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day injured list with left knee irritation. The 35-year-old Pedroia started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee. He was reinstated April 9 and appeared in four games with Boston, making four...