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Pirates and Brewers rained out; Braun has therapy on thumb

Jun. 21, 2018 3:08 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers sent struggling star outfielder Ryan Braun to Los Angeles on Wednesday for treatment on his achy right thumb. Braun is expected to rejoin the first-place Brewers on Thursday when they begin a four-game series at Miller Park against St. Louis. The Brewers planned to...

Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets

Jun. 21, 2018 1:48 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon turned a small adjustment into a big return for the Colorado Rockies. McMahon tweaked his swing early in the afternoon and then hit a go-ahead, three-run homer to help rally the Rockies past the New York Mets 10-8 on Wednesday night. Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon also went...

Orioles weather long rain delay in 3-0 win over Nationals

Jun. 21, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rain was heavy and relentless. As the puddles grew deeper on the tarp at Nationals Park, the Baltimore Orioles were left to wonder if their bid for a rare road victory would be thwarted by, of all things, the weather. During a season in which very little has worked in their favor, the...

Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5

Jun. 21, 2018 12:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Expectations have been sky high for Giancarlo Stanton since he was acquired from Miami last offseason. In front of a sellout crowd Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, the 6-foot-6 slugger had his first huge moment in pinstripes. Stanton lined a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of...

Kepler, Grossman homer to help Twins beat Red Sox 4-1

Jun. 21, 2018 12:55 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Facing a run of starting pitching that included two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Chris Sale and David Price, the Minnesota Twins could have seen their fledgling playoff hopes fade toward another long summer. Instead, Minnesota's been rejuvenated by beating some of...

Royals lose ninth straight, fall to Rangers, 3-2

Jun. 21, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Austin Bibens-Dirkx earned his first victory of the season, shutting down a struggling Kansas City Royals squad that's wondering when it will get its next win. Bibens-Dirkx pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Rougned Odor homered and the Texas Rangers extended their winning...

Back to back to back: 3 straight HRs propel Astros to win

Jun. 20, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch might want to consider giving Jose Altuve more days off. A night after he was out of the starting lineup for the first time all season, the 2017 American League MVP homered twice, including the last of three straight by the Astros in the sixth inning, to...

Mariners joke Ichiro should be in Home Run Derby

Jun. 20, 2018 10:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he's no longer an active player, maybe Ichiro Suzuki wants to start swinging for the fences. How about at next month's Home Run Derby during All-Star festivities in Washington? What began as light-hearted banter among Seattle Mariners coaches grew into something that caused a stir...

Billy Connors, longtime pitching coach, dies at 76

Jun. 20, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Connors, a three-time New York Yankees pitching coach and confidant of late owner George Steinbrenner, has died. He was 76. The Yankees said Wednesday that Connors died Saturday. The team held a moment of silence before their game Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee...

Giants hold off Marlins for 6-5 victory

Jun. 20, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After two games filled flaring tempers and alleged beanballs, the Giants and Marlins finally learned to play nice together in their season series finale. Just the way San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy expected — or at least hoped. Brandon Belt had three hits, Gorkys Hernandez...