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Hardy, two-sport star, architect of Orange Crush dies at 87

Aug. 9, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Carroll Hardy, a multi-sport star best known as the only man ever to pinch hit for Ted Williams, died Sunday at age 87. Hardy was also known as the football executive who helped assemble the “Orange Crush" defense in Denver during the 1970s. The University of Colorado,...

Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers scuffle after Athletics' Ramon Laureano charged the dugout after being hit by a pitch thrown by Astros' Humberto Castellanos during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Astros, A's clear benches, empty seats; Oak wins 9th in row

Aug. 9, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Benches cleared and even the stands emptied during Oakland's 7-2 victory over the Astros on Sunday, tempers flaring at last between the AL West rivals months after Houston’s sign-stealing scandal was brought to light by Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers. The Athletics' ninth straight...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich hits an RBI triple during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Brewers rally to beat Reds 9-3 for first home win

Aug. 9, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s slumping hitters finally busted out and enabled the Brewers to earn their first home victory of the year. Christian Yelich homered, tripled and drew a bases-loaded walk as the Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-3 on Sunday to avoid their first 0-5 home start since 1970,...

CORRECTS TO STARTING PITCHER - Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Justus Sheffield throws against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Sheffield shuts down Rockies as Mariners win 5-3

Aug. 9, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Justus Sheffield struck out seven in his longest stint of the season, Dylan Moore hit a two-run homer and the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Sunday. Sheffield (1-2), one of three pitchers 24 or younger in the Mariners’ starting rotation, gave up four hits without a...

San Diego Padres Dinelson Lamet took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks' during a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

Lamet brilliant as Tatis, Padres pound Bumgarner, Dbacks 9-5

Aug. 9, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dinelson Lamet was brilliant in taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Fernando Tatis Jr. continued his remarkable power surge with a two-run homer off winless Madison Bumgarner, who allowed four of San Diego’s club-record six long balls as the Padres beat the Arizona...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach Plesac throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

AP source: Indians' Plesac sent home after protocol misstep

Aug. 9, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

Indians pitcher Zach Plesac was sent back to Cleveland on Sunday in a rental car after violating team rules and Major League Baseball's coronavirus protocols, a club official told the Associated Press. The official said the 25-year-old Plesac went out with friends in Chicago on Saturday night following his win...

Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, remains quiet Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in St. Louis. Major League Baseball announced Friday night that the entire three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and Cardinals set for this weekend in St. Louis has been postponed after two more Cardinals players and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Entire Pirates-Cards 3-game series postponed over virus woes

Aug. 9, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The entire three-game series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis that was set to begin Monday night at Busch Stadium has been postponed while the Cardinals deal with a COVID-19 outbreak. There have now been 27 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Pollock, Betts launch 3-run homers, Dodgers beat Giants 6-2

Aug. 9, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AJ Pollock and Mookie Betts each hit a three-run homer, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Sunday. The Dodgers have won nine of 12, and took two out of three from their NL West rivals. Their 29 homers lead the majors. With the Dodgers trailing 2-0, Cody...

Kansas City Royals Hunter Dozier hits a two-run single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Dozier, Singer lead Royals over Twins 4-2 for 3-game sweep

Aug. 9, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hunter Dozier hit a two-run single in his first at-bat since testing positive for COVID-19, prized prospect Brady Singer earned his major league win and the Kansas City Royals swept the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Sunday. The Royals won their fourth in a row overall. The Twins lost all...

Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano is restrained by Houston Astro's Dustin Garneau after Laureano charged the dugout after being hit by a pitch thrown by Humberto Castellanos in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Astros, Athletics clear benches as rivals' tempers flare

Aug. 9, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Benches cleared during the seventh inning of the Astros-Athletics series finale Sunday, tempers flaring at last between the AL West rivals months after Houston's sign-stealing scandal was brought to light by Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers. Oakland's Ramon Laureano was hit by a pitch from...