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Gausman makes strong return from IL as Braves beat Nats 7-1

Jul. 21, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kevin Gausman pitched into the eighth inning after missing more than a month, Josh Donaldson and Ronald Acuña Jr. homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 7-1 on Sunday night to protect their NL East lead. Nick Markakis hit a two-run single in the first off Joe Ross...

LEADING OFF: Skaggs' funeral, White Sox debut full netting

Jul. 21, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: PAYING RESPECTS Ryan Braun will miss Milwaukee's home game against the Cincinnati Reds to attend the funeral of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found dead in a Texas hotel room on July 1. Braun and Skaggs were workout buddies. Mike Trout and...

Buehler strikes out 11 as Dodgers sweep Marlins, 9-0

Jul. 21, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest win for the major league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers was about as comfortable as they come. Walker Buehler struck out 11 over seven innings and Los Angeles hit a trio of home runs to complete a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 9-0 victory Sunday. On an afternoon...

Bears kicking derby about to take center stage at camp.

Jul. 21, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy anticipates his team can avoid the pitfalls of success to drag down so many other NFL teams following sudden improvement. Whether it's possible for the Bears to duplicate last year's 12-4 season could depend on numerous factors, and it starts at kicker....

Saladino hits grand slam, Brewers beat Diamondbacks 7-4

Jul. 21, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee's final day in the desert was not going well. The Brewers trailed by four runs after three innings, starter Brandon Woodruff went down with an injury and there was little reason to expect another comeback. One long-time-coming swing by Tyler Saladino changed the momentum, sending...

Brewers' Woodruff headed to injured list with oblique strain

Jul. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers All-Star right-hander Brandon Woodruff is headed to the injured list after straining his left oblique against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Woodruff grimaced after throwing a second strike to Diamondbacks leadoff hitter Tim Locasto in the fourth inning and Milwaukee's...

Mejia homers as Padres beat Cubs 5-1 to avoid sweep

Jul. 21, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Adrian Morejon started his first major league game while sometimes-starter Cal Quantrill came out of the bullpen. The strategy worked. And the offense did the rest. Francisco Mejia homered, Fernando Tatis Jr. drove in three runs and the San Diego Padres avoided the sweep, beating the Chicago...

Snell, d'Arnaud help Rays beat White Sox to end 5-game skid

Jul. 21, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell and Travis d'Arnaud are making good things happen for the Tampa Bay Rays when they're on the field together. Snell struck out 10 in six scoreless innings, d'Arnaud hit his first grand slam and the Rays stopped their longest losing streak of the year at five games by...

Yanks' Voit: 'I thought broken jaw' when hit by Bettis pitch

Jul. 21, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When first hit by a pitch from Colorado's Chad Bettis, Yankees slugger Luke Voit was scared. He remembered when Giancarlo Stanton's jaw was broken by Milwaukee's Mike Fiers five years ago. "I thought broken jaw. My teeth were going to be all scattered everywhere," Voit said Sunday. "I...

Texans' Watt, Hopkins on physically unable to perform list

Jul. 21, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have placed star defensive end J.J. Watt and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins on the physically unable to perform list. Also going on the PUP list was wide receiver DeAndre Carter. Watt, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, reportedly had knee surgery after last season....