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LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Braves, Giant debut, Houston hits skid

Aug. 17, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STAR ATTRACTIONS The top two teams in the National League meet again when Cody Bellinger and the Dodgers visit Atlanta. Los Angeles starter Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-2) leads the majors with a 1.45 ERA. Mike Foltynewicz (4-5, 6.24 ERA) gets the ball for the Braves....

Walton's World: Big Bill brings unique musings to baseball

Aug. 17, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton brought his unique commentary and musings to the baseball booth Friday night. After nine innings, it was evident Chicago White Sox broadcasts might never be the same again. Walton was the guest analyst because Steve Stone is taking this weekend's...

A's edge Astros 3-2 in 13 to inch closer in playoff chase

Aug. 17, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have been pretty good this season when hitting home runs, and added to their total with a pair of solo shots off Houston ace Justin Verlander. Manager Bob Melvin's team showed it can be pretty effective playing small ball, too. Robbie Grossman singled home the...

Yastrzemski hits 3 HRs, Giants beat D'backs in 11 innings

Aug. 17, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski never experienced a night like Friday. Not in his months in the major leagues, not in the minor leagues and not in Little League. "Not even in video games," the 28-year-old Yastrzemski said. Yastrzemski hit three home runs, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the 11th...

Bellinger, Muncy, Turner HRs power Dodgers past Braves 8-3

Aug. 17, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Cody Bellinger hit his 41st home run, Max Muncy and Justin Turner connected against reliever Sean Newcomb in the seventh inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Friday night in a matchup of NL division leaders. It was nothing new for the powerful Dodgers, who set a...

Giolito Ks 11, McCann hits slam as White Sox top Angels 7-2

Aug. 17, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — James McCann is certainly enjoying a grand week at the plate. The Chicago White Sox catcher hit his second grand slam in three games during Friday night's 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. McCann, who launched a slam during the eighth inning Wednesday at Houston, did it in the...

Montgomery outpitches Syndergaard as Royals top Mets 4-1

Aug. 17, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Montgomery is settling back into being a starting pitcher again, and the results are showing. The left-hander outdueled Noah Syndergaard as the Kansas City Royals ended their scoreless drought Friday night in a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets. In his first three starts after...

Guerrero, Grichuk power Blue Jays to 7-3 win over Mariners

Aug. 17, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have found home runs are better when they happen together. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Randal Grichuk hit back-to-back homers, Jacob Waguespack won his third straight decision and the Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 7-3 on Friday night. Derek Fisher and Danny Jansen...

Rockies use strong outing by Jon Gray to beat Miami 3-0

Aug. 17, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Jon Gray and Miami's Sandy Alcantara matched up in a rare pitchers' duel at Coors Field. Alcantara was good in his first outing there. Gray was better. Gray struck out seven in eight strong innings and Nolan Arenado and Ryan McMahon homered for the second straight game, leading the...

Bellinger hits 41st homer, Dodgers beat Braves 8-3

Aug. 17, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are hitting home runs at a record pace, and manager Dave Roberts loves every minute of it. "It makes me look really good, and it makes the Dodgers look really good," Roberts said. "These are guys that really understand situations, what a pitcher is trying to do to...