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Houston's Baker back after missing 5 games with COVID-19

Aug. 11, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker returned Thursday for the finale of a series against the Texas Rangers following a five-game absence after testing positive for COVID-19. The 73-year-old Baker said he never felt bad and had only mild symptoms that he attributed to...

Dodgers defeat Twins 8-5 to extend winning streak to 10

Aug. 11, 2022 02:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joey Gallo thought he was experiencing plenty of winning this season when he was with the New York Yankees. Then he was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers at the trade deadline and has yet to lose. Chris Taylor hit the go-ahead home run in the...

Castro ditches phone, brings bat, Pirates beat D-backs 6-4

Aug. 11, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Rodolfo Castro left his phone in the clubhouse, brought his bat to the field and helped the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Wednesday night. Castro had two hits one night after an embarrassing smartphone faux pas. The 23-year-old mistakenly...

Pujols, Arenado homer as Cardinals beat Rockies 9-5

Aug. 11, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Albert Pujols and Nolan Arenado homered and combined for seven hits, and Jose Quintana made his second strong start for St. Louis in the Cardinals’ 9-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. Pujols and Arenado had run-scoring hits in the Cardinals'...

Royals rookie Melendez delivers in 8-3 win over White Sox

Aug. 11, 2022 00:56 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — MJ Melendez hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning to send the Kansas City Royals past the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Wednesday night. Melendez and Salvador Perez both had three hits and two RBIs for the Royals. Kyle Isbel drove in two runs and scored...

Taveras career-high 5 RBIs, Rangers beat Astros 8-4 in 10

Aug. 11, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Leody Taveras drove in a career-high five runs, including a bases-clearing double as part of a five-run 10th inning as the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 8-4 on Wednesday night. Marcus Semien hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly off Phil Maton (0-2) to put Texas...

Drury, Nola homer in big rally, Padres beat Giants 13-7

Aug. 11, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — This is the team the San Diego Padres envisioned having when they acquired Juan Soto, Josh Bell and Drury at last week's trade deadline. Yes, there was a five-game losing streak, including losing three games at the rival Los Angeles Dodgers last weekend and a...

Prospect Grissom homers in debut, Braves beat Red Sox 8-4

Aug. 10, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Vaughn Grissom was rounding third when it sank in. He had just cleared the Green Monster for his first big league hit, and he gave himself an emphatic clap before finishing his home run trot. “That was like a ‘We made it’ moment, I guess," the...

Guardians beat Tigers 3-2 after Detroit fires GM Al Avila

Aug. 10, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Steven Kwan hit a leadoff triple and scored to help Cleveland Guardians get off to a solid start and beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Wednesday night. A few hours before the first pitch, the Tigers fired general manager Al Avila to end his seven-year tenure without a...

Realmuto, Phils rally past Alcantara, Marlins; 7th W in row

Aug. 10, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto hit an RBI single that capped a three-run rally in the eighth inning off NL ERA leader Sandy Alcantara, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Wednesday night for their seventh straight win. Kyle Schwarber had three hits and drove...