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Ford, Tauchman, Gardner in Yankees' starting lineup

Apr. 20, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone made three changes to the starting lineup of his slumping team against Atlanta on Tuesday night, inserting first baseman Mike Ford and left fielder Mike Tauchman and giving Brett Gardner his second start this season in center field. ...

Betts out of Dodgers lineup but not expected to miss time

Apr. 20, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mookie Betts was out of the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup on Tuesday after getting hit on the right forearm a night earlier, but manager Dave Roberts doesn’t expect it to be a long-term issue. Roberts said X-rays on Betts’ arm were negative after the...

Church leaders seek Home Depot boycott on Georgia voting law

Apr. 20, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Georgia-based Home Depot, saying the home improvement giant hasn't done enough to oppose the state's new voting laws. African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Reginald Jackson said the company has...

UEFA president urges Super League owners to reverse decision

Apr. 20, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Seeking a weak link in the unity of 12 rebel clubs in the Super League, UEFA on Tuesday targeted owners in England who signed up to the project that threatens to tear apart soccer's traditional structure including the Champions League. UEFA...

Column: Drop in payroll adds fuel to baseball labor talks

Apr. 20, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

The annual survey of opening day baseball salaries by The Associated Press usually reveals something interesting about the state of the game, and this year’s version was even more interesting than most. Here’s a tidbit from it that borders on surprising: Despite all...

Mariners use 2 HRs, Moore's defensive gem to top Dodgers 4-3

Apr. 20, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Rookie Taylor Trammell homered and added a key RBI double, third baseman Dylan Moore thwarted a Dodgers rally with a terrific defensive play in the seventh and the Seattle Mariners beat Los Angeles 4-3 on Monday night in a matchup of early season division leaders. ...

Urias, Woodruff help Brewers beat Musgrove, Padres 3-1

Apr. 20, 2021 02:06 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brandon Woodruff and three relievers combined on a two-hitter and Luis Urias homered in his return to Petco Park before leaving with an injury as the Milwaukee Brewers beat Joe Musgrove and the San Diego Padres 3-1 Monday night. Billy McKinney also...

García, Arihara lift Rangers over Angels 6-4

Apr. 20, 2021 02:02 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Adolis García homered and doubled off Dylan Bundy, Kohei Arihara took a shutout into the sixth inning and the Texas Rangers got their offense on track in a 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Texas eclipsed its entire output from...

Rays' Fleming delivers in home state, TB beats Royals 4-1

Apr. 20, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Josh Fleming pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Kevin Kiermaier led a strong effort from the bottom of Tampa Bay's batting order and the Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Monday night. Fleming (1-1) struck out three in 5 1/3 innings,...

DeJong hits 2 of Cardinals' 5 HRs in 12-5 win at Nationals

Apr. 19, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here's how Paul DeJong explained the game plan the St. Louis Cardinals devised to face Washington's Joe Ross for the second time in less than a week: "We just wanted, as a group, to stay on the fastball." And here's how Cardinals manager Mike Shildt...