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Blackmon, Rockies shake off Tatis' 477-foot HR, beat Padres

Jun. 16, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Pinch-hitter Charlie Blackmon singled home the winning run in the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies shook off a monster homer by Fernando Tatis Jr. to beat the stumbling San Diego Padres 8-7 on Wednesday. Tatis hit a 477-foot homer, the longest of his...

Laureano HR, nifty catch in return, streaking A’s top Angels

Jun. 16, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ramón Laureano hit a home run and made a homer-robbing catch in his return from the injured list, and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Wednesday for their sixth straight win. Shohei Ohtani homered for the second...

Mahle fans 12, Reds silence Brewers' bats again in 2-1 win

Jun. 16, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tyler Mahle tied his career high with 12 strikeouts, Tucker Barnhart drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the seventh inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep. Cincinnati has won six...

Castro HR, Tigers rally for sweep over skidding Royals

Jun. 16, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Willi Castro homered during a three-run rally in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 Wednesday for a three-game sweep. It was the Tigers’ first sweep in Kansas City since 2014. The...

Grandal's single in 10th gives White Sox 8-7 win over Rays

Jun. 16, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat Tampa Bay 8-7 on Wednesday, taking two of three from the Rays in a matchup of division leaders. Jóse Abreu hit his 12th homer of the season for the White Sox,...

Molina's RBI single in 9th lifts Cardinals past Marlins 1-0

Jun. 16, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina grounded an RBI single down the third base line in the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals edged the Miami Marlins 1-0 Wednesday to sweep the season series. Molina’s eighth career regular season walk-off hit came with one out and...

Rays' Hill says union 'dropped the ball' on grip enhancers

Jun. 16, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Veteran Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Rich Hill says the players' union “dropped the ball” when it came to this week’s announcement from Major League Baseball about grip-enhancing substances. MLB said pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games...

MLB threatens pitchers with 10-game bans for altering balls

Jun. 16, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start Monday. The commissioner’s office, responding to record strikeouts and a league batting...

Suspect arrested on murder charge in death of Texas teen

Jun. 16, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

BIG SPRING, Texas (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in the death of a 13-year-old West Texas girl who was reported missing more than a decade ago, a police spokesman said. Texas Rangers arrested Shawn Casey Adkins on Monday on a murder charge in the killing of...

Betts homer in front of 52,078 leads Dodgers over Phillies

Jun. 16, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of Dodgers fans got their first opportunity to see Mookie Betts play at home in person Tuesday night as stadiums in California were allowed to go to full capacity as part of eased COVID-19 restrictions. The star outfielder didn't disappoint...