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Cole K's 11, Marisnick has 3 hits as Astros beat Angels 11-2

Jul. 18, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Southern California natives Gerrit Cole and Jake Marisnick had big games for the Houston Astros while playing in front of friends and family Wednesday night. Cole struck out 11 over seven innings, Marisnick had three hits amid a chorus of boos and the Astros got back on track with an...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Phillies play early after playing late

Jul. 18, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: BACK AT IT The Dodgers and Phillies are facing a tight turnaround after a lengthy rain delay pushed the end of Wednesday's game close to 2 a.m. early Thursday. First pitch of the series finale is set for 12:35 p.m., and then the Dodgers are set to make the...

D'backs tie franchise record with 21 hits, beat Rangers 19-4

Jul. 18, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eduardo Escobar and his Arizona teammates jumped all over Texas' pitchers en route to a record tying night. Escobar homered twice, and the Diamondbacks' red-hot bats tied a franchise record for a nine-inning game with 21 hits while thumping the Texas Rangers 19-4. The 19 runs were...

Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

Jul. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85. The Red Sox said Green, who lived in California most of his life, died Wednesday at in a hospital in San Leandro, near Oakland; no cause of death was...

Royals send struggling White Sox to sixth straight loss

Jul. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danny Duffy bounced back after getting hit by a line drive that left him with numbness in his throwing hand in last start. Duffy (4-5) pitched a strong six innings and ended a nine-start winless skid, and Jorge Soler and Nicky Lopez hit back-to-back RBI singles twice as the Kansas...

Devers hits solo shot, drives in 4; Red Sox beat Jays 5-4

Jul. 18, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora went to reliever Brandon Workman in the eighth inning and knew what his options were for his beleaguered bullpen when things got tight in the ninth. "It's either him or him," said Cora after Workman threw 45 pitches and got out of a jam each inning as Boston held on...

Nationals' bullpen collapse gives Orioles 9-2 victory

Jul. 18, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — After watching starter Erick Fedde dominate the Baltimore Orioles for six innings, the last thing Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez wanted to do was turn to his ineffective bullpen to finish the game. Unfortunately, Martinez had no choice. And, not surprisingly, a one-run lead...

Mike Clevinger strikes out 12 as Indians beat Tigers 7-2

Jul. 17, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger wanted to make the most of his strict pitch count as the strikeouts piled up. Clevinger matched his career high with 12 strikeouts and 100 pitches over six innings, as the Cleveland Indians continued their dominance of the Detroit Tigers with a 7-2 win on Wednesday night....

Royals place Adalberto Mondesi on 10-day injured list

Jul. 17, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals placed shortstop Adalberto Mondesi on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder injury. In a series of moves announced prior to Wednesday's game, the Royals also recalled infielder Humberto Arteaga, activated left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery, optioned...

Yankees get speedy OF Terrance Gore from Royals for cash

Jul. 17, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy outfielder Terrance Gore was traded to the New York Yankees by the Kansas City Royals for $100,000 on Wednesday. The deal was announced before New York's scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed due to a forecast of severe inclement weather. Gore was not added to the...