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DR officials identify man believed to have paid Ortiz hitmen

Jun. 18, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try and kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger who is recovering at a hospital in Boston. The man was...

LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Yanks, Machado appeals ban

Jun. 18, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STANTON RETURNS Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but seemed ready for a return during a minor league rehab start...

Nick Hundley's care for ailing boy leads to lasting bond

Jun. 18, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Five years ago, veteran big leaguer Nick Hundley visited Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and met a boy named Zach Sprader. Hundley, then with the San Diego Padres, sought to give the young baseball fan a lift during his fight against leukemia. Little did Hundley know a lasting...

Soler's homer helps Royals snap Seattle skid with 6-4 win

Jun. 18, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — It might be because he's never received enough of a chance, but until this year, Jorge Soler has never been lumped in with the game's top power hitters. Maybe it's time to add him to the list. Soler hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning off Anthony Bass, and the Kansas City...

Beede earns 1st big league victory, Giants edge Dodgers 3-2

Jun. 18, 2019 2:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's not much Bruce Bochy hasn't seen in his 25 years as a big-league manager. One of his favorite things is watching a young player achieve a career milestone. Tyler Beede did just that against the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. He allowed one run over six innings to earn his first...

Machado homers to back Lucchesi in Padres' 2-0 win

Jun. 18, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Backed by Manny Machado's home run, Joey Lucchesi gave the San Diego Padres' bullpen a chance to catch its collective breath. The big left-hander threw seven brilliant innings in a combined four-hitter to lead the Padres to a 2-0 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night....

Fiers solid, O's defense falters in Athletics' 3-2 victory

Jun. 18, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics hoped to get a steady presence from right-hander Mike Fiers when they brought him back on a two-year contract with more than $14 million in the offseason. He's been rock solid. Fiers pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and Oakland took advantage of...

Tanaka Ks 10 in 2-hitter, Yankees blank Rays 3-0 to up lead

Jun. 18, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At the start of a tough week for his team, Masahiro Tanaka made things look easy on the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays again. Tanaka pitched a career-best two-hitter with 10 strikeouts for his fourth major league shutout, and the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 3-0 on Monday night to...

Giants' Sandoval leaves game after hand stepped on

Jun. 18, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giants first baseman Pablo Sandoval has left San Francisco's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after a baserunner stepped on his right hand. Sandoval was hurt during the final out of the fifth inning Monday night. Max Muncy was trying to beat the throw from shortstop to first when his...

LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Yanks, Machado appeals ban

Jun. 18, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: STANTON RETURNS Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but seemed ready for a return during a minor league rehab...