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Corbin earns 1st win with Nationals, beats Giants 4-2

Apr. 18, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now this is what the Washington Nationals were looking for when they plunked down $140 million to add Patrick Corbin to the rotation. Corbin took a one-hitter into the eighth inning to earn his first win with Washington, and the Nationals beat the punchless San Francisco Giants 4-2...

Khris Davis, A's agree to deal adding $33.75M for '20, '21

Apr. 18, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics slugger Khris Davis has gotten the long-term deal he wanted. The Athletics said Thursday they had agreed to a contract through the 2021 season. The new deal adds $33.75 million for 2020 and '21, which increased Davis' guarantee to $50.25 million over three years, a person...

Walker's 2-run HR helps Diamondbacks sweep Braves, 4-1

Apr. 18, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Christian Walker had no reason to panic when he struck out in his first three at-bats. As always, the rookie was saving his best swings for last. Walker continued his remarkable late-innings production with a two-run homer in the seventh, Luke Weaver got Arizona off to a good start and the...

Castellanos, Cabrera, Tigers top Chisox 9-7, end 5-game skid

Apr. 18, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos had three hits and drove in a pair of runs as the Detroit Tigers ended a five-game losing streak with a 9-7 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Grayson Greiner had a career-high three hits and two RBIs for the Tigers. Miguel Cabrera, playing on his 36th birthday,...

Grichuk, Smoak, Hernandez hit HRs, Blue Jays top Twins 7-4

Apr. 18, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Randal Grichuk, Justin Smoak and Teoscar Hernandez hit home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Thursday. Eric Sogard added a three-run double for the Blue Jays, who took three of four at Target Field. Eddie Rosario homered twice for the Twins. Blue Jays...

LEADING OFF: Braves need a closer, Royals-Chisox tempers

Apr. 18, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: CLOSER NEEDED The Braves have a big hole in their bullpen now that closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after having right shoulder surgery. General manager Alex Anthopoulos has heard fans chanting at SunTrust Park for the team to sign free...

Montas pitches A's past Houston to end Astros streak

Apr. 18, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Frankie Montas spent too much time pitching from behind in his first start against Houston nearly two weeks ago. Given another chance, Oakland's rookie right-hander flipped the script and maintained the upper hand to end the longest winning streak in the majors this season. A quirky...

Gardner slam lifts Yanks over Red Sox 5-3 for 2-game sweep

Apr. 18, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner smiled through the fog left from a gaudy celebration in the New York Yankees clubhouse, part of the new postgame routine that includes the razzle-dazzle of a smoke machine and strobe lights. "I think the idea was to play it after we win big games," he said. This was as big as...

Cruz drives in 2 to help Odorizzi, Twins beat Blue Jays 4-1

Apr. 18, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two starts ago, on a soggy mound in Philadelphia, Jake Odorizzi let the rain derail his pitching and didn't finish the first inning. The weather in Minnesota Wednesday night didn't deter him, and neither did Toronto's lineup. Nelson Cruz had two hits and two RBIs, helping Odorizzi and...

Choo's 3B helps Rangers finish sweep of Angels with 5-4 win

Apr. 18, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shin-Soo Choo sat on opening day and wasn't happy about not being in rookie Texas manager Chris Woodward's first lineup. The only All-Star for the Rangers in 2018 said he still thought of himself as an everyday player. The 36-year-old from South Korea has been showing it, too. Choo...