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Padres win on Austin Nola's RBI single off brother Aaron

Jun. 25, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Austin Nola lofted an opposite-field RBI single to right off his younger brother Aaron, turned toward the San Diego Padres' dugout and raised his right fist. That was the extent of the emotion in the brotherly showdown. Aaron Nola went right back to...

Bell big for Nationals in return home in a 2-1 win at Texas

Jun. 25, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Bell was already feeling good at the plate, and it felt really nice to keep hitting in his return home to Texas. Bell hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning, and also had a triple and double while scoring Washington's only other run, as the...

Alvarez, Tucker help Astros to 8-2 interleague win over Mets

Jun. 21, 2022 23:37 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez hit a two-run homer and Kyle Tucker had three RBIs to give the Houston Astros an 8-2 win over the New York Mets in an interleague matchup between two of the top teams in the majors Tuesday night. The Astros trail only the Yankees in the American...

Rays trying to stay afloat as injuries hurt offense

Jun. 20, 2022 02:48 AM EDT

The Tampa Bay Rays came into the season with Wander Franco at shortstop, Brandon Lowe at second base and Mike Zunino behind the plate. With that kind of strength up the middle, a third straight AL East title seemed like a real possibility. Now all three of those players are injured,...

McMahon's solo HR in 8th gives Rockies 5-4 win over Padres

Jun. 19, 2022 01:13 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon's third hit of the game was a tiebreaking solo homer in the bottom of the eighth inning, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. C.J. Cron and Charlie Blackmon also homered for the Rockies, who won their...

Riley homers twice, Braves win 14th straight, 8-2 over Nats

Jun. 15, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Austin Riley homered twice, rookie Spencer Strider allowed one hit over 5 2/3 innings, and the Atlanta Braves won their 14th straight game, 8-2 over the last-place Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. Orlando Arcia, starting at second base in place of the...

Astros 2 immaculate innings, Maldonado 3 RBIs to beat Texas

Jun. 15, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston starter Luis Garcia and reliever Phil Maton each threw an immaculate inning — nine pitches, three strikeouts — after a big opening offensive outburst for the Astros. Martín Maldonado, their 35-year-old veteran catcher, was in the middle of it...

9 pitches, 3 Ks _ Astros twice immaculate against Rangers

Jun. 15, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nine pitches, three strikeouts. Houston pitchers had two immaculate innings against the Texas Rangers. Houston starter Luis Garcia retired the side in the second inning when he struck out Nathaniel Lowe, Ezequiel Duran and Brad Miller on nine consecutive...

Tucker goes deep as Astros rally in 8th to beat Rangers 4-3

Jun. 15, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Altuve took off toward home plate hoping to get into a rundown so Houston could have runners at second and third. Things worked out even better than that in a four-run winning rally in the eighth inning. “We’re at a lull in the action ... then all...

Perez, Royals snap 5-game skid, end Astros' win streak at 5

Jun. 04, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez broke a scoreless tie with a two-run homer in the sixth inning and the Kansas City Royals ended a five-game losing streak, beating the Houston Astros 6-0 Saturday. Kris Bubic and the Kansas City bullpen combined on a five-hitter, snapping...