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LEADING OFF: Marlins streak the right way, Sale vs Astros

May. 24, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: MARLINS ON THE MOVE Something unexpected is happening with the baseball team in Miami. The Marlins are actually winning some games. Miami (16-31) has won six straight, capped by Garrett Cooper's two-out grand slam in the ninth inning to beat Detroit on Thursday....

From dugouts to pit stalls, Steinbrenner tackles Indy 500

May. 24, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George Steinbrenner IV still remembers the feeling of driving down the Major Deegan Expressway and seeing Yankee Stadium, the old ballpark in the Bronx seemingly rising from the horizon. It's the same feeling he experiences when he turns off Georgetown Road, passes through the tunnel...

Giolito spins 4-hit gem, White Sox blank Astros 4-0

May. 24, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lucas Giolito was forced to speed up his pace near the end of his last start for the Chicago White Sox because of rain. The results were so good he decided to try it again Thursday night against the Houston Astros, even though there was no need to rush in the climate-controlled confines of...

Rays get inside-the-park homer, 3 others in stopping Indians

May. 23, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — As he sprinted madly around the bases, Kevin Kiermaier wondered when he'd stop. He never did. Kiermaier legged out a three-run, inside-the-park homer when Cleveland outfielders Oscar Mercado and Leonys Martin collided, and Ryan Yarbrough handled the Indians' struggling lineup into the...

Twins tie team record with 8 homers in 16-7 win over Angels

May. 23, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Cron believed in spring training that the Minnesota Twins were going to have a good offense this season. Their hitting hasn't just been good, it has been powerful. The Twins tied a franchise record with eight home runs and beat the Los Angeles Angels 16-7 on Thursday to complete...

Riley homers again as Braves beat Giants 5-4 in 13 innings

May. 23, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Austin Riley has been at the center of Atlanta's recent power surge and did it again with his fifth home run in nine games to set a modern-day franchise record. Riley's single five innings later was equally pivotal and helped the Braves keep rolling. Riley hit a game-tying home run in...

Segura helps Phillies beat Lester, Cubs 9-7

May. 23, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jean Segura and the Philadelphia Phillies think they learned a little more about themselves during a wild four days in Chicago. They liked what they found out, too. "We got enough talent here to beat (anybody) in the league," Segura said. Segura and J.T. Realmuto homered off Jon Lester, and...

Cooper hits slam in 9th, Marlins top Tigers, 6th win in row

May. 23, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A day after hitting his first major league home run, Garrett Cooper connected again. In grand fashion, too. Cooper hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning and the Miami Marlins won their sixth in a row, rallying past Detroit 5-2 Thursday to finish a terrible homestand for the...

Indians' Kluber has cast removed, making progress

May. 23, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The hard cast is off Corey Kluber's broken right arm, providing a dose of positive news for the struggling Indians. Kluber, who may be months away from pitching in a game for Cleveland, said Thursday that he felt relief in having the cast protecting his broken arm removed after a few...

Gómez HR sinks Nats after Martinez ejection, Mets sweep

May. 23, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out, the only thing Mets manager Mickey Callaway lost this week was his voice. Days after New York's front office declared support for its criticized, second-year skipper, Callaway's players rallied for another startling victory Thursday and a four-game sweep of the division-rival...