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Goldschmidt homers, Diamondbacks beat Padres 9-4

Aug. 18, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks are making themselves right at home at Petco Park. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run, Steven Souza Jr. drove in three and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 9-4 on Friday night. Goldschmidt drove the first pitch he saw from left-hander Joey...

Matt Olson homers in 10th, A's pull within game of Astros

Aug. 18, 2018 2:33 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With September approaching, the Oakland Athletics are showing the baseball world what they believed from the start: This group and its young sluggers are ready to make a playoff push. Matt Olson hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning after a video review gave Oakland the tying run...

LEADING OFF: Urena, Puig appeal bans, deGrom up, Colon party

Aug. 18, 2018 2:19 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: JUST A MINUTE Recently suspended players Jose Urena and Yasiel Puig are both appealing their punishments and should remain in action this weekend. Urena, the Marlins right-hander who plunked breakout Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. with the first pitch of a game...

Machado clubs 2 homers, Dodgers slug past Mariners 11-1

Aug. 18, 2018 1:59 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — For a welcome change, the Los Angeles Dodgers made the job easy for manager Dave Roberts after a stretch of close games and debatable moves. Manny Machado hit two of Los Angeles' five home runs, Walker Buehler allowed one run in six innings, and the Dodgers routed the Seattle Mariners 11-1...

Turn! Turn! Turn! Cubs match double-play record vs Bucs

Aug. 18, 2018 1:20 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cubs starter Cole Hamels didn't have his best stuff Friday night. Luckily, he had a few buddies on hand to help him out. "The double play is a pitcher's best friend," he said with a smile. A friend in need, indeed. Chicago tied a major league record by turning seven double plays,...

Abreu, Delmonico 3-run HRs power White Sox over Royals 9-3

Aug. 18, 2018 12:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Since returning from the disabled list last month, Nicky Delmonico had been searching for rhythm and consistency at the plate. He found both Friday night. Jose Abreu and Delmonico hit three-run homers in a seven-run, seventh-inning outburst, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a 9-3 victory...

Cardinals beat Brewers 5-2, pull closer in wild-card race

Aug. 18, 2018 12:35 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty got an extra day of rest and a chance to pitch against Milwaukee, and took advantage of both. Kolten Wong and Marcell Ozuna drove in two runs apiece, Flaherty pitched six shutout innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Brewers 5-2 on Friday night. "As the season goes on,...

Desmond, Freeland pace Rockies' easy win over Braves

Aug. 18, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Freeland commanded all four of his pitches and had his slider working especially well. It's been a smooth ride for the left-hander since mid-June. "I've been trying to hold that feeling and keep on going with that," Freeland said. "See how long I can ride it out." Ian Desmond tripled...

Stanton, Walker homer as Yankees top Blue Jays in 7 innings

Aug. 18, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton got his 31st home run in just under the wire Friday night. Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Stanton added a blast over the home bullpen at Yankee Stadium and New York rallied for a rain-shortened 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Stanton drove a...

Mauer pinch-hit homer helps Twins to 5-4 win over Tigers

Aug. 18, 2018 12:20 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer disagreed with two called strikes by Laz Diaz and offered as much objection as the mild-mannered veteran will provide by looking back at the plate umpire following the second one that forced a full count. Mauer, pinch-hitting in the seventh inning, shook off the frustration and...