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Shhh! Detroit's Báez quiets fan with grand slam in Arizona

Jun. 25, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Javier Báez hit a grand slam to quiet a fan in the front row and homer for the third straight game, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 5-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Báez homered in consecutive games against Boston and launched his seventh...

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...

Hendricks carries shutout into 8th, Cubs blank Cardinals 3-0

Jun. 25, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Hendricks carried a shutout into the eighth inning and Nico Hoerner homered to help the Chicago Cubs to a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Ian Happ also drove in a run for Chicago, which has won two of three. Hendricks (3-6)...

Turner homers, Dodgers stop Braves 4-1 in Freeman's return

Jun. 24, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman was smiling after his long, emotional day. At the end of a night that included a lot of tears, Freeman was happy because he felt good about showing his appreciation to Atlanta fans — and playing well for his new Los Angeles team. Trea...

Kirk homers again as Blue Jays roll past Brewers, 9-4

Jun. 24, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Alejandro Kirk went 4 for 4 and homered for the third straight game before leaving with a bruised left hand in the seventh inning of the Toronto Blue Jays’ 9-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. Kirk appeared to get hit in the hand on a backswing...

Márquez earns 3rd straight win, Rockies shut out Twins 1-0

Jun. 24, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Germán Márquez pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and the Colorado Rockies edged the Twins 1-0 Friday night in a rare trip to Minnesota. Charlie Blackmon’s run-scoring fielder’s choice was the difference for the Rockies, who snapped a three-game skid. ...

Lindor homers, knocks in 4 as Mets top Marlins 5-3

Jun. 24, 2022 23:30 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Francisco Lindor homered, doubled and drove in four runs to lead the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Friday night. Mark Canha also went deep and Taijuan Walker pitched six-plus innings of three-run ball for the NL East leaders. Walker (6-2) allowed eight...

Rays' Ramirez delivers winning hit in 10th to beat Bucs 4-3

Jun. 24, 2022 23:30 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Harold Ramirez scored Vidal Brujan with a game-ending pinch-single, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Friday night. Vidal Brujan took second as Tampa Bay's automatic runner and stole third against Yerry De Los Santos (0-1)...

Emotional Freeman given ovation, ring in return to Atlanta

Jun. 24, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman expected to be emotional during his anticipated return to Atlanta. He wasn't prepared for the flood of feelings — and tears — that came before his first game back as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. A rush of...

Scherzer isn't coming off the injured list for Mets Sunday

Jun. 24, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — New York Mets right-hander Max Scherzer will not be activated from the injured list and start the final game of the club’s series against the Miami Marlins Sunday. “Nobody ever said he was,” Mets manager Buck Showalter said before the series opener Friday. “He...