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Another rough outing for Darvish as Padres lose at Miami 9-3

Jul. 25, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Padres totaled five hits against seven pitchers. They had one runner thrown out at the plate, and another erased between second and third to short-circuit a rally. A leisurely throw to first by Manny Machado proved costly, and Yu Darvish endured another rough outing. ...

Dodgers put star OF Mookie Betts on IL with hip inflammation

Jul. 25, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers placed All-Star right fielder Mookie Betts on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right hip inflammation. In a corresponding move, the Dodgers activated right-hander Jimmy Nelson from the injured list after he recovered from a...

Polanco, Newman lead Pirates to 10-2 romp over Giants

Jul. 25, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gregory Polanco homered, drove in three runs and scored twice, and Kevin Newman matched his career high with four hits for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who beat the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants 10-2 Saturday night. Polanco lofted a sacrifice fly...

Barnes HR, Jansen bounces back as Dodgers edge Rockies 1-0

Jul. 25, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Austin Barnes homered early, Kenley Jansen preserved the lead late and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. Jansen had blown saves against the San Francisco on...

Hernández hits 2 of Toronto's 5 homers in 10-3 win over Mets

Jul. 24, 2021 23:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All-Star Teoscar Hernández hit two of Toronto’s five home runs and the Blue Jays beat New York Mets 10-3 Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak. George Springer, Marcus Semien and Bo Bichette also homered for the Blue Jays, who overtook the...

Tatis homers but Marlins rally late to beat Padres 3-2

Jul. 24, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Fernando Tatís Jr. hit his NL-leading 30th homer for an early lead but the Miami Marlins rallied late and defeated the San Diego Padres 3-2 Saturday night. Jesús Aguilar lined a go-ahead, two-run single to center with one out in the seventh inning after...

Varsho HRs in 3rd straight, D-backs beat reeling Cubs 7-3

Jul. 24, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Big changes could be coming and there's no telling what the Chicago Cubs' roster will look like in a week. For now, there's just uncertainty. Daulton Varsho homered in his third straight game and hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run seventh inning,...

Games people play: A marriage of majors and the Olympics

Jul. 24, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Getting ready to reach softball's peak and make her Olympic debut, Janie Reed was on a training field at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in western Japan. Across the Pacific Ocean, 7,452 miles away, another important family first was unfolding...

LEADING OFF: Indians changing team name to Guardians

Jul. 24, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ GUARDIANS OF THE GAME After more than 100 years, the Cleveland Indians are getting a new name — the team will be called the Guardians next season. The...

Rockies rally, win in 10th as Dodgers' bullpen woes continue

Jul. 24, 2021 03:48 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Story homered and drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the Colorado Rockies took advantage of the Dodgers’ recent bullpen woes, beating Los Angeles 9-6 Friday night. Charlie Blackmon added a two-run homer in the 10th to help the...