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Ashcraft goes 8, Reds beat Giants 4-2 to halt 7-game skid

Jun. 25, 2022 03:44 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie right-hander Graham Ashcraft bounced back from two poor starts, pitching a career-high eight innings to help the Cincinnati Reds stop their seven-game losing streak Friday night with a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Nick Senzel drove in two...

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...

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

Jun. 25, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona fan in the front row talked trash to Javier Báez as he stood in the on-deck circle. He kept it going as the Detroit shortstop stepped to the plate. Huge mistake. Báez hit a grand slam to quiet a heckler in the front row and homer for the...

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...

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. ...

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...

LEADING OFF: Freeman returns to Atlanta, Pham sees Pederson

Jun. 24, 2022 01:33 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ FREDDIE'S READY Freddie Freeman is sure to get a huge ovation when he returns to Truist Park for the first time since helping lead the Atlanta Braves to the World Series championship. ...

Schwarber, Realmuto go deep vs Musgrove in Phils' 6-2 win

Jun. 24, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Big swings by Kyle Schwarber and J.T. Realmuto of the Philadelphia Phillies put an end to Joe Musgrove's unbeaten start to 2022. Schwarber hit a two-run homer and Realmuto added a three-run shot later in the sixth inning for the Phillies, who handed Musgrove his...

LEADING OFF: Freeman returns to Atlanta, Pham sees Pederson

Jun. 23, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Friday: ___ FREDDIE'S READY Freddie Freeman is sure to get a huge ovation when he returns to Truist Park for the first time since helping lead the Atlanta Braves to the World Series championship. ...

Freeman HR ahead of emotional return, Dodgers sweep Reds

Jun. 23, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Freddie Freeman homered and drove in three runs ahead of what's sure to be an emotional weekend, leading Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Cincinnati Reds 10-5 Thursday for a sweep of the season series. Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, Will Smith and...