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Brewers increase wild-card lead, beat Pirates 10-1

Sep. 21, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brent Suter has turned out to be the wild card in the wild card chase for the Milwaukee Brewers. Rookies Keston Hiura and Trent Grisham each hit two-run homers and Suter was superb again in middle relief as the Brewers increased their edge for the second NL wild-card spot, beating the...

Anderson pitches 6 scoreless, Brewers stretch wild-card lead

Sep. 21, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chase Anderson hadn't pitched past the fourth inning in any start in nearly a month. On Friday night, with his team in the heat of a playoff race, the Milwaukee Brewers right-hander stepped up. Anderson pitched six scoreless innings, Trent Grisham hit a bases-loaded triple and the Brewers...

Alonso hits 50th homer; deGrom, Mets beat Reds 8-1

Sep. 21, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Alonso felt going into the season that reaching 50 home runs was possible. Now that he's there, it's become hard to believe. New York's rookie first baseman hit his major league-leading 50th home run, Jacob deGrom pitched shutout ball for seven innings and the Mets beat the...

Long, Mariners beat Pirates 6-5 in 11 innings for sweep

Sep. 19, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are on their way to finishing at the bottom of the AL West, but they plan to do more than merely play out the string over the final two weeks. "We've got a lot of young guys who are trying to make an impression," manager Scott Servais said. Among them is rookie Shed...

Lewis hits fifth homer in nine days, Mariners top Bucs 4-1

Sep. 18, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After hitting four home runs in his first six games, Kyle Lewis finally hit a rough patch when he struck out four times in his last one. One day later, the Seattle Mariners' 24-year-old rookie right fielder went deep again. Lewis homered for the fifth time in eight major league games, and...

Police: Pirates' Vázquez attempted to have sex with minor

Sep. 18, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was being held Wednesday in a Pennsylvania jail on multiple felony charges after allegedly telling investigators he attempted to have sex with an underage girl during a meeting at her house in 2017. Vázquez is charged with statutory...

Mariners blank Pittsburgh after Pirates' Vázquez arrested

Sep. 17, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates' season has been going downhill since the All-Star break and it got even worse Tuesday night. Marco Gonzales allowed six hits in seven innings, Austin Nola and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat Pittsburgh 6-0 after Pirates...

Pirates closer Vázquez arrested on child sex charges

Sep. 17, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vázquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State...

Cubs' Rizzo sprains right ankle, set for MRI on Monday

Sep. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo was helped off the field Sunday by a trainer and a teammate with a sprained right ankle, and Wrigley Field fell silent. With Chicago's postseason pursuit already hindered by a season-ending injury to shortstop Javier Báez, the team may now be without another star player....

Cubs' Rizzo exits with sprained right ankle

Sep. 15, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo left Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third inning with a sprained right ankle. X-rays taken at Wrigley Field showed no broken bones. An MRI is scheduled for Monday to determine the severity of the injury. The first baseman suffered the...