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Mets' deGrom strikes out 9 in row, 1 shy of Seaver's record

Apr. 17, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom struck out nine straight batters against Colorado on Saturday, falling one shy of matching the major league record set 51 years earlier by Mets great Tom Seaver. DeGrom became just the ninth pitcher to strike out as many...

A's slug, pitch past Tigers 7-0 for 7th straight win

Apr. 17, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson, Aramís García and Mark Canha each homered and the Oakland Athletics shut out the Detroit Tigers for a second straight game, 7-0 on Saturday for their seventh win in a row. After Oakland's 3-0 victory Friday, Cole Irvin (1-2) struck...

Bryant, Contreras lead Cubs over Braves in Kazmar's return

Apr. 17, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras each homered twice, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Braves 13-4 Saturday on an afternoon when Atlanta returned Sean Kazmar Jr. to the major leagues for the first time in 13 years. Javier Báez and David Bote also homered...

Margot, Glasnow lift Rays over AL-worst Yankees 6-3

Apr. 17, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sluggish to start their AL title defense, the Tampa Bay Rays have found their bearings in the Bronx. “This venue can motivate you really quick," manager Kevin Cash said. Manuel Margot hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, Tyler Glasnow...

Sean Kazmar makes it back to majors after 13-year absence

Apr. 17, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Sean Kazmar Jr. returned to the major leagues after an 13-year absence, pinch hitting for the Atlanta Braves and grounding into a double play on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs. The 36-year-old infielder's contract was selected by the Braves from their...

Brewers' Yelich put on 10-day injured list with sore back

Apr. 17, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, who has missed four straight games because of a sore back, was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday. “There’s nothing new, nothing to add," manager Craig Counsell said. "That’s what it is. We’ll take a...

Yanks' Sánchez hit in hand by foul ball, X-rays negative

Apr. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez doesn't anticipate missing significant time after being hit in his right hand by a foul ball Saturday. Sánchez was pulled from the game an inning later and sent for X-rays, which were negative. The club said he has a...

Gomes ends Locastro's steal streak, homers, Nats top D'backs

Apr. 17, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Tim Locastro's 29-steal streak to start his major league career ended, Arizona's center fielder immediately knew something was wrong with his left pinkie finger. “Saw it was not facing the right way,” Locastro said. “Looked down again and...

Matz marvels as Jays beat Royals 5-1 in doubleheader opener

Apr. 17, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Steven Matz held the Kansas City Royals without a hit into the sixth inning, and Jonathan Davis and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 5-1 victory in the seven-inning opener of their doubleheader Saturday. Matz (3-0)...

Tanaka allows 2 homers, loses in return to Japanese baseball

Apr. 17, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

Masahiro Tanaka allowed Sho Nakata’s two-run homer in the first inning of the pitcher’s return to Japanese baseball, a 4-1 loss for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters at the Tokyo Dome on Saturday. The 32-year-old right-hander signed...