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LEADING OFF: Verlander, Gonsolin go for 11th; Cole at Fenway

Jul. 07, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ V IS FOR VICTORY Justin Verlander (10-3, 2.03 ERA) looks to become the first 11-game winner in the majors when Houston hosts the last-place Kansas City Royals in the afternoon finale of a four-game...

Judge, Hicks hit grand slams as Yankees pound Pirates 16-0

Jul. 07, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aaron Judge felt like he was “stuck” on 29 home runs for “a while.” Of course, “a while” is a relative term when it comes to the New York Yankees slugger. What Judge considered a drought of sorts was in reality a span of four games. One...

Royals hit 3 HRs off Javier, end Astros' 8-game win streak

Jul. 07, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Whit Merrifield, Hunter Dozier and Emmanuel Rivera all homered as the Kansas City Royals roughed up Cristian Javier early and held on for a 7-4 win over Houston on Wednesday night, ending the Astros' major league-best eight-game winning streak. Javier (6-4) had...

Rays' Kluber shuts down Red Sox bats in righty Bello's debut

Jul. 06, 2022 23:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Corey Kluber worked six scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Red Sox 7-1 on Wednesday night in the major league debut of Brayan Bello, the top pitching prospect in Boston’s system. With a fastball topping out at 97 mph, the 23-year-old Bello (0-1)...

Ohtani dominant on mound, hits go-ahead single for Angels

Jul. 06, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Shohei Ohtani allowed one unearned run in seven dominant innings and had the go-ahead hit in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. The reigning AL MVP won his fifth consecutive start, limiting the Marlins to two hits. Ohtani...

Chris Sale strikes out 5 in what could be final rehab start

Jul. 06, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Chris Sale struggled to calm himself down on Wednesday night in what was expected to be his last rehab start before he rejoins his teammates in Boston. Now the Red Sox brass will have to decide whether to pump the brakes on their erstwhile ace's return. ...

Orioles complete 3-game sweep of Rangers with 2-1 win

Jul. 06, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Spenser Watkins pitched more than six innings for the first time in his career, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Wednesday night for their first three-game sweep of the season. Watkins (2-1) allowed one run and four hits with three strikeouts...

Chapman, Bichette HR; Jays edge A's 2-1 to snap 5-game skid

Jul. 06, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bo Bichette hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied past the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Wednesday to snap a five-game losing streak. “We needed it,” Bichette said. "I think when you’re trying to stop a skid,...

Vaughn, Garcia help White Sox rally, beat Twins 9-8 in 10

Jul. 06, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Vaughn tied the game with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and Leury Garcia hit a game-ending single in the 10th to give the Chicago White Sox a 9-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The White Sox trailed five times in the game and tied it...

Cabrera makes case for All-Star Game, Tigers sweep Guardians

Jul. 06, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera took another step toward earning a 12th All-Star bid, and his first since 2016, on the merits of his play in 2022. Cabrera hit a two-out, two-run single in the fifth inning and had a third RBI on a sacrifice fly to help the Detroit Tigers beat the...