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Zac Gallen, Daulton Varsho lead Diamondbacks past Cubs 3-1

May. 20, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — It was a grind for Zac Gallen. An impressive one. Especially at the very end. Gallen pitched five effective innings, Daulton Varsho homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Thursday night, stopping a six-game slide. ...

Padres manager Bob Melvin expected back in dugout Friday

May. 19, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Manager Bob Melvin plans to return to the dugout Friday night when the San Diego Padres open a three-game series at San Francisco, the team said Thursday. Melvin has been away since having prostate surgery on May 11. The Padres said no cancer was found. Melvin...

Phillies' Bryce Harper asks for fan's hat, trades his own

May. 19, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

Here's a pretty cool hat trick from NL MVP Bryce Harper. The Phillies slugger swapped caps — and the NL MVP even autographed his hat — with a fan in the Citizen Bank Park stands. What a great way to cap off a day at the ballpark. And guess what? It was Harper —...

After Mets lose Scherzer, Alonso HR in 10th beats Cards 7-6

May. 19, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There are two constants to the Mets' season: injuries and wins. They learned Thursday that Max Scherzer will join fellow ace Jacob deGrom on the injured list for a lengthy stretch. Then New York wasted a ninth-inning lead against the St. Louis Cardinals and fell...

Cardinals calling up Gorman, Liberatore for debuts vs Bucs

May. 19, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The hurting St. Louis Cardinals are bringing up their second- and third-ranked prospects for major league debuts. Nolan Gorman will start at second base in Friday's series opener at Pittsburgh and Matthew Liberatore will be on the mound for Saturday's game against...

Darvish leads Padres past Phillies 2-0 with 7 sharp innings

May. 19, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yu Darvish put the tying runs on base and the heart of the Phillies lineup was coming up. With the way Kyle Schwarber and the suddenly silent bats have been swinging, Darvish breezed through the order in the sixth inning without a run allowed, a peak performance...

Diamondbacks place C Jose Herrera on injured list

May. 19, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks placed catcher Jose Herrera on the injured list Thursday without a designation, indicating a potential COVID-19 issue with the team. The move with Herrera comes one day after left-hander Kyle Nelson and outfielder Cooper Hummel were placed on...

Mets ace Scherzer likely out 6 to 8 weeks for oblique strain

May. 19, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Max Scherzer is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks with a strained oblique muscle in his left side, the latest blow to a New York pitching staff already missing ace Jacob deGrom. Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, had an MRI on...

Cubs activate pitcher Marcus Stroman from COVID-19 list

May. 19, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs activated right-hander Marcus Stroman from the COVID-19 injured list on Thursday. Stroman was slated to start opener of the team's four-game series against Arizona. In his previous appearance, he tossed seven scoreless innings against Milwaukee on...

Rockies TV reporter hit in head by foul ball, is recovering

May. 19, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — AT&T Sportsnet reporter Kelsey Wingert says she's recovering after being struck in the head by a line drive during the ninth inning of the Colorado Rockies' game against the San Francisco Giants earlier this week. “I took a 95 MPH line drive to my head,”...