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Home of the real Rockford Peaches may become home of museum

Sep. 25, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The northern Illinois city that figured prominently in the movie “A League of Their Own” may be getting a museum of its own. The Rockford Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously this week to grant a special-use permit to build a $10 million...

LEADING OFF: Cardinals seek franchise-best 15th straight win

Sep. 25, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ RED-HOT REDBIRDS The soaring Cardinals will try for a franchise-record 15th consecutive victory when they play the Cubs at Wrigley Field. St. Louis swept a doubleheader from...

Fried brilliant in 3-hitter, Braves silence Padres 4-0

Sep. 25, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Max Fried was absolutely brilliant at just the right time for the Atlanta Braves. Fried retired his last 18 batters and finished with a three-hitter for his second career shutout, and the NL East-leading Braves beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 Friday to...

Montas reaches 200 Ks, A's pound first-place Astros 14-2

Sep. 25, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Frankie Montas pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and became the first Oakland pitcher in 20 years to reach 200 strikeouts in a season, helping the Athletics pound the Houston Astros 14-2 on Friday night to support their slim playoff hopes. ...

Mariners walk Ohtani in 9th, hold off Angels to keep pace

Sep. 25, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ty France homered, Jake Fraley scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error and the streaking Seattle Mariners held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Friday night to keep pace in the AL wild-card chase. Clinging to a one-run lead in the ninth inning,...

Cole, Stanton lead Yankees past Red Sox 8-3, cut lead to 1

Sep. 25, 2021 01:59 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole showed the Yankees he’s ready for the important games soon to come. Nathan Eovaldi left the Red Sox with nothing but worries. In a potential AL wild-card preview, Cole took a two-hit shutout into the sixth inning and led the Yankees to an 8-3...

Gregorius' HR rallies Phillies, cuts Braves' NL East lead

Sep. 25, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Didi Gregorius hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning, Bryce Harper had an RBI double and the Philadelphia Phillies pulled closer to first place in the NL East with an 8-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. The...

Cards match record with 14th straight win, rip Cubs 12-4

Sep. 25, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The surging St. Louis Cardinals emphatically matched a team record with their 14th straight win on Friday night, pounding the Chicago Cubs 12-4 in the second game of a doubleheader behind Tyler O’Neill’s three-run homer and a pair of solo shots by Lars Nootbaar. ...

Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 4-2, keep pace in NL West race

Sep. 25, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Tony Gonsolin's second pitch of the game was smoked by Arizona's Josh Rojas before Los Angeles left fielder A.J. Pollock robbed a potential extra-base hit, leaping at the warning track to snag the line drive. Gonsolin raised his arms in the air, then...

Reds beat Nationals 8-7 in 11 but fall further behind Cards

Sep. 25, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Aristides Aquino drove in TJ Friedl with a game-ending single off the glove of second baseman Luis Garcia, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Washington Nationals 8-7 in 11 innings Friday night. Aquino’s sharp one-hopper off Mason Thompson (1-2)...