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Hosmer's 2-run homer lifts Padres over Diamondbacks, 3-2

May. 22, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eric Hosmer didn't wait to jump on Zack Greinke when he got a pitch to hit. Hosmer's two-run, opposite-field home run off Greinke highlighted the three-run sixth inning that carried the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Greinke (6-2), who...

LSU rallies to beat South Carolina 8-6 in SEC Tournament

May. 22, 2019 1:33 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Josh Smith homered and scored three times as No. 5 seed LSU erased an early four-run deficit and defeated No. 12 seed South Carolina 8-6 in a Southeastern Conference Tournament game that ended early Wednesday morning. LSU (35-22) faces No. 4 seed Mississippi State (45-11) on Wednesday...

Duke tops Notre Dame 10-6 at ACC Tournament

May. 22, 2019 1:27 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Michael Rothenberg hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and Duke beat Notre Dame 10-6 on Tuesday night at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament. The seventh-seeded Blue Devils (31-24) won their opener in pool play and will earn a spot in the semifinals with a victory...

Giants score three in ninth to beat Braves 4-3

May. 22, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Panik hit a game-ending two-run single off Atlanta closer Luke Jackson with two outs in the ninth to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Brandon Crawford began the comeback with a one-out single. After Steven Duggar struck out, Kevin...

Báez's pinch-hit single lifts Cubs over Phillies 3-2

May. 22, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The heart of the Chicago Cubs' lineup, including a taped-up Javier Báez, proved to be too much for the Philadelphia Phillies and their tired bullpen. Báez's pinch-hit single capped a two-run, ninth-inning rally and lifted the Cubs over Philadelphia 3-2 on Tuesday night to stop the...

Verlander has season-best 12 Ks in 5-1 win over White Sox

May. 22, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — As Houston's Justin Verlander flirted with a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox, he took a moment to scan the seats behind home plate to see whether childhood idol Nolan Ryan, who threw a record seven no-hitters, was watching from his usual seat behind the plate. After throwing two...

Tellez has 2 HRs, 5 RBIs and Jays power past Red Sox 10-3

May. 22, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It turns out Rowdy Tellez can hit left-handers, too. Tellez went deep twice and collected a career-high five RBIs, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 10-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox. It was the first multihomer game for the 24-year-old rookie, who bats from the left side. Three of his...

Stater Lynn, closer Kelley lead Rangers past Mariners 5-3

May. 22, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Gutty pitching performances came in different sizes for the Texas Rangers in their 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Lance Lynn allowed two runs over seven innings and Shawn Kelley earned the save hours after learning that two lumps removed from his throat last...

Another day of tornadoes in Midwest, but St. Louis spared

May. 22, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A dangerous storm system in the Midwest produced dozens of tornadoes for the second consecutive day Tuesday, demolishing a racetrack grandstand and damaging buildings in a wild animal park in Missouri but sparing St. Louis, the biggest city in its path. Two deaths, both in Missouri, were...

Alonso hits 16th homer, Mets rally past Nationals 6-5

May. 22, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the Mets trailing by a run in the eighth inning, Pete Alonso drove a fastball from Tanner Rainey down the left-field line, well over the foul pole. "I talked to it," Alonso said. "I was like 'stay fair, please' and it listened." Alonso set the Mets rookie record for home runs before...