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Verlander 1st 13-game winner, Astros beat Mariners 3-1

Jul. 23, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Justin Verlander became the major leagues’ first 13-game winner, striking out nine and topping 99 mph in his final inning to lead the Houston Astros over the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Saturday. Verlander (13-3) allowed four hits in seven innings to win his fifth...

Darvish shuts down Mets again, Padres beat Scherzer 4-1

Jul. 23, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yu Darvish always makes the New York Mets look light on offense. General manager Billy Eppler is trying to do something about that — no matter which opponent is on the mound. Darvish dominated the Mets again, and Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer off...

Verlander gets MLB-leading 12th win as Astros beat A's 5-0

Jul. 16, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After collecting his MLB-leading 12th win Saturday, Justin Verlander wasn't ready to reflect on how far he's come this season. But the 39-year-old did take a moment to note how his almost two-year absence from the game after Tommy John surgery has made him...

Marlin Briscoe, 1st Black starting QB in AFL, dies at 76

Jun. 27, 2022 22:04 PM EDT

Marlin Briscoe, who became the first Black starting quarterback in the American Football League more than 50 years ago, died Monday. He was 76. His daughter, Angela Marriott, told The Associated Press that Briscoe died of pneumonia at a hospital in Norwalk, California. He had been...

LEADING OFF: Yankees arms dominate early, Scherzer nipped

Jun. 04, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday: ___ EARLY RISER Yankees pitching has been overwhelming early in games recently, and Jordan Montgomery will try to extend their dominance in an early tilt against the Tigers. New York...

Gorman's 2-run homer, 3 hits lift Cardinals over Padres 6-3

May. 30, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fast-starting Nolan Gorman hit a go-ahead, two-run homer, rookie Andre Pallante got his first big league win in his 17th appearance and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 on Monday. Paul Goldschmidt, batting just behind Gorman in the No. 3 slot,...

Longtime New Yorker writer, editor Roger Angell dies

May. 20, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Angell, the celebrated baseball writer and reigning man of letters who during an unfaltering 70-plus years helped define The New Yorker’s urbane wit and style through his essays, humor pieces and editing, has died. He was 101. Angell died Friday of heart...

'Facing Nolan' looks at Ryan's longer-than-expected career

May. 19, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nolan Ryan was already striking out plenty of batters with his blazing fastball, and at age 22 pitched the last seven innings in the National League pennant-clinching game for the 1969 Miracle Mets and got what would be his only World Series ring. If not...

D'backs, Orioles picking themselves up after 2021 failures

May. 16, 2022 03:01 AM EDT

Last season, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Baltimore Orioles tied for baseball's worst record with a staggering 110 losses apiece. With that as a baseline, 2022 has been a bit more encouraging, so far. The Diamondbacks are actually a game above .500. The Orioles are...