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No longer behind a mask, Eugene umpire is being recognized

Jun. 23, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — After 31 years behind the plate as an MLB umpire, Dale Scott knows how to recognize a strike. Throwing one is, uh, another matter. When the Los Angeles Dodgers asked Scott to throw a ceremonial first pitch earlier this month, he was honored of course, but also a little apprehensive. His...

Machado hits 2-run HR in 15th as Orioles beat Braves 10-7

Jun. 23, 2018 2:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — For Braves manager Brian Snitker, playing the matchups meant pitching to Manny Machado with first base open and a marathon game on the line. The Orioles slugger made that strategy look foolish. Machado hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 15th inning, lifting Baltimore to a 10-7 win over...

LEADING OFF: Herrera's HR streak, Kershaw back, Mariners dip

Jun. 23, 2018 2:08 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PHILLY SPECIAL Odubel Herrera has homered in five straight games, tying a Philadelphia record. Chase Utley (twice in 2008), Bobby Abreu (2005), Mike Schmidt (1979) and Dick Allen (1969) also connected five in row for the Phillies. Ken Griffey, Jr. (1993), Don...

Richard sets down 18 of 21 in Padres' 6-2 win over Giants

Jun. 23, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eric Hosmer's first single barely stayed fair and never made it past third base. His second was a little crisper and gave the Padres a little cushion in the ninth inning. It also assured Clayton Richard's career-best winning streak stayed intact. Hosmer reached base three times,...

Solid outing by Heaney leads Angels past Blue Jays 2-1

Jun. 23, 2018 1:43 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Heaney feels awfully comfortable on the mound in Anaheim — and the results reflect that. Heaney pitched seven solid innings in another quality start, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. In his last six starts at Angel...

Rookie Bieber tames Tigers in 10-0 win by Indians

Jun. 23, 2018 1:32 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber has made believers out of the Cleveland Indians. In return, they plan on making him a fan of the Grammy-winning singer with his surname. The rookie right-hander walked onto the field with "Baby" by Justin Bieber blaring on the sound system, and then struck out nine in a...

Gray strikes out 12 in Rockies' 11-3 win over Marlins

Jun. 23, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — No sooner did Jon Gray get into trouble in the first inning than he got out of it. It was a pattern he would emulate throughout the night. Combining power pitching with sleight of hand, Gray struck out 12 in seven dominant innings, Nolan Arenado homered in Colorado's six-run fourth, and the...

Aguilar connects in 9th for 2nd HR, Brewers beat Cards 2-1

Jun. 23, 2018 1:20 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Neither Jesus Aguilar nor Bud Norris wanted to let their team down. Aguilar succeeded twice. Aguilar homered to break up rookie Jack Flaherty's no-hit bid in the seventh inning, then homered again in the ninth to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Friday night....

Minor pitches Rangers past Twins for 6th straight win

Jun. 23, 2018 1:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Minor apparently isn't superstitious. Rolling along in June after a rough May, Minor didn't flinch when asked how he's feeling about his new mustache. "I think I might take it off," the veteran left-hander said, adding that he's getting tired of the new look. Everything else is...

Martinez HR helps Red Sox rally from 5 down, top M's 14-10

Jun. 23, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a showdown of All-Star sluggers, Nelson Cruz had more RBIs, but J.D. Martinez had more help. Martinez homered and drove in five, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 14-10 on Friday despite a monster night from Cruz. Cruz had a pair of...