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Mets reliever López has penalty cut to 1 game, out vs Phils

May. 27, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets reliever Yoan López had his three-game suspension cut to one game and served the penalty Friday night when New York played the Philadelphia Phillies. López was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse before the game and had to immediately sit out. Mets...

Giants' Kapler refusing to take field for anthem in protest

May. 27, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Friday he will refuse to take the field for the national anthem in a protest over the nation’s political direction following this week’s school shooting in Texas. “I don’t plan on coming out for the anthem...

Reds' Pham and Giants' Pederson in pregame altercation

May. 27, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham and San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson were involved in a brief altercation before Friday's series opener at Great American Ball Park. While the Giants were warming up in the outfield, Pham confronted Pederson in...

Carlos Martínez suspended 80 games for positive drug test

May. 27, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former All-Star pitcher Carlos Martínez was suspended for 80 games Friday under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Ibutamoren, which increases Human Growth Hormone. The 30-year-old right-hander...

Dodgers to retire Gil Hodges' No. 14 in June

May. 27, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gil Hodges, who helped the Dodgers win World Series titles in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, will have his No. 14 jersey retired. The pregame ceremony will take place on June 4, when the New York Mets visit Dodger Stadium. Hodges played his final two seasons with the...

LEADING OFF: Verlander aims for 7th win in row, Acuña ailing

May. 27, 2022 03:36 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ V FOR VICTORY Astros ace Justin Verlander has been as dominant as ever in his return from Tommy John surgery, going 6-1 with a 1.22 ERA in eight starts. Verlander has a 19-inning...

Freeman's 3-run HR, 5 RBIs, lift Dodgers over D-backs 14-1

May. 27, 2022 01:54 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Freddie Freeman's swing looked good and the baseball jumped off his bat, carrying deep into right-center field. The veteran slugger had hit 274 homers in his career prior to that at-bat and this one certainly felt like No. 275. Then again, it had been so long since...

Hader 37th straight scoreless appearance, Brews beat Cards

May. 27, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Josh Hader escaped a ninth-inning jam in his 37th straight scoreless appearance and the Milwaukee Brewers held off the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Thursday night for their third straight win. Tyrone Taylor drove in a run for the seventh game game in a row and Luis...

Nola pitches shutout ball into 9th, Phillies beat Braves 4-1

May. 26, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Aaron Nola wanted to pitch a complete game but knew he was on a short leash as he walked to the mound to begin the ninth inning. “I always want to throw a complete game, right?" he said. “But I’m glad the more innings I can throw, the better. The win obviously...

Corbin ends 10-start winless streak, Nats beat Rockies 7-3

May. 26, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Corbin ended a 10-start winless streak, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 innings to lead the Washington Nationals over the Colorado Rockies 7-3 on Thursday night. Corbin (1-7) has not won since last Sept. 23 at Cincinnati in his next-to-last start of the...