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Betts homer in front of 52,078 leads Dodgers over Phillies

Jun. 16, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of Dodgers fans got their first opportunity to see Mookie Betts play at home in person Tuesday night as stadiums in California were allowed to go to full capacity as part of eased COVID-19 restrictions. The star outfielder didn't disappoint...

LEADING OFF: Diamondbacks can match dubious road record

Jun. 16, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ENDLESS ROAD The beleaguered Arizona Diamondbacks have dropped 21 straight on the road, one short of the major league record. Arizona can match a...

Dodgers' Bellinger returns to IL with left hamstring strain

Jun. 16, 2021 02:46 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger is returning to the injured list with a left hamstring strain. Los Angeles recalled right-hander Mitch White before Tuesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies to take the roster spot of Bellinger, who...

McMahon HR, 4 RBIs, Rockies rally past skidding Padres 8-4

Jun. 16, 2021 01:51 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon homered, tripled and drove in four runs as the Colorado Rockies rallied from an early deficit to beat the skidding San Diego Padres 8-4 Tuesday night. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his NL-leading 20th home run of the season for San Diego, which has...

D-backs lose 21st straight road game, blow 7-run lead at SF

Jun. 16, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ahead the whole way, the Arizona Diamondbacks watched in almost disbelief when Mike Yastrzemski connected. And just like that, the Diamondbacks had inched even closer to a most dubious mark. The Diamondbacks blew a seven-run...

California's virus reopening met with cheers and caution

Jun. 16, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cable car bells clanged, Minions danced and restaurant patrons sipped their drinks indoors on a scorching day as California fully reopened its economy after 15 months of coronavirus restrictions. From the wine country to Disneyland, restaurants and...

A's manager Bob Melvin's contract option exercised for 2022

Jun. 15, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When the Oakland Athletics turned to Bob Melvin midway through the 2011 season they were seeking managerial stability. Melvin provided it and more with what he has done on the field and off and the respect he has gained from his players for being...

LEADING OFF: 3 aces ailing, D'backs and O's lost on road

Jun. 15, 2021 04:28 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: AILING ACES Three of baseball's best pitchers are hurting. Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber won’t throw for at least two weeks because of a right shoulder strain,...

Smith, Taylor homer in Dodgers' 3-1 win over Phillies

Jun. 15, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Will Smith decided to praise every Dodgers reliever who came through against the Phillies, the catcher had a lengthy list to remember. “DP (David Price) coming in, Joe (Kelly), Blake (Treinen), Victor (González), and Kenley (Jansen) closing it...

Crawford, Giants send Diamondbacks to 20th road loss in row

Jun. 15, 2021 01:33 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford's big bat helped San Francisco finally snap out of an offensive funk as Arizona's road struggles kept going. Crawford homered and drove in three runs as the Giants sent the Diamondbacks to their 20th straight road loss with a 5-2...