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Yanks' Gregorius plays at spring camp day after dehydration

May. 22, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius went 1 for 3 with a walk as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game Wednesday after taking one day off due to dehydration. Gregorius, coming back from Tommy John surgery last October, was given an IV after playing in his first...

Athletics change plans, don't place Davis on injured list

May. 22, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis is undergoing an MRI on his ailing left hip in Cleveland, but the team has opted against placing him on the injured list for now. On Tuesday night, Oakland manager Bob Melvin and Davis both said the 2018 major league home run leader would be...

Indians designate outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for assignment

May. 22, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians could no longer wait for Carlos Gonzalez to help pull their struggling offense from a season-long funk. The veteran outfielder was designated for assignment prior to Wednesday's game against Oakland. Gonzalez, who signed a minor-league contract in spring training,...

Brewers' Yelich out of lineup again with back spasms

May. 22, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — NL MVP Christian Yelich has been scratched from Milwaukee's lineup against Cincinnati for a second consecutive day because of back spasms. "He's improved today," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday. "We'll go through a bunch of treatments today and see how he is. The day off...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs. deGrom, Hamels faces Phillies

May. 22, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: CURTAIN UP! LIGHT THE LIGHTS! Max Scherzer, the 2016 and '17 NL Cy Young Award winner, starts for Washington and Jacob deGrom, the 2018 NL Cy Young winner, starts for the New York Mets in a rematch of opening-day starters. The Mets won the opener 2-0 as deGrom...

Gonzalez helps power Twins to 8-3 victory over Angels

May. 22, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marwin Gonzalez keeps coming through for the Minnesota Twins. The designated hitter homered and drove in three runs as the Twins rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Gonzalez's two-run shot in the sixth tied the game at three. Minnesota then broke...

Giants score three in ninth to beat Braves 4-3

May. 22, 2019 2:21 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Panik was fairly calm in the midst of his eight-pitch battle with Atlanta closer Luke Jackson. A pair of stolen bases earlier in the ninth inning, including one by pinch-runner Mac Williamson that put the winning run in scoring position, helped take the pressure off the Giants...

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...

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...