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LEADING OFF: Ohtani excelling on mound, Javier an Astros ace

Jul. 06, 2022 02:59 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ SHO AND TELL Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani takes a scoreless streak of 21 2/3 innings to the mound when he starts at Miami. Ohtani (7-4, 2.63 ERA) has won four consecutive starts,...

Dodgers beat Rockies 5-2, stretch NL West lead to 5 1/2

Jul. 06, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Muncy got on base four times and scored three runs. Nearly a month after returning from an elbow problem, he's finding his groove just as the Los Angeles Dodgers lose another All-Star to injury. Muncy and Mookie Betts hit first-pitch home runs in a 5-2 win...

Beverly Hills man charged with overdose deaths of 2 women

Jul. 06, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Beverly Hills man has been charged with murder in the drug overdose deaths of two unconscious women who were dumped at hospitals in Southern California, prosecutors announced Tuesday. David Brian Pearce, 40, also was charged with two counts of selling,...

West Coast dockworkers still talking after contract expires

Jul. 05, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A contract between shipping companies and 22,000 West Coast dockworkers expired over the weekend. But both sides continued to talk and said they want to avoid a strike that could savage an economy already stressed by soaring inflation and supply chain woes. The...

Man killed in illegal fireworks explosion near Los Angeles

Jul. 05, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) — A 42-year-old man was killed when a powerful firework exploded in his hand during a Fourth of July celebration in a Southern California neighborhood, officials said Tuesday. Paramedics responding around 6:30 p.m. Monday found the victim with severe...

Dodgers beat Rockies 5-3 as Thompson's 3-run HR backs Urías

Jul. 05, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Feeling inconsistent at the plate, Trayce Thompson looks no farther than the next locker down for advice. Three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw gives it to his friend straight. “Swinging at too many balls,” Thompson said Kershaw told...

Ogwumike scores 23, Sparks beat Mercury for 3rd straight win

Jul. 04, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike had 23 points and nine rebounds, Liz Cambage added 19 points and seven rebounds, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury 78-75 on Monday night. Los Angeles (10-11) has won three straight, including an 84-74 victory over New York on...

Immigration detention facility near empty in California

Jul. 04, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sprawling, privately run detention center in the wind-swept California desert town of Adelanto could house nearly 2,000 migrants facing the prospect of deportation. These days, though, it’s nearly empty. The Adelanto facility is an extreme example of how the...

Dodgers catcher Barnes gets $7M, 2-year deal through '24

Jul. 03, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Catcher Austin Barnes agreed Sunday to a $7 million, two-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers covering 2023 and ‘24 rather than become a free agent after this year’s World Series. Barnes gets $3.5 million in each of the next two seasons, and the Dodgers...

Padres rally for 4 in 9th, beat Dodgers 4-2 to avoid sweep

Jul. 03, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in the monotony of a long season, Padres manager Bob Melvin knows some results are more important than others when it comes to sustaining a team's confidence. That's why Sunday's 4-2 comeback by San Diego over the Los Angeles Dodgers might resonate for a...