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Dodgers beat Rockies 2-1 on Betts' infield single in 9th

Jul. 07, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger scored the winning run on Mookie Betts’ infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. Dodgers starter Mitch White and three...

Giants erase early deficit, rally to beat Diamondbacks 7-5

Jul. 07, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Austin Slater hit a tiebreaking bases-loaded double in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied from an early four-run deficit, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 Wednesday night and snapping a six-game skid. The victory helped the Giants avoid a...

LEADING OFF: Verlander, Gonsolin go for 11th; Cole at Fenway

Jul. 07, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ V IS FOR VICTORY Justin Verlander (10-3, 2.03 ERA) looks to become the first 11-game winner in the majors when Houston hosts the last-place Kansas City Royals in the afternoon finale of a four-game...

Judge, Hicks hit grand slams as Yankees pound Pirates 16-0

Jul. 07, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aaron Judge felt like he was “stuck” on 29 home runs for “a while.” Of course, “a while” is a relative term when it comes to the New York Yankees slugger. What Judge considered a drought of sorts was in reality a span of four games. One...

Mets rally in 9th, score 5 in 10th to beat Reds 8-3

Jul. 06, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Nimmo's three-run homer capped a five-run 10th inning and the New York Mets came back late to beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Wednesday night. Starling Marte grounded an RBI double over third base off Hunter Strickland with one out in the ninth, scoring...

Ohtani dominant on mound, hits go-ahead single for Angels

Jul. 06, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Shohei Ohtani allowed one unearned run in seven dominant innings and had the go-ahead hit in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. The reigning AL MVP won his fifth consecutive start, limiting the Marlins to two hits. Ohtani...

Schwarber homers twice, Phillies still fall to Nationals 3-2

Jul. 06, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Schwarber insists — even as he launches balls deep into the seats at such a pace he could set several Phillies home run records — that nothing has changed about his stance, his routine, his mental approach. “I just always go back to the process,”...

Fried rolls as homer-happy Braves shut down Cardinals 3-0

Jul. 06, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna and Eddie Rosario hit back-to-back homers, Max Fried threw six strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 on Wednesday night. Fried (9-2) combined with three relievers on a seven-hitter. He gave up only five hits,...

Cubs rally against Brewers' bullpen, win 2-1 at Milwaukee

Jul. 06, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — P.J. Higgins has learned how to stay ready when he isn't getting consistent playing time. The Cubs' backup catcher and first baseman delivered a tiebreaking two-out double off three-time All-Star Josh Hader in Chicago's 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on...

Cubs' Kyle Hendricks goes on injured list with sore shoulder

Jul. 06, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks has been placed on the injured list after leaving his Tuesday night start early due to soreness in his throwing shoulder. Hendricks had his shortest start of the season, lasting just three innings in the Cubs’ 8-3 victory...