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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...

Rangers' Shesterkin succeeds Lundqvist as 'King' of New York

May. 27, 2022 03:31 AM EDT

Igor Shesterkin pulls the mask up on top of his head, takes a sip of water and looks around. Instead of squirting the bottle through the cage and shuffling back into position, he takes a few seconds to soak in the atmosphere. “He has that grin like he’s loving every aspect of...

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...

Cortes leads Yanks over Rays 7-2 in 1st game between rivals

May. 26, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

ST. PETRSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nelson Cortes took a three-hit shutout into the ninth inning, Matt Carpenter sparked a go-ahead, three-run rally in his Yankees debut and New York beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 Thursday night in the first meeting of the AL East rivals this season. Cortes...

Hurricanes win Game 5, push Rangers to brink of elimination

May. 26, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes controlled long stretches of play, stayed aggressive and even got a breakthrough in a two-month struggle on the power play. It was enough to secure another home playoff victory. Now they can turn their attention to trying to put away the...

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

May. 26, 2022 21:58 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Friday: ___ 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...

Guardians make moves, including trading OF Johnson for $1

May. 26, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians put slugger Franmil Reyes on the 10-day injured list with a tight right hamstring and selected the contract of Oscar Gonzalez from Triple-A Columbus. Gonzalez hit a single up the middle off Detroit lefty Tarik Skubal in the first at-bat of his...

Yankees, Rays use social media to spread gun violence facts

May. 26, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays used their social media accounts during Thursday night's game between the teams to spread information about how gun violence affects American life. The move was made in response to recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo. Several...

Yankees sign Matt Carpenter, bring up Manny Bañuelos

May. 26, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Carpenter was inserted to the New York Yankees' lineup as the designated hitter after agreeing to a one-year contract on Thursday, a week after he was released from the Texas Rangers' minor league system. Carpenter entered the lineup for a series...

Kevin Spacey to face 4 sex assault charges in Britain

May. 26, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors said Thursday they had authorized police to charge actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men, an announcement that came as the actor was in court in New York testifying in a different case. The Crown Prosecution...