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Reynolds 2 HRs; Brubaker, Pirates top Bosox, end 6-game skid

Aug. 18, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds hit two home runs, JT Brubaker pitched seven shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped a six-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 8-2 Thursday night. The Pirates avoided a three-game sweep and sent Boston back to one game under...

Dodgers TV reporter injured sliding down Bernie's Chalet

Aug. 18, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — David Vassegh thought it would make good TV to take a ride on Bernie Brewer's slide before the Los Angeles Dodgers played in Milwaukee on Wednesday night. It didn't go quite according to plan. The Dodgers television and radio reporter said he broke...

Contreras hits 2 homers, Cubs outlast contending O's 3-2

Aug. 18, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Willson Contreras hit a pair of homers, Adrian Sampson pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Thursday. Contreras had his 10th multi-homer game, which ranks second among Cubs catchers behind Gabby...

MRI on Twins righty Tyler Mahle's shoulder shows no damage

Aug. 18, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The MRI exam on Tyler Mahle's shoulder showed no damage, and the Minnesota Twins right-hander avoided landing on the injured list. The Twins announced Thursday that Mahle will be listed as day to day with general soreness and fatigue, after their newest starting...

McCutchen has 19th multihomer game in 5-3 win over Dodgers

Aug. 18, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew McCutchen homered twice, Hunter Renfroe also went deep and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Thursday to split the four-game series. McCutchen had three RBIs for his 19th career multi-homer game and first since June 1, 2021, when he...

Pujols hits grand slam, leads Wainwright, Cards over Rockies

Aug. 18, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Albert Pujols launched a pinch-hit grand slam and drove in five runs, Adam Wainwright pitched seven sharp innings and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Colorado Rockies 13-0 Thursday for a three-game sweep. “We’re playing right now, I think the way that we...

Tony Gonsolin wins 15th as Dodgers nip Brewers 2-1

Aug. 18, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tony Gonsolin pitched seven scoreless innings for his 15th victory, Austin Barnes and Max Muncy homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Wednesday night. Gonsolsin (15-1) matched the Astros’ Justin Verlander for the major league lead...

Montgomery wins 3rd straight as Cardinals top Rockies 5-1

Aug. 18, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Montgomery picked up his third win in as many starts with St. Louis, and Nolan Gorman drove in three runs to lead the Cardinals to a 5-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. St. Louis won for the 12th time in 13 home games and beat Colorado for...

Arroyo, Verdugo, Hill lead Red Sox over skidding Pirates 8-3

Aug. 17, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Christian Arroyo had three hits and three RBIs, Alex Verdugo reached base five times and 42-year-old Rich Hill won for the first time in nearly two months as the Boston Red Sox beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 on Wednesday night. The Red Sox won for the fifth time...

Reds 1B Votto to have season-ending rotator cuff surgery

Aug. 17, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto will have season-ending surgery Friday on his left rotator cuff, repairing a long-term injury. Votto, who turns 39 next month, said he got hurt when he got tangled up with a baserunner in 2015. He played through the injury,...