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Wood, Giants beat slumping Padres 1-0 after overturned call

Aug. 09, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Not all the San Francisco Giants were convinced they had nailed Brandon Drury at the plate, although they were certain of one thing — catcher Joey Bart made one heck of a pick and tag to deny the San Diego Padres what would have been the tying run. Alex Wood...

Gallen's pitching, Marte's hit lift D-backs over Pirates 3-0

Aug. 09, 2022 01:24 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Diamondbacks did a little throwback to the 1980s on Monday night, swiping bags, bunting for singles and leaning on small ball to generate their offense. Couple that approach with a dominant pitching performance by Zac Gallen and Arizona is pretty tough. ...

Brewers tumble out of 1st in division after trading Hader

Aug. 08, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — In the week since trading of four-time All-Star closer Josh Hader, virtually nothing has gone right for the Milwaukee Brewers. They owned a three-game lead in the NL Central when they sent Hader to the San Diego Padres, but have gone 1-5 since and trail the...

Dodgers, Mets make post-trade deadline statements

Aug. 08, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets mostly ceded the spotlight at the trade deadline. Then they played like they didn't need much help. The Dodgers swept a three-game series against San Diego to take a 15 1/2-game lead in the NL West, and the Mets took four of...

Dodgers beat Padres 4-0, make statement with 3-game sweep

Aug. 07, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A few days after the Padres outmaneuvered the Dodgers for Juan Soto, San Diego rolled into Chavez Ravine with a formidable new lineup and big plans to raise a few questions about Los Angeles' dominance. The Padres are headed home from a sobering weekend knowing...

D-backs score go-ahead run on balk, beat Rockies 6-4

Aug. 07, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — It's been a slog of a year for Mark Melancon, a four-time All-Star who already has lost 10 games this season, which cost him his job as the primary closer for the Arizona Diamondbacks' bullpen. Thanks to some tired arms, Melancon got another chance on Sunday. He...

Yaz homers twice, Webb, Giants hold off A's 6-4

Aug. 07, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski homered twice, Thairo Estrada also connected and the San Francisco Giants won their seventh consecutive interleague road game, 6-4 over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Logan Webb bounced back from his worst outing of the season and allowed...

Will Smith, Max Muncy drive Dodgers past Padres again, 8-3

Aug. 07, 2022 01:46 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the San Diego Padres made plenty of noise at the trade deadline, it's already been drowned out by the relentless drumbeat of the Los Angeles Dodgers' march toward October. Will Smith homered and drove in three runs, and the Dodgers continued to pull away...

McMahon's 9th-inning homer lifts Rockies over D-backs 3-2

Aug. 07, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan McMahon hasn't had the season he wanted since signing his $70 million, six-year deal during spring training. The Colorado Rockies third baseman certainly was money when it counted on Saturday night. McMahon hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth,...

Giants bust out of slump, beat A's 7-3 for Rodon's 10th win

Aug. 06, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LaMonte Wade Jr. and J.D. Davis homered on consecutive pitches in the sixth inning, Joey Bart also connected, and the slumping San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Saturday. Carlos Rodón allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings for his...