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Reactions to the death of pundit Charles Krauthammer.

Jun. 22, 2018 3:13 AM EDT

Reactions to the death of conservative writer and pundit Charles Krauthammer. ___ "Laura and I are deeply saddened by the loss of an intellectual giant and dear friend, Charles Krauthammer. For decades, Charles' words have strengthened our democracy. His work was far-reaching and influential — and while...

Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5

Jun. 22, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun, Luis Valbuena and the Los Angeles Angels seem to be hitting their way out of a long funk. Valbuena homered twice, Calhoun connected for the second consecutive game and the Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 on Thursday night. The Angels have won two straight...

Bumgarner goes 8 innings for 1st win, Giants beat Padres 3-0

Jun. 22, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner isn't easily impressed in pregame warmups. Thursday night was different. "I don't put a lot of stock into the bullpen before the game, but today I could tell that the stuff was picking up a little," the 2014 World Series MVP said. Bumgarner pitched eight innings of...

LEADING OFF: Herrera on home run roll, Trout a DH

Jun. 22, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PACKING A PUNCH Odubel Herrera tries to homer in his fifth straight game when the Phillies begin a three-game series at Washington. "What he's doing is special," Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said. "It's elite." Herrera is batting .419 (13 for 31) with two...

Suter goes 7, Brewers beat error-prone Cardinals 11-3

Jun. 22, 2018 1:20 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brent Suter turned a quick mistake into a big win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The left-hander pitched seven strong innings, Manny Pina homered and the Milwaukee Brewers capitalized on a season-high four errors by St. Louis in an 11-3 victory Thursday night. Suter (8-4) retired 12...

Marte, Avila power Diamondbacks over Pirates 9-3

Jun. 21, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks didn't waste any time breaking this game open. Ketel Marte and Alex Avila each hit two-run homers and the Diamondbacks scored eight runs in the first three innings to power their way to a 9-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night. "We just did a...

Winker's grand slam rallies Reds past Cubs 6-2

Jun. 21, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jesse Winker hit his first career game-ending homer against the Rockies on June 7 and got a pair of Carlos Gonzalez's white batting gloves during the series as a keepsake. He wore them for another career breakthrough on Thursday night. Winker hit his first major league grand slam during a...

Soto's 2-run double carries Nationals past Orioles 4-2

Jun. 21, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A teenager among men, Juan Soto has impressed his teammates on the Washington Nationals with his maturity and, even more so, his potent bat. Soto hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning, and Washington beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 Thursday night in the deciding matchup of...

Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M's bench in fake mustache disguise

Jun. 21, 2018 10:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just who was that guy sitting on the Seattle Mariners bench, the odd fellow with the bushy mustache, shades and a hoodie? Wait a second — it was Ichiro! Now a team executive, Ichiro Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout Thursday to watch a...

Legislative committee approves plans for PawSox stadium

Jun. 21, 2018 9:36 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Lawmakers are moving closer to passing legislation that would help the Pawtucket Red Sox build a new ballpark in the city. A committee approved the bill Thursday. The full House may vote later Thursday night. Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello (mat-ee-EL'-oh) wants to...