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LEADING OFF: Scherzer returns for Mets, Taillon on a roll

Jul. 05, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ MAX IS BACK Mets ace Max Scherzer returns to a major league mound for the first time since May 18 when the NL East leaders play at Cincinnati. The right-hander, who turns 38 in three...

Vogt hits home run, sacrifice fly as A's beat Blue Jays 5-1

Jul. 05, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Vogt cherished going to San Francisco Giants games on July 4 or Mother's Day as a kid coming from Central California, and now he really appreciates playing on special holidays. On Monday, the 37-year-old Vogt changed his walk-up music to “Born in...

Arraez gets 3 hits as Twins beat White Sox 6-3 in 10 innings

Jul. 05, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Luis Arraez had three hits, including a tiebreaking RBI single in Minnesota’s four-run 10th inning, and the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Monday night. Arraez’s leadoff grounder against Joe Kelly (0-2) drove in pinch-runner Gilberto Celestino. Jorge...

White Sox, MLB decide to play game after parade shooting

Jul. 05, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox talked to Major League Baseball on Monday about postponing their game against the Minnesota Twins after a gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people. After the team's conversation with MLB...

Today in History: July 5, Doby is AL's first Black player

Jul. 05, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 5, the 186th day of 2022. There are 179 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 5, 1947, Larry Doby made his debut with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first Black player in the...

Rodriguez's HR, Raleigh's 4 RBIs carry M's past Padres 8-2

Jul. 04, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Julio Rodriguez sent a drive almost to the top of the brick warehouse in the left-field corner and pointed to the relievers in the bullpen who were also watching his monster two-run homer sail out of Petco Park. “I thought it would be pretty cool to hit one up...

Schoop has 6 hits in DH as Tigers sweep Guardians

Jul. 04, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop had two singles to close out a six-hit day, Eric Haase had his sixth home run and Tyler Alexander pitched three-plus scoreless innings of relief to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 5-3 win in the second game on Monday night for a sweep of the day-night doubleheader...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer returns for Mets, Taillon on a roll

Jul. 04, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Tuesday: ___ MAX IS BACK Mets ace Max Scherzer returns to a major league mound for the first time since May 18 when the NL East leaders play at Cincinnati. The right-hander, who turns 38 in...

Alvarez's 9th-inning HR lifts Astros 7-6 win over Royals

Jul. 04, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After falling behind early on, Houston chipped away at Kansas City's lead before one mighty swing by Yordan Alvarez completed the Astros' biggest comeback win of the season. Alvarez homered with two outs in the ninth inning, and Houston beat the Kansas City Royals...

Red Sox win 8th straight on Fourth of July, beat Rays 4-0

Jul. 04, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Story hit a solo homer, Kutter Crawford pitched 5 1/3 innings of two-hit relief and the Boston Red Sox won their eighth straight Fourth of July game, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Monday. Franchy Cordero added an RBI single for the Red Sox, who won their...