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LEADING OFF: Cano exits after grounder, JD Martinez out

May. 23, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: AILING The Mets will check Robinson Canó, a day after he left the game against Washington because of tightness in his left quadriceps. Canó appeared to hurt the leg while running to first base when he grounded out in the third inning. The 36-year-old...

Jiménez hits 2 HR, White Sox turn triple play to beat Astros

May. 23, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Chicago White Sox used a rare combination to beat the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Charlie Tilson hit a grand slam for his first career homer and the White Sox turned the only triple play in the majors this season during a 9-4 victory. It's the first time in franchise history the...

Devers HRs for 3rd straight game, Boston tops Jays 6-5 in 13

May. 23, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Michael Chavis got his team a win and his teammates some rest. Rafael Devers joined an exclusive club of young Red Sox sluggers who have homered in three straight games, Chavis hit a tiebreaking homer in the 13th inning and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Wednesday night. The teams...

Ozuna, Carpenter homer, Cardinals split DH with Royals 10-3

May. 23, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Marcell Ozuna made Homer Bailey work. Then he made him pay. Ozuna and Matt Carpenter went deep as part of a four-homer barrage and the St. Louis Cardinals split a doubleheader with the Kansas City Royals by winning the second game 10-3 on Wednesday night. Brad Keller threw seven-plus...

Kiermaier, Garcia lead Rays to 8-1 win over Dodgers

May. 23, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It was a night of redemption for Kevin Kiermaier, who hit a three-run homer and made the biggest defensive play of the game to lead the Tampa Bay Rays past the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 on Wednesday. One day earlier, Kiermaier's baserunning blunder took the Rays out of a 7-3 loss...

Twins, Angels postponed, will be made up on Thursday

May. 22, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Very little has slowed the Minnesota Twins of late. A rare Southern California rain shower did the trick Wednesday night. The Twins had their series finale against the Los Angeles Angels postponed because of weather and unplayable field conditions. It has been rescheduled for...

Marlins rally for 5th straight win, 6-3 over Tigers

May. 22, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — For the second straight night, a Miami player celebrated his first major league homer. Harold Ramirez hit his less than two weeks after his debut. Garrett Cooper had a much longer wait. Cooper hit his first big league home run in the sixth inning, and that was the start of an impressive...

Torres hits 2 of Yankees' 5 HRs in 7-5 win over Orioles

May. 22, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Playing in a small ballpark against a struggling pitching staff, the New York Yankees went with their most obvious strength to pound out another victory. Gleyber Torres hit two of New York's five home runs, and the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 Wednesday night to secure their...

Tampa Bay uses long ball to beat Dodgers 8-1

May. 22, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Avisail Garcia and Kevin Kiermaier each hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning to power the Tampa Bay Rays past the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 on Wednesday night. Kiermaier also made a rocket throw from center field to cut down Cody Bellinger at home plate, keeping the score...

White Sox turn triple play against Astros

May. 22, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have turned a triple play against the Houston Astros. It came in the third inning Wednesday night with runners on first and second. Jake Marisnick hit a grounder down the line to third baseman Yoan Moncada, who stepped on the base for the first out. He threw to Yolmer...