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LEADING OFF: deGrom, Scherzer get checked after early exits

Jun. 12, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: DR. DEGROM No doubt every Mets fans shuddered when they heard the news that star pitcher Jacob deGrom was pulled from his latest start with an elbow injury. But the two-time NL...

Ohtani delivers on mound, at plate as Angels top D-backs 6-5

Jun. 12, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Shohei Ohtani looked hurt, hobbling around home plate after fouling a ball off the inside of his right knee. Turns out there wasn't much wrong. In fact, the two-way star just got stronger. Ohtani struck out eight, hit two doubles at...

Kershaw rebounds, Dodgers go deep 5 times in rout of Rangers

Jun. 12, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts got everything he had hoped for. Clayton Kershaw bounced back from two bad outings with six sharp innings Friday night, and Gavin Lux drove in four runs and hit one of five homers as Los Angeles routed the Texas Rangers...

Andrus hits walk-off single in 9th, A's edge Royals 4-3

Jun. 12, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Elvis Andrus hit a winning single in the ninth inning after making pair of fielding gaffes, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Friday night. With the score 3-all, Matt Chapman doubled over leaping third baseman Hanser...

Maldonado, Astros make late noise, overcome 4 Twins homers

Jun. 12, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martín Maldonado hit a go-ahead double in the ninth, prompting a fan to toss an inflatable trash can onto the field, and the Houston Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Friday night. This was Houston’s first trip to Target Field with fans in the...

Hendriks has tantrum over rain, gives up tying homer

Jun. 12, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Liam Hendriks angrily threw a wet ball into foul territory after his first pitch of the ninth inning, leading to a lengthy rain delay, then gave up a tying two-run homer to Daz Cameron before the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 in 10 innings on Friday night. ...

LEADING OFF: deGrom, Scherzer get checked after early exits

Jun. 12, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: DR. DEGROM No doubt every Mets fans shuddered when they heard the news that star pitcher Jacob deGrom was pulled from his latest start with an elbow injury. But the...

Verdugo, Red Sox rally from 4 down, top Blue Jays 6-5 in 9th

Jun. 11, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora doesn’t expect people to forget about the guy they gave up for Alex Verdugo. He just wants the Boston fans to appreciate the player they got when Mookie Betts was traded to the Dodgers. “We believe in...

Civale dominates for 9th win, Indians blank Mariners 7-0

Jun. 11, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Aaron Civale felt miserable the past few days, suffering with allergy symptoms. The Mariners didn't cause him any problems at all. Civale gave up a single to start the game before dominating Seattle's light-hitting lineup for eight innings, leading the...

Rays become first team to reach 40 wins, 4-2 over Orioles

Jun. 11, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Yarbrough followed up a rare Tampa Bay complete game with six solid innings and the Rays became the first team to reach 40 wins this season, 4-2 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. “Hopefully we're first to 41, too,” Tampa...