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McCowan's layup at buzzer lifts Fever over Liberty in opener

May. 25, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Teaira McCowan's WNBA debut was a memorable one, hitting the game-winning layup at the buzzer. The rookie's shot lifted Indiana to an 81-80 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. "I haven't ever hit a game-winner before," said the...

Smyly gets first win since 2016 as Rangers rally to win

May. 25, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Drew Smyly has had a long road back from Tommy John elbow surgery, and the Texas left-hander put together a quality start on Friday night that helped earn him his first win in three years. Smyly went a season-best six innings and kept the Los Angeles Angels offense in check long...

Olson, Canha go back-to-back in A's 6-2 win over Mariners

May. 25, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With six home runs in his last nine games, Mark Canha is trying to do his best impression of Oakland teammate Khris Davis. That's going to be critical in the coming weeks while Davis continues to recover from a sore left hip. Canha went deep for the third consecutive game as part of...

McCutchen, Hoskins lead Phillies past Brewers 6-4

May. 25, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies needed a big performance from their bullpen after Jerad Eickhoff struggled. Vince Velasquez and company delivered. Five relievers combined for six scoreless innings and Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking double to help Philadelphia beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-4...

Rosario, homer-happy Twins romp past White Sox 11-4

May. 25, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Though they're not yet one-third of the way through the season, the Minnesota Twins have been putting on quite the show. These first 50 games were packed with big hits and broken records. Eddie Rosario went 4 for 5 with three RBIs and one of three home runs in another powerful romp by...

Tigers outslug Mets 9-8 to snap 9-game skid

May. 25, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Winless for almost two weeks, the Detroit Tigers finally busted loose for nine runs and needed every last one of them. JaCoby Jones homered and had a career-high four RBIs , including a go-ahead double in the seventh inning, and Miguel Cabrera also connected as the Tigers halted their...

Soto, Adams homer in 8th inning, Nats beat Marlins 12-10

May. 25, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have endured early season struggles, yet manager Dave Martinez keeps reiterating that his team never gives up. The Nationals proved their manager right Friday night, battling back from three- and four-run deficits to snap a season-worst five game losing streak...

Mets reach minor league deals with Kemp, Santana

May. 25, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to replenish their depth, the banged-up New York Mets agreed to minor league contracts Friday with veteran outfielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Ervin Santana. Each move is pending a successful physical, and both players are expected to report to the club's spring training complex in...

Marisnick's bat, glove help Astros top Sale, Red Sox 4-3

May. 25, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Thrust into an everyday role because of injuries, Jake Marisnick is making the most of his opportunity with the Houston Astros. Marisnick homered early off Chris Sale, then made two dazzling defensive plays in center field to help the Astros beat the mistake-prone Boston Red Sox 4-3 on...

Freese's grand slam powers Dodgers by Pirates 10-2

May. 25, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Freese stepped into the batter's box, heard the polite applause from the crowd at a ballpark he once called home and was surprised when the familiar strains of Tool's "Stinkfist" blasted through the speakers at PNC Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates played the song as a token of respect...