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LEADING OFF: Ohtani excelling on mound, Javier an Astros ace

Jul. 06, 2022 02:59 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ SHO AND TELL Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani takes a scoreless streak of 21 2/3 innings to the mound when he starts at Miami. Ohtani (7-4, 2.63 ERA) has won four consecutive starts,...

Kiermaier knocks in 4, Rays beat Red Sox 8-4 at Fenway

Jul. 06, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit an early three-run double and broke a tie with an RBI grounder during a four-run sixth inning that sent the Tampa Bay Rays past the Boston Red Sox 8-4 on Tuesday night. Yandy Díaz had three hits and an RBI as the Rays evened the three-game series...

Alcantara dominant again as Marlins beat Angels 2-1

Jul. 05, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Sandy Alcantara pitched eight dominant innings in his second straight win, and the Miami Marlins beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Alcantara (9-3) allowed two hits — singles by Luis Rengifo in the fifth and Mike Trout...

Officials: Nine fatal drug overdoses in rural Florida county

Jul. 05, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

QUINCY, Fla. (AP) — Nine people died over the holiday weekend from likely drug overdoses in a rural Florida Panhandle county, officials said. After two women were found dead of an apparent overdose Friday, the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office put out an alert seeking the...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani excelling on mound, Javier an Astros ace

Jul. 05, 2022 20:24 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ___ SHO AND TELL Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani takes a scoreless streak of 21 2/3 innings to the mound when he starts at Miami. Ohtani (7-4, 2.63 ERA) has won four straight...

Twins place Archer on 15-day IL with left hip tightness

Jul. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins placed veteran right-hander Chris Archer on the 15-day injured list Tuesday because of left hip tightness. Archer had been scheduled to start against the Chicago White Sox. Minnesota recalled right-hander Josh Winder from Triple-A St. Paul to...

Judge won’t block law banning most Mississippi abortions

Jul. 05, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As attorneys argued about abortion laws across the South on Tuesday, a Mississippi judge rejected a request by the state’s only abortion clinic to temporarily block a law that would ban most abortions. Without other developments in the Mississippi lawsuit,...

Florida caretaker charged after pushing client out of car

Jul. 05, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Florida woman is accused by a North Carolina sheriff's office of stabbing the man she provides care for with a felt-tipped marker and pushed him out of a moving car. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said in a news release on Monday that Arlene Mary...

CDC: Florida ice cream possible source of listeria outbreak

Jul. 05, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The estate of an Illinois woman who died earlier this year from a listeria infection filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against a Florida ice cream company that health officials have connected to a multistate outbreak. The lawsuit filed in the Middle District of Florida...

Florida 15-week abortion ban reinstated after legal appeal

Jul. 05, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's new 15-week abortion ban was blocked and then quickly reinstated Tuesday after an appeal from the state attorney general in a lawsuit challenging the restriction. Judge John C. Cooper issued the order temporarily halting the law after reproductive...