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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...

Swanson, Freeman go back-to-back as Braves beat Giants 9-2

May. 23, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried has received more run support this season than any other pitcher in the National League. Dansby Swanson and Freddie Freeman — with some help from San Francisco's defense — helped keep that trend going on a night when Fried wasn't his...

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...

Hamels gets a no-decision against Phillies, Cubs win 8-4

May. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels wasn't sharp. The Chicago Cubs compensated with power and a solid bullpen effort. Hamels struggled in his first start against his original team, Albert Almora Jr. hit his first career grand-slam and the Cubs rallied from an early three-run deficit with three homers, beating the...

Mets second baseman Robinson Canó strains left quadriceps

May. 23, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Criticized for not running hard, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó got hurt hustling up the first base line. The 36-year-old slugger left Wednesday night's 6-1 win over Washington after straining his left quadriceps. Canó got hurt when he grounded out in the third inning...

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...

Davis speeds to NY as Mets stun Nationals in 8th for 6-1 win

May. 23, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rajai Davis took batting practice Wednesday afternoon in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The 38-year-old outfielder ended his night hitting a three-run homer that capped a thrilling eighth-inning rally for the New York Mets. "It was a normal day when it started," Davis said after a memorable 6-1...

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...

Bell's splash HR not enough; Rockies cruise past Pirates 9-3

May. 23, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Another feat of strength from Josh Bell didn't do the Pittsburgh Pirates much good Wednesday night. For the second time in two weeks, the switch-hitting slugger homered into the Allegheny River on the fly. Before then, only three balls had splashed into the river without bouncing since...

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...