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LEADING OFF: Diamondbacks can match dubious road record

Jun. 16, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ENDLESS ROAD The beleaguered Arizona Diamondbacks have dropped 21 straight on the road, one short of the major league record. Arizona can match a...

Mariners pounce on Twins early, cruise to 10-0 victory

Jun. 16, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — J.P. Crawford homered on J.A. Happ's first pitch, Shed Long Jr. hit a three-run triple an inning later and the Seattle Mariners thumped the Minnesota Twins 10-0 on Tuesday night. Seattle starter Chris Flexen tossed eight sharp innings while striking out...

D-backs lose 21st straight road game, blow 7-run lead at SF

Jun. 16, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ahead the whole way, the Arizona Diamondbacks watched in almost disbelief when Mike Yastrzemski connected. And just like that, the Diamondbacks had inched even closer to a most dubious mark. The Diamondbacks blew a seven-run...

Murphy homers again, Montas wins as A's beat Angels 6-4

Jun. 16, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Frankie Montas induced Shohei Ohtani’s inning-ending double play in the third, then struck out the two-way star with three splitters low in the zone to finish the fifth. Sure, Ohtani hit his 18th homer late — but he did minimal damage at the...

Altuve slam in 10th lifts Astros over Rangers on Baker B-day

Jun. 16, 2021 00:43 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston manager Dusty Baker capped his 72nd birthday in grand fashion, thanks to a slam by Jose Altuve in the 10th inning on Tuesday night. “That was a wonderful birthday present," Baker said. Altuve belted a grand slam and the...

Mize, Cabrera help Tigers send Royals to 5th straight loss

Jun. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Casey Mize turned in his eighth quality start in his last nine games, Miguel Cabrera got two more hits and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 4-2 Tuesday night, the Royals’ fifth straight loss. Mize (4-4) allowed three runs on seven hits in 6...

Verdugo, Devers power Red Sox past Braves in 10-8 win

Jun. 16, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora thinks a lot of people aren't impressed with his team despite its 41-27 record. “We show up, we love playing the game and we know we’ll be answering questions throughout the season and rightfully so," he said. “We’re not...

Keuchel crisp thru 7, leads White Sox past Rays 3-0

Jun. 16, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dallas Keuchel pitched seven innings of crisp four-hit ball to win his fifth straight decision, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Tuesday night. Adam Engel hit a solo home run and Tim Anderson had three hits as the White Sox...

Frazier snaps tie, Yankees come back to beat Blue Jays 6-5

Jun. 15, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Clint Frazier snapped an eighth-inning tie with a pinch-hit double and the New York Yankees hit three solo homers in a much-needed 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Frazier ripped a line drive inside the third-base line to score...

Indians win 7-2, extend Orioles' road losing streak to 17

Jun. 15, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Eddie Rosario delivered a two-run double and Bobby Bradley hit a solo homer as the Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore 7-2 Tuesday night, sending the Orioles to their 17th straight road loss. The Orioles committed four errors and moved closer to the major...