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Police release video, search for brawlers at kids' game

Jun. 19, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities say they are investigating a fist fight between adults over a teenage umpire's calls during a youth baseball game involving 7-year-olds. Video shot by spectators shows men exchanging punches on the field. Lakewood police spokesman John Romero said police want...

After piggybacking on baseball, NFL stood tall in expansion

Jun. 19, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

George Halas wanted an NFL team in Dallas, and in 1960 the influential founder of the Chicago Bears helped Clint Murchison get one. Less than 10 years later, a league that for decades piggybacked geographically on baseball went from 16 to 26 franchises in a merger with the rival American Football League, making...

Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer to start despite broken nose

Jun. 19, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is scheduled to pitch Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, a day after breaking his nose during batting practice. Scherzer was injured Tuesday when he took a ball off his face while attempting a bunt. The team says a CT scan was...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer breaks nose, Judge nears return

Jun. 19, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OUCH! Nationals ace Max Scherzer has a broken nose after fouling a ball off his face during batting practice Tuesday, and it's unclear when he'll return to the mound. Scherzer was attempting a bunt when he redirected a pitch off his face. The three-time Cy Young...

Kepler's hit in 17th gives Twins 4-3 win over Red Sox

Jun. 19, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler was supposed to have the night off. Instead, the Twins outfielder wound up playing 12 innings and delivered three huge hits. Kepler's single with one out in the 17th gave Minnesota a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox early Wednesday in the longest game by innings in Target...

Merrifield has 2 HR, 6 RBIs to lift Royals over Mariners 9-0

Jun. 19, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — With Whit Merrifield and the Kansas City Royals piling up the runs, Homer Bailey went on a mission Tuesday night. Merrifield had two homers and a career-high six RBIs, Bailey worked into the eighth inning with 121 pitches and the Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 9-0. The Royals jumped on...

Hernandez hits grand slam in Dodgers' 9-0 rout of Giants

Jun. 19, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even if his velocity isn't what it used to be, Clayton Kershaw's competitive zeal hasn't waned. He combined with two relievers on a four-hit shutout, Enriquè Hernàndez had a pinch-hit grand slam to highlight a six-run seventh, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the rival San...

Allen makes strong debut for Padres in 4-1 win over Brewers

Jun. 19, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Left-hander Logan Allen will have so many memories of his major league debut that he might not know where to start. There was the moment in the bullpen warming up when a fan handed him a button with a long-ago picture of him and his older brother, Philip, whose condition is best described...

Arenado, Senzatela lead Rockies to rout of D-backs

Jun. 19, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Colorado Rockies were in search of a return to some form of normalcy on the heels of a wild four-game split with the San Diego Padres in which they scored 48 runs and allowed 44. Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon and Antonio Senzatela helped give the Rockies exactly that. Arenado homered...

Athletics hit 6 home runs in 16-2 rout of Orioles

Jun. 19, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brett Anderson might have been the only player in the home dugout who got tired of watching Oakland hit home runs in its 10-run sixth inning. Even then, the Athletics' left-hander was only joking — sort of. "This body gets cold in a hurry," Anderson said. "You like our team...