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LEADING OFF: Marlins' Gallen makes debut, Astros meet Yanks

Jun. 20, 2019 3:22 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME Zac Gallen is set to make his major league debut when he starts for the Marlins at St. Louis. The 23-year-old righty was 9-1 with a 1.77 ERA at Triple-A New Orleans, striking out 112 in 91 1/3 innings. Gallen might see some familiar faces at Busch...

McMahon drives in 3 as Rockies beat Greinke, D-backs 6-4

Jun. 20, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan McMahon and the Rockies found a way to stack hits against Arizona ace Zack Greinke, and those hits led to another Colorado victory. McMahon hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh inning to make up for a costly error, and the Rockies added on in a 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks...

Dodgers rout Giants 9-2 for 50th win; Rich Hill headed to IL

Jun. 20, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger keeps getting on base, and if he's at home chances are it's via a home run. Bellinger slugged his 24th homer — 16th at Dodger Stadium — and Los Angeles kept it together after losing starter Rich Hill to injury in a 9-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on...

Goldschmidt's homer in 11th lifts Cardinals over Marlins 2-1

Jun. 20, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even though he wasn't in the starting lineup, Paul Goldschmidt didn't take the night off. Goldschmidt hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. Dexter Fowler had an RBI single in the...

Contreras powers Cubs past Giolito, White Sox 7-3

Jun. 20, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras celebrated a very special anniversary with an impressive all-around show. Contreras homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Chicago Cubs handed Lucas Giolito his first loss since April by downing the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Wednesday night. David Bote also connected...

Donaldson hits go-ahead homer in 6th, Braves beat Mets 7-2

Jun. 19, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves finished an 8-2 homestand with another convincing victory. Freddie Freeman loved nearly every minute of it. "It's pretty much the best you can possibly do, really," the slugger said. "We won every series, and that's ultimately the goal." Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking,...

Bruised ace Scherzer leads Nationals to sweep of Phillies

Jun. 19, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a broken nose, pronounced black eye and seven shutout innings, Max Scherzer provided a striking capper to the Washington Nationals' day-night doubleheader sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies. Scherzer himself? He shrugged off his work in the Nationals' 2-0 victory Wednesday night as...

Dodgers' Hill leaves game after 1 inning against Giants

Jun. 19, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich Hill of the Los Angeles Dodgers left his start against the San Francisco Giants after one inning because of left forearm discomfort Wednesday night. The left-hander retired the side on 15 pitches with two strikeouts. He has 993 career strikeouts. Hill came out to the mound to begin...

Reynolds caps comeback with 3-run blast, Pirates beat Tigers

Jun. 19, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Coming off a hitless night, Bryan Reynolds told teammate Corey Dickerson he felt pressure to produce. Dickerson told the rookie to write a few things down to help him remember what he was doing, and what he was thinking, when he was hot. Dickerson wasn't sure if Reynolds took his advice,...

Phillies reliever Pat Neshek exits with apparent injury

Jun. 19, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies reliever Pat Neshek has left an appearance against the Washington Nationals with an apparent injury. Neshek exited with a 2-0 count on Trea Turner in the eighth inning of the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday night. The submarine right-hander gave up a solo...