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Mets' Wheeler on injured list with shoulder fatigue

Jul. 16, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of shoulder fatigue, which could complicate efforts by the out-of-contention team to trade the right-hander before the July 31 deadline. New York made the move retroactive to Friday, and Wheeler will be eligible to...

LEADING OFF: Cashner makes Boston debut, Bellinger's bash

Jul. 16, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEW SOX Andrew Cashner makes his Boston Red Sox debut at Fenway Park against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays. Cashner was acquired Saturday from Baltimore for two 17-year-old prospects. The 32-year-old righty went 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 17 starts...

Pujols' 3 hits, 3 RBIs power streaking Halos past Astros 9-6

Jul. 16, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels all acknowledge they're still mourning Tyler Skaggs' death, even if the relentless grind of the baseball schedule doesn't give them much time to do it. Kevan Smith believes that pain contributes to the passion with which the Angels are climbing the standings...

Cubs get catcher Maldonado from Royals for LHP Montgomery

Jul. 16, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With their All-Star catcher sidelined, the Chicago Cubs quickly found some experienced help behind the plate. The NL Central leaders acquired Martín Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City on Monday night that sent left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals. Cubs president of baseball...

Suárez, Puig homer, Reds jump on Cubs errors to win 6-3

Jul. 16, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The last-place Cincinnati Reds keep finding ways to beat the top team in their division. Eugenio Suárez and Yasiel Puig each hit his 22nd home run of the season, and Cincinnati rallied past Chicago 6-3 on Monday night. Jesse Winker raced home with an unearned run to cap a two-run...

Junis, Lopez lead Royals past White Sox 5-2

Jul. 16, 2019 1:28 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jakob Junis overcame an uncertain start against the Chicago White Sox. Junis struck out a career-high 10 and Nicky Lopez drove in a pair of runs as Kansas City beat the White Sox 5-2 on Monday night. It was the Royals' third win in four games since the All-Star break. "My command...

Crawford has 2 HRs, 8 RBIs as Giants overwhelm Rockies 19-2

Jul. 16, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Crawford capped a big day at the plate with a defensive gem. Crawford homered three times and drove in nine runs over the course of two games Monday, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 in the nightcap to complete a sweep of a split doubleheader. He finished off...

Mikolas, O'Neill lead Cardinals to 7-0 win over Pirates 7-0

Jul. 16, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Miles Mikolas scuffled in the first half of the season and wanted a fresh start after the All-Star game. His got it. Mikolas pitched an eight-hitter and Tyler O'Neill hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. It...

Freeman, Fried power scorching hot Braves past Brewers, 4-2

Jul. 16, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One pitch was all Freddie Freeman needed to power the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight victory. The left-handed slugger sent an offering from Milwaukee Brewers starter Adrian Houser deep to center field to bring home three of the Braves' four runs in a 4-2 win Monday night. "We've...

Mercado breaks tie with 2nd homer, Indians beat Tigers 8-6

Jul. 16, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians wanted to bounce back from a disappointing series against the Minnesota Twins. Oscar Mercado made certain they did. Cleveland's rookie outfielder hit his second home run of the game — a leadoff blast in the seventh inning — and the Indians continued to...