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Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson to exit for same job at LSU

Jun. 26, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson has informed the club he will leave his job this week, reportedly for the same role at LSU. Johnson traveled with the team on Sunday night to Cleveland, where he will stay on for the five-game series that's scheduled...

Varsho, Smith help drive Arizona's 11-7 win over Detroit

Jun. 26, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Daulton Varsho hit a three-run homer, Pavin Smith had a career-high four hits and three RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a series sweep with a 11-7 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. David Peralta also had three hits for Arizona, which snapped a...

Buxton's RBI triple sparks Twins in 6-3 win vs. Rockies

Jun. 26, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton raced around the bases all afternoon Sunday, his worth-the-price-of-admission speed on full display for the Minnesota Twins. The right knee trouble he's been fighting all season sure looked like an afterthought. “It’s a very fun...

Red Sox beat Guardians 8-3 for sweep, winning streak at 7

Jun. 26, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Story drove in two runs to reach 500 career RBIs, Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez each had three hits and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Guardians 8-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep that extended their winning streak to seven. Boston had 15 hits...

Cease strikes out 13, White Sox hold off Orioles 4-3

Jun. 26, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Cease made it look easy as soon as he stepped on the mound. Cease struck out a career-high 13 over seven innings, Gavin Sheets homered and the Chicago White Sox avoided a four-game sweep, hanging on to beat Baltimore 4-3 Sunday after the Orioles scored twice in...

Brown, Allen boost A's in 5-3 win over Royals

Jun. 26, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Seth Brown hit his 10th home run of the season, Nick Allen had two RBIs and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Sunday. Brown leads the team in HRs, and belted a solo shot to right in the sixth inning to make it 2-0. ...

Keuchel called up by Diamondbacks to start vs Tigers

Jun. 26, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel was called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks from the minors on Sunday to start against the Detroit Tigers. The 34-year-old Keuchel was designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox on May 28. The Diamondbacks signed him...

Astros activate rookie Peña; Brantley injured vs Yanks

Jun. 26, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Houston Astros activated rookie shortstop Jeremy Peña from the injured list Sunday, but star outfielder Michael Brantley left their game against the New York Yankees with right shoulder discomfort. Star slugger Yordan Alvarez was out of the lineup with an...

Stanton HR ends Yanks' 16 1/3-inning hitless slump vs Astros

Jun. 26, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered against Houston's José Urquidy with one out in the seventh inning, ending the New York Yankees' hitless drought at 16 1/3 innings and spoiling the Astros' efforts to throw a second consecutive no-hitter in the Bronx. A day after Cristian...

Peacock to stream Royals-Tigers game without announcers

Jun. 26, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood realizes that game telecasts without announcers have been attempted a couple times, mostly without success. He is hoping the July 3 game between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers on Peacock will reverse that trend. Peacock will not have...