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Blue Jays closer Merryweather put on IL with oblique strain

Apr. 14, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays closer Julian Merryweather has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left oblique. The right-hander felt discomfort in the left side of his abdomen on his final warmup pitch in the eighth inning of Tuesday...

LEADING OFF: Cubs managing COVID scare, Musgrove vs Bucs

Apr. 14, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ VIRUS SCARE The Chicago Cubs hope to stay on schedule amid a coronavirus scare that’s landed four players on the COVID-19 injured list the past two days. Scheduled starter...

Bieber excels, Indians outlast Giolito, White Sox 2-0 in 10

Apr. 14, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Shane Bieber wasn't sure where this ranked among his best performances. The AL Cy Young Award winner knew it was high on the list. Bieber pitched three-hit ball over nine innings for Cleveland while Lucas Giolito nearly matched him before the Indians...

Ramos homers twice, Tigers slug Astros for 2nd straight win

Apr. 14, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Wilson Ramos hit two home runs and Renato Núñez and rookie Akil Baddoo each homered for the second straight game as the Detroit Tigers slugged their way to an 8-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Ramos has stepped into the cleanup spot with...

Taiwanese-born Chang gets racist tweets after Indians error

Apr. 14, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona called racist social media messages sent to first baseman Yu Chang “stupid and ignorant” and said they have no place in baseball or “anywhere.” On Tuesday, Chang shared some anti-Asian postings he received on...

Royals C Perez ends game with pickoff, KC beats Angels 3-2

Apr. 13, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals catcher Salvador Perez picked David Fletcher off third with the bases loaded for the final out in the ninth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Tuesday night. Danny Duffy pitched one-run...

Pirates chase Snell in 1st inning, beat Padres 8-4

Apr. 13, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jacob Stallings had three hits and three RBIs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates chased Blake Snell in the first inning of an 8-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. The game lasted 4 hours, 7 minutes, and included 17 walks, seven hit batters...

Solak, Culberson drive in 3 each, Rangers top Rays 8-3

Apr. 13, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nick Solak and Charlie Culberson drove in three runs apiece to back the pitching of Kyle Gibson and help the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 Tuesday night to end a season-high four-game losing streak. Solak delivered the biggest...

Ryu sharp into 7th, Semien homers as Blue Jays top Yanks 7-3

Apr. 13, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Hyun Jin Ryu cruised into the seventh inning, Marcus Semien and Rowdy Tellez homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 7-3 on Tuesday night. Ryu (1-1) allowed only an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings, striking out seven and...

Urías, Orioles beat mistake-prone Mariners, split twinbill

Apr. 13, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ramón Urías hit a game-ending single with two outs in the seventh inning and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the miscue-prone Seattle Mariners 7-6 Tuesday night to earn a doubleheader split. César Valdez (2-0) pitched a scoreless inning for Baltimore,...