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Notre Dame Stadium getting natural turf for pro soccer match

Jul. 17, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame Stadium is getting a layer of natural turf in preparation for a professional soccer match. Crews began unrolling large rolls of turf at the stadium Monday ahead of Friday's scheduled friendly matchup between Liverpool F.C. and Borussia Dortmund. Fenway Sports Group is the...

LEADING OFF: Angels streaking, Homer's odyssey, Reds-Cubs

Jul. 17, 2019 3:57 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PULLING TOGETHER The grieving Angels go for their sixth consecutive victory since the All-Star break when they host Houston again. Los Angeles (50-46) has won eight of 11 since the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs and moved four games above .500 for the first time...

Angels beat Astros 7-2 for 5th straight W; Marisnick plunked

Jul. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros expected the Angels to retaliate against Jake Marisnick in his first game versus Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy. So while the pitch that hit Marisnick in the back in the sixth inning was no surprise, it still left...

Harper's 2-run double in 9th rallies Phillies past Dodgers

Jul. 17, 2019 2:43 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper threw his helmet off rounding the bases, thrust his arms in the air and screamed while teammates stormed out of the dugout to mob him. That's what Philadelphia has been waiting for from its $330 million man. Harper hit a two-run double off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen with...

Just like career, Martinez prepares for Cooperstown moment

Jul. 17, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Edgar Martinez trained for every aspect of his career. As a player, he spent nearly two decades doing daily eye exercises to overcome strabismus, a condition that prevented his eyes from seeing in tandem. Rather than letting that become the excuse that kept him out of baseball, Martinez...

Dickerson hits go-ahead RBI single, Giants beat Rockies 8-4

Jul. 17, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Newcomers Alex Dickerson and Mike Yastrzemski are making their presence felt during the San Francisco Giants' surprising mid-season surge. Dickerson had a career-high four hits, including the go-ahead RBI single in San Francisco's four-run 10th inning as the Giants recovered from giving up a...

Chapman homers, drives in 5 as A's beat Mariners 9-2

Jul. 17, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman has no idea why his swing feels so good right now, but he's certainly getting the results to show for it. "I'm just going to call it dumb luck," he said. Chapman homered and drove in five runs, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Tuesday night...

Yelich hits grand slam, Brewers power past Braves, 13-1

Jul. 17, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Earlier in the day, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said his team had to find a way to make more plays in order to claw out of its midseason slump. Milwaukee then went out and did it Tuesday night. Christian Yelich hit his second career grand slam, Keston Hiura and Lorenzo Cain each had a...

Rookie Young outpitches Lynn as Diamondbacks top Rangers 9-2

Jul. 17, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It took more than any homecoming jitters to cool off Arizona Diamondbacks rookie pitcher Alex Young on Tuesday night. The 25-year-old left-hander allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings to help the Diamondbacks beat the Texas Rangers 9-2. Young (3-0) pitched collegiately about 20 miles...

Schwarber's homer in 10th gives Cubs 4-3 win over Reds

Jul. 17, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber wasn't thinking home run when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night. That, he believes, was the key to success. Schwarber hit a solo home run with one out to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The lefty...