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Cubs hit by 4 more pitches, Braves hold on in 9th to win 5-2

Apr. 16, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Wright plunked four Cubs batters but still left with the lead after a last-minute call-up, Will Smith stranded the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves escaped with a bizarre 5-2 win Friday over Chicago. Wright was...

Jimmy Rollins reflects on decline of Black players in MLB

Apr. 16, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Jimmy Rollins made his first All-Star team as a rookie with the Philadelphia Phillies 20 years ago, the percentage of Black players in the majors was 13. It’s down to 7.6% this year. As the Phillies celebrated Jackie...

Mets-Rockies' Friday matchup postponed, doubleheader on tap

Apr. 16, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The game between the Colorado Rockies and New York Mets on Friday night was postponed because of a spring snowstorm that blanketed the Denver area overnight. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday, with the first game to start at 3:10...

White Sox at Red Sox series opener postponed

Apr. 16, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have postponed Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox because of snow and rain. The series opener will be rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday. Bostonians woke up on Friday morning to...

Blue Jays-Royals postponed by rain; doubleheader Saturday

Apr. 16, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals postponed Friday night's game because of rain and will make it up Saturday as part of a day-night doubleheader before concluding their four-game series Sunday. The first seven-inning game Saturday will...

Braves scratch LHP Smyly, add to 10-day IL with forearm pain

Apr. 16, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves scratched starter Drew Smyly and placed him on the 10-day injured list before Friday’s series opener against the Chicago Cubs due to pain in his throwing arm. The left-hander was added to the IL retroactive to April 13 with what the...

Coyotes to induct inspirational girl into ring of honor

Apr. 16, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Lyndsey Fry remembers the day she met Leighton Accardo. Addressing a group of 40 kids at a hockey camp, she felt the tug of a 4-year-old girl who needed to use the bathroom. The cute freckled face, the unapologetic gumption. ...

Yanks' Nelson, Rays' Wacha to start series opener

Apr. 16, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Nelson will start for the New York Yankees in Friday night’s series opener against the AL champion Tampa Bay Rays and Michael Wacha. Nelson figures to be used as an opener. He will be making his first start and three relief appearances this...

AP study: MLB salary down 4.8% in 2 years; top 100 earn half

Apr. 16, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The average major league salary dropped 4.8% to just under $4.17 million on opening day from the start of the previous full season in 2019. The average has fallen 6.4% since the start of the 2017 season, when it peaked at $4.45 million, according to a...

Tim Mead quits as president of baseball Hall after 2 years

Apr. 16, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Mead is quitting as president of Baseball's Hall of Fame after two years. The Hall said Friday the move takes effect in mid-May. Mead was announced as Hall president on April 30, 2019, and took over that June 24 from...