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Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

Aug. 7, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday. Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance...

Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg (37) watches from the stands during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg to make 2020 debut Sunday

Aug. 7, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for the Washington Nationals on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles after being sidelined by a nerve problem in his pitching hand. Strasburg missed what would have been his first two appearances of 2020 after making...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, members of the St. Louis Cardinals wait to be introduced before the start of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. The Cardinals 4-game series against the Detroit Tigers was postponed Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, after more Cardinals players and staff staffers test positive for COVD-19. The series was to have been played in Detroit from Tuesday through Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Cardinals’ game against Cubs postponed after positive test

Aug. 7, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals’ game Friday against the Chicago Cubs was postponed after another St. Louis player tested positive for COVID-19. Major League Baseball said the game was postponed to allow more time for additional testing and to complete the contact tracing process. The Cardinals have...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Southern Utah celebrates with the trophy after defeating Northern Arizona in an NCAA college football game for the Big Sky Conference title Cedar City, Utah. The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well.(Jordan Allred/The Spectrum via AP)

The Latest: Big Sky postpones football season until spring

Aug. 7, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well. The Big Sky’s decision all but officially...

Miami Marlins' Brian Anderson, center, Eddy Alvarez, left, and Jonathan Villar (2) celebrate after a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Marlins' 6-1 start is reminiscent of the 1899 Perfectos

Aug. 7, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly was talking about this week’s doubleheader sweep at Baltimore that involved a parade of relievers, including several newcomers rescued from unemployment, and after naming three of them he drew a blank. “I’ve got to remember who all we used,”...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich, right, celebrates with manager Craig Counsell after hitting an inside-the-park home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Yelich hits inside-the-park homer, Brewers beat White Sox

Aug. 7, 2020 1:23 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his first career inside-the-park homer and walked four times, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Thursday night. Jedd Gyorko homered and drove in three runs for Milwaukee, and Mark Mathias had two hits and two RBIs. Josh Lindblom (1-0) struck...

Philadelphia Phillies' Phil Gosselin follows through after hitting a two-run double off New York Yankees starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

J.T. Realmuto's 3-run homer helps Phillies beat Yankees 5-4

Aug. 7, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hector Neris didn't back down with the game on the line and Aaron Judge at the plate. J.T. Realmuto hit a three-run homer, Neris struck out Judge in a big spot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Thursday night. Phillies starter Zach Eflin allowed two unearned...

A's coach apologizes for apparent Nazi salute

Aug. 7, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson has apologized for raising his arm during a postgame celebration in what looked like a Nazi salute. Christenson made the gesture while greeting closer Liam Hendriks following the A's 6-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Hendriks...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Starling Marte (2) celebrates scoring on a double by Christian Walker with teammate David Peralta (6) during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Dbacks beat Astros 5-4 on Calhoun's double in ninth

Aug. 6, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kole Calhoun lined a two-run double in the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Thursday night to win their first series of the season. “It's bases loaded, nobody out, we need one run, there's obvious pressure there,” said Calhoun,...

Miami Marlins' Francisco Cervelli (29) greets Jesus Aguilar, back, after they both scored on a Brian Anderson single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Marlins beat Orioles 8-7 to complete stunning 4-game sweep

Aug. 6, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — In early March, Don Mattingly figured the rebuild of the Miami Marlins just might begin to show results this season. The world, and the Marlins, are vastly different since then. Yet, somehow, this baseball team has found a way to overcome a team-wide coronavirus outbreak, an unwanted...