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Pirates' Ke’Bryan Hayes hurts wrist; Todd Frazier called up

Apr. 22, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes has aggravated his left wrist injury while taking batting practice, delaying his potential return to the majors. Manager Derek Shelton declined to put a timetable on how much longer Hayes could be out. ...

Dave Wallace to be Mike Scioscia's Olympic pitching coach

Apr. 22, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Dave Wallace will be Mike Scioscia's pitching coach when the U.S. manager tries to qualify his team for the Olympic baseball tournament. Jerry Weinstein will be bench coach, Ernie Young hitting and first base coach, Darren Fenster third base coach and...

Baseball executive departs before team's first game

Apr. 22, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Ala. (AP) — The leader of a north Alabama minor league baseball team announced Wednesday that he is leaving, less than two weeks before the team's first game and while the team may still owe money to its stadium landlord. Ralph Nelson, the longtime baseball...

Say Hey, kid! Willie Mays wins lifetime achievement award

Apr. 22, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Mays has won the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Baseball Digest. The Hall of Fame center fielder was honored Thursday with a new accolade to be given annually recognizing a living individual who has made “significant...

LEADING OFF: Padres-Dodgers back at it, Astros struggling

Apr. 22, 2021 02:42 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ OPEN WITH ACES Los Angeles right-hander Walker Buehler (1-0, 2.00 ERA) starts the opener of a four-game series against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Buehler will...

Blue Jays shake up lineup, beat Red Sox 6-3 at Fenway

Apr. 22, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Looking to spark a scuffling offense, Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo shook up his lineup Wednesday night and the Blue Jays responded immediately in a 6-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox. After the start was delayed 31 minutes by rain, Vladimir Guerrero...

Báez hits slam, Cubs get boost from Mets errors in 16-4 romp

Apr. 22, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez insisted he was seeing the ball well and had his timing down, though his approach was a little off and the results weren't what he wanted. This time, everything clicked. Báez hit a grand slam and the Chicago Cubs took...

Royals beat Rays 9-8 on Perez's game-ending single

Apr. 22, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a game-ending RBI single, and the Kansas City Royals avoided a sweep by topping the Tampa Bay Rays 9-8 on Wednesday night. Jorge Soler, Hunter Dozier and Carlos Santana homered for Kansas City, which trailed 6-3 heading to the...

Anderson, Braves slip by slumping Yanks with 4 hits, win 4-1

Apr. 22, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Red Sox fan from upstate New York, Ian Anderson imagined he might one day win at Yankee Stadium. Probably, he wasn't picturing a Bronx Bombers lineup so thoroughly lacking in punch. Anderson took a shutout into the seventh inning,...

LEADING OFF: Padres-Dodgers back at it, Astros struggling

Apr. 21, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: ___ OPEN WITH ACES Los Angeles right-hander Walker Buehler (1-0, 2.00 ERA) starts the opener of a four-game series against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Buehler...