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Appel arrives in big year for No. 1 draft picks

Jun. 27, 2022 02:43 AM EDT

Mark Appel is proof that even for a No. 1 draft pick, the road to the major leagues is sometimes a bumpy one. Appel was called up by the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, nine years after he was drafted first overall by Houston. In between, he bounced around the minors, was traded...

LEADING OFF: Mariners-Angels penalties soon, Red Sox rolling

Jun. 27, 2022 02:42 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ DISCIPLINE ON DECK Major League Baseball will certainly soon be handing out penalties after the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels got into a huge brawl this weekend at Anaheim. ...

Taylor drives in go-ahead run, Dodgers top Braves 5-3 in 11

Jun. 27, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Taylor was certain his line drive was hooking foul. A deflection by Atlanta third baseman Austin Riley changed the path of the ball — and the outcome of a dramatic showdown between the last two World Series champions. Taylor had three hits,...

Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson to exit for same job at LSU

Jun. 26, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson has informed the club he will leave his job this week, reportedly for the same role at LSU. Johnson traveled with the team on Sunday night to Cleveland, where he will stay on for the five-game series that's scheduled...

Schwarber hits 3-run HR, Harper-less Phils beat Padres 8-5

Jun. 26, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 8-5 on Sunday, a day after losing NL MVP Bryce Harper indefinitely with a broken left thumb. Harper was injured when he was...

Melee mayhem: Big brawl, 8 ejected, Angels top Mariners 2-1

Jun. 26, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When the Angels made a late decision Sunday to go with little-used reliever Andrew Wantz as their opener on the mound, the Mariners suspected they might be about to get payback for a fastball that got awfully close to Mike Trout's head the previous night. The...

Varsho, Smith help drive Arizona's 11-7 win over Detroit

Jun. 26, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Daulton Varsho hit a three-run homer, Pavin Smith had a career-high four hits and three RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a series sweep with a 11-7 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. David Peralta also had three hits for Arizona, which snapped a...

Mississippi wins first CWS title by sweeping Oklahoma

Jun. 26, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The last team to get into the NCAA baseball tournament was the last team standing. Mississippi scored twice on wild pitches in a three-run eighth inning and the Rebels won their first national baseball title, sweeping Oklahoma in the College World Series finals...

Mahle ends long drought, Reds thump Giants 10-3

Jun. 26, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tyler Mahle pitched into the seventh inning for his first victory in more than a month, and the Cincinnati Reds routed the San Francisco Giants 10-3 on Sunday. Nick Senzel singled three times to pace Cincinnati on a day when every Reds starter had at least one...

Cubs overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cards 6-5, Flaherty hurt

Jun. 26, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Willson Contreras hit a tiebreaking single in the 10th inning to drive in his third run of the game, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a five-run deficit to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Sunday. St. Louis led 5-0 but starter Jack Flaherty left after two innings...