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Road woes dragging on for Diamondbacks and Orioles

Jun. 21, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

The irony is that neither Arizona nor Baltimore has the worst road record in its league. That's of little consolation right now. The Diamondbacks have dropped 23 straight away games, setting a major league record. The Orioles aren't far behind with...

Smyly, Acuña fuel Braves past Cards for doubleheader split

Jun. 20, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Drew Smyly knows his first season with the Atlanta Braves hasn't gone as smoothly as he thought it would. After shutting down the St. Louis Cardinals, Smyly believes he's on the right track to better consistency. “I guess pretty up...

Pujols HR, Dodgers send Diamondbacks to 17th straight loss

Jun. 20, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer and passed Mel Ott for 14th on the career runs list, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended the Arizona Diamondbacks' losing streak to 17 games with a 9-8 victory Sunday. Arizona trailed 9-2 before rallying with six runs...

LEADING OFF: MLB begins checking pitchers for sticky stuff

Jun. 20, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: STUCK UP Major League Baseball begins its crackdown against pitchers using sticky substances when umpires start making regular, random mound checks. Yankees ace Gerrit Cole...

Tigers overcome Ohtani's 23rd HR, hold off Angels 5-3 in 10

Jun. 20, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani got four hits in the past three games against the Tigers. All four were homers, including a two-run shot in the fifth inning Sunday that put him tied atop the majors with 23 this season. So when the Angels' fearsome slugger came up...

Rays set to promote SS Wander Franco, MLB's No. 1 prospect

Jun. 20, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays infielder Wander Franco, considered the best prospect in the minors, is set to make his major league debut. The Rays say they plan to promote the 20-year-old Franco from Triple-A Durham on Tuesday. Tampa Bay is off Monday and...

Padres beat Reds 3-2 behind Myers, Lamet, for 4-game sweep

Jun. 20, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Playing in front of mostly full stands at Petco Park has helped restore the San Diego Padres' badly bruised swagger. The fans are thrilled to be back in full force. The Padres, who won a wild card playoff series in their empty ballpark against St. Louis...

Long grand slam in 10th, Mariners sweep Rays in 4-game set

Jun. 20, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Shed Long Jr. hit a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Sunday for a four-game sweep. “I knew I won the game. I didn’t know it would be a grand slam off the bat,” Long said. “It...

Flores homers twice, Giants rout Phillies 11-2

Jun. 20, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wilmer Flores had four hits, including two of San Francisco’s four home runs, and the Giants routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 on Sunday. Brandon Crawford hit his 16th homer and Mike Yastrzemski combined with Flores for consecutive homers in...

Vogelbach single lifts Brewers over homer-happy Rockies 7-6

Jun. 20, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Daniel Vogelbach hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth and the Milwaukee Brewers rebounded from Colorado’s four-homer barrage in the sixth inning to beat the Rockies 7-6 on Sunday. The Rockies trailed 6-0 in the sixth before Yonathan Daza hit a two-run...