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Reyes 2 triples, Tigers beat slumping Red Sox 8-1

Aug. 05, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Victor Reyes tripled twice and drove in three runs, Tarik Skubal pitched five scoreless innings, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 8-1 on Thursday. Skubal (7-10) allowed five hits and struck out four. He had surrendered six home runs in 10...

Alfaro gets big hit as Marlins beat Mets 4-2, win series

Aug. 05, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Alfaro hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 4-2 on Thursday, taking three of four from the sagging NL East leaders. New York has lost six of eight overall and is 2-4 since its big...

Bounce-back Bundy, Angels roll to 5-0 victory over Rangers

Aug. 05, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dylan Bundy pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning in the opening day starter's second appearance since returning from a demotion to the bullpen, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 on Thursday. Adam Eaton homered, and...

J.R. Richard, power pitcher for Astros in '70s, dies at 71

Aug. 05, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — J.R. Richard, a huge, flame-throwing right-hander who spent 10 years with the Houston Astros before his career was cut short by a stroke, has died. He was 71. The team announced his death on Thursday but did not provide any further details. ...

Yanks C Sánchez latest player to test positive for COVID-19

Aug. 05, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Gary Sánchez became the latest New York Yankees player to test positive for the coronavirus on Thursday after starting pitchers Jordan Montgomery and Gerrit Cole were sidelined by COVID-19 earlier in the week. Manager Aaron Boone said the...

Indians extend lease, ending relocation speculation

Aug. 05, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Soon to be known as Guardians, the Indians aren't leaving home anytime soon. Ending rampant speculation they would be relocating, the Indians agreed Thursday to a 15-year lease extension at Progressive Field, keeping them at their downtown ballpark...

Alvarez a summer-winter medalist, US reaches baseball final

Aug. 05, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Eddy Alvarez sat in the U.S. dugout after the final out, buried his face in his hands and wept, even though his biggest game remains ahead. A 7-2 victory over defending champion South Korea on Thursday night set up a...

Dodgers sign Hamels, add depth to depleted rotation

Aug. 05, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four-time All-Star Cole Hamels signed a $3.05 million, one-year contract Wednesday with the Los Angeles Dodgers through the end of the season, adding more depth to a pitching staff that has been racked with injuries. Halem will earn about $1 million...

LEADING OFF: Rizzo on a roll, Phils drive for 5, Rendon done

Aug. 05, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ WILD RIDE Anthony Rizzo and the New York Yankees host surprising Seattle in the opener of a four-game series between AL wild-card contenders. Rizzo...

Scherzer Ks 10 in debut, Dodgers hit 4 HRs to beat Astros

Aug. 05, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Scherzer has accomplished many things during his 14-year major league career, but it wasn't until his first start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night that he got to enjoy this particular experience: A seventh-inning curtain call. ...