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Betts, Bauer star for new fans as Dodgers crush Rockies 7-0

Apr. 14, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Mookie Betts has already won a World Series ring and finished second in NL MVP voting while wearing Dodger Blue, he had never been serenaded with long, loud, loving chants of “Mooooookie!” echoing through Chavez Ravine. Los Angeles' fans...

LEADING OFF: Cubs managing COVID scare, Musgrove vs Bucs

Apr. 14, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ VIRUS SCARE The Chicago Cubs hope to stay on schedule amid a coronavirus scare that’s landed four players on the COVID-19 injured list the past two days. Scheduled starter...

Wilmer Flores' sacrifice fly holds up, Giants beat Reds 7-6

Apr. 14, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Down by four runs after a half-inning a day after being shut out, San Francisco just started swinging away. Wilmer Flores' tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh held up in a strange, back-and-forth game that featured four two-run homers in the...

Stroman pitches Mets past Phils 4-0 to sweep doubleheader

Apr. 14, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Stroman was right. He was more than ready. Back on the mound two days after an abbreviated start, Stroman tossed six spotless innings and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 Tuesday night for a doubleheader sweep. ...

Duvall hits 2 HRs, drives in 7 as Marlins rout Braves 14-8

Apr. 14, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Duvall drove in seven runs against his former Atlanta teammates with four hits, including two home runs, and the Miami Marlins beat Max Fried and the Braves 14-8 on Tuesday night. Duvall's two-run double during a four-run fourth inning gave Miami the...

Plunked again, Contreras hits back with HR, Cubs beat Brews

Apr. 14, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After getting hit time and time again by Milwaukee Brewers pitchers, Willson Contreras finally hit back. Contreras delivered a two-run homer in the eighth inning and enjoyed his trip around the bases as the Chicago Cubs rallied past Milwaukee 3-2...

Pirates chase Snell in 1st inning, beat Padres 8-4

Apr. 13, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jacob Stallings had three hits and three RBIs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates chased Blake Snell in the first inning of an 8-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. The game lasted 4 hours, 7 minutes, and included 17 walks, seven hit batters...

Lowrie, A's rally from 5-run deficit, beat Diamondbacks 7-5

Apr. 13, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were stagnant, the strikeouts piling up, the hits scattered. Once the seventh inning rolled around, they snapped out of it it, turning what appeared to be heading toward a disappointing loss into a fourth straight win. ...

Cubs' Hendricks feeling ill, scratched amid team COVID scare

Apr. 13, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With the team facing a COVID-19 scare, Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night after the right-hander indicated he wasn't feeling well. The Cubs didn't provide specifics about Hendricks' health, saying...

The Latest: Cubs manager says no player has tested positive

Apr. 13, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Chicago Cubs manager David Ross said Tuesday that none of his players has tested positive for COVID-19 as infielder Matt Duffy joined three teammates on the...