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Chris Sale strikes out 5 in what could be final rehab start

Jul. 07, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Chris Sale struggled to calm himself down on Wednesday night in what was expected to be his last rehab start before he rejoins his teammates in Boston. Now the Red Sox brass will have to decide whether to pump the brakes on their erstwhile ace's return. ...

Minors rep asks Congress to restrict MLB antitrust exemption

Jul. 07, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive director of the nonprofit Advocates for Minor Leaguers has recommended Congress enact legislation nullifying Major League Baseball's antitrust exemption as it applies to minor league players. Harry Marino on Wednesday asked the Senate Judiciary...

Dodgers beat Rockies 2-1 on Betts' infield single in 9th

Jul. 07, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger scored the winning run on Mookie Betts’ infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. Dodgers starter Mitch White and three...

Giants erase early deficit, rally to beat Diamondbacks 7-5

Jul. 07, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Austin Slater hit a tiebreaking bases-loaded double in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied from an early four-run deficit, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 Wednesday night and snapping a six-game skid. The victory helped the Giants avoid a...

LEADING OFF: Verlander, Gonsolin go for 11th; Cole at Fenway

Jul. 07, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ V IS FOR VICTORY Justin Verlander (10-3, 2.03 ERA) looks to become the first 11-game winner in the majors when Houston hosts the last-place Kansas City Royals in the afternoon finale of a four-game...

Judge, Hicks hit grand slams as Yankees pound Pirates 16-0

Jul. 07, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aaron Judge felt like he was “stuck” on 29 home runs for “a while.” Of course, “a while” is a relative term when it comes to the New York Yankees slugger. What Judge considered a drought of sorts was in reality a span of four games. One...

Royals hit 3 HRs off Javier, end Astros' 8-game win streak

Jul. 07, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Whit Merrifield, Hunter Dozier and Emmanuel Rivera all homered as the Kansas City Royals roughed up Cristian Javier early and held on for a 7-4 win over Houston on Wednesday night, ending the Astros' major league-best eight-game winning streak. Javier (6-4) had...

Mets rally in 9th, score 5 in 10th to beat Reds 8-3

Jul. 06, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Nimmo's three-run homer capped a five-run 10th inning and the New York Mets came back late to beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Wednesday night. Starling Marte grounded an RBI double over third base off Hunter Strickland with one out in the ninth, scoring...

Rays' Kluber shuts down Red Sox bats in righty Bello's debut

Jul. 06, 2022 23:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Corey Kluber worked six scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Red Sox 7-1 on Wednesday night in the major league debut of Brayan Bello, the top pitching prospect in Boston’s system. With a fastball topping out at 97 mph, the 23-year-old Bello (0-1)...

Ohtani dominant on mound, hits go-ahead single for Angels

Jul. 06, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Shohei Ohtani allowed one unearned run in seven dominant innings and had the go-ahead hit in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. The reigning AL MVP won his fifth consecutive start, limiting the Marlins to two hits. Ohtani...