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Brewers acquire veteran reliever John Axford from Blue Jays

Aug. 02, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Reliever John Axford’s comeback attempt is taking a detour from Toronto to Milwaukee, where the veteran right-hander started his major league career and had his greatest success. Milwaukee acquired the 38-year-old Axford from the Blue Jays for $1. ...

Japan rallies against bullpen to beat US 7-6 in 10 innings

Aug. 02, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Brandon Dickson, a 36-year-old nine seasons removed from the major leagues, was the first out of the bullpen and the first to stumble. Edwin Jackson, a 37-year-old released by five big league teams, was the last. Four of seven...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 02, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Dyersville built it, and yes, they’re coming The Major League Baseball game that is 12 days away and right here in Dubuque County feels a bit like the movie lore from which the Field of Dreams was...

Cubs, Nationals will always have 2016 and 2019

Aug. 02, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

There was something particularly poignant about the fact that the Washington Nationals hosted the Chicago Cubs this past weekend. By the time their three-game series began Friday night, each team had pulled the plug on an era that produced some great memories for its...

Today in History

Aug. 02, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2021. There are 151 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 2, 1939, Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt urging...

Rays top Red Sox 3-2 for 3-game sweep, widen lead in East

Aug. 01, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shane McClanahan went six strong innings and Brandon Lowe homered as the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Sunday night, completing a three-game sweep. McClanahan (5-4) allowed one run and four hits, helping the...

Betts returns with HR, Dodgers pound Diamondbacks 13-0

Aug. 01, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mookie Betts looked right back at home playing his original position on Sunday. Betts hit a homer in his first game back from the injured list and made a stellar defensive play at second base to help the Los Angeles Dodgers ease past the Arizona...

A pandemic Olympics, without all the crowds: What gets lost?

Aug. 01, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Any sporting event is, at its heart, a show. It has the actors on center stage, performing for the rest of us. It has the spectators, sitting in their seats watching raptly. And — in modern times, at least — it has the “home” audience, which in the past half century of...

Cronenworth and Kim lead Padres past Colorado 8-1

Aug. 01, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ha-Seong Kim homered and drove in three runs, and Jake Cronenworth contributed three hits to lead the San Diego Padres to an 8-1 victory Sunday and a split of a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies. The Padres were playing their second game...

Bryant homers in Giants debut, San Francisco tops Houston

Aug. 01, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kris Bryant homered in his Giants debut, a two-out solo shot in the third inning, and San Francisco beat the Houston Astros 5-3 on Sunday. Darin Ruf had three hits including a home run and two RBIs. Brandon Crawford and Donovan Solano both added two...