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Judge hits tiebreaking single in 10th, Yankees beat Rays 3-1

Jul. 29, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge went from being a late scratch to hitting a tiebreaking single in a two-run 10th inning as the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays for the second straight day, 3-1 on Wednesday night. Judge was taken out of the lineup about...

Orioles use 9th-inning walk to beat depleted Marlins 8-7

Jul. 28, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ryan McKenna drew a bases-loaded walk from Steven Okert to force in the winning run in the ninth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles got home runs from Trey Mancini and Pedro Severino in an 8-7 comeback victory over the depleted Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. ...

Spanish ex-king's former lover accuses him of harassment

Jul. 28, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The former lover of Spain’s King Emeritus Juan Carlos has filed a lawsuit with a British court accusing him of spying on her, the latest twist in a financial scandal plaguing the ex-monarch. The public relations firm representing Corinna Larsen, a...

Montgomery stops 8-start winless streak, Yanks top Rays 4-3

Jul. 28, 2021 01:19 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Montgomery stopped an eight-start winless streak, Aaron Judge singled in his return from COVID-19 and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Tuesday night. Montgomery (4-5) gave up five hits in five scoreless innings. The...

Consumer confidence up slightly in July

Jul. 27, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence was largely unchanged between June and July, holding to the lofty heights that were last seen near the beginning of 2020, just before the coronavirus pandemic throttled the U.S. and global economies. The Conference...

Orioles complete three-game sweep of Nationals with 5-4 win

Jul. 25, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ryan McKenna scored on a sharp grounder by Ramon Urías for the winning run as the Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 5-4 victory on Sunday. Trey Mancini, Maikel Franco and McKenna hit solo homers for the...

Matt Harvey impressive again, Orioles beat Nationals 5-3

Jul. 24, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Matt Harvey allowed one hit in six scoreless innings in another outstanding performance and the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the fading Washington Nationals 5-3 on Saturday night. Harvey (5-10) allowed only one baserunner — Trea Turner hit a...

Shell's journey from undrafted long shot ends with hall call

Jul. 24, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

Donnie Shell knew he had a little time to make an impression. The life span of an undrafted free agent rookie is short. Really short. Especially for undrafted free agent rookies from a Historically Black College and University like South Carolina State, where the undersized Shell spent years...

Cruz HR in Rays debut, Tampa Bay beats Cleveland 10th in row

Jul. 23, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer in his Tampa Bay debut and Joey Wendle delivered the go-ahead single in a six-run ninth inning as the Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 10-5 Friday night. On a day the Indians announced they will change their name to the...

Valaika homers twice to lead Orioles past Nationals 6-1

Jul. 23, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Pat Valaika's sudden power surge helped the Baltimore Orioles to a rare win at home. Valaika homered twice — doubling his total for the season — and the Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Friday night for just their second victory in their...