Bieber fans 15 in 1st complete game, Indians rout O’s 10-0

Baseball 05/19/19, 15:19

Shane Bieber struck out a career-high 15 in his first major league complete game and the Cleveland Indians routed the Baltimore Orioles 10-0 on Sunday.A day after being held to one hit, the Orioles were overmatched against Bieber (3-2).The 23-year-old Bieber gave up five hits, didn't walk anyone and threw ...

New Mexico little league park plagued by hypodermic needles

Baseball 05/19/19, 10:49

A New Mexico little league park is fighting a battle against discarded syringes with attached hypodermic needles amid the region's outgoing opioid epidemic.Atrisco Park, home of the Atrisco Valley Little League, in Albuquerque is racing to clean up syringes littering fields and the grounds to protect the children who play ...

Cron, Schoop homer twice in Twins 18-4 rout of Mariners

Baseball 05/19/19, 01:16

C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop each hit two home runs and Byron Buxton had a grand slam as part of the Minnesota Twins' best offensive output of the season, an 18-4 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.Miguel Sano also homered for the Twins, who extended their season-high home ...

Sandoval, Belt homer in Giants’ win over D’backs

Baseball 05/19/19, 00:45

Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Belt hit solo home runs to lead the San Francisco Giants over the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 Saturday night.Madison Bumgarner (3-4) pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and five hits with six strikeouts. He won for the third time in his last four starts.Sandoval pinch-hit in ...

Trout hits milestone homer to lead Angels over Royals 6-3

Baseball 05/19/19, 00:04

Mike Trout drove a long homer for the 250th of his career, Shohei Ohtani also went deep and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Saturday night.Trout's solo shot to left-center off starter Jakob Junis (3-5) made him the sixth AL player to reach 250 homers ...

Freeman’s HR lifts Braves to 4-3 win over Brewers in 10th

Baseball 05/18/19, 22:02

Freddie Freeman led off the 10th inning with a home run into the right-field seats, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.The Braves recovered to win their fourth straight game after Luke Jackson blew a 3-2 lead in the ninth.Freeman pulled a ...

Astros start fast; beat Red Sox 7-3 for 10th straight win

Baseball 05/18/19, 21:58

Tyler White's two-run double capped a five-run first inning, Josh Reddick hit a solo homer and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Saturday night for their 10th straight victory.Michael Brantley had three hits and an RBI for Houston (31-15), which matched the best start in ...

Harper’s bat, Nola’s arm lead Phillies past Rockies 2-1

Baseball 05/18/19, 18:41

Bryce Harper homered over the batter's eye in center field, Aaron Nola tied his career high with 12 strikeouts while pitching into the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Saturday.Harper also doubled for the NL East-leading Phillies.Tony Wolters had an RBI triple for Colorado, ...

Lopez, Marlins team on 1-hitter, hand Mets 4th loss in row

Baseball 05/18/19, 18:33

Miami starter Pablo Lopez gave up a double on his first pitch, then combined with the Marlins' bullpen to hold the New York Mets hitless the rest of the way in a 2-0 win Saturday.The Marlins, with the worst record in the majors, beat the Mets for the second straight ...

A’s make it 15 straight over Tigers with 4-1 victory

Baseball 05/18/19, 18:14

Daniel Mengden pitched seven impressive innings and Nick Hundley and Chad Pinder homered to lift the Oakland Athletics to their 15th straight win over Detroit, 4-1 on Saturday.If the A's beat the Tigers on Sunday, they would tie a franchise record for their longest winning streak against one team. Oakland ...

Plutko, 3 relievers allow 1 hit for Indians in 4-1 win

Baseball 05/18/19, 18:07

Adam Plutko, making his first appearance of the season, allowed one run in six innings— a solo homer by Trey Mancini for Baltimore's only hit— and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Orioles 4-1 on Saturday.Plutko, called up from Triple-A Columbus before the game, gave up the home run to Mancini ...

White Sox beat Blue Jays 4-1, game halted by rain in 5th

Baseball 05/18/19, 18:02

Lucas Giolito threw five solid innings, Leury Garcia homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Saturday in a game stopped after 4 ½ innings because of rain.Giolito (5-1) struck out the side in the top of the fifth before play was halted. The game was ...

Winker’s HR ends Dodger streak, Reds get 4-0 win over LA

Baseball 05/18/19, 17:57

Jesse Winker's homer ended LA's stretch of scoreless pitching, and Yasiel Puig singled home a pair of runs Saturday, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-0 victory that snapped the Dodgers' four-game winning streak.The Reds beat the Dodgers for the first time in five games this season, including LA's three-game ...

Braves release Venters 1 year after NL Comeback Player award

Baseball 05/18/19, 17:01

Jonny Venters, the left-hander whose comeback from his third Tommy John surgery helped him win the NL Comeback Player of the Year Award last year, has been released by the Atlanta Braves.The 34-year-old Venters had a 17.36 ERA after giving up nine earned runs in 4 2/3 innings covering nine ...

Didi Gregorius projected to return to Yankees next month

Baseball 05/18/19, 11:47

Didi Gregorius is projected to return to the New York Yankees next month, a faster recovery from Tommy John surgery than expected.Gregorius is scheduled to play shortstop on Monday at extended spring training in Tampa, Florida, his first game action since surgery on Oct. 17 to replace a torn ulnar ...

Trout, Pujols back Harvey and lift Angels over Royals 5-2

Baseball 05/18/19, 00:40

Mike Trout and Albert Pujols had two hits each and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Friday night.Matt Harvey pitched two-run ball for five innings, and the Angels opened a nine-game homestand with a win after dropping three of four.The Royals have lost three in ...

Reynolds homers, Lyles fans 12 in Pirates’ 5-3 win vs Padres

Baseball 05/18/19, 00:17

Rookie Bryan Reynolds hit a go-ahead, two-run home run and Jordan Lyles struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 victory against the San Diego Padres on Friday night.Reynolds homered to right-center with one out in the fourth off left-hander Joey Lucchesi ...

Pérez shuts down Mariners, Twins keep rolling with 7-1 win

Baseball 05/17/19, 23:53

Martín Pérez rebounded from his first loss of the season to overpower Seattle into the seventh inning, Max Kepler drove in three and the Minnesota Twins beat the Mariners 7-1 Friday night for their fourth straight victory.Pérez (6-1) was knocked around for three earned runs and lasted just five innings ...

Escobar’s 3-run triple helps Diamondbacks beat Giants 7-0

Baseball 05/17/19, 23:53

Eduardo Escobar hit a three-run triple and David Peralta homered, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-0 win over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.Peralta hit a solo homer off Jeff Samardzija (2-2) and Escobar cleared the bases with a slicing triple against Derek Holland in the seventh.Adam Jones ...

Guerrero Jr. homers to lead Blue Jays past White Sox 10-2

Baseball 05/17/19, 22:53

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered and the Toronto Blue Jays used an offensive barrage to beat the Chicago White Sox 10-2 on Friday night.Justin Smoak and Danny Jansen also hit home runs as the Blue Jays tied their highest run total of the season. All nine starters had at least one ...