Bryant hits 3 HRs as Cubs punish Nats’ bullpen in 14-6 win

Baseball 05/17/19, 22:39

Kris Bryant matched a career high with three home runs and drove in five while the Chicago Cubs piled on against the Washington Nationals bullpen in a 14-6 win Friday night.Albert Almora Jr., Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras also homered to help the NL Central-leading Cubs (26-16) snap a two-game ...

Odor, Choo key Sampson’s 1st win as Rangers top Cards 7-3

Baseball 05/17/19, 22:19

Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo homered in a seven-run second inning, Adrian Sampson got his first career win following opener José Leclerc in his first major league start and the Texas Rangers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 on Friday night.Joey Gallo had both his hits in the highest-scoring inning ...

Swanson leads HR derby as Fried, Braves beat Brewers 12-8

Baseball 05/17/19, 21:53

Max Fried allowed two hits in six scoreless innings, Dansby Swanson hit a drought-breaking, three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-8 Friday night in a matchup of second-place teams.Swanson, Josh Donaldson and Tyler Flowers hit home runs off right-hander Corbin Burnes in a nine-run sixth inning. ...

Dodgers hit 4 HRs, beat Reds 6-0 for 4th straight victory

Baseball 05/17/19, 21:46

Cody Bellinger hit the last of Los Angeles' four homers, Rich Hill stuck out a season-high 10 and the Dodgers won their fourth in a row Friday night, 6-0 over the Cincinnati Reds.Corey Seager, Joc Pederson and Max Muncy also homered at one of the Dodgers' most comfortable road stops. ...

Leading off: Snell’s 2nd chance vs Yanks, Turner banged up

Baseball 05/17/19, 21:34

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:DO OVERBlake Snell makes his second straight start against the Yankees. The Rays left-handed ace was overpowering against New York on Sunday, but his 12 strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball weren't enough in a 7-1 loss. Yankees righty Masahiro ...

McCutchen, Harper lead Phillies over Rockies 5-4

Baseball 05/17/19, 21:33

Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer, Bryce Harper lined a two-run double and Cole Irvin tossed six effective innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Friday night.Irvin (2-0) gave up four runs — three earned — and five hits to win his second career start. Jose ...

Marlins beat deGrom and Mets 8-6 to end 7-game skid

Baseball 05/17/19, 21:21

The Marlins scored for the first time in 27 innings, pounded Jacob deGrom for seven runs and snapped a seven-game losing streak by beating the New York Mets 8-6 Friday night.Garrett Cooper's two-run single in the third brought home Miami's first runs since Saturday — also against deGrom. Jorge Alfaro ...

Bundy handles Indians as Orioles end slide with 5-1 win

Baseball 05/17/19, 21:11

Dylan Bundy kept Cleveland's lineup in check — and in the ballpark — for 5 2/3 innings and Jonathan Villar hit a three-run homer as the Baltimore Orioles ended a three-game slide Friday night by beating the Indians 5-1.Bundy (2-5) cooled off the Indians, who scored a season-high 14 runs ...

Montas helps Athletics win 14th straight against Tigers

Baseball 05/17/19, 21:02

Frankie Montas pitched two-run ball into the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers for the 14th straight meeting with a 7-2 victory Friday night.Montas (5-2) pitched a career-best 8 2/3 innings, allowing four hits while striking out a career-high ten. Lou Trivino relieved and got the ...

Bellinger homers, Hill fans 10 as Dodgers beat Reds 6-0

Baseball 05/17/19, 20:42

Cody Bellinger hit the last of Los Angeles' four homers, Rich Hill stuck out a season-high 10 and the Dodgers won their fourth in a row Friday night, 6-0 over the Cincinnati Reds.Corey Seager, Joc Pederson and Max Muncy also homered at one of the Dodgers' most comfortable road stops. ...

Kinsler regrets using profanity on field after big homer

Baseball 05/17/19, 20:00

Ian Kinsler says he regrets using profanity during an emotional outburst after hitting a pivotal three-run home run for the San Diego Padres on Thursday night and maintained he was firing up his teammates and not taking a shot at fans.Kinsler hollered and gestured as he touched the plate in ...

Twins put slugger Nelson Cruz on 10-day injured list

Baseball 05/17/19, 18:57

The Minnesota Twins have placed Nelson Cruz on the 10-day injured list with a strained left wrist that was showing improvement but not enough to avoid sidelining the slugger.The move Friday was retroactive to last Tuesday. The expectation is Cruz should be ready to go when the 10 days expire ...

White Sox put left-hander Manny Bañuelos on injured list

Baseball 05/17/19, 18:44

White Sox left-hander Manny Bañuelos has been placed on the injured list, another blow to a Chicago pitching staff that already lost Carlos Rodón and Nate Jones for the season this week.Bañuelos left the fifth inning of a 9-0 loss against Cleveland on Tuesday because a strained left shoulder. Bañuelos ...

Mets select contract of OF Carlos Gómez; Conforto on IL

Baseball 05/17/19, 17:07

Twelve years later, Carlos Gómez is back in the New York Mets' lineup.New York selected Gómez's contract from Triple-A Syracuse and had him batting sixth and in right field Friday night at Miami.The Mets placed outfielder Michael Conforto on the seven-day injured list due to a concussion, and designated outfielder ...

Parra lifts Nats to 7-6 win over Mets; Conforto, McNeil hurt

Baseball 05/17/19, 01:49

The Washington Nationals survived a dramatic ninth inning to secure their first series win in a month.Gerardo Parra hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the fifth and Sean Doolittle stopped the New York Mets' late rally by striking out Keon Broxton with the bases loaded for the final out of ...

Twins hit 4 HRs, pound stumbling Mariners 11-6

Baseball 05/17/19, 00:46

Viral video star C.J. Cron and Byron Buxton fueled a seven-run fourth inning with homers, and Michael Pineda pitched the Minnesota Twins past the Seattle Mariners 11-6 on Thursday night.The Twins hit four home runs to extend their streak to 11 straight games with a long ball and made Seattle ...

Yelich hits 17th, 18th homers as Brewers rout Phillies

Baseball 05/16/19, 23:31

Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 17th and 18th homers to help Zach Davies and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-3 Thursday.Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas also went deep as the Brewers won their third in a row.Davies (5-0) allowed three runs — one earned — and four ...

Cordell’s suicide squeeze lifts White Sox over Blue Jays 4-2

Baseball 05/16/19, 22:59

Yolmer Sanchez raced home from third base with the tiebreaking run on Ryan Cordell's suicide squeeze in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox topped the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Thursday night for their fourth win in five games.With runners at the corners and the infield in, Cordell bunted ...

Suarez singles in rain, Reds slow Cubs’ surge with 4-2 win

Baseball 05/16/19, 22:15

Eugenio Suarez singled home the go-ahead run during a fifth-inning downpour and added another RBI single Thursday night as the Cincinnati Reds pulled away to a 4-2 victory that slowed the Chicago Cubs' momentum.Chicago came into the series on the best surge in the majors, having won or split 10 ...

Riley, Teheran pace Braves’ attack in win over Cardinals

Baseball 05/16/19, 21:48

Austin Riley went 3 for 4 and drove in a run, Julio Teheran pitched five-plus scoreless innings, and the Atlanta Braves won for the fifth time in six games with a 10-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.Riley, who homered in his second major league at-bat Wednesday, ...