PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Baseball 05/09/19, 23:05

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week.The arrest of a top opposition leader in Venezuela unleashed fears of a wider crackdown, even as members of the opposition issued renewed ...

Leading off: Yelich, Brewers at Wrigley, Yanks vs Rays

Baseball 05/09/19, 23:00

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:SEE YOU IN CHICAGOIn their first trip to Wrigley Field this year, NL MVP Christian Yelich and the Brewers face Cubs left-hander José Quintana (4-1, 3.40), who is 4-0 in his past five starts. Gio Gonzalez (0-0, 2.61) makes his third start ...

Ozuna, Fowler lead Cardinals in 17-4 rout of Pirates

Baseball 05/09/19, 22:33

Marcell Ozuna drove in four runs and Dexter Fowler had three RBIs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 17-4 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.Paul Goldschmidt reached base four times and had three hits and two RBIs for the Cardinals, who managed just one run in their ...

Happ, Yankees hold Mariners to 2 hits in 3-1 victory

Baseball 05/09/19, 20:46

J.A. Happ and four relievers combined on a two-hitter, Cameron Maybin contributed with his bat and glove, and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Thursday night.The Yankees won for the fourth time in five games and headed to Tampa Bay to play the AL East-leading Rays for ...

Mets place LHP Steven Matz on 10-day injured list

Baseball 05/09/19, 20:41

Steven Matz has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the New York Mets because of radial nerve discomfort in his pitching arm.The move was made Thursday, retroactive to May 5. First baseman Dominic Smith was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse ahead of Friday night's series opener at home against ...

Rockies rally to beat Giants 12-11 at wintry Coors Field

Baseball 05/09/19, 18:44

Nolan Arenado homered among his three hits and Chris Iannetta hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning to lead the Colorado Rockies over the San Francisco Giants 12-11 on Thursday on a cold, sometimes wintry day at Coors Field.Arenado reached base five times, starting with his 10th home ...

Reds avoid sweep with 3-0 win against A’s

Baseball 05/09/19, 17:42

Derek Dietrich continued his power surge with another home run, his fifth in six games, and the Cincinnati Reds blanked the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Thursday to snap a 10-game interleague losing streak. Tanner Roark and three relievers combined on a six-hitter to help the Reds avoid being swept by the ...

Indians blank White Sox 5-0 in rain-shortened game

Baseball 05/09/19, 16:52

Carlos Carrasco held Chicago to two hits, Jordan Luplow hit his first two home runs of the season and the Cleveland Indians defeated the White Sox 5-0 on Thursday in a game that was called after five innings following a rain delay of 2 hours, 34 minutes. The rain began to ...

Bryant, Rizzo homer to lead Cubs past Marlins 4-1

Baseball 05/09/19, 16:34

Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo homered and the Chicago Cubs won for the 10th time in 11 games, beating the Miami Marlins 4-1 on Thursday. Bryant sparked a two-run first with his sixth homer in 12 games. Rizzo connected for the sixth time in 11 games with a two-run drive in ...

Pujols reaches 1,200 RBIs, joins Aaron and Rodriguez

Baseball 05/09/19, 14:21

Albert Pujols is the third player with 1,200 career RBIs.Pujols hit a solo homer in the third inning Thursday for the Los Angeles Angels against the Detroit Tigers, putting him in a group with Hank Aaron (2,297) and Alex Rodriguez (2,086). Detroit left-hander Ryan Carpenter threw Pujols a fastball over ...

Piscotty homer in 13th lifts A’s past Reds 5-4

Baseball 05/09/19, 01:35

Stephen Piscotty homered leading off the bottom of the 13th inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Wednesday night.One day after Mike Fiers pitched the 13th no-hitter in franchise history, the A's got a big lift out of their bullpen and then ...

Dodgers beat Braves 9-4 to complete 3rd straight home sweep

Baseball 05/09/19, 00:17

Enriqué Hernández, Max Muncy and Justin Turner each homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 9-4 Wednesday night for their 10th straight win at home, where they earned a third consecutive sweep.Clayton Kershaw (2-0) gave up four runs and a season-high nine hits in 6 2/3 innings. ...

Benintendi’s homer in 12th lifts Red Sox over Orioles 2-1

Baseball 05/08/19, 22:20

Andrew Benintendi homered in the 12th inning, and the Boston Red Sox received a masterful pitching performance from Chris Sale and a game-saving catch from Jackie Bradley Jr. in a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. With their fifth win in six games, the Red Sox reached .500 ...

Brantley, Peacock help Astros blank Royals

Baseball 05/08/19, 22:06

Michael Brantley homered twice, Brad Peacock pitched seven innings and Josh James completed the three-hitter in Houston's 9-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.Peacock (3-2) allowed three hits and set a career high with 12 strikeouts to help the Astros bounce back after a 12-2 loss on ...

Polanco has 5 hits, Gibson fans 11 as Twins rout Jays 9-1

Baseball 05/08/19, 21:27

Jorge Polanco had five hits, including a two-run home run, Kyle Gibson struck out a career-high 11 and the Minnesota Twins beat Toronto 9-1 on Wednesday, completing a three-game sweep of the struggling Blue Jays.It was the second five-hit game of Polanco's career. His first came April 5 at Philadelphia.Eddie ...

Leading off: Nats skidding into LA, Kikuchi under scrutiny

Baseball 05/08/19, 21:10

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:NATIONAL MATTERSThe Nationals try to stop a four-game slide in the series opener at Dodger Stadium. Washington was swept over three games in Milwaukee this week, dropping to 14-22, closer in the standings to the last-place Marlins than the first-place Phillies. Scheduled ...

Oakland’s Fiers joins exclusive list with 2nd no-hitter

Baseball 05/08/19, 20:27

Oakland right-hander Mike Fiers replied to countless congratulatory texts and phone calls following his second career no-hitter, and then crawled into bed around 5 a.m.He saved one special call for later.No one talks to Bruce Fiers until after he has watched his son's games the following morning. No spoiler alerts ...

Ramirez’s 2-run homer in 9th gives Indians walk-off win

Baseball 05/08/19, 20:23

José Ramirez hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, giving Cleveland a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox and snapping the Indians' three-game losing streak Wednesday night.Francisco Lindor singled with one out against Jace Fry (1-1) before Jason Kipnis struck out. Chicago manager Rick Renteria ...

Flores’ 13th-inning single lifts Diamondbacks over Rays, 3-2

Baseball 05/08/19, 19:18

Wilmer Flores snapped a 13th-inning tie with an RBI single, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks end a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.Eduardo Escobar made up for a crucial throwing error, leading off the 13th with a single off Adam Kolarek (2-1) — ...