Leading off: A’s seek 11th straight, Plesac’s nephew debuts

Baseball 05/27/19, 21:30

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:POWER SURGEThe Athletics are riding the long ball to their longest winning streak in 13 years. Oakland looks for an 11th straight victory as it continues a series against the Angels. Matt Chapman has homered in three straight games, and Oakland has ...

Tapia singles in winning run in 11th, Rox beat D’backs 4-3

Baseball 05/27/19, 20:26

Raimel Tapia twirled his head to shake the water from his hair.Turns out, it was Tapia's turn to get soaked in celebration.Tapia singled in the winning run in the 11th inning to give the Colorado Rockies another dramatic victory, 4-3 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.Colorado Rockies first base coach ...

Royals, White Sox game suspended in 5th for rain, tied at 1

Baseball 05/27/19, 19:52

Yolmer Sanchez hit a tying single, then entertained his White Sox teammates with a dugout show during a long rain delay before Chicago's game against the Kansas City Royals was suspended in the fifth inning with the score 1-all Monday.The teams will pick up Tuesday where they left off, with ...

Machado booed, Yanks top Padres 5-2, win 8th in 9 games

Baseball 05/27/19, 17:33

Yankees fans drubbed Manny Machado with the same intensity Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner and Gary Sánchez pounded the baseball.The $300 million infielder was greeted with loud boos and chants of "Over-rated!" on Monday in his first visit to New York since free agency. Machado went 1 for 4 with a ...

Chirinos pulled after 5 no-hit innings, Rays beat Blue Jays

Baseball 05/27/19, 17:10

Tampa Bay's plan to use an opener was derailed by recent heavy bullpen use.Yonny Chirinos showed that fill-in starters, even on a pitch count, can be an excellent replacement.Chirinos was pulled after five no-hit innings and the Rays went on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Monday.Tampa Bay ...

Call to arms: Yankees’ Paxton, Sabathia near return

Baseball 05/27/19, 16:58

Left-hander James Paxton will rejoin the New York Yankees' rotation in the new few days, followed by CC Sabathia this weekend against Boston.On a day of updates for many of the Yankees' 15 players on the injured list, reliever Dellin Betances threw his first bullpen session Monday, and ace Luis ...

Orioles get HRs from Núñez, Villar in 5-3 win over Tigers

Baseball 05/27/19, 16:35

In a matchup of struggling teams, Baltimore prevailed because of its ability to hit the long ball and its opponent made more mistakes than it did.It was a welcome change for the Orioles.Renato Núñez and Jonathan Villar homered, and Baltimore took advantage of several misplays by the skidding Detroit Tigers ...

UCLA earns No. 1 national seed for NCAA baseball tournament

Baseball 05/27/19, 13:37

Pac-12 champion UCLA won each of its series for the first time in program history, didn't lose a midweek game and ended the regular season on a 10-game winning streak.The Bruins (47-8) were rewarded for their remarkable consistency Monday with the No. 1 national seed in the NCAA Tournament."We have ...

Leading off: Kershaw vs deGrom, Cubs players collide

Baseball 05/26/19, 21:39

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:PAIR OF ACESIt's a marquee matchup on Memorial Day at Dodger Stadium when NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (3-5, 3.72 ERA) pitches for the New York Mets against three-time winner Clayton Kershaw (4-0, 3.33).New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom ...

6 SEC schools among 16 regional hosts for NCAA Tournament

Baseball 05/26/19, 20:43

LSU will host a regional in the NCAA baseball tournament for the 26th time, while West Virginia was selected as a first-time host Sunday.The 16 teams announced as hosts have locked up spots in the national tournament, and the rest of the 64-team field will be unveiled Monday.Each regional will ...

Red Sox beat Verlander, Astros 4-1 to avoid 3-game sweep

Baseball 05/26/19, 20:04

Rafael Devers homered off Justin Verlander, and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of two errors by the Houston Astros to avoid a series sweep with a 4-1 victory Sunday.Eduardo Rodriguez (5-3) held Houston to one run and four hits in six innings, improving to 5-1 in his last eight ...

Trout homers, Angels rally for 6 in 7th to edge Rangers 7-6

Baseball 05/26/19, 19:13

Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun scored on wild pitches in a six-run seventh inning Sunday that gave the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 comeback win over the Texas Rangers.Trout hit a solo homer in the first off Ariel Jurado to give the Angels an early lead. It was Trout's 12th ...

Marte homers, Diamondbacks sweep Giants

Baseball 05/26/19, 18:49

Ketel Marte homered for the third time in three games, Eduardo Escobar had three hits, and the Arizona Diamondbacks tied a franchise record for scoring in a three-game series as they beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Sunday to finish a sweep.Mike Yastrzemski, the 23-year-old grandson of Hall of Famer ...

Arenado homers, Rockies score 2 in 9th to beat Orioles 8-7

Baseball 05/26/19, 18:31

Nolan Arenado homered for the third straight game, pitcher German Marquez tripled and drove in three runs, and the Colorado Rockies scored twice in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally past the Baltimore Orioles 8-7 on Sunday.Ian Desmond drew a bases-loaded walk from Mychal Givens to tie it, ...

A’s beat Mariners 7-1 to complete sweep, keep streak going

Baseball 05/26/19, 17:56

Matt Chapman homered for the second consecutive day, Josh Phegley also went deep and had three RBIs, and the streaking Oakland Athletics won their ninth straight, beating the Seattle Mariners 7-1 to complete a three-game sweep Sunday.Brett Anderson allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings to win after being forced ...

Odorizzi, two more homers give Twins 7-0 win over White Sox

Baseball 05/26/19, 17:36

Jake Odorizzi was at 93 pitches, had struck out the last four batters he faced and retired eight in a row when Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli surprisingly emerged from the dugout to pull his starter one out into the sixth inning.The pitcher, along with Max Kepler where dealing with ...

Merrifield singles in run in 10th, lifting Royals over Yanks

Baseball 05/26/19, 17:07

Whit Merrifield got a lucky hop on an RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 8-7 Sunday despite blowing a six-run lead.Merrifield hit a sharp, two-out grounder toward third baseman Gio Urshela with speedster Billy Hamilton at second. The ball skipped ...

Devers homers, Red Sox avoid sweep with 4-1 win over Astros

Baseball 05/26/19, 17:05

Rafael Devers homered off Justin Verlander, and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of two errors by the Houston Astros to avoid a series sweep with a 4-1 victory Sunday.Eduardo Rodriguez (5-3) held Houston to one run and four hits in six innings, improving to 5-1 in his last eight ...

Senzel helps Reds pound Cubs 10-2

Baseball 05/26/19, 16:56

Nick Senzel had three hits, scored four times and cut down a runner at the plate, helping Tanner Roark and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 10-2 on Sunday.Led by Senzel, the top third of Cincinnati's lineup collected seven of the Reds' season-high 17 hits. Joey Votto singled twice ...

Turner has 5 hits, Dodgers get 2 HBP RBIs to sweep Pirates

Baseball 05/26/19, 16:49

Justin Turner had five hits after taking a day off, Joc Pederson homered during a six-run sixth inning that featured consecutive bases-loaded plunkings and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-7 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.Matt Beaty had four RBIs and Corey Seager drove in two for ...