Lyles sharp, Cervelli and Marte homer, Pirates beat Cubs 5-2

Baseball 04/10/19, 22:30

Jordan Lyles struck out 10 in crisp six innings to tie a career high, Francisco Cervelli and Starling Marte homered off Yu Darvish, and the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Wednesday night.Lyles (1-0) allowed three hits and was sharp again in his second start, with Jason Heyward's ...

Altuve homers twice as Astros sweep Yankees for first time

Baseball 04/10/19, 22:27

Jose Altuve hit two homers, Carlos Correa homered with three RBIs and the Houston Astros completed their first ever sweep of the New York Yankees with an 8-6 win Wednesday night.The Astros needed late-game comebacks to win the first two games of the series but used a four-run fifth inning ...

Molina, Ozuna homer as Cards top Dodgers 7-2 for 4th in row

Baseball 04/10/19, 22:11

Yadier Molina and Marcell Ozuna homered, Jack Flaherty tossed six effective innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 on Wednesday night.The Cardinals have won four in a row and will try to sweep the four-game series Thursday. They have outscored their opponents 19-6 during the ...

Hellickson, Adams, Rendon help Nationals rout Phillies 15-1

Baseball 04/10/19, 21:56

Jeremy Hellickson pitched three-hit ball over six innings, Matt Adams drove in four runs and the Washington Nationals routed the Philadelphia Phillies 15-1 on Wednesday night.One night after wasting a five-run lead in a 10-6 loss in 10 innings, the Phillies were flat. Bryce Harper was 0 for 2 with ...

Twins pitchers go wild, Syndergaard and Mets stroll 9-6

Baseball 04/10/19, 21:37

Jake Odorizzi and the Minnesota bullpen suddenly went wild, allowing seven straight batters to reach base despite not hitting a single fair ball and letting Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets stroll past the Twins 9-6 Wednesday night.One day after the teams set a Citi Field record by totaling ...

Khris Davis hits 2 HRs, Chris Davis hitless, A’s thump O’s

Baseball 04/10/19, 20:54

Oakland slugger Khris Davis homered twice and had three hits, Baltimore's Chris Davis extended his record hitless streak to 50 at-bats and the Athletics beat the Orioles 10-3 Wednesday night.Chad Pinder, Matt Chapman and Jurickson Profar also homered for Oakland, which can take the four-game series Thursday.Chris Davis entered as ...

Reds use late homers to rally for 2-1 win over Marlins

Baseball 04/10/19, 20:49

Jose Iglesias led off the eighth inning with a tying homer — only Cincinnati's second hit of the game — and Jesse Winker connected one out later, rallying the Reds to a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.After dropping eight straight, the Reds (3-8) have taken the ...

Pham homers twice as Rays win 9-1 to sweep White Sox

Baseball 04/10/19, 18:15

Tommy Pham homered twice and extended his on-base streak to a club record 45 games, leading the Tampa Bay Rays over the White Sox 9-1 on Wednesday for their first series sweep in Chicago.Austin Meadows had a single, double, home run and three RBIs for the Rays, who outscored Chicago ...

Machado hits go-ahead homer as Padres beat Giants 3-1

Baseball 04/10/19, 17:59

Manny Machado put the San Diego Padres ahead with his third home run of the season in a 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.Signed to a $300 million, 10-year contract, Machado broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning with an opposite-field drive to right on a ...

Longtime Sports Writer Rob Gloster has died at 62

Baseball 04/10/19, 17:35

Rob Gloster, a longtime Associated Press Sports Writer who covered 10 Olympics, two soccer World Cups, tennis and golf majors, and other sports and news assignments from more than two dozen countries, has died. He was 62.Gloster's wife, Sharon, said he died Tuesday in a Bay Area hospital from complications ...

Braves’ Markakis has cash, 5 guns stolen from Atlanta home

Baseball 04/10/19, 16:41

Atlanta police are investigating the burglary of Braves outfielder Nick Markakis's home and say $20,000, five guns and other items were stolen while the team was on a road trip.According to an Atlanta Police Department report obtained by The Associated Press, officers responded to an alarm at Markakis's Atlanta home ...

Goodrum. Hicks homer off Bauer, Tigers top Indians 4-1

Baseball 04/10/19, 16:05

Trevor Bauer allowed home runs to Niko Goodrum and John Hicks, who powered Detroit over the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Wednesday for the Tigers' sixth win in seven games.Bauer (1-1) gave up four runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings for the Indians. He had allowed one run and one ...

People in Colorado, Wyoming urged to get home ahead of storm

Baseball 04/10/19, 14:10

People in Colorado and Wyoming were urged to get home early Wednesday and stay there before snow and wind from a powerful spring storm make travel all but impossible.The warning came less than a month after a blizzard stranded drivers while paralyzing parts of the two states.The Colorado Department of ...

Update: Storm impacting flights, schools, even baseball

Baseball 04/10/19, 11:06

The Latest on severe weather impacting the central U.S. (all times local):11:05 a.m.Flights, baseball and school classes are being canceled ahead of a looming spring blizzard in the Rockies.In this undated March 2019 photo provided by Henry Red Cloud, shows flooding on Cloud's Lakota Solar Enterprises property on the Pine ...

Dyson’s pinch-hit HR in 9th rallies D-backs past Rangers 5-4

Baseball 04/10/19, 00:15

Pinch-hitter Jarrod Dyson connected for a two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.Dyson, batting for John Ryan Murphy with Eduardo Escobar on second base, ripped a 2-2 pitch from Rangers ...

Pillar drives in 4 runs again, Giants beat Padres 7-2

Baseball 04/09/19, 23:45

Kevin Pillar drove in four runs for the second straight game, Evan Longoria broke out of a long slump with an RBI single and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 7-2 on Tuesday night.Derek Holland (1-1) pitched seven crisp innings and allowed five hits with two walks ...

Acuña, Swanson homer, Braves beat Rockies 7-1

Baseball 04/09/19, 23:25

Dansby Swanson and Ronald Acuña Jr. homered, leading Max Fried and the Atlanta Braves past the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Tuesday night.Fried took a no-hitter into the sixth inning against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday and carried that momentum into Denver. The left-hander allowed an unearned run and five hits ...

Mariners hand KC 8th straight L; Merrifield hit streak at 30

Baseball 04/09/19, 23:01

Dee Gordon got three hits and drove in two runs as the high-scoring Seattle Mariners extended baseball's best record with a 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.The Mariners improved to 11-2 and have scored at least five runs in 12 of those games. The Royals lost ...

Altuve homers, Springer helps Astros rally past Yankees 6-3

Baseball 04/09/19, 22:52

Jose Altuve hit his 100th homer and George Springer's two-run double in the eighth inning helped the Houston Astros to their third straight comeback win, 6-3 over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.Houston has won five in a row overall to improve to 7-5.The Astros trailed by one when ...

Leading off: Merrifield on Royal run, Harper vs Nats again

Baseball 04/09/19, 22:34

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:THE BIG 3-0Whit Merrifield can set a record for the longest hitting streak in Royals history. He extended his streak to 30 games Tuesday night, tying the team mark set by George Brett in 1980. Merrifield's string started last season and he's ...