Mets stun Doolittle, Nationals in 8th for 6-1 win

Baseball 05/22/19, 21:28

Juan Lagares hit a go-ahead, three-run double off Washington closer Sean Doolittle, Rajai Davis capped the six-run eighth inning with a three-run homer in his first at-bat for the Mets and New York rallied to beat the Nationals 6-1 Wednesday night.Max Scherzer stranded seven runners in six shutout innings, and ...

Marlins rally for 5th straight win, 6-3 over Tigers

Baseball 05/22/19, 21:17

Garrett Cooper hit his first major league home run in the sixth inning, and that was the start of an impressive comeback by the Miami Marlins, who rallied for their fifth straight victory, 6-3 over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.The Tigers led 3-0 before Cooper's solo shot. The Marlins ...

Red Sox slugger Martinez sits because of sore back

Baseball 05/22/19, 18:48

Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez was held out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays because of a sore back. Manager Alex Cora said the two-time All-Star isn't likely to return to the lineup until Friday.Martinez sat out the previous two games because of illness ...

Lauer throws 7 impressive innings, Padres beat D’backs 5-2

Baseball 05/22/19, 17:55

Left-hander Eric Lauer pitched seven strong innings to win for the first time in seven starts and Greg Garcia had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run for his hometown San Diego Padres, who beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.Lauer (3-4) held the Diamondbacks ...

Bizarre double play helps Grandal, Brewers outlast Reds 11-9

Baseball 05/22/19, 16:37

Yasmani Grandal homered during a big rally, then started a bizarre double play on a pitch that got past him and bounced to the backstop, helping the Milwaukee Brewers outlast the Cincinnati Reds 11-9 on Wednesday.Trailing 6-1 in the third inning, Grandal hit a two-run homer as the Brewers scored ...

Stanton has another injury setback, Gregorius progressing

Baseball 05/22/19, 16:29

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton took a step back in his return from arm injuries and won't play in any rehabilitation games for seven to 10 days because of left calf tightness.Shortststop Didi Gregorius moved ahead toward a mid-June return when he went 1 for 3 with a walk ...

Montas throws 6 scoreless innings, Athletics top Indians 7-2

Baseball 05/22/19, 15:54

Frankie Montas pitched six scoreless innings, Mark Canha homered and drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics extended their winning streak to six with a 7-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday.Nick Hundley had three hits, including a solo homer and two RBIs. Robbie Grossman also drove in ...

Rangers complete 3-game sweep of Mariners with 2-1 win

Baseball 05/22/19, 15:52

Hunter Pence homered, Adrian Sampson had another impressive long outing for a victory after not starting, and the Texas Rangers beat the slumping Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.The Mariners have lost 27 of 37 games to fall to the bottom of the AL West standings ...

Keller, Royals top Cardinals 8-2 in Game 1 of doubleheader

Baseball 05/22/19, 15:16

Brad Keller pitched seven-plus innings of two-hit baseball, Jorge Soler hit a three-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader.Severe storms around St. Louis forced Tuesday night's game to be postponed and created the day-night twinbill.Keller (3-5) ...

Indians designate outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for assignment

Baseball 05/22/19, 12:16

The Cleveland Indians could no longer wait for Carlos Gonzalez to help pull their struggling offense from a season-long funk.The veteran outfielder was designated for assignment prior to Wednesday's game against Oakland. Gonzalez, who signed a minor-league contract in spring training, batted .210 with two home runs and seven RBIs ...

Brewers’ Yelich out of lineup again with back spasms

Baseball 05/22/19, 11:35

NL MVP Christian Yelich has been scratched from Milwaukee's lineup against Cincinnati for a second consecutive day because of back spasms."He's improved today," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday. "We'll go through a bunch of treatments today and see how he is. The day off tomorrow factors into all this. ...

Gonzalez helps power Twins to 8-3 victory over Angels

Baseball 05/22/19, 00:41

Marwin Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs as the Minnesota Twins rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Gonzalez's two-run shot in the sixth tied the game at three. Minnesota then broke it open with four in the seventh off Luke Bard (1-2). AL ...

Giants score three in ninth to beat Braves 4-3

Baseball 05/22/19, 00:17

Joe Panik hit a game-ending two-run single off Atlanta closer Luke Jackson with two outs in the ninth to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.Brandon Crawford began the comeback with a one-out single. After Steven Duggar struck out, Kevin Pillar ...

Hosmer’s 2-run homer lifts Padres over Diamondbacks, 3-2

Baseball 05/21/19, 23:37

Eric Hosmer's two-run, opposite-field home run off Zack Greinke highlighted the three-run sixth inning that carried the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.Greinke (6-2), who recorded his 2,500th career strikeout in the fourth, was working on a one-hit shutout when he ran ...

Uehara retires; Star on 2013 Red Sox World Series winner

Baseball 05/21/19, 23:02

Pitcher Koji Uehara, whose dominant season in relief helped the Boston Red Sox win the 2013 World Series, has retired with Japan's Yomiuri Giants — the team that he first played for in Japan.The 44-year-old Uehara announced his retirement at a news conference in Tokyo, saying it was time to ...

Báez’s pinch-hit single lifts Cubs over Phillies 3-2

Baseball 05/21/19, 22:38

Pinch-hitter Javier Báez's single capped a two-run, ninth-inning rally and lifted the Chicago Cubs over Philadelphia 3-2 on Tuesday night to stop the Phillies' four-game winning streak.Kris Bryant had three hits for the Cubs and his speed helped him slide home with two runs.Phillies slugger Bryce Harper went 0 for ...

Verlander has season-best 12 Ks in 5-1 win over White Sox

Baseball 05/21/19, 22:17

Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and struck out a season-high 12 to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.Verlander (8-1) was in control from the first pitch, allowing one hit and walking one in eight innings for ...

Stater Lynn, closer Kelley lead Rangers past Mariners 5-3

Baseball 05/21/19, 22:14

Lance Lynn allowed two runs over seven innings and Shawn Kelley earned the save hours after learning that two lumps removed from his throat last week were benign as the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Tuesday night.Lynn (6-3) gave up five singles and one walk and had ...

Clayton Kershaw gets 8 Ks, Dodgers beat Tampa Bay 7-3

Baseball 05/21/19, 22:09

Clayton Kershaw took a shutout into the seventh inning in his first start at Tropicana Field and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Tuesday night.The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner (4-0) wound up allowing two runs, six hits, one walk and had eight strikeouts ...

Marlins blow lead, then recover to beat Tigers 5-4 in 11

Baseball 05/21/19, 21:52

Chad Wallach hit a tiebreaking double in the 11th inning, and the Miami Marlins beat Detroit 5-4 on Tuesday night after the Tigers tied it in a wild bottom of the ninth.Detroit forced extra innings by scoring two unearned runs off Miami closer Sergio Romo. The bottom of the ninth ...