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Green, Ottavino waste lead, hit hard as Jays top Yanks 12-7

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Chad Green and Adam Ottavino were routed during a 10-run sixth inning that included Danny Jansen’s grand slam, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Yankees 12-7 Monday night and send skidding New York to its sixth loss in seven games. New York has lost four straight and 14 […]

Mets honor Seaver with salute, jersey and dirt-smudged knee

NEW YORK (AP) — Far too young to remember Tom Seaver’s glory days, Pete Alonso and the New York Mets found a perfect way to pay tribute to the greatest player in franchise history. Starting pitcher Robert Gsellman, his right knee already dirtied, led the Mets from the dugout onto the diamond at Citi Field […]

Higashioka hits 3 of Yanks’ 7 HRs in 13-2 romp vs Blue Jays

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Higashioka was as surprised as anyone. “It’s just kind of crazy how baseball works sometimes,” the career .169 hitter said. “One minute, you can’t hit the ball to save your life, and then the next game you play and pop three over the fence.” Higashioka slugged a career-high three home […]

Indians end Hader’s hitless streak, beat Brewers 4-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Milwaukee closer Josh Hader allowed his first hit of the season, and then gave up César Hernández’s game-winning single in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians beat the Brewers 4-3 on Saturday night. Oscar Mercado, who scored on Hernández’s liner through a five-man infield, led off the ninth with a double, […]

Singer flirts with no-hitter for 8, Royals beat Indians 11-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brady Singer’s bid at history turned to heartbreak in one pitch. “I had all the confidence in the world we were going to see it happen,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. Singer allowed just one hit — a two-out single to Austin Hedges through an infield shift in the eighth inning — […]

Dodgers closer Jansen encourages masks after positive test

Play ball — and mask up, too. Protective face coverings won’t be out of sight when Major League Baseball resumes in less than two weeks. Some players and coaches are planning to wear them on the field. MLB’s safety protocols require masks in clubhouses to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and coaches and managers are […]

King Félix opts out of MLB season, Doolittle on fence

Former Cy Young Award winner Félix Hernández has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least temporarily ending the 34-year-old’s bid to revive his career. Stars Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers and Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros said Sunday they plan to […]

MLB releases pandemic-shortened schedule amid testing delays

Major League Baseball released its pandemic-shortened schedule Monday, featuring a tantalizing season opener between the New York Yankees and World Series champion Washington Nationals, even as some teams were still bogged down by coronavirus concerns. By the time MLB revealed each team’s 60-game slate Monday evening, the Nationals and Houston Astros — last year’s pennant […]

The Latest: Harbaughs donate $100,000 to United Way

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his wife, Sarah, are donating $100,000 to United Way for Southeastern Michigan to support its COVID-19 community response fund. “We stand with families feeling the brunt of this crisis and encourage others to give […]

Astros’ Verlander sidelined by back injury

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is expected to miss opening day after he strained a back muscle during a spring training start against the New York Mets. Verlander said it would “probably take a miracle” for him to pitch in the Astros’ opener against the Los Angeles Angels on […]

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