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Dodgers waste big game by Shohei Ohtani in loss to Diamondbacks

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Tuesday night was the Shohei Ohtani show at Dodger Stadium.

Too bad much of the supporting cast failed to show up.

Despite two hits and some timely baserunning from Ohtani, who continues to lead the majors in batting average, slugging percentage and OPS, the Dodgers never gained traction in an 7-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Instead, ...Read more

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Oakland A's find right formula to beat Colorado Rockies, end skid

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OAKLAND – The Oakland A’s turned to the long ball to help end their season-long eight-game losing streak on Tuesday.

J.D. Davis, Seth Brown, and Abraham Toro all homered, with Toro’s shot over the right field wall in the bottom of the eighth inning proving to be the difference in the A’s 5-4 win over the Colorado Rockies before an ...Read more

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Tigers, Mize roughed up early, drop 10-3 decision to red-hot Royals

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — By the time the Tigers got their first base hit (in the fourth inning) Tuesday night:

— Royals leadoff hitter Maikel Garcia had three hits, including a pair of triples and scored three runs.

— No. 2 hitter Bobby Witt Jr., had a single, a 468-foot home run, a sacrifice fly and five RBIs (Witt would end up with two ...Read more

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Garrett Crochet shines, Eloy Jiménez exits with hamstring strain in 5-0 White Sox win vs. Blue Jays

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TORONTO — No one needed to tell Chicago White Sox starter Garrett Crochet what was going on as the zeroes kept piling up Tuesday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The left-hander retired the first 13 batters before Justin Turner collected Toronto’s first hit with a one-out double in the fifth inning.

“From the first batter on, I’m pretty ...Read more

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Late rally leads Pirates to thrilling 10-inning victory over Giants

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PITTSBURGH — Derek Shelton’s ball club had every reason to mail it in as the bottom of the ninth inning arrived.

Trailing by four runs, nearly everything had to fall in its favor for the team to have even a chance at victory. But instead, the Pirates kept fighting.

Hit after hit, they rallied. Finally, in the bottom of the 10th, Nick ...Read more

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Ranger Suárez strikes out 10, Phillies offense bolsters 5-2 win over Rangers

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PHILADELPHIA — The amount of records Ranger Suárez has either surpassed or tied to this point is dizzying, and on Tuesday night, he added another to the list: His second career 10-strikeout game. The last time he struck out 10 batters was Sept. 10, 2023 in Miami. Doing it against the Rangers, a team that has a below-average strikeout rate, is...Read more

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Yankees can't complete comeback in second consecutive loss to Mariners

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NEW YORK — After ending the Yankees’ winning streak on Monday night, the Mariners won their second straight game in the Bronx on Tuesday.

Seattle starter Bryan Woo led the way in the 6-3 Seattle victory, holding the Yankees scoreless for six innings. The right-hander also restricted the Yankees to two hits while striking out seven and ...Read more

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Cubs move veteran right-hander Kyle Hendricks to the bullpen

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CHICAGO — More than a decade into his big league career, veteran right-hander Kyle Hendricks must adjust to a new role.

Hendricks will be used out of the bullpen at least through the next turn of the rotation, manager Craig Counsell said Tuesday. The Cubs aren’t ruling out using him in relief beyond this week as they continue to navigate ...Read more

Cardinals' game vs. Orioles suspended in 6th inning due to weather

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ST. LOUIS — Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn turned in his strongest outing since the start of May, but the weather assured that he wouldn’t get to celebrate a win, at least not on Tuesday night.

Lynn held the Baltimore Orioles to one unearned run in six innings, and he struck out five and allowed just two hits and no walks before ...Read more

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Twins run past Nationals, 10-0, to snap losing streak as Byron Buxton homers twice

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WASHINGTON – Byron Buxton didn't hide his emotion when he saw his second-inning solo homer clear the wall in right-center field Tuesday, celebrating with a big fist pump and a long yell.

It counted as only one run and an early lead on the scoreboard. Buxton showed it meant a lot more.

Buxton homered again in the fifth inning, a two-run blast...Read more

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Yankees ace Gerrit Cole not ruling out June return after 'sharp' live BP session: 'He looks nasty'

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NEW YORK — Sweating, smiling and standing by his locker, Gerrit Cole didn’t bother to change his clothes before talking to reporters on Tuesday.

The reigning Cy Young winner had just finished facing live hitters for the first time since elbow inflammation shut him down midway through spring training. He donned pinstripes for the occasion.

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Padres left without an answer for Reds, fall to another sub-.500 team

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CINCINNATI — The Padres were coming off a series win over one of the top teams in Major League Baseball, beginning a series against a team scuffling as bad as any team in MLB.

Throw in the fact the Reds had left-hander Andrew Abbott starting, and, really, did the Padres ever really have a chance on Tuesday night?

Of course they did. It just...Read more

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Adrian Houser allows 6 earned runs as Mets drop series to Guardians with 7-6 loss

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CLEVELAND — The Mets are at a crossroads with Adrian Houser.

To be fair, the six earned runs the right-hander gave up to the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday night weren’t entirely his fault. Once again, the Mets turned in a poor defensive performance in a 7-6 loss to the Guardians at Progressive Field.

Starling Marte lost a ball in the sun ...Read more

Rays get off to good start but lose to Red Sox again

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Rays got off to a better start Tuesday, scoring more runs and rapping more hits in the first inning than they did in all of Monday’s series-opening game.

But it didn’t matter, as the result was the same, a second straight loss to the Red Sox, this time 5-2.

That made for a third straight loss overall, dropped ...Read more

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Bryce Harper helped a N.J. teen ask his date to the prom. How? He simply knocked on his door.

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PHILADELPHIA — One New Jersey high school student got a big assist when it came time to ask his potential date to the prom — Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper tagged along to ask the big question.

According to Fox 29, Haddonfield Memorial High School senior Jake Portello was able to enlist the former MVP’s help in his “promposal” by...Read more

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How Yankees closer Clay Holmes ended up with his new 'subtle' entrance

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As Clay Holmes strolled through the Yankees’ spring training facility a few months back, he passed some hitters who were working in the batting cage.

With Chris Stapleton’s “White Horse” playing in the background, a couple of Yankees took their cuts. As they did, assistant hitting coach Casey Dykes suggested that the tune, which opens ...Read more

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Dodgers ride Freddie Freeman's grand slam, Yoshinobu Yamamoto's strong start to victory

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There are days the Dodgers have to grind out wins, like they did against the Cincinnati Reds to take a tight four-game series over the weekend.

Then, there are days like Monday, when the Dodgers blitz an opposing pitcher, take a massive early lead, then shift into cruise control, turning stress-free wins into something of a routine affair early...Read more

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Devers makes franchise history, Houck goes 7 as Red Sox blank Rays 5-0

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – As Taj Bradley pitched perfectly through the first three innings, it looked like the Red Sox’s struggles at Tropicana Field – they entered the series having lost 15 of their last 16 games in the Rays’ house – would continue.

But by some unwritten rule, games between these two American League East rivals must ...Read more

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Chris Sale's scoreless streak reaches 20 innings as Braves defeat Padres

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The Braves salvaged the finale of a four-game series against the Padres, taking game 2 of Monday’s doubleheader 3-0 behind another masterful Chris Sale performance.

Here are five observations from Monday:

1. Sale has been the Braves’ ace, and he embraced the “stopper” role. The team was reeling from four consecutive losses, including a...Read more

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Mariners stun Yankees with improbable 4-run rally in 9th

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NEW YORK — They have won games by doing the absolute minimum in terms of runs scored.

On this road trip, they found a way to win a game after being held hitless for the first five innings.

In the weeks and months ahead, the Mariners will overcome larger deficits to get a victory or find improbable pathways to prevail.

But there likely won�...Read more