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Farmer PH double lifts Dodgers over Cubs in 1st game of DH

CHICAGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Kyle Farmer doubled sharply down the left-field line with two outs in the ninth to drive in two runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers came back to edge the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Tuesday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. Farmer lined a 2-2 pitch from Justin Wilson into…read more »

Ozuna misses Altherr’s 2-run 2B in 10th, Phils top Cards 6-5

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Altherr got his first lucky break in a while. Left fielder Marcell Ozuna dived for and missed Altherr’s two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning, allowing the Philadelphia Phillies to rally for a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Altherr had been hitless in his…read more »

Colon passes Marichal for most wins by Dominican pitcher

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bartolo Colon has reached one goal he set for himself this season and is within two wins of another. Colon earned his 244th victory, passing Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic, and the Texas Rangers beat the skidding Kansas City…read more »

Arizona’s Deandre Ayton top choice among bigs in NBA draft

There’s been little question that Arizona’s Deandre Ayton is the best of a potential-filled group of bigs at the top of Thursday’s NBA draft. Ayton was a force in his lone college season and looks like the favorite to land with Phoenix as the No. 1 overall pick. Behind him are several talented big men…read more »

Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

Barry Trotz abruptly stepped down as coach of the Washington Capitals on Monday after failing to agree to terms on a new contract, leaving the newly minted Stanley Cup champions without a coach with the draft coming up later this week and free agency opening next month. Winning the Cup less than two weeks ago…read more »

Flaherty, Carpenter help Cardinals shut down Cubs 5-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Brebbia pitched in 70 major league games before earning his first career win. When the wait was over, the individual accomplishment was an afterthought compared to the exhilaration of stopping his team’s archrival from earning its first sweep in nearly eight years at Busch Stadium. Jack Flaherty and four relievers…read more »

Javier Baez departs game after being hit by pitch

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez left Sunday night’s game against the Cardinals after being hit in the left elbow by a pitch from St. Louis starter Jack Flaherty in the top of the third inning. Baez, who leads the Cubs with 14 home runs, was replaced by Addison Russell. Chicago is…read more »

Tigers beat White Sox 3-1 for 5th straight win

CHICAGO (AP) — Blaine Hardy was supposed to be a short-term starter while injured Tigers pitchers recovered. A string of solid outings by the veteran left-hander, though, has Detroit management reconsidering that plan. Nicholas Castellanos homered and Hardy pitched one-run ball into the sixth, leading the Tigers over the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Sunday…read more »

Hundreds gather to honor Cardinals legend Red Schoendienst

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered to say goodbye to Red Schoendienst. Among them are current and past St. Louis Cardinals players as well as fans. The Hall of Fame second baseman’s public funeral was Friday at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis. He died last week at 95. Current Cardinals Matt…read more »

Johnson sets a daunting target at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Dustin Johnson used the long ball to show how much was going his way in the U.S. Open. Only it was the putter, not the driver. Johnson capped off another solid round in testing conditions at Shinnecock Hills with a 45-foot birdie putt on the par-3 seventh that dropped on its…read more »

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