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Herrera’s solo homer lifts Phils to 4-3 win over Cardinals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Odubel Herrera smiled when told he was being compared to Ichiro Suzuki and Vladimir Guerrero. He has potential to be known by his first name just like Ichiro and Vlad, too. Herrera hit a tiebreaking, solo homer in the seventh inning, Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat…read more »

Lester wins 5th straight start, Cubs beat Dodgers 4-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester won his fifth straight start, Javier Baez backed him with three hits and two runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Wednesday. Lester (9-2) gave up five hits over seven innings. Baez had two doubles, a triple and a steal. He also made some solid…read more »

Escobar’s consecutive streak as Royals’ SS to end

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alcides Escobar’s streak of making 406 consecutive starts as the Kansas City Royals shortstop is about to end. Manager Ned Yost said he plans to play Adalberto Mondesi, 22, a couple of days a week at shortstop. Escobar, 31, has been the Royals everyday shortstop since 2011 after being acquired…read more »

Cubs put closer Morrow on DL; Darvish throws simulated game

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will have to get by without closer Brandon Morrow for at least a little while. The Cubs placed the right-hander on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday because of lower back tightness, leaving a short-handed bullpen without its most important piece. While Morrow went on the DL, Yu Darvish threw…read more »

Cardinals righty Michael Wacha suffers left oblique strain

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha has left Wednesday’s start against the Philadelphia Phillies with a left oblique strain. Wacha exited the game in the bottom of the fourth. He allowed three runs — one earned — in 3 2/3 innings. Wacha surrendered a two-run homer to Cesar Hernandez and pitched to…read more »

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 »

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