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Goldschmidt Homers, Cardinals Edge Reds 5-4

CINCINNATI(AP) – An inconsistent St. Louis Cardinals lineup cranked out just enough offense Sunday to stay in first place. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer, Tommy Edman added a solo shot among his three hits and the Cardinals held off the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 to split a strange four-game series in which they totaled two…read more »

Four Angels Homer in 9-2 Win Over White Sox

ANAHEIM(AP) – Shohei Ohtani, Kole Calhoun, Matt Thaiss and Anthony Bemboom all homered to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 9-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Ohtani hit his first home run since July 27 and just his second since the All-Star break. He has a nine-game hitting streak, the longest…read more »

Quintana, Rizzo Lead Cubs Past Pirates 7-1 at LLWS

WILLIAMSPORT (AP)- José Quintana, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs put on quite a show. The grinning Little Leaguers soaked in every moment. Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic. Surrounded by smiling Little…read more »

Kentucky Little League team honors teammate they lost

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Just before he threw the first pitch in the biggest game of his life, Grayson Newman bent down on the Lamade Stadium pitching mound and swiped his finger through the dirt twice to scratch a number 11 behind the rubber. Newman repeats his ritual after every strikeout to remember one…read more »

Harper Hits Grand Slam in 9th, Phillies Beat Cubs

PHILADELPHIA(AP) – Bryce Harper blasted a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, capping a six-run rally that sent the Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago Cubs 7-5 Thursday night for a three-game sweep. Harper delivered his biggest hit yet in his first season with the Phillies, celebrating while running around the bases and…read more »

Reds Stop Cardinals’ Win Streak with 2-1 Victory

CINCINNATI(AP) – Sonny Gray struck out 10 while pitching five scoreless innings, and the Cincinnati Reds held off the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Thursday night. Gray, Robert Stephenson, Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias combined for a two-hitter. Iglesias surrendered Kolten Wong’s check-swing RBI double in the ninth before retiring pinch-hitter Matt Wieters on a…read more »

Trout’s Homer, 4 Hits Propel Angels Past White Sox

ANAHEIM(AP) – A low changeup scraping the outside corner is not a home run pitch for most hitters. Mike Trout is not most hitters, and he blasted it off the fake rock pile beyond center field at the Big A for the latest milestone homer in what’s shaping up to be his best power season…read more »

From 12 games under to 10 over, Nats lead NL wild-card race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Right now, 19-31 is just a distant memory for the Washington Nationals. Even without Max Scherzer for all but one game over the past month-plus, even with recurring bullpen issues, even though they dug themselves quite a hole, the Nationals are suddenly 65-55 — 10 games over .500 for the first time…read more »

Flaherty Goes 7 Innings, Cardinals Edge Royals 2-0

KANSAS CITY(AP) – The two words that Cardinals manager Mike Shildt kept using to describe the reasons behind Jack Flaherty’s phenomenal pitching success since the All-Star break were conviction and command. The Royals probably have a few choice words to describe Flaherty, too. The right-hander tossed seven innings of three-hit ball in yet another dominant…read more »

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