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  • Blackmon’s 2-run HR in 12th lifts Rockies past Phillies 4-3

    DENVER (AP) — With one final swing, Charlie Blackmon went from worrying about a game-ending strikeout to celebrating a game-winning home run. Blackmon hit a two-out, two-run home run in the 12th inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat Philadelphia 4-3 on Friday night in a game that saw two Phillies players leave early due to […]
  • Bour blunders again on bases, Angels fall to Mariners 5-3

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Bour shouted, turned his head and headed back toward the bench. He wasn’t watching the ball, but Dee Gordon was watching him. Bour blundered again on the bases, this time failing to run out a popup that the Seattle Mariners turned into an easy double play Friday night in a […]
  • Dietrich’s HR lifts Reds over Padres in 11 innings

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Derek Dietrich heard the chatter from the dugout, with teammate Tucker Barnhart’s voice rising above the others. “He kind of goaded me into it,” Dietrich said. After being inserted into the game in the ninth inning as a pinch-hitter, Dietrich followed Barnhart’s advice and hit a two-run homer in the 11th […]
  • Blue Jays’ Stroman shuts down Athletics for 1st win of year

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Of anybody who might have cost Marcus Stroman a complete game, old pal Kendrys Morales did it with a leadoff double in the ninth. “K-Mo, that’s my guy, I love K-Mo,” Stroman said of his teammate until Morales’ trade to Oakland last month. “He put a great swing on a bad […]
  • Alonso, Cano deliver, Mets hold off Cardinals 5-4

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pete Alonso has slugged opposing relievers during the first month of his big league career. The powerful Mets rookie struck again Friday night, blasting his seventh home run in New York’s 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. “He just grinds out every at-bat,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said, “and if […]
  • Hernandez’s 3-run homer lifts Dodgers past Brewers 5-3

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kiké Hernandez had a daunting challenge. Down to his final strike with two outs against All-Star Josh Hader, Hernandez lined a three-run homer over the left field wall to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Friday night. Hernandez sprinted around the bases and slapped high fives at […]
  • Lyles, Marte, González injured in Pirates’ win over Giants

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates right-hander Jordan Lyles expects to make his next start after an injury scare Friday night. It’s not so certain if center fielder Starling Marte and shortstop Erik González will be so lucky. Lyles cruised through six innings before taking a line drive off his pitching hand, Marte and González were pulled […]
  • Verlander, Astros win 7-2 at Rangers after 2 quick homers

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman homered on consecutive fastballs for the Houston Astros before the game’s first out, giving Justin Verlander a three-run lead before he even took the mound. Add in a few doubles, including one by George Springer that should have been a home run, and the Astros won […]
  • LEADING OFF: Bour blunder, deGrom hurts, Swihart’s new start

    A look at what’s happening around the majors today: BOUR BLUNDER Angels slugger Justin Bour looks to improve his baserunning after yet another blunder on the bags. He failed to run out a popup in a tie game in the eighth, and the Mariners alertly let the ball and turned it into an easy, inning-ending […]
  • Betts, Moreland homer in 8th, Red Sox beat Rays 6-4

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mookie Betts hasn’t looked much like the 2018 AL MVP yet. Two key hits Friday night might help jumpstart the Boston star’s season. Betts and Mitch Moreland hit back-to-back homers for the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning and the struggling Red Sox beat the MLB-best Tampa Bay Rays 6-4. […]