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  • Female fan hit by McCann's bat

    Updated: 10 min ago

    BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann's bat slipped out of his hands and hit a female fan near the Boston Red Sox dugout in the seventh inning of Monday night's game. The fan, who was seated four rows from the field, was hit on the left elbow and was attended to by medical...

  • LEADING OFF: Bumgarner vs. Greinke, rosters reboot

    Updated: 52 min ago

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Tuesday: ____ ACE IT Giants vs. Dodgers, Madison Bumgarner vs. Zack Greinke. A marquee matchup as San Francisco tries to draw closer to LA in the NL West. Bumgarner ranks among the big league leaders with a 16-6 record and 192...

  • AL Central-leading Royals make deal to get Gomes from Braves

    Updated: 53 min ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals have reached a deal to get outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Atlanta Braves. Terms of the deal weren't immediately disclosed. Gomes left Monday night's game in Atlanta against Miami after the fifth inning, hugged his teammates in the...

  • Chad Curtis can't interview women in sexual misconduct case

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Former MLB player Chad Curtis says the young women who accuse him of sexual misconduct at a Michigan high school are looking for a payday. Curtis made the remarks Monday by video from a Michigan prison where he's serving a seven-year sentence for criminal sexual...

  • Stadium opponents rally at waterfront land eyed by PawSox

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — This land is your land. This land is my land. But it was not PawSox land on Monday when opponents of a proposed baseball stadium in downtown Providence came together to protest at the land being eyed for the ballpark. They said the land should be used for a public park,...

  • Reds call up Duvall, Lorenzen from Triple-A Louisville

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — After placing outfielder Brennan Boesch on the disabled list with an ankle contusion late Sunday, the Cincinnati Reds promoted outfielder/infielder Adam Duvall from Triple-A Louisville on Monday. In another move, the Reds recalled right-hander Michael Lorenzen from Louisville and...

  • Cards' Martinez scratched from Tuesday start with sore back

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez has been scratched from his scheduled start on Tuesday with a sore back. Martinez (13-6, 2.91) suffered the injury in his last start Thursday in Arizona. Left-hander Marco Gonzales will be recalled from Triple-A Memphis to make...

  • Playoff-hopeful Cubs get OF Austin Jackson from Seattle

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs acquired outfielder Austin Jackson from the Seattle Mariners on Monday, boosting their depth for their run at a possible playoff spot. Chicago sent a player to be named and an international draft slot to the Mariners. The Cubs, who also got cash back in the deal,...

  • Braves move Miller up a day to start for ill Foltynewicz

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have moved Shelby Miller into Mike Foltynewicz's rotation spot for Monday night's game against the Miami Marlins. Foltynewicz is suffering from fever and viral symptoms. Miller (5-11) will try to snap an 18-start winless streak, the longest in a single season...

  • Sano storm: Twins rookie shows power, discipline at plate

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano has shown he has one of the most powerful swings in the majors, in less than two months with the Minnesota Twins. In just 49 games, the rookie slugger has 13 doubles, 13 home runs and 40 RBIs, plus 33 walks for a whopping .989 on-base-plus-slugging percentage....

  • Machado gets 1st major league start at SS for struggling O's

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado will start at shortstop for the first time in his major league career when the Orioles host Tampa Bay on Monday night. Machado played shortstop in the minors, but has been at third base since making his debut with Baltimore in 2012. He won a Gold Glove at third in...

  • Rays minor leaguer suspended 50 games for drug violation

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A minor league outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays has been suspended 50 games for a drug violation. The commissioner's office said Monday that 20-year-old Jeremy Hadley had been penalized after testing positive for an amphetamine. Hadley was on the roster of the rookie level...

  • Fan's death at Braves game raises stadium safety questions

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The death of a longtime Braves season-ticket holder raises questions about the height of guard rails at the team's new stadium that is to open in 2017. The Braves say they had safety in mind when planning SunTrust Park even before Gregory Murrey's death Saturday night. Team...

  • AP Newsbreak: Blue Jays would 'love' to keep general manager

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — The ownership of the Toronto Blue Jays said Monday it would "love" to keep general manager Alex Anthopoulos and has been in discussions about extending his contract. The news comes on the day Rogers Communications announced the hiring of Cleveland Indians President Mark Shapiro...

  • Yankees send injured 1B Teixeira home for more tests

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Yankees have sent first baseman Mark Teixeira back to New York for further tests on his bruised right shin. Manager Joe Girardi made the announcement before the Yankees played the Boston Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series Monday night at Fenway Park. "He woke up...

  • Indians President Mark Shapiro is bound for Blue Jays

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — As his throat clogged with emotion, Mark Shapiro avoided making eye contact with his wife and two kids so he wouldn't break down crying. Saying goodbye to the Indians — his baseball family for half his 48 years — was tough. Shapiro barely finished his opening remarks before...

  • NYC's first fan: A ballgame with Mayor Bill de Blasio

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town scoreboard to consider playoff implications. And he waited his turn in the...

  • Sun spots: Trout, Angels swept in Cleveland with 9-2 loss

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels have a more pressing concern than the AL wild-card race: They need to win their next game to avoid falling below .500. Abraham Almonte hit his first career grand slam and Josh Tomlin pitched into the eighth inning, leading the Cleveland...

  • Flores helps Mets surge in fascinating deadline postscript

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    For the New York Mets, August has been like a dream, and nothing sums up their charmed life better than the saga of Wilmer Flores. On July 29, reports surfaced that Flores was being traded in a deal that would bring Carlos Gomez to the Mets. An emotional Flores wiped tears from his eyes on the...

  • After coming so close, Arrieta notches his 1st no-hitter

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Arrieta had been building toward this moment. He'd come achingly close to holding opponents hitless three times last year in a breakout season with the Chicago Cubs. Finally, it happened. And near Hollywood, no less. Arrieta threw the second no-hitter against the Los...


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