Leading off: Germán vs Orioles, Kershaw at Rays

Baseball 05/20/19, 21:27

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:LOOKING FOR SIXYankees right-hander Domingo Germán (8-1, 2.50 ERA) seeks to win his sixth consecutive start on Tuesday night against the last-place Orioles.Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander walks on the mound after giving up a solo home run to Detroit Tigers' ...

Anderson leaves with cervical strain, A’s beat Indians 6-4

Baseball 05/20/19, 21:00

Brett Anderson left in the sixth inning with a cervical strain, and the Oakland Athletics hung on to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 on Monday night.Anderson (5-3) allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings, improving to 4-0 with a 0.94 ERA in six starts against the Indians. The 31-year-old left-hander ...

Hamilton into Rangers hall, hasn’t really thought about game

Baseball 05/20/19, 19:42

Josh Hamilton hasn't really thought much about baseball since knee issues ended his career, though he does miss playing at times. The 2010 AL MVP's moments on the diamond these days are watching and sometimes coaching his daughters playing softball."I've been making up for lost time with my girls, being ...

Price returns from injured list, Red Sox beat Jays 12-2

Baseball 05/20/19, 15:50

David Price did not allow any earned runs over five innings in his return from the injured list, and the Boston Red Sox hit four home runs in a 12-2 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.A 33-year-old left-hander, Price had not pitched since May 2 because of left ...

NCAA hopes on line as conference baseball tournaments open

Baseball 05/20/19, 15:09

Automatic bids for the NCAA Tournament are on the line in 25 conference tournaments this week. The 16 NCAA regional hosts will be announced on Sunday and the rest of the 64-team field next Monday.A look at the tournaments in the power conferences (the Pac-12 does not play a tournament):ACCSite: ...

Yanks’ Gregorius plays for 1st time since Tommy John surgery

Baseball 05/20/19, 13:38

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius played five innings of defense and went 2 for 4 with a walk Monday at extended spring training in his first game action since Tommy John surgery on Oct. 17."It was good," Gregorius said.Playing against Detroit Tigers minor leaguers and in front of Yankees ...

Braves acquire Swarzak from Seattle for Vizcaino, Biddle

Baseball 05/20/19, 13:29

The Braves have added veteran help for their patchwork bullpen by acquiring right-hander Anthony Swarzak from Seattle for left-hander Jesse Biddle and right-hander Arodys Vizcaino.As part of Monday's trade, Seattle is sending Atlanta $1,788,172 to cover about one-third of the $5,677,419 remaining in Swarzak's $8 million salary this year.Vizcaino opened ...

Astros on a tear despite absence of Altuve

Baseball 05/20/19, 01:48

Take away George Springer and Jose Altuve, and maybe the Houston Astros start to look a little more beatable.Maybe.The Boston Red Sox finally snapped Houston's 10-game winning streak Sunday with a 4-3 victory after Springer left the game with lower back stiffness. The Astros were already playing without Altuve, on ...

Rizzo homers, Cubs hold off Nationals’ rally for 6-5 win

Baseball 05/19/19, 21:41

Anthony Rizzo homered, Albert Almora Jr. had three hits and the Chicago Cubs held off the Washington Nationals for a 6-5 victory Sunday night.Chicago led 6-1 before Washington closed to within a run on a three-run homer by Anthony Rendon in the sixth inning and a solo home run by ...

Leading off: Callaway future, Guerrero surge, Springer out

Baseball 05/19/19, 21:29

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:MANAGING EXPECTATIONSMets manager Mickey Callaway is on the hot seat as his slumping team returns home to play NL East rival Washington. New York (20-25) has lost five straight and was swept in three games at lowly Miami over the weekend, totaling ...

Red Sox avoid series sweep, snap Astros’ 10-game win streak

Baseball 05/19/19, 20:28

Michael Chavis homered, Xander Bogaerts hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox averted a series sweep against Houston with a 4-3 victory Sunday that snapped the Astros' 10-game winning streak.Mookie Betts scored three runs for Boston, which lost the first two games in its ...

Rangers score 2 runs in 10th, rally past Cardinals 5-4

Baseball 05/19/19, 19:57

Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward hadn't planned on using Danny Santana, a day after he was hit in the right ankle by a fastball from Carlos Martinez and forced to make an early exit.But Woodward learned 40 minutes before gametime Sunday that Santana said he was totally fine. Good enough, ...

Duffy pitches Royals past Angels 5-1 for 3rd straight win

Baseball 05/19/19, 19:12

Danny Duffy won his third straight start and the Kansas City Royals stopped a four-game skid Sunday with a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.Hunter Dozier hit a two-run double and Duffy (3-1) allowed five hits in six effective innings. The veteran left-hander, who is from California and had ...

Sandoval’s HR in 10th gives Giants 3-2 win over Diamondbacks

Baseball 05/19/19, 18:49

Pablo Sandoval opened the 10th inning with a pinch-hit homer after shortstop Brandon Crawford made a game-saving stop in the ninth, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Sunday.The Diamondbacks appeared to have the game won when Adam Jones hit a grounder into the hole off ...

Encarnacion stars with glove and bat, Mariners top Twins 7-4

Baseball 05/19/19, 18:43

Edwin Encarnacion made several nice plays at first base early in the game, then hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning that helped the Seattle Mariners beat Minnesota 7-4 Sunday, snapping the Twins' five-game winning streak.Mitch Haniger and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back homers as the Mariners ended a three-game ...

Maddon, Cubs drop protest over Doolittle’s delivery

Baseball 05/19/19, 17:19

The Chicago Cubs have dropped their protest over the pitching delivery of Washington reliever Sean Doolittle.Cubs manager Joe Maddon made the announcement before Sunday night's game against the Nationals.Maddon came out twice in the ninth inning of a 5-2 loss Saturday night to complain to plate umpire San Holbrook about ...

Guerrero Jr. homers again, Blue Jays beat White Sox 5-2

Baseball 05/19/19, 16:33

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit another home run, Danny Jansen and Billy McKinney also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Sunday.Guerrero has hit all four of his homers in the last six games. The highly touted 20-year-old didn't homer in his first 13 games ...

Harper, Realmuto power Phillies past Rockies 7-5 for sweep

Baseball 05/19/19, 16:04

Bryce Harper homered for the second straight day and pinch-hitter J.T. Realmuto also went deep to help the Philadelphia Phillies complete a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 7-5 victory Sunday.Harper's tiebreaking, two-run shot in the sixth inning wasn't as prodigious as his 466-foot drive in Saturday's 2-1 ...

Gardner, Yankees take advantage of walks, rout Rays 13-5

Baseball 05/19/19, 16:01

Brett Gardner homered early, then got two hits during a seven-run burst in the sixth inning fueled by five walks that sent the New York Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays 13-5 on Sunday.The Yankees took their second straight weekend series with Tampa Bay and moved a half-game in front ...

Gamel’s 10th-inning homer lifts Brewers over Braves, 3-2

Baseball 05/19/19, 15:39

Ben Gamel led off the 10th inning with a home run against Wes Parsons, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers over the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Sunday.All five runs in the game came on homers.Gamel's drive off Parsons (1-2) reached the fountain area behind the center field wall and helped the Brewers ...