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May 5, 2015 - 10:15pm
23 hours 9 min ago

TORONTO (AP) — Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer, Michael Pineda matched his career high with eight shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Tuesday night.

Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits, stole two bases and scored twice as the AL East leaders improved to 11-4 away from home, the best road record in the league.

New York has gone 14-4 since a 3-6 start.

Pineda (4-0) allowed five hits and struck...

May 5, 2015 - 10:07pm
23 hours 20 min ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marlon Byrd homered and drove in four runs, Todd Frazier belted his National League-leading ninth home run and the Cincinnati Reds handled the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Tuesday night.

Byrd hit a two-run shot in the third inning off Jeff Locke (2-2) and added two-run double in the ninth for the Reds. Frazier finished 2 for 5 for Cincinnati, which remained unbeaten against the Pirates this season.

Rookie Michael Lorenzen (1-1) worked...

May 5, 2015 - 9:57pm
23 hours 20 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith and Todd White advanced to the semifinals of the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball on Tuesday by beating a pair of California brothers.

Smith and White didn't lose a hole at Olympic Club in beating Jason Higton and Ryan Higton of Fresno in their quarterfinal match. They closed out the Higtons with a par on the 16th hole, 3 and 2.

Smith, a former U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, and the 47-year-old White...

May 5, 2015 - 9:53pm
23 hours 29 min ago
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North Division
WLPct.GB
Pawtucket (Red Sox)1610.615
Rochester (Twins)149.609½
Buffalo (Blue Jays)1510.600½
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)1214.4624
Syracuse (Nationals)1115
May 5, 2015 - 9:51pm
23 hours 29 min ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
New Britain (Rockies)187.720
Reading (Phillies)159.625
Binghamton (Mets)1510.6003
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)1313.500
Trenton (Yankees)1114.440...
May 5, 2015 - 9:46pm
23 hours 29 min ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Shelby Miller threw his third career shutout, Freddie Freeman and Kelly Johnson hit homers to spoil Chad Billingsley's first start in more than two years, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-0 on Tuesday night.

Miller (4-1) allowed only three hits and one walk with eight strikeouts. He has not allowed more than two runs in any of his six starts.

Billingsley (0-1) gave up six runs, five earned, in five innings. The...

May 5, 2015 - 9:45pm
23 hours 29 min ago

BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts homered to lead off the sixth inning — the first hit off Rays starter Drew Smyly — and added another in the eighth to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.

On the night the Red Sox honored their 1975 AL championship team, Betts hit two solo shots over the Green Monster that Carlton Fisk cleared in the World Series. It was Betts' first career multi-homer game.

The Red Sox had lost four...

May 5, 2015 - 9:39pm
23 hours 40 min ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Buffalo (Blue Jays)159.625
Pawtucket (Red Sox)1610.615
Rochester (Twins)149.609½
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)1214.4624
Syracuse (Nationals)1115....
May 5, 2015 - 9:38pm
23 hours 40 min ago
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DIVISIONAL SEMIFINALS
BEST OF 7
EASTERN CONFERENCE
South Carolina 4, Reading 3

Friday, April 17: South Carolina 2, Reading 1, 2OT

Saturday, April 18: Reading 4, South Carolina 2

Thursday, April 23: South Carolina 5, Reading 2

Saturday, April 25: Reading 4...

May 5, 2015 - 9:38pm
23 hours 40 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colon became the first pitcher in at least 100 years to beat the same opponent with seven different teams, stopping Baltimore once again and leading the New York Mets past the Orioles 3-2 Tuesday night.

Colon (5-1) took a shutout into the eighth inning before Manny Machado hit a solo home run with one out. The Mets won after getting blanked 1-0 in their previous two games.

New York ended its scoreless streak at 21 innings when...

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