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July 30, 2016 - 12:39am
1 min 33 sec ago

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Adonis Stevenson stopped Thomas Williams Jr. in the fourth round Friday night to successfully defend his WBC light heavyweight title.

Stevenson improved to 28-1, finishing off Williams (20-2) with a left at 2:54 of the fourth for his 23rd knockout.

The 38-year-old Montreal fighter also floored Williams in the first round, but the American got up at the count of eight.

"He wanted to put on some pressure, so I...

July 30, 2016 - 12:05am
1 min 33 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pinch-hitter Joe Mauer drew a bases-loaded walk with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

Dan Jennings (4-3) hit Eddie Rosario with a full-count pitch to lead off the 12th. One out later Byron Buxton walked. Reliever Tommy Kahnle then came on and walked Brian Dozier and Mauer to push across the winning run.

Trevor May (2-2) pitched a perfect 12th...

July 30, 2016 - 12:02am
1 min 32 sec ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6739.632
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)6442.6043
Rochester (Twins)6246.5746
Pawtucket (Red Sox)5552.514...
July 29, 2016 - 11:57pm
1 min 32 sec ago

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona ace Zack Greinke allowed an unearned run in the first inning and struck out five in three innings Friday night for the Diamondbacks' Arizona League affiliate in his first rehabilitation start.

Greinke went on the disabled list July 3 with a left oblique strain. The 32-year-old right-hander was hurt when he hit a sacrifice fly early in a June 28 game against Philadelphia.

Facing the Chicago Cubs' affiliate at Sloan Park on...

July 29, 2016 - 11:32pm
1 min 32 sec ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6739.632
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)6442.6043
Rochester (Twins)6246.5746
Pawtucket (Red Sox)5552.514...
July 29, 2016 - 11:32pm
1 min 32 sec ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
East Division
WLPct.GB
Joliet3428.548
Windy City3232.5003
Washington3030.5003
Lake Erie2933.4685
Schaumburg2936....
July 29, 2016 - 11:31pm
1 min 33 sec ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Reading (Phillies)7036.660
Trenton (Yankees)6640.6234
Hartford (Rockies)6045.571
Binghamton (Mets)4856.46221
...
July 29, 2016 - 11:14pm
1 min 32 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, DeMarcus Cousins powered a dominant performance in the paint, and the United States pulled away from Venezuela for an ugly 80-45 exhibition victory Friday night.

Coming off three straight flashy victories in Las Vegas and California, the United States shot 42.4 percent from the field and committed 13 turnovers in by far its worst offensive performance of its five-city tour in preparation for next week's Rio de Janeiro...

July 29, 2016 - 11:04pm
1 min 33 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Craig Counsell gave Junior Guerra an opportunity to complete a shutout.

But once the Pittsburgh Pirates put the tying run on first base, the Milwaukee manager decided to go to his closer. It took Jeremy Jeffress one pitch to work out of trouble to give the Brewers a 3-1 win Friday night.

The Pirates managed Andrew McCutchen's RBI groundout off Guerra (7-2), who departed with two on and two outs in the ninth. Jeremy Jeffress got Jung...

July 29, 2016 - 11:02pm
1 min 32 sec ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6739.632
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)6441.610
Rochester (Twins)6146.570
Pawtucket (Red Sox)5552.514...
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