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May 24, 2015 - 4:39pm
7 min 30 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — Evan Gattis and Preston Tucker both homered in the sixth inning, and the Houston Astros slugged their way to another victory Sunday, rallying past the Detroit Tigers 10-8.

The Astros trailed 7-3 before scoring four runs in the sixth, including Tucker's three-run shot as a pinch hitter that tied the game. The following inning, Jason Castro lined a tiebreaking two-run single with the bases loaded and two out.

Joe Thatcher (1-1) got the...

May 24, 2015 - 4:37pm
7 min 30 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Rochester (Twins)2519.568
Pawtucket (Red Sox)2420.5451
Buffalo (Blue Jays)2320.535
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)2223.489
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)1827...
May 24, 2015 - 4:37pm
7 min 30 sec ago

KENNER, La. (AP) — Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings and silver medalist April Ross won the season-opening New Orleans Open on Sunday to extend their AVP Tour winning streak to eight events.

The top-seeded Walsh Jennings and Ross beat No. 3 Jennifer Kessy and Emily Day 21-16, 22-20 in the final.

Walsh Jennings and Ross swept all five of their matches and have won 42 consecutive sets dating to August. They have won nine of the 10 AVP...

May 24, 2015 - 4:35pm
7 min 30 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Mike Foltynewicz pitched three-hit ball for 7 2-3 innings, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Sunday.

Foltynewicz (3-1) allowed one run in his longest start in the majors. He struck out seven.

Jason Grilli struck out three in the ninth for his 13th save.

Jimmy Nelson (2-5) matched Foltynewicz through five scoreless innings before allowing two runs on two walks and two hits, including...

May 24, 2015 - 4:34pm
7 min 30 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal had the spot possible to watch rival teams Penske Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing in a dramatic duel for victory in the Indianapolis 500.

He only wishes he had the horsepower to make a run at them.

While the two teams powered by Chevrolet kept swapping the lead in the closing laps Sunday, with Juan Pablo Montoya ultimately taking the checkered flag to give owner Roger Penske his 16th victory, Rahal was left to finish...

May 24, 2015 - 4:32pm
7 min 30 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Napoli hit his fourth homer of the series and drove in four runs, Wade Miley allowed one run in eight innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 on Sunday.

Napoli belted a two-run home run, two-run double and improved his career average to .333 with 18 homers and 36 RBIs in 47 games against his former team.

Mike Trout had an RBI double for the Angles, who closed a 10-game road trip against AL East teams at 5-5...

May 24, 2015 - 4:30pm
7 min 30 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper drove in two runs, Gio Gonzalez outpitched Aaron Harang and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 Sunday for their eighth straight series win.

Harper gave the Nationals a 2-1 lead with a run-scoring groundout in the fifth inning and added an RBI single in the seventh. In addition to moving into the NL lead with 41 RBIs, he also increased his league-leading totals in walks (39) and runs (39).

The 22...

May 24, 2015 - 4:28pm
7 min 29 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sonny Gray allowed four hits in five scoreless innings before leaving with a bruised right ankle and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 Sunday.

Gray (5-2) was hit on the lower leg by James Loney's grounder in the fourth, but stayed in for a while longer.

Billy Burns hit the first pitch of the game into the right-field seats for his first major league homer. Mark Canha and Josh Reddick also homered as the A's...

May 24, 2015 - 4:19pm
7 min 29 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — Martin Prado homered to cap a 12-pitch at-bat and drove in two runs, helping the Miami Marlins beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Sunday to win a series for the first time since May 3.

Baltimore left-hander Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings, a day after he was ejected for having a sticky substance on his non-throwing arm. The Orioles await a decision from Major League Baseball regarding further punishment.

The Marlins won their...

May 24, 2015 - 4:15pm
7 min 29 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
New Britain (Rockies)2813.683
Binghamton (Mets)2418.571
Reading (Phillies)2319.548
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)2220.524
Trenton (Yankees)2221....
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