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April 25, 2015 - 7:28pm
16 min ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Buffalo (Blue Jays)114.733
Pawtucket (Red Sox)115.688½
Rochester (Twins)87.5333
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)79.438
Syracuse (Nationals)610.375...
April 25, 2015 - 7:26pm
15 min 59 sec ago

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Texas driver Spencer Massey raced to his first No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel in two years Saturday at the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals.

No one improved on Massey's track-record performance of 3.734 seconds at 330.07 mph from Friday and he will open Sunday's eliminations against fellow Texan Kebin Kinsley. It is Massey's eighth No. 1 of his career and first at Royal Purple Raceway.

"It's definitely awesome to...

April 25, 2015 - 7:23pm
15 min 59 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Buffalo (Blue Jays)114.733
Pawtucket (Red Sox)115.688½
Rochester (Twins)87.5333
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)79.438
Syracuse (Nationals)610.375...
April 25, 2015 - 7:20pm
15 min 59 sec ago

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Honda's Eli Tomac raced to his third victory of the AMA Supercross season, beating 450SX series champion Ryan Dungey on Saturday at MetLife Stadium.

Tomac took the lead from Honda's Cole Seely on the 13th of 20 laps in the main event. Dungey, the KTM star who has seven victories this season, also got around Seely.

KTM's Marvin Musquin won the Eastern Regional 250SX race to wrap up the season title. The Frenchman has six...

April 25, 2015 - 7:09pm
15 min 59 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey finished one out shy of a complete game, earning his first win against the team he rooted for growing up and leading the New York Mets to an 8-2 victory Saturday over the crosstown rival Yankees.

Kevin Plawecki hit his first major league home run and drove in three runs, and Lucas Duda and Eric Campbell also connected off an ineffective CC Sabathia (0-4) at Yankee Stadium.

The Mets rebounded from having their 11-game...

April 25, 2015 - 7:06pm
15 min 59 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston star Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer to extend his hitting streak against Oakland to 28 games, and the surging Astros beat the Athletics 9-3 on Saturday.

Jed Lowrie drove in two runs and George Springer homered for the Astros (10-7), who have won six of seven and are off to their best start since winning 12 of 17 games to open the 2006 season.

Scott Feldman (2-2) allowed three runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings to...

April 25, 2015 - 6:56pm
15 min 59 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
New Britain (Rockies)106.625
Reading (Phillies)86.5711
Trenton (Yankees)97.5631
Binghamton (Mets)87.533
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)88.500...
April 25, 2015 - 6:53pm
15 min 59 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — Tom Koehler outpitched Stephen Strasburg, Giancarlo Stanton homered and the revitalized Miami Marlins earned their fourth win in a row Saturday by beating the slumping Washington Nationals 8-0.

Defending NL East champion Washington (7-11) endured its fourth consecutive defeat and fell into a tie for third place with the Marlins, who have put together their winning streak after a 3-11 start.

Stanton had three hits, including his fifth...

April 25, 2015 - 6:46pm
15 min 59 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have made major league history by putting three Canadian-born position players in the starting lineup.

The Blue Jays started catcher Russell Martin and outfielders Michael Saunders and Dalton Pompey against Tampa Bay on Saturday night.

Never before had a big league team started three Canadian position players. The Montreal Expos twice in 1993 and the Minnesota Twins during the 2011 season had a...

April 25, 2015 - 6:38pm
15 min 59 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is out of the lineup for Saturday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, a day after being struck on the right knee guard by a foul tip.

Manager Mike Matheny says there would be no roster move, and Tony Cruz will start for Molina.

Matheny says "We're still hopeful that we're talking a day or so. We'll adjust as we need to."

Molina's knee is less swollen but still...

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