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May 30, 2015 - 12:54am
2 hours 55 min ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kelsey Susalla went 4 for 4 and drove in three runs to help Michigan beat UCLA 10-4 on Friday night in the Women's College World Series.

UCLA scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning to chase Michigan starter Megan Betsa, but Haylie Wagner stepped in and held the Bruins to one run the rest of the way.

Michigan (58-6) is one win from the championship series. The Wolverines would have to lose twice on Sunday to be...

May 30, 2015 - 12:44am
8 hours 35 min ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Taijuan Walker allowed two hits over eight strong innings, Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 Friday night.

Walker (2-5) got his first win since April 27 with one of the best starts of the 22-year-old's young career. He did not walk a batter and struck out eight, matching his career high.

Smith, batting cleanup for the first time this season with Robinson Cano out sick, hit a 2-1...

May 30, 2015 - 12:34am
8 hours 45 min ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Geovany Soto hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the 11th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 6-3 on Friday night.

There were runners at first and second with two outs in the 11th when Soto's double off Tony Sipp dropped in front of the wall in right field to put Chicago up 5-3. Soto entered the game in the eighth inning for an injured Jose Abreu.

Adam LaRoche followed with an RBI single to push the lead to 6-3....

May 30, 2015 - 12:17am
2 hours 25 min ago
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May 29, 2015 - 11:56pm
9 hours 5 min ago

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Cody Jones hit a leadoff home run and TCU cruised to a 10-0 victory over Sacred Heart in the opening round of the Fort Worth Regional on Friday night.

Jones scored twice and was one of seven players who drove in at least a run for TCU (44-11). The Horned Frogs scored three runs in the third, clearing the bases after three straight walks. Two two-out singles added two more runs for TCU in the fifth for a 6-0 lead.

Mitchell...

May 29, 2015 - 11:52pm
9 hours 15 min ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nick Ahmed's tiebreaking solo home run in the eighth inning lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

Ender Inciarte, David Peralta and A.J. Pollock also went deep, and Paul Goldschmidt had three doubles for the Diamondbacks, who ended a three-game losing streak.

Ahmed's homer off Jonathan Broxton (1-2) put Arizona ahead 5-4, and Pollock's two-run shot in the ninth extended the lead....

May 29, 2015 - 11:39pm
9 hours 25 min ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Colabello hit two-run tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning against former teammate Glen Perkins, giving Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-4 victory over the Twins on a soggy Friday night, stopping Minnesota's five-game winning streak.

Buehrle (6-4) made a drastic recovery from a four-run first inning for his second complete game this season, raising his record in 51 career starts against the Twins to 29-19. Buehrle retired 24 of the...

May 29, 2015 - 11:39pm
9 hours 25 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh played "a couple games" with a broken foot, coach Alain Vigneault said Friday night after New York was eliminated from the playoffs by Tampa Bay.

McDonagh did not start Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, which the Lightning won 2-0. The defenseman missed the first 12:41 before taking the ice.

Vigneault would not say which foot was broken, when it was broken or how it occurred.

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May 29, 2015 - 11:33pm
9 hours 35 min ago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — David Kerian hit a three-run homer and Kevin Duchene pitched his first complete game of the season to lead Illinois past Ohio 10-3 in the first round of the Champaign Regional on Friday night.

Illinois (48-8) will face Notre Dame on Saturday night, while Ohio (36-20) meets Wright State in an elimination game.

Duchene (11-1) struggled with his command at times, but was helped by his defense, which turned two double plays and...

May 29, 2015 - 11:32pm
9 hours 35 min ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carson Fulmer allowed one run and four hits in seven innings and defending national champion Vanderbilt beat Lipscomb 9-1 on Friday night in their NCAA regional opener.

Fulmer (12-2), the Southeastern Conference pitcher of the year, struck out 11 with his fastball consistently reaching 94 mph on the scoreboard radar.

The loss ended Lipscomb's road-neutral winning streak at 15 as Vanderbilt avenged an April 7 loss....

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