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June 2, 2015 - 2:08am
18 min 1 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freshman Taylor Bloom gave up one hit and one unearned run in six-plus innings and Maryland knocked top-seeded UCLA out of the NCAA tournament with a 2-1 victory in the championship game of the UCLA regional Monday night.

Kevin Martir had three hits and scored a run and closer Kevin Mooney pitched three scoreless innings to lift Maryland (42-22) into a super regional against Virginia, a rematch of the series Virginia won in three games last year....

June 2, 2015 - 1:56am
18 min 1 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Jenner is on the cover of Vanity Fair this week, only now as Caitlyn Jenner, an attractive woman in a strapless, white corset.

Years ago, the handsome, muscular Jenner's picture appeared on the Wheaties cereal box after he won the Olympic gold medal.

Jenner is not the first celebrity to transition from one gender to another in the public eye.

But on Monday, Jenner lit up the cyber universe when by...

June 2, 2015 - 1:15am
18 min 1 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Mark Teixeira hit his ninth career grand slam off Seattle ace Felix Hernandez in the fifth inning and Michael Pineda allowed two runs pitching into the seventh in the Yankees' 7-2 win over the Mariners on Monday night.

The anticipated matchup between two of the top right-handers in the American League met expectations for three innings before Hernandez (8-2) fell apart in stunning fashion.

The Yankees took advantage of five walks and a...

June 2, 2015 - 1:07am
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols homered twice, and Mike Trout and David Freese also went deep for the Los Angeles Angels in a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, extending their winning streak to five games.

Pujols extended the Angels' lead to 5-3 in the fifth inning with a solo shot to left off rookie Alex Colome, then hit a two-run homer in the eighth off Andrew Bellatti to end the scoring. It was his 13th this season and 533rd of his career, one...

June 2, 2015 - 1:01am
18 min 1 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out a nine to win his third straight start, Neil Walker hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the fifth after a pair of called strikeouts, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Monday night.

Andrew McCutchen had two likely hits stolen by great plays in the outfield and he instead settled for sacrifice flies against Ryan Vogelsong (4-3).

Cole (8-2) struck out the side in order in the...

June 2, 2015 - 12:44am
18 min 1 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jacob deGrom took a perfect game into the sixth and allowed two hits over eight innings, leading the New York Mets to a 7-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.

The lanky right-hander struck out the first four batters and did not allow a baserunner until Clint Barmes led off the sixth with single through the right side of the infield.

After striking out rookie Austin Hedges, deGrom (6-4) induced pinch-hitter Abraham Almonte...

June 2, 2015 - 12:41am
27 min 55 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Freddie Freeman homered for the second straight game and Andrelton Simmons had three hits to help the Atlanta Braves to an 8-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

Freeman's two-run blast came in the fifth inning with Simmons on base, and Freeman also drove in a run with a sixth-inning single. Simmons extended his hitting streak to 10 games, and the runs were more than enough for Alex Wood (4-2), who held the Diamondbacks to a run on seven...

June 2, 2015 - 12:16am
1 hour 18 min ago

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Pinch-hitter Elliott Barzilli had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning after TCU rallied from a late seven-run deficit in a 9-8 win over North Carolina State on Monday night to advance to the NCAA super regionals.

Evan Williams led off the 10th for TCU (47-12) with a pinch-hit single, advanced on an errant pickoff attempt by Curt Britt (3-1) and Jeremie Fagnan's sacrifice bunt before Barzilli's clean grounder through the right side of...

June 2, 2015 - 12:06am
1 hour 27 min ago

MIAMI (AP) — Jason Hammel was coming out of the clubhouse shower when he happened to cross paths with manager Joe Maddon, who gave him a smack on the chest for a job well done.

It was the hardest Hammel got hit all night.

The right-hander had a career-high 11 strikeouts in 6 2-3 innings Monday night to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 5-1.

With his start pushed back because of a cracked fingernail and a rainout,...

June 1, 2015 - 11:55pm
1 hour 38 min ago

DENVER (AP) — Clayton Kershaw had a career-high three hits to back his strong pitching performance and Joc Pederson lined one of Los Angeles' four homers, helping the Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 11-4 on Monday night.

Known for his powerful left arm, Kershaw (4-3) was just as lethal at the plate. He had a double and two singles, including a run-scoring liner to left as part of a six-run sixth that broke open a tight game.

Kershaw allowed five...

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