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June 1, 2016 - 12:18am
9 min 11 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez pitched seven scoreless innings to help the Miami Marlins beat Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Christian Yelich had a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh, J.T. Realmuto had three hits for the Marlins, and A.J. Ramos pitched a shaky ninth for his 16th save.

Miami's Ichiro Suzuki had two hits to tie Sam Crawford for 31st on MLB's all-time hit list with 2,963.

Fernandez (8-2...

June 1, 2016 - 12:16am
9 min 11 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner scored a season-high 21 points and the Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Connecticut Sun 99-90 on Tuesday night.

Phoenix (2-4, No. 10 in AP's WNBA power poll), which trailed by nine points at the end of the first quarter, scored 16 straight points at the start of the fourth to take control of the game.

Diana Taurasi had 19 points and nine assists, Penny Taylor added 16 points while Candice Dupree and DeWanna Bonner...

June 1, 2016 - 12:01am
9 min 11 sec ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
East Division
WLPct.GB
Windy City123.800
Lake Erie95.643
Washington96.6003
Joliet710.4126
Traverse City69.400...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
9 min 11 sec ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Michigan infielder Sierra Romero has been named the Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year.

The senior ranks in the top 10 nationally with a .465 batting average, 19 home runs and a .585 on-base percentage, and is in the top five with 77 RBIs and a .916 slugging percentage. She already owns NCAA career records in runs (300) and grand slams (11) and has 301 career hits and 304 career RBIs.

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June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
9 min 11 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon each hit two of Colorado's team record-tying seven homers, powering the Rockies to a 17-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

Blackmon became the first player in Rockies history to hit leadoff homers in back-to-back games and added his first career grand slam in the seventh. Carlos Gonzalez homered for a fourth straight game, while D.J. LeMahieu and Gerardo Parra also went deep.

It was the...

May 31, 2016 - 11:52pm
9 min 11 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain homered and drove in four runs as the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-5 on Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to a season-best five games.

The Royals, who have won six straight series, took a two-game lead in the AL Central after being seven games out and in fourth place on May 10.

Cain hit a two-run homer in the first inning and a two-run single in the five-run fifth when the Royals...

May 31, 2016 - 11:34pm
9 min 11 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Scott Kazmir and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, matching zeros with Cubs ace Jake Arrieta before the Los Angeles Dodgers got to Chicago's bullpen for a 5-0 victory Tuesday night.

Arrieta went seven scoreless innings, but was denied his 21st consecutive victory. The Cubs had won in Arrieta's last 23 starts.

Cubs left-hander Clayton Richard (0-1) gave up three straight singles to lefties in the eighth, the last Adrian Gonzalez's...

May 31, 2016 - 11:32pm
9 min 11 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Carpenter tied his season high with four hits for the second straight game, scored four times and drove in two runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 10-3 on Tuesday night.

Jedd Gyorko hit a three-run homer, and Mike Leake (4-4) allowed five hits, walked one and struck out four over six innings for his fourth win in the last five starts. His only mistakes were Jonathan Lucroy's home run leading off the second and Ryan Braun'...

May 31, 2016 - 11:31pm
9 min 11 sec ago
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At A Glance
All Times EDT
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)3022.577
Rochester (Twins)2923.5581
Syracuse (Nationals)2723.5402
Buffalo (Blue Jays)2725.519
May 31, 2016 - 11:07pm
9 min 11 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tampa Bay reliever Brad Boxberger left with a strained muscle in his left side in his first game back from a stint on the disabled list Tuesday night.

Boxberger was led off the field by Rays trainer Joe Benze after throwing 16 pitches in the sixth inning. He stretched his side several times before being removed. Tampa Bay said he would be evaluated again after the game against the Royals.

Boxberger had adductor surgery in...

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