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August 4, 2015 - 12:36am
14 min 59 sec ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Call him the real-life Crash Davis.

Mike Hessman, an infielder for Triple-A Toledo in the Detroit Tigers' system, became the career home run leader for U.S.-based minor leagues Monday night, hitting his 433rd in the seventh inning of a game against Lehigh Valley.

Davis was the character played by Kevin Costner in the movie "Bull Durham" who set the minor league record for homers.

Hessman reached the actual...

August 4, 2015 - 12:19am
14 min 59 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — Mel Farr, the Detroit Lions' running back who rushed for over 3,000 yards in seven NFL seasons, has died. He was 70.

A Lions spokesman said Farr's son confirmed his father died on Monday.

Farr spent his entire NFL career with Detroit, from 1967-73. He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1967, when he ran for 860 yards in 13 games.

He ran for 717 yards in 1970, helping the Lions go 10-4 in the regular...

August 4, 2015 - 12:14am
14 min 59 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — Felix Hernandez pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Nelson Cruz homered in a fourth consecutive game to reach 30 for the season, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 on Monday night.

Kyle Seager homered on the front end of back-to-back shots with Cruz, and Brad Miller added a solo shot among his three hits for the Mariners, who have won three of four since dropping four straight.

Jose Reyes, in his first...

August 4, 2015 - 12:13am
14 min 59 sec ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed Monday night after two rain delays totaling almost 3½ hours.

No makeup date was announced.

The game was called at midnight with the score tied at 1 in the middle of the fourth inning. There was a delay of over 2 hours in the bottom of the second, then was rained out after a wait of 1 hour, 20 minutes.

Both teams scored in the third....

August 4, 2015 - 12:05am
14 min 59 sec ago
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August 4, 2015 - 12:03am
14 min 59 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Rapper Drake took the wraps off new uniforms for the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

The Grammy winner, who collaborated with the team on the new look, wore a black and gold version of the uniform while performing the finale of his OVO Fest concert in Toronto.

Drake, the team's "global ambassador." wore the No. 6 jersey of new Raptors guard Corey Joseph, who is from suburban Toronto.

The redesign isn't radical....

August 3, 2015 - 11:36pm
14 min 59 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Adonis Garcia hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning off Ryan Vogelsong and the Atlanta Braves completed their final comeback of the game, beating the San Francisco Giants 9-8 Monday night.

Down 6-0 against Matt Cain going into the sixth, the Braves rallied with four runs. A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth off Santiago Casilla, tying it at 7.

Buster Posey homered early, then hit a go-ahead single in the...

August 3, 2015 - 11:34pm
14 min 59 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre became the first major leaguer since the 1930s to hit for his third career cycle and the Texas Rangers held on for a wild 12-9 victory over the AL West-leading Houston Astros on Monday night.

Beltre's solo homer in the fifth, a liner deep into the seats in left field, completed the cycle against three Houston pitchers.

A two-run triple by Beltre in the first inning put the Rangers ahead to stay at 3-2. He had a...

August 3, 2015 - 11:34pm
14 min 59 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Mikie Mahtook singled with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to drive in Logan Forsythe and give the Tampa Bay Rays a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.

Forsythe started the winning rally with a one-out walk. Evan Longoria had three hits and an RBI.

Rays prospect Richie Shaffer went 0-for-2 with a hit-by-pitch and a walk in four plate appearances before leaving the game in the seventh.

Jake...

August 3, 2015 - 11:27pm
34 min 57 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yangervis Solarte hit two home runs and Tyson Ross pitched six effective innings to help the San Diego Padres rout the Milwaukee Brewers 13-5 on Monday night.

Solarte hit a solo home run in the first and connected for a three-run shot in the seventh.

Jedd Gyorko also homered and had three hits while Alexi Amarista drove in three runs for the Padres.

Ross (8-8) gave up seven hits and two earned runs in six innings...

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