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August 5, 2015 - 12:14am
10 min 59 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered for the fifth consecutive game, and the Seattle Mariners spoiled Jon Gray's major league debut with a 10-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

It is the second time this season Cruz has gone deep in five straight games. He also singled to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.

Gray, the third overall pick in the 2013 draft, had a rough beginning to his big league career. Seattle touched him for two...

August 5, 2015 - 12:12am
10 min 59 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to ban chewing tobacco in sports venues across the city.

The mayor is expected to discuss a proposed new ordinance Wednesday morning at a city park. Public health officials, advocates, local youth and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling are expected to attend.

Schilling, now an ESPN analyst, revealed earlier this year he was diagnosed and treated for mouth cancer. He believes chewing tobacco was the...

August 4, 2015 - 11:58pm
10 min 58 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker had 18 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four steals in her first home game and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 83-61 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.

Jantel Lavender recorded her league-leading 11th double-double for Los Angeles (6-14) with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Los Angeles had a season-high 12 steals.

Los Angeles started the third quarter on a 17-7 spurt, with six points from...

August 4, 2015 - 11:50pm
10 min 58 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Relievers Sam Freeman and Shawn Tolleson pitched out of trouble and the Texas Rangers held off the Houston Astros 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Freeman relieved Yovani Gallardo (8-9) in the sixth inning, and allowed a single and a walk to load the bases with one out. Freeman then retired Luis Valbuena and Marwin Gonzalez.

Tolleson earned his 20th save, all since May 20, despite giving up a walk and Valbuena's second single before...

August 4, 2015 - 11:23pm
10 min 58 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jimmy Nelson scattered three hits over 6 2-3 solid innings, Khris Davis drove in two runs and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.

The Padres scored an unearned run off Nelson (9-9) in the fourth, but the big right-hander, who threw a season-high 112 pitches, allowed nothing more. He walked one and struck out four before leaving with a 2-1 lead and two out in the seventh. Jeremy...

August 4, 2015 - 11:11pm
10 min 58 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Archer pitched seven strong innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays backed him with a season-high four homers while pounding Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox 11-3 on Tuesday night.

Archer (10-8) allowed two runs and six hits for his first win since June 23, and the Rays matched their highest home run total since Sept. 7.

Logan Forsythe, Mikie Mahtook, Asdrubal Cabrera and Richie Shaffer all went deep. Kevin Kiermaier and Rene Rivera...

August 4, 2015 - 11:04pm
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Traverse City3826.5945
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Frontier3034.46913
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August 4, 2015 - 11:04pm
10 min 58 sec ago

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian senator and former star player Romario says the inquiry he's leading into the national football confederation will question former President Jose Maria Marin in detention in Switzerland, as well as a prominent Brazilian businessman in the United States.

Romario is president of the Senate committee installed last month to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by Brazilian football officials.

He said Tuesday that Marin will...

August 4, 2015 - 10:59pm
10 min 58 sec ago
East Division
WLPct.GB
Evansville4422.667
Southern Illinois4324.642
Traverse City3726.587
Florence3135.47013
Frontier3034.46913
Washington...
August 4, 2015 - 10:59pm
10 min 58 sec ago
East Division
WLPct.GB
Evansville4422.667
Southern Illinois4324.642
Traverse City3726.587
Florence3135.47013
Frontier3034.46913
Washington...
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