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April 25, 2015 - 1:51am
6 min 1 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Robbie Grossman singled in two runs in the 11th inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Friday night to match their best start in eight years.

Chris Carter and Colby Rasmus drew walks off Eric O'Flaherty (0-2) to begin Houston's rally. After Hank Conger's sacrifice moved the runners over, Grossman lined a 3-0 pitch to left. Grossman had gone hitless in his previous four at-bats and was in a 0-for-9 funk before his clutch...

April 25, 2015 - 1:47am
6 min 1 sec ago

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! SCORES AND SKEDS !

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Friday's Scores

INTERLEAGUE...

April 25, 2015 - 1:25am
6 min 1 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Zack Greinke extended his mastery of NL West opponents by holding the San Diego Padres to four hits in seven innings, and Carl Crawford homered to help the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-0 victory Friday night.

Greinke (3-0) improved to 21-1 with a 1.88 ERA in 31 games against division opponents since joining the Dodgers as a free agent before the 2013 season. He is 15-0 in his last 19 starts against NL West teams.

The right-hander is 5-...

April 25, 2015 - 1:19am
6 min 1 sec ago
BC-BBO--Baseball Expanded Glance,0123
Baseball Expanded Standings
All Times EDT
By The Associated Press
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
WLPctGBWCGBL10StrHomeAway
Boston107.5885-5W-14-3...
April 25, 2015 - 1:17am
6 min 1 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Buffalo (Blue Jays)114.733
Pawtucket (Red Sox)105.6671
Rochester (Twins)76.5383
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)78.4674
Syracuse (Nationals)59.357...
April 25, 2015 - 1:13am
6 min 1 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — David Freese hit a go-ahead homer, Garrett Richards pitched seven effective innings for his first win since injuring his knee last year, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 Friday night.

Richards (1-1) allowed two runs and three hits, struck out five and walked three en route to his fifth straight victory over the Rangers. The victory was the right-hander's first since Aug. 15 last season, when he beat the Rangers 5-4 in Texas. He...

April 25, 2015 - 1:12am
6 min 1 sec ago
North Division
WLPct.GB
Buffalo (Blue Jays)114.733
Pawtucket (Red Sox)105.6671
Rochester (Twins)76.5383
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)78.4674
Syracuse (Nationals)59.357...
April 25, 2015 - 12:53am
6 min 1 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Badou Jack outpointed Anthony Dirrell on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion to take the WBC super-middleweight title.

Jack (19-1-1) received winning of 116-112 and 115-113, and the third had it even at 114-114.

Jack, the Las Vegas-based Swede who fights under the banner of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s promotion company, connected with a big one-two combination in the ninth round and forced the fight inside on a tiring Dirrell (27-1-1)....

April 25, 2015 - 12:41am
6 min 1 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth inning for his third win this season, and Josh Harrison and Neil Walker each drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Friday night.

Cole (3-0) allowed one run and seven hits in 7 2-3 innings. He struck out seven and walked two.

Harrison lined a two-out double to right-center in the second inning, driving in Jordy Mercer and Cole to give the Pirates a 3-0 lead...

April 25, 2015 - 12:41am
1 hour 6 min ago

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Nick LaBrocca scored in the 79th minute and the Colorado Rapids tied 10-man FC Dallas 1-1 on Friday night.

Colorado (1-2-4) ended its long winless and scoreless streaks 14 days ago with a 4-0 victory at Dallas (4-2-2).

LaBrocca's equalizer was collaborative effort. Lucas Pittinari chipped a ball to the edge of the 6-yard box and Dillon Powers redirected it in front of goal. LaBrocca beat goalkeeper Dan Kennedy to the loose...

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