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Cabrera homers, Skubal strikes out 11 as Tigers top Orioles

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera blasted his 505th career home run, Tarik Skubal equaled his career high with 11 strikeouts, and the Detroit Tigers completed their first series sweep this season by defeating the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Sunday. Cabrera had two hits, scored two runs and knocked ...

Gurriel stays hot, Verlander solid, Astros blank Nats 8-0

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-4 with a homer, Justin Verlander pitched five scoreless innings and the Houston Astros beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Sunday. Jose Altuve, Martin Maldonado and Chas McCormick also homered for the Astros. Gurriel finished the series 8-for-12 ...

Chapman error sets up Rays’ big inning in 3-0 win over Jays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Chapman's throwing error allowed Tampa Bay to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning, and the Rays went on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 on Sunday. Jeffrey Springs combined with four relievers on a five-hitter for the Rays, who took two of three from ...

Buxton and Urshela homer to help Twins beat Guardians 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Ryan allowed one run over six innings and was backed by solo homers from Byron Buxton and Gio Urshela as the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Guardians 3-1 on Sunday. Ryan (4-2) threw a career-high 103 pitches and struck out five, with his only blemish a fourth ...

Wong leads Brewers to 7-3 win over the Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Kolten Wong homered, singled and had three walks to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 on Sunday. Playing in his 1,000th major league game, Wong also stole two bases for the Brewers, who finished 4-5 on their nine game road trip. "Super humbling," the ...

Plate ump leaves A’s-Angels game after getting hit twice

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Plate umpire Marty Foster left Sunday's game between the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels after getting hit in the facemask a second time. Foster was hit in the sixth inning by a foul ball from Kevin Smith and collapsed to the ground before being helped to his ...

Castillo fans Alonso with bases full, M’s beat Mets 8-7

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso stood with a sliver of sunlight streaking across home plate, the bases loaded and two outs, hoping to cap the New York Mets' comeback from a three-run, ninth-inning deficit. Seattle's Diego Castillo fed the NL RBIs co-leader a stream of sliders: low and outside, ...

Brittany Force wins at Virginia NHRA Nationals

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — Brittany Force won Top Fuel class in the Virginia NHRA Nationals on Sunday and John Force Racing teammate Robert Hight took the Funny Car crown at Virginia Motorsports Park. Force beat four-time defending season champion Steve Torrence with a 3.770-second pass at 334.07 ...

Kim’s tie-breaking double helps Padres beat Braves 7-3 in 11

ATLANTA (AP) — Ha-Seong Kim had a run-scoring double to give San Diego the lead in a four-run 11th inning and the Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on Sunday to win the three-game series. Kim's double to left field off Jackson Stephens (0-1) drove in Jake Cronenworth, who opened the inning ...

Schwindel’s go-ahead hit in 9th lifts Cubs over Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Frank Schwindel figured he got the best of the bargain with his broken-bat, go-ahead single. "I'll trade a bat for a hit any day," Schwindel said. Schwindel had a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Sunday. Patrick ...

Perez hits 2-run single in 9th, Royals overtake Rockies 8-7

DENVER (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals recovered from blowing a six-run lead to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 on Sunday. Bobby Witt Jr., Whit Merrifield and Emmanuel Rivera homered for the Royals, who took two of three from ...

Ohtani homers again, leads Angels past A’s 4-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani homered for the second consecutive game, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. A day after becoming the third Japanese-born player to reach 100 homers in the major leagues, Ohtani belted No. 101. His eighth ...

Mets put RHP Megill on injured list with biceps tendinitis

NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Holderman woke up early in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to have breakfast ahead of the Syracuse Mets' game at the RailRiders. A few hours later, he made his major league debut for the Mets at Citi Field. "Not the Sunday I expected but the Sunday I really enjoyed," the ...

Gavin Lux gets 2-run double, Dodgers surge past Phils 5-4

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gavin Lux allowed a routine two-out grounder to roll between his legs in the second inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies jumped through that opening to score four unearned runs. With the Dodgers down to their final out three hours later, Lux got an improbable opportunity ...

Rematch round: Blues-Avalanche, Panthers-Lightning up next

Florida Panthers deadline addition Brandon Montour may not have had a rooting interest in Game 7 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Many of his teammates who got eliminated by the Lightning were happy to see the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup ...

US edges Austria in OT, Canada routs Italy at hockey worlds

TAMPERE, Finland (AP) — Luke Hughes scored with 1:57 left in overtime to complete a United States comeback from two goals down to edge Austria 3-2 at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday. Benjamin Nissner scored in the first period and Paul Huber added another early in the second to ...

GM says Grizzlies will spend to keep Morant, core together

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies are willing to spend whatever necessary to keep their core together, including signing All-Star guard Ja Morant to a contract extension this offseason. Zach Kleiman, the Grizzlies' general manager and vice president of basketball operations, made ...

Warriors welcome back coach Steve Kerr from COVID protocols

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Steve Kerr is out of the NBA's health and safety protocols and preparing to coach the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals after missing the last three games of the semifinal round against Memphis with COVID-19. Kerr said his symptoms were mild with a ...

IndyCar’s aeroscreen gets mixed reviews in 1st rain test

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar officials will spend the next few days collecting information and gathering advice about improving aeroscreen visibility for races held in the rain. Many of the series drivers complained Saturday that they struggled to see other cars late in the IndyCar Grand Prix ...

Minjee Lee hangs on, wins LPGA Founders Cup over Thompson

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — The way LPGA scoring leader Minjee Lee has been playing, winning was only a matter of time. The title came in the Cognizant Founders Cup on Sunday after a final round in which the Australian wasn't playing her best. Lee made her only three birdies on the back nine and ...