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Ronel Blanco strikes out 8 in 6 innings as Astros beat Giants 3-1

By ERIC HE Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ronel Blanco had eight strikeouts in six innings, Mauricio Dubon scored twice and the Houston Astros beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Tuesday night. Blanco (6-2) allowed one run on three hits and became the first pitcher in Astros ...

Japan beats United States 2-0 in men’s Olympic soccer warmup match

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The United States heads to its first men's Olympic soccer tournament since 2008 off a performance it would rather forget. Shota Fujio converted a penalty kick in the sixth minute, Mao Hosoya added a goal in the 69th and Japan won 2-0 in an under-23 game on Tuesday ...

Kikuchi, four Blue Jays relievers combine to shut out Brewers 3-0

By RICH ROVITO Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi and four Toronto Blue Jays relievers combined to shut out the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 on Tuesday night. Kikuchi (4-5) gave up three hits in five innings, walked four and struck out five to record consecutive wins for the first ...

Tim Anderson provides a spark for Marlins in 4-2 win over Mets

By JERRY BEACH Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Anderson returned from the bereavement list and produced his first two-hit game in three weeks Tuesday night, sparking the Miami Marlins to a 4-2 win over the New York Mets. The two-time All-Star and 2019 AL batting champion, who ...