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Contreras’ slam powers Arrieta, Cubs to 12-8 win over Reds

April 22, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

Chicago Cubs’ Willson Contreras (40) celebrates with Kris Bryant, left, and Anthony Rizzo, right, after hitting a grand slam off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Cody Reed in the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) CINCINNATI (AP) — After a sputtering start, the Cubs’ offense is...

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Gonzalez, Nationals beat Mets 3-1 for 6th straight win

April 22, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

Washington Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez (47) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) NEW YORK (AP) — Gio Gonzalez mentioned the tasty Latin...

Jones hit in face by pitch, Tigers and Twins scrap on field

April 22, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

Detroit Tigers’ Nicholas Castellanos, right, goes through the celebration line after the Tigers defeated the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twins slugger Miguel Sano...

Rosales, Healy homer; A’s beat Seattle for fifth straight

April 22, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

Oakland Athletics’ Ryon Healy connects for a two-run home run off Seattle Mariners pitcher Ariel Miranda in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adam Rosales got...

Madison Bumgarner lands on DL after dirt bike accident

April 21, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) DENVER (AP) — Giants ace left-hander Madison...

Rangers release Josh Hamilton after another knee injury

April 21, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

In this July 22, 2015, file photo, Texas Rangers’ Josh Hamilton reacts after striking out against the Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Denver. The Rangers have released Hamilton from his minor league contract after another knee...

Ailing Mets put 1B Duda, INF Flores on DL; deGrom scratched

April 21, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes leaps for a ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies’ Maikel Franco for an RBI double during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) NEW YORK (AP) —...

Indians’ Kipnis activated from DL, makes 1st start

April 21, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

CHICAGO (AP) — Second baseman Jason Kipnis was activated from the disabled list by the Cleveland Indians and was set to make his season debut against the Chicago White Sox. Kipnis was to start at second base and bat sixth Friday night. He was limited to two...

Beltran’s first Houston homer helps Astros top Angels 2-1

April 20, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

Houston Astros’ Carlos Beltran (15) is congratulated by third base coach Gary Pettis after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)...

Sale’s 13 Ks, Betts’ 2B in 10th lead Red Sox over Jays 4-1

April 20, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) TORONTO (AP) — When his first pitch of the day was...