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Berríos sharp as Jays blank Mariners behind Springer triple

TORONTO (AP) — José Berríos and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, George Springer provided all the offense with a bases-loaded triple and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 3-0 Tuesday. Berríos (3-2) stopped a two-start losing streak and matched his season-high of seven ...

Kiermaier, Phillips, Arozarena homer, Rays beat Tigers 8-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier, Brett Phillips and Randy Arozarena homered and drove in two runs each, Shane McClanahan struck out seven in seven innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1 on Tuesday night. Ji-Man Choi also drove in two runs for the Rays, who ...

White Sox and Royals split doubleheader

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brady Singer outdueled Davis Martin as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday. The White Sox won the first game 3-0. Singer (1-0) had his best outing since last September 5, when he threw seven shutout ...

Judge homers twice as Yankees edge Orioles 5-4

BALTIMORE (AP) — The new wall in left field at Camden Yards served its purpose, denying Aaron Judge a home run on his 399-foot drive in the first inning. "I learned my lesson and decided to go to right field after that," he said. The ballpark couldn't hold Judge's next two hits, a pair of ...

Cards’ O’Neill has winning hit, twinbill-record 6 Ks vs Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler O'Neill had the simplest of goals in the ninth inning of a tied game. "Just trying to get the ball in play," he said. For most of Tuesday, even that seemed impossible. He figured it out just in time. O'Neill redeemed himself after setting a Cardinals record for a ...

Rojas homers and gets 3 hits as Marlins beat Nationals 5-1

MIAMI (AP) — Miguel Rojas homered, doubled and singled to lead the Miami Marlins over the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Tuesday night. Jesús Sánchez also went deep and Jesús Aguilar had two hits for the Marlins, who will attempt to complete their second three-game sweep of the season ...

Cubs shut out Pirates for 2nd straight night, 7-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Keegan Thompson combined with three relievers on a five-hitter, and the Chicago Cubs shut out the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second straight game, a 7-0 win Tuesday night that extended their winning streak to a season-best four. Jonathan Villar hit a go-ahead, solo homer in ...

Acuña returns, Ozuna homers as Braves defeat Brewers 3-0

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. returned to action and wasted no time showing he's feeling just fine. Back atop the Atlanta lineup as the designated hitter Tuesday night after missing five games with a sore groin, Acuña opened the game by beating out an infield hit and later stole a base ...

Seager triggers wild 8th as Rangers rally past Angels 10-5

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager, Kole Calhoun and the Texas Rangers chased Reid Detmers early with homers in the left-hander's first start since throwing a no-hitter for the Los Angeles Angels. They won it late with bloops, walks and LA errors. Seager triggered a seven-run eighth ...

A’s snap out of offensive funk to beat Twins 5-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seth Brown hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, Sean Murphy followed with a two-run single and the Oakland Athletics ended their four-game losing streak against the Twins, beating Minnesota 5-2 on Tuesday night. Kevin Smith homered to end a long slump and ...

La Stella homers as Giants beat Rockies again, 10-7

DENVER (AP) — Tommy La Stella homered on the second pitch of the game and doubled twice as the San Francisco Giants extended their dominance against Colorado with a 10-7 win over the Rockies on Tuesday night. San Francisco has won 12 straight against NL West rival Colorado dating to Aug. 15, ...

Turner powers Dodgers to doubleheader sweep of Diamondbacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Dodgers keep falling behind early, they've had enough power lately to make sure they don't stay there. Edwin Rios hit a three-run homer during a six-run second inning and the Dodgers erased another quick deficit Tuesday night in a 12-3 victory over ...

Mets’ Marte loses grandmother 2 years after wife’s death

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte was placed on the bereavement list following the death of his grandmother, which came nearly two years to the day after his wife died of a heart attack. Mets manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that Marte's grandmother, Ponga Brigida, ...

Bengals’ Burrow wasted no time getting over Super Bowl loss

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow said he didn't spend any time second-guessing himself or pondering what might have been after the Bengals' Super Bowl loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Business as usual for Joe Cool. What's next? Burrow said he watched video of the game once and then mentally filed ...

Tiger Woods says he’s all about majors, a Mickelson rebuke

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tiger Woods is all about majors and legacy, a point he drove home Tuesday in a sharp rebuke of Phil Mickelson and his support of a Saudi-funded golf venture that led to Lefty not defending his title at the PGA Championship. Even as Woods resumes a remarkable return from a ...

Hurricanes look to keep rolling at home vs. New York Rangers

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes needed to finish the regular season strong to hold off the New York Rangers for the Metropolitan Division title. They are benefitting from that push as the teams meet in a second-round playoff series. The division title secured home-ice advantage ...

Rich Strike skipping Preakness reignites Triple Crown debate

BALTIMORE (AP) — Graham Motion always wondered what it would be like to show up at the Preakness with the Kentucky Derby winner, and when that happened in 2011 with Animal Kingdom it was all he was hoping for and then some. "Nobody else can win the Triple Crown," Motion said. "Everybody ...

Jimmie Johnson feels ‘at home’ in Indy 500 preparations

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson set his alarm for 5:48 a.m. — he uses the number 48 in nearly all his mundane activities — hoping to get a workout in before opening day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Excitement got the best of him. Johnson awoke 15 minutes before his alarm went off, ...

Column: Best to never win major label starting much earlier

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Jerry Barber holds a distinct place in history at the PGA Championship. He was 45 when he won an 18-hole playoff at Olympia Fields to become the oldest first-time winner of a major. Viktor Hovland already is being asked about winning his first major. He's 24. One big ...

Scottie Scheffler arrives at PGA as understated world No. 1

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler has earned the right to strut onto the first tee at Southern Hills and puff out his chest, an unintended yet unmistakable consequence of winning the Masters, ripping off three more victories and rising to No. 1 in the world. Except, well, ahem ... "The ...