Nico Hoerner’s tying dash and go-ahead single rally Cubs past Diamondbacks 3-2 in 11 innings

[ad_1] PHOENIX — Nico Hoerner scored the tying run from second base on a wild pitch in the ninth inning, then delivered the go-ahead single in the 11th as the Chicago Cubs rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Monday night. “His baserunning play in the ninth was spectacular,” Chicago manager Craig Counsell said. “We’ve … Read more

Sonny Gray pitches Cardinals past his former A’s as St. Louis wins 3-1

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. — Sonny Gray struck out six and didn’t walk a batter over six scoreless innings to beat his former club with career win No. 100, and Willson Contreras doubled twice and drove in a run for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 3-1 win against the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Nolan … Read more

Padres break loose for 6 runs in the 5th inning and go on to beat the Brewers 7-3

[ad_1] MILWAUKEE — Jackson Merrill went 3 for 5 and singled home two runs during a six-run rally in the fifth inning as the San Diego Padres defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Monday night. The game featuring two heralded 20-year-old rookies with the first name of Jackson — San Diego’s Merrill and Milwaukee’s Chourio … Read more

John Sterling retires from Yankees broadcast booth at age 85 a few weeks into 34th season

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling announced his immediate retirement Monday at age 85, a few weeks into his 34th season in New York’s broadcast booth. Sterling had cut back his schedule in recent years and was not with the team for its trip to Houston and Toronto. He called 5,420 regular-season … Read more

Profar’s tiebreaking 3-run double in 7th inning lifts Padres to 6-3 victory over Dodgers

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — Jurickson Profar broke a seventh-inning tie with a three-run double, Jackson Merrill had three hits and the San Diego Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 on Sunday to take two of three in their weekend series. Profar’s bases-loaded drive off the center-field wall against J.P. Feyereisen (0-1) gave the Padres … Read more

Canha’s 2-run double in 8th inning helps Tigers rally to beat Twins 4-3

[ad_1] DETROIT — Mark Canha’s two-run double highlighted a four-run eighth inning for the Detroit Tigers as they rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Sunday. The victory was the 800th in the majors for Tigers manager A.J. Hinch. “(Andrew Chafin) just told me I’m old, so I guess that’s what 800 brings,” Hinch … Read more

Stone perfect into 6th inning and Betts drives offense as Dodgers beat Padres 5-2 in testy game

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — Mookie Betts had three hits and two RBIs, rookie Gavin Stone retired his first 15 batters and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Saturday night in a testy game delayed more than two hours by rain. The benches and bullpens cleared in the fifth inning when … Read more

Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, gifts exclusive sneakers to LA Dodgers on Mamba Day anniversary

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers received some special footwear Saturday, courtesy of Kobe Bryant’s widow. On the eighth anniversary of Bryant’s last NBA game, Vanessa Bryant gave members of the Dodgers exclusive sneakers in a team color scheme from the late basketball star’s signature Nike line. The club posted … Read more

Shota Imanaga continues strong start to major league career as Cubs top Mariners 4-1

[ad_1] SEATTLE — Shota Imanaga allowed one unearned run over 5 1/3 innings, Michael Busch homered in his third straight game and the Chicago Cubs beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Saturday night. Seiya Suzuki and Miguel Amaya also hit solo home runs for the Cubs. But the focus was on Imanaga (2-0) continuing the … Read more