2:57 PM EDT, Mon April 24, 2017
10 hours ago

Mississippi State catcher arrested for DUI over the weekend

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi State baseball player has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence and no insurance. The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/2oCzdKp) that sophomore catcher Elih Marrero was arrested Saturday, according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office. He was released on bail. The university didn't immediately ...
11 hours ago

Absences of Marte, Bumgarner could shake up NL

The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants are both in last place, and that's not even their biggest problem at the moment. They will both have to overcome some significant adversity to contend for the postseason this year after losing two of the National League's top players this past week. ...
11 hours ago

9-year-old boy resuscitated after being hit by line drive

BOSTON (AP) - A 9-year-old boy is being treated at a Boston hospital after paramedics restarted his heart, which stopped when he was hit in the chest by a baseball during a pickup game. The boy was pitching at a playground field Sunday when he was hit by a line ...
12 hours ago

APNewsBreak: Dodgers, Yankees cut projected luxury tax bills

NEW YORK (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills - just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season. The Dodgers are on track to slice their tax bill by ...
13 hours ago

Former Chelsea star Drogba introduced in Phoenix

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Although the Phoenix area isn't yet a major pro soccer market, Sunday night felt like a big step toward that dream for Phoenix Rising FC and its fans. The second-division club packed its 6,200-seat facility in nearby Scottsdale to beyond capacity for the official introduction of ...
15 hours ago

Murphy, Scherzer slam Mets as Nats win 7th straight, 6-3

NEW YORK (AP) - Daniel Murphy hit an early grand slam against his former team, Max Scherzer pitched eight fiery innings and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Sunday night for their seventh straight victory. Ryan Zimmerman added a two-run homer for the Nationals, who completed ...
18 hours ago

Stephen Strasburg headed to paternity list, next start pushed back

NEW YORK — Stephen Strasburg will not take his regular turn in the Washington Nationals' rotation this week as he awaits the birth of his second child. The Nationals plan to put Strasburg on the paternity list Monday, when they open a four-game series in Colorado. The team has not ...
19 hours ago

Bour's 3-run homer lifts Marlins over Padres 7-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Justin Bour hit a three-run homer to cap the six-run sixth inning and help the Miami Marlins to a 7-3 victory Sunday against the San Diego Padres. The first six Marlins batters reached and scored in the sixth, helping Tom Koehler (1-1) to his first win ...
19 hours ago

Cruz drives in 5 runs to help Mariners end skid

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Nelson Cruz homered and drove in five runs, Taylor Motter hit his first career grand slam and the Seattle Mariners routed the Oakland Athletics 11-1 on Sunday. Robinson Cano added two hits and Yovani Gallardo (1-2) pitched into the seventh for his first win with Seattle. ...
19 hours ago

McCarthy, Dodgers salvage final game of series in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) - Brandon McCarthy gave Los Angeles a much-needed strong start, Yasmani Grandal homered in a six-run fifth inning and the Dodgers avoided being swept in three games in the desert with a 6-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday. After scoring 24 runs in the first two games ...
19 hours ago

LEADING OFF: MLB sorts out trouble in Baltimore, Minnesota

A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday: ___ PAY THE PRICE Major League Baseball figures to be busy, sorting out possible penalties after the ill will at Camden Yards and Target Field over the weekend. On Sunday, Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes was ejected after throwing a ...
20 hours ago

Stroman throws 7-hitter in Blue Jays' 6-2 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Marcus Stroman pitched a seven-hitter and Devon Travis hit a go-ahead, two-run homer during a four-run eighth inning in the Toronto Blue Jays' 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Stroman (2-2) survived a rocky ninth by inducing a game-ending double play in his ...
20 hours ago

Darvish, Rangers finish 4-game sweep, beat Royals 5-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Yu Darvish pitched eight innings in his longest outing since elbow surgery two years ago and the Texas Rangers scored the tying and go-ahead runs without a hit, completing a four-game sweep with a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. The Japanese right-hander ...
20 hours ago

Kyle Freeland sharp in 8-0 win, Rockies sweep Giants

DENVER (AP) - Kyle Freeland scattered six hits over seven sharp innings, Gerardo Parra hit a two-run homer and the Colorado Rockies beat San Francisco 8-0 on Sunday for their first three-game sweep of the Giants at Coors Field since 2002. Freeland (2-1) mixed a wicked sinker with a two-seam ...
21 hours ago

Leake pitches, hits Cardinals past Brewers, 6-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Mike Leake allowed two runs over six innings and drove in two runs to lead St. Louis to a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, the Cardinals' sixth win in seven games. Leake (3-1) gave up three hits and three walks while striking out six. ...