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McKenzie’s 8 Ks, Maile’s HR puts Guardians over Astros 1-0

CLEVELAND (AP) — Triston McKenzie held Houston to two hits and struck out eight in eight innings, Luke Maile homered for the first time in three years and the Cleveland Guardians defeated the Houston Astros 1-0 on Sunday. McKenzie (8-8) retired 15 straight hitters before pinch-hitter Kyle ...

No contract talk as Titans lineman Jeffery Simmons works

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee rookie quarterback Malik Willis made a business decision when he found himself facing off against Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons in a live tackle drill at training camp. He went straight to the ground. "I was like, 'No, this can't be right," ...

Pirates get rare win at Camden Yards, 8-1 over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — Bryse Wilson pitched effectively into the sixth inning, Ke'Bryan Hayes homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped Baltimore's five-game winning streak Sunday with an 8-1 victory over the Orioles. The Pirates also ended their own nine-game skid at Camden Yards, improving to ...

Braves pitcher Ian Anderson sent down to Triple-A

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlanta Braves optioned struggling right-hander Ian Anderson to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday prior to their series finale with the New York Mets. Anderson, sent to Triple-A along with outfielder Guillermo Heredia, allowed four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings with four walks ...

Steelers’ Harris seeks to expand leadership role in 2nd year

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris enjoyed a breakout rookie season last year. Harris has been slowed by a foot injury during his second training camp with the Steelers. But the brief summer setback has allowed Harris an opportunity to pause from the daily ...

India beats West Indies by 88 runs in T20 match in Florida

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — India's spinners put on a show in Florida to take all 10 wickets in an 88-run win over West Indies in the fifth and final Twenty20 cricket international on Sunday. India leaves with two wins in two matches, and a 4-1 victory overall in the series. The first three ...

Melendez posts 6-RBI game as Royals smash Red Sox 13-5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — MJ Melendez hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning and had a career-high six RBIs to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 13-5 on Sunday. The rookie Melendez blasted it an estimated 406-feet to right field which bounced into the fountains to give ...

Rays draw 2 bases-loaded walks in 9th, beat Tigers 7-0

DETROIT (AP) — Yu Chang and Yandy Diaz drew bases-loaded walks in a seven-run ninth inning, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. With the game scoreless in the ninth, Isaac Parades hit a one-out single off Tigers closer Gregory Soto (2-6), then took ...

Phillies hit 4 homers in 13-1 win, finish sweep of Nationals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies replayed highlights from Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton and Pete Rose and all the big plays from the 1980 World Series championship team on the big screen. The occasion was a celebration of the first World Series winner in franchise history, yes, but it couldn't ...

Bullpen woes, late error doom Brewers in 4-2 loss to Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donovan Solano had a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Sunday. Solano, who also had an RBI double in the eight, had an RBI flyball in the 10th off Devin Williams (2-2) as the Reds won for the eighth time in 10 ...

Chicago pounds out 15 hits, beats Texas 8-2 for series split

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Vaughn had a two-run home run among his three hits, Luis Robert hit a two-run double, and AJ Pollock had two doubles in a three-hit game as the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Sunday to split a four-game series. Leury Garcia had three hits and ...

Jays top Twins on overturned call in 10th; Baldelli ejected

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cavan Biggio hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and Whit Merrifield scored on an overturned call to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday and split the four-game series. Merrifield was originally called out at the plate trying ...

Winker hits slam, Mariners drop Angels 6-3; Ohtani shaken up

SEATTLE (AP) — Jesse Winker hit a grand slam, Marco Gonzales struck out seven and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Sunday as Shohei Ohtani received a visit from trainers and continued to struggle. Winker's slam – the second of the season for Seattle and Winker's ...

Cardinals outslug Yankees 12-9 to complete 3-game sweep

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Arenado and Paul DeJong both homered and drove in four runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals outlast the New York Yankees 12-9 on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep. St. Louis won its season-high seventh straight in a slugfest that took 4 hours, 25 minutes — the ...

Aces spoil Sue Bird’s retirement party, topple Storm 89-81

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird was at the conclusion of her speech to the sold out crowd, nearly all of whom still remained, and decided — maybe hoped — this would not be the last time she would get to play in the city she's called home the past two decades. "I don't really have that 'Mamba ...

Dixon eyes record-tying 7th championship after Nashville win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scott Dixon arrived in Nashville not really a championship favorite, but still mathematically eligible to win a record-tying seventh IndyCar title. And even though he was stuck in the middle of a tight pack of drivers jostling for the championship, The Iceman never ...

Yaz homers twice, Webb, Giants hold off A’s 6-4

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski homered twice, Thairo Estrada also connected and the San Francisco Giants won their seventh consecutive interleague road game, 6-4 over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Logan Webb bounced back from his worst outing of the season and allowed four hits ...

D-backs score go-ahead run on balk, beat Rockies 6-4

PHOENIX (AP) — It's been a slog of a year for Mark Melancon, a four-time All-Star who already has lost 10 games this season, which cost him his job as the primary closer for the Arizona Diamondbacks' bullpen. Thanks to some tired arms, Melancon got another chance on Sunday. He didn't let it ...

Dominant deGrom pitches surging Mets to 5-2 win over Braves

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out 12 and carried a perfect game into the sixth inning of his second start all season, pitching the New York Mets past the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Sunday for their 12th victory in 14 games. Pete Alonso drove in two runs and the first-place Mets finished ...

Marlins hit back-to-back homers, Luzardo beats Cubs 3-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Jesús Luzardo allowed one hit over seven innings for his first win since April, and Jacob Stallings and Peyton Burdick hit back-to-back home runs as the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep. Yan Gomes singled with two outs in the ...