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No Lamar Jackson at voluntary Ravens practice

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Practice this week for the Baltimore Ravens looked a bit like it did at the end of last season. Several significant absences — including quarterback Lamar Jackson. Wednesday was the first day reporters were invited to observe one of the Ravens' organized team ...

Candelario’s homer in 10th lifts Tigers in 4-2 win vs. Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The basics of hitting and scoring have been a persistent difficulty for Detroit this season. With a few big swings, one of the least productive lineups in baseball helped the Tigers avoid another sweep in Minnesota. Jeimer Candelario hit the tiebreaking two-run homer in ...

Trial begins for ex-Virginia Tech football player in killing

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A trial began Wednesday for a former Virginia Tech football player accused in the fatal beating of a Tinder match he originally believed was a woman. Isimemen Etute, a former linebacker, is charged with second-degree murder in the 2021 death of 40-year-old Jerry ...

Nationals end skid against Dodgers, win 1-0 in series finale

WASHINGTON (AP) — Erick Fedde and three relievers combined on a six-hitter, César Hernández had an RBI single and the Washington Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 Wednesday to avoid a series sweep. Washington snapped a nine-game skid against Los Angeles. The Nationals had not ...

Bring the heat: Pac-12 adds postseason baseball tournament

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Oregon State coach Mitch Canham paused for a few seconds, considering what the next several days of baseball would look like at Scottsdale Stadium during the inaugural Pac-12 postseason tournament. He envisioned some of the best college players in the country all ...

Longoria, Giants tee off on Mets rookie Szapucki in 9-3 rout

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Evan Longoria homered twice and Joc Pederson hit his fourth in two games as the San Francisco Giants went deep four times in the first two innings off rookie Thomas Szapucki and routed the New York Mets 9-3 Wednesday. Mike Yastrzemski also homered off Szapucki, a ...

Oakland continues Seattle’s slide with 4-2 win over Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Less than two months into the season, the Seattle Mariners are quickly trending toward irrelevance in a season that started with expectations of ending the longest playoff drought in the major leagues. Seth Brown and Elvis Andrus both homered off reigning AL Cy Young Award ...

Tellez, Brewers beat Darvish, Padres 2-1 to take 2 of 3

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kolten Wong may have saved the game with his flashy glovework. Luis Urías may have saved it with a deft slide into third base past Manny Machado's tag. Devin Williams definitely did save it, closing out a solid performance by the bullpen in the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-1 ...

Ramirez homer caps 5-run 1st, Rays beat Marlins 5-4

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Harold Ramírez homered in a five-run first inning, Colin Poche struck out Jesús Aguilar to strand the bases loaded in the ninth and the The Tampa Bay Rays held on for a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night before another small crowd at Tropicana ...

Votto homers, triples, shouts at reliever as Reds beat Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto homered and tripled, then shouted at Cubs reliever Rowan Wick during a tense ending to the Cincinnati Reds' 4-3 win over Chicago on Wednesday night. Votto had a solo homer in the second inning off Kyle Hendricks (2-5) and a two-run triple in the third as ...