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Valdez sharp, Tucker homers as Astros down Guardians 7-3

HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez pitched seven strong innings and Kyle Tucker led the offense with a three-run homer to help the Houston Astros to a 7-3 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday night. Valdez (4-2) allowed seven hits and three runs in seven innings, collecting his third ...

Sonny day: Gray’s 7 shutout innings send Twins past Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sonny Gray was fully aware of the solid start the Minnesota Twins needed from him, with injuries piling up on their pitching staff. He delivered a gem, showing just why the Twins were willing to part with their most recent first-round draft pick to get him. Gray struck ...

Rex Sox pound White Sox 16-3, extend win streak to 6 games

CHICAGO (AP) — Trevor Story and Christian Vazquez each hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs as the Boston Red Sox set season highs in runs and hits in a 16-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Story's homer off Dylan Cease capped a four-run first inning. Vazquez hit ...

Thor hammers Rangers with 8 strong innings in Halos’ 5-3 win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Noah Syndergaard allowed one run over eight strong innings of four-hit ball in his longest appearance since returning from elbow surgery, and Jared Walsh homered in the Los Angeles Angels' 5-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Luis Rengifo and Tyler Wade ...

Yanks lose Stanton, LeMahieu to injuries; LeMahieu MRI clean

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees lost All-Stars DJ LeMahieu and Giancarlo Stanton to injuries Tuesday night, although the early diagnosis on LeMahieu suggests New York dodged a serious issue. LeMahieu was scratched with left wrist discomfort and Stanton exited a 7-6, 11-inning win over Baltimore ...

Tokyo a candidate for track and field world championships

TOKYO (AP) — The $1.4 billion Tokyo national stadium, built by the Japanese government for last year's Olympics, is being viewed as a site for track and field's world championships. An inspection team from World Athletics — the governing body of the sport — met with Tokyo Governor Yuriko ...

Contreras gets first walk-off hit, Braves edge Phillies 6-5

ATLANTA (AP) — William Contreras picked the perfect moment for the first walk-off hit of his career. His parents, William Contreras and Olga Castillo, were in the stands for the first time watching him play a major league game, and the 24-year-old wanted to send them back to Venezuela happy. ...

Caddie gives Thomas an honest talk, leaves PGA with a flag

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The morning after was like any other after a week's work as a caddie, with one exception. Jim "Bones" Mackay finished his laundry, packed his car and began the four-hour drive from Southern Hills to Colonial, this time with a special souvenir riding shotgun. He has been ...

4 HBCU medical schools join NFL diversity initiative

Students from four Historically Black College and University medical schools will be selected for clinical rotations with NFL team medical staffs this year. The joint program with the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) and Professional Football Athletic Trainer Society (PFATS) aims to diversify ...

Kelsie Whitmore & ‘The Thing’ take on the Atlantic League

NEW YORK (AP) — The first thing Atlantic League hitters notice about Kelsie Whitmore is the obvious: the Staten Island FerryHawks pitcher is the only woman in a league full of former major leaguers. The surprises don't stop there. The next thing they're likely to see is a pretty big shocker, ...