Rosario helps Twins extend Snell's woes, beat Rays 9-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario had four hits, Willians Astudillo added three hits and the Minnesota Twins extended Blake Snell's troubles in a 9-4 win against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. ...

Yanks open with 2 HR, set MLB mark in 4-3 win over Blue Jays

NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge hit back-to-back homers to begin the bottom of the first inning, giving the Yankees a major league-record 28 straight games with a long ball, and New York h...

Rangers beat Detroit 5-3, handing Tigers another home loss

DETROIT (AP) — Jesse Chavez pitched into the seventh inning in his longest outing in over two years, and the Texas Rangers became the latest visiting team to win in Detroit, beating the Tigers 5-3 on ...

Machado feels a 'weird nervous' in his return to Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — Returning to Camden Yards far richer than when he left and sporting the dark blue colors of the San Diego Padres, Manny Machado looked back fondly about his time with the Orioles and ...

Eyeing the future, Orioles introduce No. 1 pick Rutschman

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles interrupted their miserable 2019 season to introduce a sliver of hope for the future: Adley Rutschman, the top overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. ...

David Dahl's two-run homer carries Rockies past Giants 2-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — David Dahl hit a two-run homer in the third that held up for Jon Gray, and the Colorado Rockies snapped a three-game skid by beating the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Monday night. ...

Stakes high for NBC News ahead of 2-night Democratic debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't envy NBC News executive Rashida Jones, who is behind this week's inaugural Democratic presidential debate and will have to juggle 20 candidates, five news personalities and, it's...

Contreras, Lester lead Cubs past Braves 8-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras homered and had three RBIs, Jon Lester pitched five-hit ball through six innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Monday in a chippy matchup of NL divi...

Cubs: Kimbrel close to return, could be activated this week

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs says right-handed closer Craig Kimbrel could be activated later this week. Kimbrel signed a three-year, $43 million contract on June 7. He is set to p...

Stroman on Yanks trade speculation: 'I love bright lights'

NEW YORK (AP) — Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman likes pitching in the Bronx, and he'd love it even more if he wasn't facing the Bombers. Asked Monday at Yankee Stadium about tr...

Longtime AP sports writer Ed Shearer dies at 82

ATLANTA (AP) — Ed Shearer, a longtime sports writer with The Associated Press who covered the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series and Hank Aaron's 715th homer but left his most lasting mark as the "SEC...

The Latest: Jury deliberates in Chinese scholar death case

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the trial in the slaying of a visiting Chinese scholar (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Jurors are deliberating in the trial of a for...

Weekend Sports in Brief

BASEBALL CHICAGO (AP) — New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging him during a confrontation in the team...

Dodgers with big lead as they chase another NL West title

The Los Angeles Dodgers needed a one-game playoff to win the NL West last year. That appears to have been an aberration. After six straight victories, the Dodgers n...

Rodriguez looking to improve in ESPN baseball booth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Rodriguez had to make some adjustments when he switched from shortstop to third base after signing with the New York Yankees. He is having the same type of learning curve as a ...