Sports LEADING OFF: Yankees to activate Bird, Red Sox cut Hanley

LEADING OFF: Yankees to activate Bird, Red Sox cut Hanley

A look at what’s happen around the majors today: FLIGHT PLAN The Yankees plan to activate first baseman Greg Bird from the DL before a game against the Angels, forcing New York to make a difficult roster decision. Bird has been sidelined since having right ankle surgery on March 27. New York likely will decide …

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Sports Kemp's 3-run blast powers Dodgers past Padres 4-1

Kemp's 3-run blast powers Dodgers past Padres 4-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp didn’t waste any time jumping on his old team. He slugged a three-run homer in the first inning, Enrique Hernandez added a solo shot in the third and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-1 on Friday night in a matchup of the two worst teams …

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Sports Diamondbacks end 7-game skid with 7-1 win over Athletics

Diamondbacks end 7-game skid with 7-1 win over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some early offense and strong pitching provided just the recipe the Arizona Diamondbacks needed to snap out of their recent funk. Patrick Corbin allowed four hits in seven innings and Nick Ahmed homered to help the Diamondbacks stop a seven-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on …

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Sports Paxton continues dominant May as Mariners beat Twins 2-1

Paxton continues dominant May as Mariners beat Twins 2-1

SEATTLE (AP) — James Paxton made one mistake, missing on his location with the only pitch he wanted back from another dominant performance. It made the big Seattle lefty angry — well, at least as angry as Paxton can get. “I think I got a little upset there and started letting it rip a little …

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Sports Torres homers in 4th straight game as Yankees top Angels 2-1

Torres homers in 4th straight game as Yankees top Angels 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres took a few moments, studied video of Jim Johnson on an iPad and then faced the pitcher for the first time. A month into his big league career, the 21-year-old seized the moment, stroking a low, outside sinker over the right-field scoreboard for a tiebreaking home run in the …

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Sports Betts hits 17th HR, Red Sox beat Braves after cutting Hanley

Betts hits 17th HR, Red Sox beat Braves after cutting Hanley

BOSTON (AP) — A surprising roster shakeup didn’t disrupt the power surge that has the Boston Red Sox back in first place. Hours after Boston designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment, Mookie Betts and three teammates homered as the Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Friday night. “Offensively, don’t get me wrong — we’ve …

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Sports Max Scherzer earns 8th win as Nationals beat Marlins 9-5

Max Scherzer earns 8th win as Nationals beat Marlins 9-5

MIAMI (AP) — Max Scherzer took one look at the ball soaring toward the upper deck in right field and then spun away in disgust. Despite an outing that was unsightly by Scherzer’s standards, he earned his NL-leading eighth victory when the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 9-5 Friday night. Scherzer was twice unable …

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Sports Candelario's RBI single lifts Tigers past White Sox 5-4

Candelario's RBI single lifts Tigers past White Sox 5-4

DETROIT (AP) — Welcome back, Jeimer Candelario. Fresh off the disabled list, Detroit’s third baseman hit a go-ahead RBI bloop single during a three-run eighth inning, helping the Tigers rally for a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Candelario, who was 0 for 3 entering his final at-bat, dropped in what …

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Sports Ramos walks in winning run to give Brewers win over Mets

Ramos walks in winning run to give Brewers win over Mets

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A.J. Ramos walked consecutive batters to force in the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning, handing the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night. Ramos relieved Jerry Blevins with runners at first and third, walked Hernan Perez on four pitches then skipped his …

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Sports Gray settles down after rough start, Rockies beat Reds 5-4

Gray settles down after rough start, Rockies beat Reds 5-4

DENVER (AP) — Pinch-hitter Noel Cuevas came through with a tiebreaking triple in the sixth inning, Jon Gray settled down after a shaky start and the Colorado Rockies began a long homestand by beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Friday night. Nolan Arenado homered early for Colorado in the first of nine in a row …

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