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Wheeler K’s 9 in 7 shutout innings, Phillies top Padres 3-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler watched Eric Hosmer give a 96 mph fastball a ride to about the warning track at Citizens Bank Park and thought for sure the ball was gone. Not with the way Wheeler has been throwing. Right fielder Nick Castellanos chased the ball down for an out in the ...

Yankees ride Cole’s arm, quick start to 3-2 win over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — On a night when their bats were held in check, the New York Yankees found another way to win. Gerrit Cole pitched seven efficient innings, the defense backed him up with several strong plays and New York beat the skidding Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Wednesday night. Cole (4-0) ...

Norman criticized Down Under for LIV golf move and comments

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — When Adam Scott won the Masters in 2013, the person he thanked most profusely was a larger-than-life character synonymous with golf in Australia. "There was one guy who inspired a nation of golfers and that's Greg Norman," Scott said shortly after beating Angel ...

Ruiz’s 10th-inning RBI double lifts Nationals over Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Keibert Ruiz had three hits, including a go-ahead double in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 Wednesday night. César Hernández tripled and doubled, Maikel Franco singled twice, and Juan Soto had three walks for the Nationals, who avoided ...

Chicago-born rookie Suwinski homers, lifts Pirates over Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Jack Suwinski, who attended high school 20 minutes from Wrigley Field, hit a tiebreaking home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 3-2 Wednesday night, ending Chicago's four-game winning streak. Suwinski made his major league debut this season and began the day ...

Lowe HR in 10th gives Rangers 6-5 win and sweep of Angels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nathaniel Lowe is starting to feel better at the plate again for the Texas Rangers, and one big swing gave them a series sweep. Lowe hit a two-run homer on the first pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Rangers, after blowing the lead in the ninth and ...

Phillies slugger Harper won’t play right field for 6 weeks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper sat out a third straight game as he recovers from a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow and the Phillies slugger may not play right field again until late July. The reigning NL MVP, Harper said he was hopeful of returning at some point in the ...

Dixon looking to jumpstart season with strong Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon won't sugarcoat the start he has had this season: "It's been pretty horrendous," the six-time IndyCar champion admitted. There's no race like the Indianapolis 500 to turn a season around, and Dixon got off to a strong start in pursuit of his second win at "The ...

Old Man & The Filly: Lukas saddling Secret Oath in Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) — D. Wayne Lukas sat atop his pony just after 6 a.m. and stared at Secret Oath while she got a bath following her first trip to the track at Pimlico Race Course. "The whole time she was out there she never put her ears down — they were always up," he said. "She might be the ...

Hiura’s HR in 11th gives Brewers 7-6 victory over Braves

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Keston Hiura celebrated his return to the majors by delivering the huge blow that capped the Milwaukee Brewers' biggest comeback of the season. Not bad for someone who spent much of the previous day battling the flu. Hiura hit a two-run homer off Jesse Chavez in the bottom ...