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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain spent seven seasons with the Kansas City Royals, winning two American League pennants and a World Series title while growing accustomed to the cheers of their adoring fans.
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story hit the second grand slam of his career, Kyle Freeland scattered three hits over seven sharp innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 8-0 on a cold Tuesday night.
TORONTO (AP) — Curtis Granderson hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 4-3 win over Boston on Tuesday night and hand the Red Sox their season-worst third straight defeat.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid hoisted diminutive comedian Kevin Hart not unlike the way a parent would toss up a toddler. Embiid then pulled him in for a hug as confetti rained on the court, team flags waved around them…
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alex Avila broke out of his slump in a big way.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Luis Carpio scored the winning run on a wild pitch with one out in the eighth inning, as the St. Lucie Mets defeated the Charlotte Stone Crabs 6-5 in the second game of a…
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jed Lowrie hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night, tagging Cole Hamels with his fourth loss before the end of April for the…
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds couldn't get Tyler Mahle a win despite his dominant performance. Scooter Gennett made sure they avoided another gut-wrenching loss.
NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius leads the major leagues with 27 RBIs and has eight home runs in 22 games, totals matched previously in Yankees history by only Babe Ruth in 1921 and Alex Rodriguez in 2007.
BOSTON (AP) — Al Horford has been the Celtics' quiet leader this postseason, and Marcus Smart might be the kindling Boston was missing in back-to-back losses in Milwaukee.
TORONTO (AP) — With one big throw, and an even bigger swing, Curtis Granderson gave a somber city reason to smile.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Nick Nelson pitched five scoreless innings, leading the Charleston RiverDogs over the Columbia Fireflies in a 2-1 win in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Zack Collins doubled twice, driving home four runs as the Birmingham Barons beat the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 9-5 on Tuesday.
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have to wait at least one more day before taking their swings against former teammate Alex Cobb.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers left a game against Oakland with a strained left hamstring after pulling up on his way to first base on a hit in the gap in right-center field.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The memories of winning a championship two years ago came flooding back for the Chicago Cubs when they arrived at Progressive Field on Tuesday.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- Tyler Ramirez scored the decisive run on an error in the seventh inning, as the Midland RockHounds defeated the Corpus Christi Hooks 3-2 on Tuesday. With the loss, the Hooks snapped a five-game winning streak.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Michael O'Neill hit an RBI double in the top of the 10th inning to help lead the Frisco RoughRiders to a 5-2 win over the San Antonio Missions on Tuesday. The RoughRiders snapped an 11-game losing…
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walker Buehler, the Dodgers' prized pitching prospect, has been optioned to Class A Rancho Cucamonga, although the right-hander could be back in the majors this weekend.