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Kershaw Ks 10, Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 5-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor has struggled mightily this season, his feel at the plate varying day to day. Even a three-run blast didn't come easy in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 5-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. Taylor struck out 149 times in 365 at-bats coming into the ...

Estrada’s 3-run homer in 10th lifts Giants past Rockies 10-7

DENVER (AP) — Thairo Estrada hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the 10th inning after igniting a tying rally in the ninth, and the San Francisco Giants came back to beat the Colorado Rockies 10-7 on Monday night. Mike Yastrzemski homered and Wilmer Flores had three hits and two RBIs for the ...

Tigers hire Giants GM Harris to oversee baseball operations

BALTIMORE (AP) — Scott Harris was hired Monday as the Detroit Tigers' president of baseball operations, leaving the San Francisco Giants after three years as general manager. The 36-year-old takes over for Tigers general manager Al Avila, who was fired on Aug. 10. Detroit went 404-573 under ...

Naylor, Rosario hit 3-run homers, Guardians down Twins 11-4

CLEVELAND (AP) — Faced with their toughest challenge so far this season, the young Guardians needed to show they could handle themselves in a critical series. The Twins were no match. Josh Naylor and Amed Rosario hit three-run homers, Cal Quantrill kept his home unbeaten streak intact and ...

Santana homers twice, drives in 5; Mariners slam Angels 9-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Santana not only delivered a huge birthday present to his mother on Monday, he helped get the Seattle Mariners back on track in their bid to make the postseason for the first time since 2001. Santana homered twice, including his first grand slam in three years, ...

Alexander loses no-hit bid in 7th as Tigers beat O’s 11-0

BALTIMORE (AP) — Long after it became apparent Baltimore was going to lose ground in its pursuit of a playoff berth, there still was an aura of mystery surrounding this mismatch between the Orioles and Detroit Tigers. As Tyler Alexander stacked one hitless inning after another, the tension ...

62 and 700: Judge, Pujols closing in on home run milestones

Aaron Judge and Albert Pujols could make this a milestone week for home runs. Judge hit two more Sunday, raising his season total to 59, two shy of Roger Maris' American League record. Now the slugger returns to Yankee Stadium, where New York plays its next six games. Pujols, meanwhile, is ...

Jets could set tone for season with stunning comeback win

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe Robert Saleh and the New York Jets were on to something. A week ago, the coach made headlines when he boldly declared he and the team were "taking receipts" on all those who continuously mock the franchise. Things will change, he insisted, and they'll be happy to "shove ...

Mets have top payroll, Dodgers drop with Bauer suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets are on track to have baseball's highest payroll for the first time since 1989, among a record-tying six teams set to pay a penalty for spending. The Los Angeles Dodgers, who started the season as the top spender, fell into second due to Trevor Bauer's ...

Unbeaten Giants can’t afford to believe hype facing Dallas

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It's time for the New York Giants to ignore all the hype that's come with their first 2-0 start since 2016. After five straight losing seasons, it's easy to understand why Giants' fans are going bonkers about a team that beat Tennessee and Carolina under new ...

Scherzer perfect for 6 in return, wins 200th as Mets clinch

MILWAUKEE (AP) — For the New York Mets, a playoff spot was certainly worth celebrating. Even if they still have bigger goals on the table in the middle of a heated pennant race. Max Scherzer was pulled from his 200th win with a perfect game intact, and the Mets clinched their first trip to ...

Bills’ Dane Jackson taken to hospital with neck injury

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills cornerback Dane Jackson suffered a neck injury in a collision with a teammate on Monday night and was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Jackson had full movement in his limbs, but coach Sean McDermott didn't have an update beyond that on the player's ...

Titans drop to 0-2 by unraveling in 41-7 loss to Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are 0-2 for the first time in a decade, and reeling from their most lopsided loss in five seasons under coach Mike Vrabel. Something needs to change for a team that had the best record in the AFC last year. Tennessee was routed 41-7 by the ...

Jaguars WR Kirk proving to be worth every penny of $72M deal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When Christian Kirk signed with Jacksonville in March, the financial details were eye-popping. The Jaguars gave the former Arizona receiver a four-year, $72 million contract in free agency that included $37 million guaranteed. Kirk essentially raised the bar for ...

Bucs’ Evans suspended for dust-up with Saints’ Lattimore

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans has been suspended without pay for one game for his role in a scuffle that resulted in him and New Orleans cornerback Marshon Lattimore being ejected from the Buccaneers-Saints game. The NFL said Monday that Evans violated unnecessary ...

Brohm critiques penalty-prone Purdue after Syracuse debacle

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has seen enough. He wants everyone in the Boilermakers program to stop jawing with referees and opposing players, starting with himself. After apologizing to his players Sunday for the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty he drew in the final minute of Saturday's shocking ...

Colts contemplate fixes after another dismal loss to Jags

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich briefly shed his usually measured words following Sunday's latest loss. He called the team's performance pathetic. He even said it twice. The most loyal Colts fans couldn't quibble with Reich's assessment following yet another ...

‘We’ll never give up’: Dolphins send message with huge win

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — After playing perhaps the best game of his career in an amazing rally to win at Baltimore, Miami's Tua Tagovailoa deflected attention to his teammates. "I'm always confident in what I can do, confident in myself," Tagovailoa said. "But I think that just shows the ...

Bucs stingy defense hitting on all cylinders in 2-0 start

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-0, thanks to a pair of strong performances by a ball-hawking, stingy defense that looks as though it has a chance to be special. The Bucs haven't needed Tom Brady to be at his best in beating Dallas and NFC South rival New Orleans to open the ...

Astros clinch AL West for 5th time in 6 years, beat Rays 4-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Houston Astros clinched their fifth AL West title in six years, getting a leadoff home run from Jose Altuve in a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. "It's been a great start to the season," third baseman Alex Bregman said. "This is a first ...