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Lowe, Heim homer off Gibson as Pérez, Rangers beat Phils 7-0

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kyle Gibson enjoyed his return to Texas. He thought he pitched well. A couple of former teammates kept the right-hander from getting a win to go with it. Nathaniel Lowe and Jonah Heim hit consecutive homers off Gibson, Martín Pérez went six innings in his fifth ...

Sky complete 28-point comeback to set WNBA record

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored 25 points and the Chicago Sky completed the biggest comeback in WNBA history, rallying from 28-down to beat the Las Vegas Aces 104-95 on Tuesday night. The previous record was a 25-point rally most recently done in 2013 by the Sky. Las Vegas shot ...

Yaz, Pederson, Wynns power Giants past Braves 12-10

ATLANTA (AP) — Giants manager Gabe Kapler knew that Mike Yastrzemski was close to busting out and ending his frustration at the plate. "He understands that turbulence happens during a major league baseball season," Kapler said. "He just doesn't let it get the best of him, so it wasn't ...

Guardians beat Twins 6-5 in 11 innings, take AL Central lead

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrés Giménez had an RBI single in the 11th inning and the Cleveland Guardians beat Minnesota 6-5 Tuesday night to move percentage points ahead of the Twins atop the AL Central Division. Bryan Shaw, Sam Hentges and Trevor Stephan each tossed a scoreless inning of relief ...

Gorman hits 2 HRs, Cards beat Brewers 6-2 to tie for 1st

MILWAUKEE (AP) — St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol believes the Cardinals' fortunes this season depend on the progress of their rookies. "Their ability to not rely on their talent but develop it is going to be the key for our success," Marmol said. Consider rookie infielder Nolan Gorman's ...

Mariners slug four homers to beat A’s 8-2, snap 3-game skid

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Julio Rodríguez and his teammates were amazed watching from the dugout as baseballs kept clearing the fences — one, two, then three of them in a row. Rodríguez hit a two-run homer, Jesse Winker followed with a solo drive and then Eugenio Suárez connected in a ...

Harrison lifts White Sox over Blue Jays 7-6 in 12 innings

CHICAGO (AP) — After all the twists and turns on a hot, muggy night in Chicago, Josh Harrison wore a big smile on his face as he looked back on his winning hit. "Those are fun games to be a part of, especially when you win," he said. Harrison hit a game-ending single with two outs in the ...

Phone call between WNBA’s Griner and wife being rescheduled

WASHINGTON (AP) — A phone call between jailed WNBA star Brittney Griner and her wife has been rescheduled after an earlier attempt to connect on the couple's anniversary failed because of an "unfortunate mistake," Biden administration officials said Tuesday. State Department spokesman Ned ...

RHP Abreu rejoins Yankees, claimed off waivers from Royals

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Relief pitcher Albert Abreu is back with the Yankees, two months after he was traded to Texas as part of the deal that brought catcher Jose Trevino to New York. The 26-year-old right-hander was claimed off waivers from the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. The ...

Max Fried, Braves go to salary arbitration $250,000 apart

ATLANTA (AP) — Pitcher Max Fried became the fifth member of the World Series champion Atlanta Braves to go to salary arbitration, asking for $6.85 million on Tuesday while the team argued for $6.6 million. A decision by Walt De Treux, Robert Herman and John Woods is expected ...

Westminster dog show gets 4 finalists, and one has NFL ties

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Will the hound be trumpeting a victory, or is its tiny cousin toying with a win? What about the French bulldog with an owner in the NFL? Or has the German shepherd got the flow to take the top prize? Trumpet the bloodhound, Hollywood the Maltese, Winston the French ...

Alvarez, Tucker help Astros to 8-2 interleague win over Mets

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager Dusty Baker considered giving Yordan Álvarez another day off after he sat out one game with a minor hand injury. But the slugger told Baker he was ready, so Álvarez was penciled into the lineup Tuesday night. "And ready he was," Baker said. Álvarez hit a ...

Analysis: Stanley Cup Final hinges on goaltending contrast

Backup goaltender Brian Elliott didn't flinch while sitting on the bench, perhaps because he knew what was going through coach Jon Cooper's head. As the Tampa Bay Lightning were getting drubbed 7-0 by the Colorado Avalanche in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, there was never any serious ...

Lightning look to even Stanley Cup Final against Avalanche

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for the notion that the Tampa Bay Lightning might be running out of gas against the speedy Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Final. Turns out the team's recipe for postseason success still works when the two-time defending champions incorporate all the ...

Column: Youth movement can make LIV Golf look appealing

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Players willing to leave the PGA Tour for riches only Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund can provide is a movement Rory McIlroy refers to as the "easy way out." Maybe that's too easy of an explanation. Even so, it's hard to dispute the choice might be easier for ...

Matthews wins Hart Trophy as NHL’s most valuable player

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Toronto's Auston Matthews won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player on Tuesday night, becoming only the third Maple Leaf to win the award and the first since Ted Kennedy in 1954-55. The 24-year-old forward received 119 first-place votes in voting by the ...

Paredes’ 3 homers lift Rays 5-4, Yanks’ 3rd loss in 20 games

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Isaac Paredes homered in his first three at-bats and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Yankees 5-4 on Tuesday night, handing New York only its third loss in 20 games. Paredes combined with Harold Ramirez for back-to-back homers in the first off Nestor Cortes, then put ...

Cooper’s go-ahead double in 8th lifts Marlins past Rox 9-8

MIAMI (AP) — Garrett Cooper lined a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning, and the Miami Marlins overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 9-8 on Tuesday night for just their third win in nine games. Colorado led 4-0 before Miami scored five times in the fourth and three in ...

AUTO RACING: NASCAR’s top 3 series heading to Nashville

NASCAR's top two series return from a break as part of a tripleheader weekend in Nashville. Chase Elliott will look to expand on his lead atop the Cup Series standings, and A.J. Allmendinger will do the same in the Xfinity Series. John Hunter Nemechek has regained the lead in a tight Truck ...

AP source: Koepka the latest to join Saudi-backed LIV series

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brooks Koepka, one of the first players to denounce a rival league for only 48 players, is the latest PGA Tour player to sign on with the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series, The Associated Press has learned. A person briefed on Koepka's decision told The AP he still would be ...