• Bumgarner pitches Giants past Padres for fourth straight win

    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner refuses to talk about the notion of getting on a roll. It's not the way he operates, and his way has worked out pretty well so far. Still, beating Clayton Kershaw and Tyson Ross in consecutive outings and shutting down two top NL lineups is a...

  • Griffin's triple-double lifts Clippers over Rockets 117-101

    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers knew no one player could make up for Chris Paul's absence. So they all chipped in to fill the void. Blake Griffin had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double to lead six double-digit scorers and lift the...

  • Cruz hits 14th HR, Hernandez pitches Mariners past Angels

    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 14th home run and Felix Hernandez won his fifth straight decision to start the season, leading the Seattle Mariners over the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Monday night. Cruz celebrated his first AL Player of the Month Award with...

  • Cardinals rally from 5 down to beat Cubs 10-9

    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — One big swing by Mark Reynolds and a once-imposing deficit was down to a single run. Tony Cruz put the St. Louis Cardinals over the top. This time, they didn't wait until the final at-bat. "This is ridiculous," said Reynolds, whose grand slam started the comeback in...

  • Cubs blow 5-run lead, lose 10-9 to Cardinals

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Travis Wood helped build the Chicago Cubs' seemingly imposing cushion. The lefty was a lot better with a bat in his hands. "Your team puts up five in the first, you can't give it back," Wood said after the Cubs squandered a five-run first-inning cushion and lost 10-9...

  • Hunter backs Hughes with 3-run HR as Twins beat A's 8-7

    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Torii Hunter's three-run homer sneaked inside the left-field foul pole to break a sixth-inning tie, he flipped his bat so hard it spun like a pinwheel. He kept up the intensity with some determined hand slapping in the dugout. Minnesota's momentum hasn't quit,...

  • Hahn and frustrated A's lose early lead, fall 8-7 to Twins

    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Star Wars promotion in Minnesota brought more forces going against the Oakland Athletics. Torii Hunter's three-run homer broke a sixth-inning tie, giving Phil Hughes his first win and the streaking Twins an 8-7 victory over the A's on Monday. The A's, off to...

  • New Jersey's Gov. Christie heading to Mississippi, Louisiana

    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading south for a handful of events on behalf of his political action committee. The Republican governor, who is expected to run for president, will travel to Jackson, Mississippi, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday. He...

  • Michigan voters deciding on tax increase for road repairs

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters are deciding whether to pay more taxes to improve road infrastructure. Tuesday's election will determine the fate of Proposal 1, a lawmaker-backed constitutional amendment that would raise Michigan's 6 percent sales tax to 7 percent to trigger...

  • Australia cuts interest rate to record low 2 percent

    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's central bank on Tuesday cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 2 percent in a bid to jolt the nation's economy which is weighed by falling commodity prices and weakening demand from China. The Reserve Bank of Australia's quarter percentage point...

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