• Longoria helps power Rays past A's 5-2

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Evan Longoria was trying to tie the game with a long flyball against Scott Kazmir, his former Tampa Bay Rays teammate. Instead, Longoria hit out a three-run homer that turned around Friday night's game in the fifth inning and led the Rays to a 5-2 victory...

  • Red Sox lose 12-5 to Angels thanks to 9-run inning

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — It only took one bad inning for the Boston Red Sox to lose control of the game. After twice taking the lead, the Red Sox gave up nine runs in the fifth inning and never recovered as the Los Angeles Angels beat Boston 12-5 on Friday night. The Red Sox also committed three...

  • Samardzija dominates, White Sox beat Twins 3-2

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The longer this game went, the more dominant Jeff Samardzija became. He didn't let up until it was time for his closer to take over. Samardzija fought off a shaky start to pitch three-hit ball over eight innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on...

  • Early misplays hurt Yankees, late rally vs Texas falls short

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius, Michael Pineda and the New York Yankees never could quite make up for their early mistakes. Prince Fielder launched two long homers, connecting for a three-run drive after misplays by Pineda and Gregorius, and the Texas Rangers held on for a 10-9 win...

  • Twins get shut down by Samardzija, lost 3-2 to White Sox

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — As he watched from the dugout, Paul Molitor had no desire to grab a bat and step in against Jeff Samardzija. The Hall of Famer had plenty of sympathy for his batters, though. Samardzija fought off a shaky start to pitch three-hit ball over eight innings, and the...

  • Mexico: 43 dead in 3-hour firefight on ranch in west

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunbattle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory. All the dead were suspected...

  • El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds are expected at Saturday's ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis. It is the first step toward possible...

  • Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour firefight...

  • China says 2 schoolchildren die amid heavy flooding

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say two schoolchildren aboard an overloaded bus that plunged into a pond are among the dead in the latest round of flooding in the country's south. At least 45 have died and 19 are missing in the floods that have ravaged mountain districts of six...

  • B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — In death, as in life, B.B. King drew fans to his side in Las Vegas. A funeral home manager says more than 1,000 people streamed past the guitar-flanked casket of the King of the Blues during a four-hour public viewing Friday. King died May 14 at home in Las Vegas....

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