• Scherzer, Harper power Nationals to 7-2 win over Phillies

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer kept the Phillies' lineup guessing even though he faced them earlier in the week. Against a struggling lineup, it wasn't too hard. Scherzer pitched eight strong innings to get his first win with the Nationals and Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer as...

  • Rodriguez powers Yankees to 5-4 win over Rays

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees used Alex Rodriguez's big game to get a win on the road, and that was the most important part for the slugger. Rodriguez inched closer to Willie Mays with two more home runs, and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Friday night....

  • Pirates get to starter Jimmy Nelson and Brewers fall 6-3

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates were ready for Jimmy Nelson's curveball this time around. Six days after baffling the Bucs for seven shutout innings in an easy win, the Milwaukee Brewers right-hander labored through five innings in a 6-3 loss on Friday night. "There (were) a...

  • Colon does it all, leads Mets past Miami for 6th win in row

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mets fans roared at Bartolo Colon's sacrifice fly and fine fielding play. They cheered Juan Lagares' diving catch. And they high-fived one another after the final out of another victory. Indeed, as the song blaring throughout Citi Field reminded all celebrating, the...

  • Stanton questions Marlins' drive after 4-1 loss to Mets

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton took little pleasure in matching a mark held by Hank Aaron and Ryan Howard. Stanton tied the two sluggers by homering against the Mets for a fifth straight game, but the Marlins had little other success against Bartolo Colon in a 4-1 loss to New York...

  • Phillies' slide reaches six after 7-2 loss to Nationals

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia's Sean O'Sullivan left Friday's start regretting a first-inning curveball that didn't get down and in enough to evade Bryce Harper's bat. If only the Phillies could punish similar mistakes. Harper hammered a three-run homer off O'Sullivan, and Max...

  • Wacha has 7 strong innings, Cardinals shut down Reds, 6-1

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even with less than his best stuff, Cardinals starter Michael Wacha was good enough to beat the Cincinnati Reds again. Wacha served a first-inning homer to Joey Votto but did not give up another run in seven innings and Yadier Molina delivered a bases-clearing double...

  • Cardinals, Molina get to Cueto, beat Reds, 6-1

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — With pitchers Johnny Cueto and Michael Wacha locked in a duel, Cincinnati Reds manager Brian Price took a calculated risk. It did not pay off and the Reds lost 6-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. The score was 1-1 with one out in the bottom of the seventh...

  • Trout hits 2 HRs to lead Angels past Astros, 6-3

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Trout homered twice to become the youngest player in history with 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Astros 6-3 on Friday night. Trout, who has 104 steals, hit a two-run shot off Astros starter Roberto Hernandez on a full count...

  • Royals beat Athletics 6-4 in rematch of AL wild-card game

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals and A's picked up right where they left off. On Friday night, it nearly turned into punches. In their first meeting since last September's dramatic wild-card game, Paulo Orlando delivered a go-ahead triple in the eighth inning to help Kansas City to...

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