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  • Counsell replaces Roenicke with Brewers after 7-18 start

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Milwaukee infielder Craig Counsell was hired Monday to manage the Brewers, about 12 hours after the team fired Ron Roenicke. A major league-worst 7-18, the Brewers lost 40 of their final 56 games under Roenicke. The skid included a late-season collapse last year, after they led the NL Central for nearly five months, and...

  • Ramirez homers, drives in 3 to lead Brewers over Cubs 5-3

    CHICAGO (AP) — Aramis Ramirez homered and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 Sunday for their first consecutive wins this season. Hours after the game, the Brewers fired fired manager Ron Roenicke. Milwaukee, a big league-worst 7-18 following a 2-13 start, took two of...

  • Cubs' offense fizzles in 5-3 loss to Brewers

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers had not won consecutive games this season. Then they came to Wrigley Field. Aramis Ramirez homered and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, helping the Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Sunday. Hours after the game, the Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke. Milwaukee, a big league-worst 7-18...

  • Marshall gives up HR to Grandal in 13th as D-Backs lose 1-0

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — This was one trip to Dodger Stadium that beleaguered Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Evan Marshall won't soon forget — if ever. The 25-year-old right-hander gave up a leadoff homer to Yasmani Grandal in the 13th inning, less than 24 hours after surrendering a tying solo shot by Joc Pederson, and the Diamondbacks headed to...

  • Grandal's 13th-inning homer lifts Dodgers over D-Backs 1-0

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sequence of events involving Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal in the 13th inning happened so quickly, the Arizona Diamondbacks didn't know what hit them. Grandal threw out a runner at the plate after an errant pitch in the top of the inning, then homered leading off the bottom half to give the NL West-leading...

  • Howard helps Phils ends 5-game skid by beating Marlins 6-2

    MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Howard lingered on the field after the game, slowly following his teammates to the clubhouse and even pausing on the dugout steps to shake hands with a security guard. There haven't been many good games for Howard to savor in 2015, and this was one. The veteran slugger had a pair of RBI hits to help rookie Severino Gonzalez...

  • Dee Gordon sits as Marlins lose to Phillies 6-2

    MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins gave Dee Gordon a rest Sunday, which meant they played without the leading hitter in the major leagues. It showed. With Gordon sitting on the bench and on his .440 batting average, the Marlins mustered only six hits, and their four-game winning streak ended with a 6-2 loss to Philadelphia. Manager Mike Redmond also...

  • Raburn, Kipnis spark Indians over Blue Jays 10-7

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Terry Francona thought his team was at a crossroads Sunday. After Toronto's six-run fourth inning, which included a grand slam and two fielding gaffes, Cleveland trailed 6-1 and appeared en eroute to another defeat. Francona and several players spoke up in the dugout, and the Indians rallied. Pinch-hitter Ryan Raburn's...

  • Mets waste another well-pitched game, lose 1-0 to Nats again

    NEW YORK (AP) — Weekend series against Washington and its stingy starting rotation. Wrong time for the New York Mets to hit a serious slump at the plate. Doug Fister pitched the Nationals to their second straight 1-0 win at Citi Field on Sunday, breezing through his latest dominant outing against the skidding Mets before handing a lead to the...

  • Cabrera, Sanchez carry Tigers to 6-4 victory over Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Anibal Sanchez could have thrown his fastball into a knothole on Sunday. The Kansas City Royals are getting used to it, too. The Tigers' starter once again breezed through the American League champions Sunday, carrying a perfect game into the sixth inning. Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, Alex Avila also drove in...

  • Royals fall to Tigers 6-4, squandering chance to take series

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals manager Ned Yost has seen enough of Jeremy Guthrie over the years that he is willing to give his veteran right-hander plenty of time to work things out. Guthrie didn't make much progress in that endeavor on Sunday. Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Alex Avila drove in three runs off him, and the Detroit...

  • Fister pitches Nationals to 2nd straight 1-0 win over Mets

    NEW YORK (AP) — That vaunted Washington rotation is starting to roll. Doug Fister breezed through his latest dominant outing against the New York Mets, and the Nationals held on for their second straight 1-0 win Sunday at Citi Field. It was the first time in franchise history, dating to the team's Montreal debut in 1969, the Nationals won...

  • Royals' Lorenzo Cain drops appeal, begins serving suspension

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain was hoping that nobody saw him throw the punch. Then the Royals outfielder learned just how many video cameras there are in big league ballparks these days. After seeing footage that Major League Baseball has of him throwing the haymaker in a brawl with the White Sox last month, Cain dropped his appeal of...

  • Yankees say they don't plan to pay home run bonus to A-Rod

    BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says the team doesn't plan to pay a $6 million bonus to Alex Rodriguez for his 660th home run. Cashman spoke Saturday before the Yankees played at Boston. On Friday night, Rodriguez hit No. 660, tying Willie Mays for fourth on the career list. "We have the right, but not the...

  • A-Rod hits 660th homer, question of $6 million looms

    BOSTON (AP) — No. 660 is in the book. Will $6 million get in the bank? That's the amount in a marketing agreement that the New York Yankees may have to pay Alex Rodriguez for tying Willie Mays' total of 660 homers, fourth most in major league history. He slugged that on Friday night, a no-doubt, tie-breaking, pinch-hit liner over the Green...

  • A-Rod ties Mays for 4th with 660 HRs; Yanks top Red Sox 3-2

    BOSTON (AP) — With one sweet swing, Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays for fourth place in major league history at 660 home runs. And, by the way, won a game for the New York Yankees. With familiar boos from opposing fans echoing throughout Fenway Park, A-Rod ran the count to 3-0 and then pounced on a 95 mph fastball over the middle of the plate...

  • Lewis-Palmer wraps up PPAC undefeated; might not get to host a district

    Lewis-Palmer's second consecutive Class 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference crown might come with the same bittersweet taste as last year's. L-P locked up the PPAC title with an 8-5, 10-inning victory over Air Academy on Thursday, the Rangers' second win over Air Academy in three days. But it might not be enough to earn the Rangers (16-2, 13-0...

  • Carpenter, Adams lead Cardinals over Phillies 9-3

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dropping Matt Carpenter to second in the batting order is working for the St. Louis Cardinals. Carpenter doubled, singled and walked twice, and the Cardinals overcame a short outing by Tim Cooney in his major league debut to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-3 Thursday for their third straight win. Carpenter scored in his...

  • Buchanan winless at 14 starts as Phils lose to Cards 9-3

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Buchanan is frustrated. His winless streak stretched to 14 starts since last summer with the Philadelpia Phillies' 9-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Thursday. "I want my team to win a game that I pitch in," Buchanan said. "I'm not out there for my record. I want my team to win in a ballgame that I pitch in. I don't...

  • Colorado Springs Sky Sox next series preview box

    SERIES PREVIEW Omaha Stormchasers (Kansas City Royals) at Sky Sox Brian Flynn, LHP - A Pacific Coast League regular after spending much of the past two seasons with New Orleans, Flynn was dealt from Miami to Kansas City over the winter. He's a 6-foot-7 lefty who is transitioning into a bullpen role after pending his career as a starter. He's...

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