More MLB News

More News | Wire

Yankees win at Miami in 12; Chapman hurt

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI (AP) Giancarlo Stanton had two hits in his homecoming but closer Aroldis Chapman left the game accompanied by a trainer as the New York Yankees beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 in 12 innings Tuesday.

After Yankees backup catcher Kyle Higashioka raced home on a sacrifice fly in the 12th, Chapman came on trying for his 32nd save, but he departed with none out when his troublesome knee flared up.

Stanton, playing in Miami for the first time since he was traded after eight seasons with the Marlins, singled in the first and missed a homer by a few feet when he doubled off the left field wall in the fifth. He also struck out three times and grounded out to remain at 299 career homers.


Nats send Murphy to Cubs, Adams to Cards

WASHINGTON (AP) Essentially throwing in the towel on a disappointing season, the Washington Nationals traded second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

Despite a roster that boasts such stars as Max Scherzer and Bryce Harper, Washington went into a three-game series at home against Philadelphia with a losing record of 62-63, 7+ games behind the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves.


Bieber shines as Indians top Red Sox 6-3

BOSTON (AP) Cleveland pitcher Shane Bieber was sure to thank fellow rookie Greg Allen for making his debut at Fenway Park a successful one.

The rare times Bieber made a mistake, Allen was there to cover - no matter the distance - with a pair of catches in deep center field that helped the Indians beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3 Tuesday night.


Giants C Posey might need hip surgery

NEW YORK (AP) San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey might need hip surgery that would end his season.

Giants general manager Bobby Evans said Tuesday that "we have discussed the possibility."


Gennett's HR lifts Reds over Brewers 9-7

MILWAUKEE (AP) Scooter Gennett burned his former team in a big way Tuesday night.

Gennett hit a tiebreaking solo homer with two out in the ninth, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat Milwaukee 9-7 and prevent the Brewers from gaining ground in the National League playoff race.


Swanson, Gausman carry Braves past Bucs

PITTSBURGH (AP) Kevin Gausman has enjoyed transitioning to his new team. Dansby Swanson helped make it all the more pleasant Tuesday night.

Gausman breezed through eight innings, Swanson had two homers and four RBIs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1.


Cubs held to 1 run in 5th straight game

DETROIT (AP) It didn't look or sound like a rebuilding team, holding on for a win against a contender.

Shane Greene had a game-ending strikeout against Jason Heyward - with fans roaring on their feet - to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday night.


Hosmer, Hedges push Padres past Rockies

DENVER (AP) Eric Hosmer and Austin Hedges homered off Tyler Anderson and the San Diego Padres cooled off the surging Colorado Rockies with a 4-3 win on Tuesday night.

The Rockies arrived home after a 5-1 trip that included a four-game sweep of Atlanta.


McNeil's 4 hits lift Mets past Giants

NEW YORK (AP) Rookie Jeff McNeil's mind swung into action even before his bat.

McNeill went 4 for 4 and hit a go-ahead double with two outs in the eighth inning that sent the New York Mets over the San Francisco Giants 6-3 Tuesday night.