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  • Astros sweep Royals with 6-5 victory

    HOUSTON Jose Altuve stretched his left hand toward the plate and Salvador Perez stretched his left arm toward his childhood friend. They grew up playing together on youth teams in Venezuela. Now, at the game's highest level, a matter of inches and...
  • Walker, Cano key Mariners' 7-0 rout of Padres

    SAN DIEGO For just the third time since May 27, the Mariners have posted back-to-back wins. At minimal value, it's a winning streak, and Seattle hasn't had many of those this season. Thanks to the starting pitching of Taijuan Walker, the hitting of...
  • Struggling Padres 1-hit by Mariners rookie Mike Montgomery

    The San Diego Padres are 5-9 since they fired manager Bud Black on June 15. A low point came Tuesday night when they were held to one hit by Seattle Mariners rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery, who pitched his second straight shutout in a 5-0 victory....
  • M's rookie Montgomery 1-hits Padres for 2nd straight shutout

    Rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery never threw a shutout in 168 starts during eight minor league seasons. Now he's got two straight after just six big league starts, putting him in some elite company. Montgomery took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning...
  • Can anyone snap single-game strikeout mark? Chris Sale would be good bet

    Can anyone snap single-game strikeout mark? Chris Sale would be good bet
    With stricter pitch counts and five-man rotations, no one ever will touch Nolan Ryan's modern day single-season record for strikeouts. Ryan fanned 383 hitters in 1973, snapping Sandy Koufax's 1965 mark by one. The closest anyone has come to that in...
  • Giants hit 4 triples for 1st time since '60, beat Pads 13-8

    Brandon Belt found another gear on the bases, and compared himself to a long-legged jungle animal. The speedy Giants hit four triples in a game for the first time in 55 years, including a pair by Belt in a 13-8 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday....
  • Giants hold off Padres for 13-8 victory

    SAN FRANCISCO When the Giants play one of these midweek day games, traffic is often a consideration. Triples Alley was a total pileup Thursday afternoon. Brandon Belt raced around the bases with a pair of triples, Matt Duffy hit one and Brandon Crawford...
  • M's blank Royals, 7-0

    SEATTLE The adrenaline and the emotions were running high early on for Mike Montgomery. His pitches were up, too. The Kansas City Royals took advantage of his erratic energy, loading the bases with no outs in the top of the first inning. Montgomery,...
  • Dodgers fall, 2-1, to Padres when Justin Upton homers off Zack Greinke

    Dodgers fall, 2-1, to Padres when Justin Upton homers off Zack Greinke
    KEY MOMENT: Padres outfielder Justin Upton blasted a solo home run off Zack Greinke with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 1-1 stalemate. The home run was the 13th of the season for Upton and seventh allowed this season by Greinke....
  • LEADING OFF: No-hit Heston vs. D-Backs, Toronto tries for 11

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ HE'S HERE Byron Buxton, considered by many the top prospect in the minors, is set to make his major league debut and start in center field for Minnesota. The 21-year-old was promoted...
  • Braves rally from 5 down to beat Padres, 6-5

    ATLANTA The Braves overcame a 5-0 deficit, had three challenged calls at home plate go their way upon review Tuesday, and even saw their troubled bullpen stand strong against the San Diego Padres. They needed a night like this, and Joey Terdoslavich...