Verlander recovers from 1st-pitch HR, Astros top Rangers 7-3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Verlander struck out nine in seven innings after Shin-Soo Choo homered on the Houston ace’s first pitch of the game, and the Astros went on to beat the Texas Rangers 7-3 Friday night. The hard-throwing right-hander gave up three earned...
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Ohio Daybook

Associated Press Ohio Daybook for Saturday, Jun. 09. The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover. Please keep the AP in mind when news develops. The Columbus bureau is reachable at...

LEADING OFF: Top pitchers Strasburg, Tanaka, Ohtani ailing

A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday: AILING ACES Star pitchers Stephen Strasburg, Masahiro Tanaka and Shohei Ohtani all had a rough start to the weekend. Strasburg had to exit after just two innings when Washington hosted the Giants because of tightness in...
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Yankees open Subway Series with 4-1 win over Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Jacob deGrom on an eighth-inning changeup, and the New York Yankees beat the reeling Mets 4-1 Friday night in the Subway Series opener after losing Masahiro Tanaka to hamstring problems...
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Former USC cornerback Jack Jones arrested for burglary

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — Former USC starting cornerback Jack Jones has been arrested after police say he tried to burglarize a California fast-food restaurant. Police say the 20-year-old Jones and another man were arrested shortly after 3 a.m. Friday inside a Panda...
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Singapore Postcard: Double trouble and media frenzy

SINGAPORE (AP) — The small island nation of Singapore, which prides itself on law and order, is feeling the pressure of more than 3,000 members of the press arriving for a historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The heavy media...
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Strasburg exits with tight shoulder, Giants beat Nats 9-5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasberg exited after two innings because of tightness in his right shoulder, and the San Francisco Giants rapped eight extra-base hits to beat Washington 9-5 Friday night. Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Strasburg also had...
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Smith pitches, hits Marlins to 4-0 win over Padres

MIAMI (AP) — Caleb Smith pitched into the sixth inning and had an RBI single for his first career hit to help the Miami Marlins beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 Friday night. Smith (5-6) gave up four hits and two walks while striking out five in 5 1/3 innings. Brad Ziegler...
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Osorio scores 2 goals, Toronto FC beats Union 2-0

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Jonathan Osorio had his first career multi-goal game to help Toronto FC beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Friday night. Alex Bono had four saves — including a sliding one-on-one stop against Fabrice-Jean Picault on a breakaway — in his...
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Mariners hold off Rays 4-3 for 16th win in 20 games

ST. PETERSBIRG, Fla. (AP) — Marco Gonzales won his fourth straight start and the surging Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Friday night for their 16th win in 20 games. Gonzales (7-3) pitched into the eighth inning, leaving the game after taking a throw at first...
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