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MLB roundup: Astros top Red Sox 7-3 for 10th straight win

Tyler White’s two-run double capped a five-run first inning, Josh Reddick hit a solo homer and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Saturday night for …

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

C.J. Cron, Jonathan Schoop homer twice in Twins 18-4 rout of Mariners

Over the first three games of this series, Minnesota has outscored Seattle 36-11.

Who will the Mariners start for Tuesday’s game in Texas? Not Justus Sheffield

Manager Scott Servais and the Mariners are “inching” toward making a decision on who will start Tuesday in Texas. But this much is certain, it won’t be top prospect Justus …

State baseball: Mt. Spokane ousted in quarterfinals of 3A tourney

Roundup of Saturday’s state baseball action from across the state.

Giants’ Johnny Cueto hoping to return in September

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto threw a bullpen session and the team hopes he can return from major elbow surgery as soon as this September. Cueto had elbow surgery …

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 11 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Oh, what a relief it isn’t for Mariners

Before the season began, general manager Jerry Dipoto admitted he was rebuilding Seattle’s roster. He even admitted the M’s were taking a step back, in hopes of becoming successful down …

Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke OK for next start after MRI is clear

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke is on track to make his next scheduled start Tuesday at San Diego after throwing a bullpen session. Greinke felt pain in his side and …

Red Sox LHP David Price will return to rotation Monday

Red Sox left-hander David Price will return to the rotation for Monday’s series opener in Toronto. Manager Alex Cora confirmed the plan Saturday. Price has been sidelined with left elbow …

Braves release Jonny Venters 1 year after N.L. Comeback Player award

Left-hander Jonny Venters has been released by the Atlanta Braves. Venters’ comeback from his third Tommy John surgery helped him win the NL Comeback Player of the Year Award last …

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 11:02 a.m.

Didi Gregorius projected to return to Yankees next month

Didi Gregorius is projected to return to the New York Yankees next month, a faster recovery from Tommy John surgery than expected. He is scheduled to play shortstop next week …

UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Martin Perez shuts down Mariners; Twins keep rolling with 7-1 win

Martin Perez rebounded from his first loss of the season to overpower Seattle into the seventh inning, Max Kepler drove in three and the Minnesota Twins beat the Mariners 7-1 …

UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

State baseball preview: Central Valley, Mt. Spokane carry the torch for Greater Spokane League

The start of the prep baseball season, as with most of the spring sports, got off to a slow start with the weather. It’s only fitting, then, that the end …

Idaho state baseball: Lakeland falls in semifinal, to play for third place

Roundup of Friday’s Idaho state baseball tournament action from across the state.

UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 5:34 p.m.

Twins put slugger Nelson Cruz on 10-day injured list

The Minnesota Twins placed Nelson Cruz on the 10-day injured list with a strained left wrist that was showing improvement but not enough to avoid sidelining him.

Cards activate Carlos Martinez, cut Luke Gregerson

The St. Louis Cardinals have activated Carlos Martinez from the injured list after the right-hander missed the first 44 games of the season with a right shoulder cuff strain. The …

Trea Turner activated by Nats, who put Anibal Sanchez on the IL

Shortstop Trea Turner has been activated from the 10-day injured list by the Washington Nationals, who placed starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez on the IL. The 25-year-old Turner missed 38 games …

UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

Mets select contract of OF Carlos Gomez; Michael Conforto on IL

Twelve years later, outfielder Carlos Gomez is back in the New York Mets’ lineup. New York selected Gomez’s contract from Triple-A Syracuse and had him batting sixth and in right …

Hal Steinbrenner pleased with injury-decimated team’s play

New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is pleased with the performance of his injury-decimated team. The Yankees have put 17 players on the injured list for 18 total stints. Still, …

Bundle up! 2020 MLB opening day is March 26, earliest ever

The 2020 Major League Baseball season will open March 26, the earliest big league opening day. The Texas Rangers announced Friday they will play the St. Louis Cardinals in an …

UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

Dodgers put Kenta Maeda on injured list

The Dodgers put Kenta Maeda on the 10-day injured list with an injured left thigh, costing them one of their best starters in May. Maeda gave up only three hits …

UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 12:27 p.m.

Top Rockies prospect Brendan Rodgers called up to majors

Colorado called up 22-year-old prospect Brendan Rodgers for a weekend series in Philadelphia. In addition to selecting the contract of Rodgers from Albuquerque, the Rockies optioned right-hander DJ Johnson and …

Tim Tebow struggling in Triple-A; still a work in progress

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has struggled at the plate for the Syracuse Mets of the International League, the top rung of minor league baseball. The former Heisman Trophy winner …

UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 1:16 p.m.

Erik Swanson gets rocked, and Mariners can’t recover in 11-6 loss to Twins

Swanson suffered through his worst outing in his first season in the big leagues, lasting just three innings while giving up eight runs on nine hits, including four homers.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 11-6 loss to the Minnesota Twins

Byron Buxton and C.J. Cron hit home runs in a seven-run fourth inning against Mariners right-hander Erik Swanson (1-5).

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Idaho baseball state: Lakeland advances to semifinal with win over Minico

Roundup of Thursday’s Idaho State baseball tournament action.

Indians’ Mike Clevinger making fast recovery from back strain

Mike Clevinger’s comeback is speeding along like one of his fastballs. Cleveland’s starting pitcher has made startling progress from an upper back strain that threatened his season and was expected …

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

Twins move on from struggling reliever Addison Reed

The Minnesota Twins have designated relief pitcher Addison Reed for assignment. The 30-year-old right-hander had a rocky start to his rehabilitation assignment for a sprained thumb on his non-throwing hand …

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 2:33 p.m.

League of her own: woman in Puerto Rico baseball tournament

For the first time in Puerto Rico, a woman is set to play for a team in a popular semi-pro baseball league on the island. Diamilette Quiles will play first …

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:37 p.m.

Nats’ Anibal Sanchez strains hamstring, will go on injured list

Nationals pitcher Anibal Sanchez will go on the injured list after leaving in the second inning of Washington’s 7-6 win against the New York Mets. Sanchez is a 35-year-old right-hander. …

UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

MLB roundup: Gleyber Torres’ bat, Domingo German’s arm key Yankees’ DH sweep

Gleyber Torres hit three home runs during a doubleheader sweep, including a solo shot in the nightcap, and Domingo German became the majors’ first eight-game winner as New York topped …