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Fortes slugs 2 HRs, scores winner as Marlins top Padres 4-3

MIAMI (AP) — Nick Fortes hit two solo homers and scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, leading the Miami Marlins to a 4-3 win over San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. Peyton Burdick hit a tiebreaking RBI double that scored Fortes, who had singled against Padres reliever Luis García ...

Hoskins, Phillies post 10,000th franchise win, top Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rhys Hoskins homered twice and drove in five runs as the Philadelphia Phillies posted the 10,000th win in franchise history, beating the Cincinnati Reds 11-4 Tuesday night. Philadelphia became the last of the original eight National League franchises to reach the mark. At ...

Gray fans 10, Urshela 4 hits as Twins blank Royals 9-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sonny Gray matched his season high with 10 strikeouts and Gio Urshela had four hits as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 9-0 on Tuesday night. Gilberto Celestino homered and Luis Arraez picked up three more hits to raise his MLB-best batting average to .336. ...

Wisdom’s double in 11th propels Cubs to 7-5 win over Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Wisdom drove in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 on Tuesday night. Wisdom led off the inning with a double down the left-field line against Victor Arano (1-1), scoring automatic runner Willson Contreras. ...

Carpenter hits HR, Francona ejected as Tigers beat Guardians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Kerry Carpenter homered for the second straight night and the Detroit Tigers survived a wild ninth inning to defeat the Cleveland Guardians 4-3 on Tuesday night. Cleveland manager Terry Francona was ejected for arguing after the umpires ruled Myles Straw struck out ...

O’Neill’s game-ending HBP lifts Cards over Rockies 5-4

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Tommy Edman homered, and St. Louis scored the winning run when Tyler O'Neill was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, leading the Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Andrew Knizner and ...

Mullins, Rutschman power surging Orioles past Blue Jays 4-2

TORONTO (AP) — Cedric Mullins and Adley Rutschman hit back-to-back home runs, Ramón Urías drove in the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Tuesday night, giving surging Baltimore its 10th win in 14 August games. Dean Kremer (5-4) matched his ...

Browns lose starting center Harris for season, placed on IR

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns lost their new man in the middle. Starting center Nick Harris was officially placed on injured reserve Tuesday and will miss the season with a knee injury suffered on the second snap of Cleveland's exhibition opener last week in Jacksonville. Harris, who was ...

Serena Williams loses to Raducanu; US Open next

MASON, Ohio (AP) — The second stop on Serena Williams' farewell tour was a short one. The 40-year-old Williams fell to 0-2 in matches since announcing "the countdown has begun" on her career, losing 6-4, 6-0 to U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu in the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday ...

No. 20 Kentucky, Stoops seek to fulfill high expectations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's second 10-win finish in four years is an indication of how Mark Stoops has transformed the once-moribund program he took over 10 seasons ago. Success has raised expectations for the No. 20 Wildcats, who begin with their first preseason ranking since 1978 and ...

AP source: Jets’ Wilson has no additional damage to knee

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson and the New York Jets received some good news after a few days of worrying about the quarterback's right knee. Wilson had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus and remains on track to return in a few weeks, a person with knowledge told ...

WR Golladay has yet to step up in second year with Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Kenny Golladay had a dismal first season with the New York Giants after signing a $72 million contract, and there haven't been many signs the second year is going to be any better. Golladay is under the microscope after catching 37 passes for 521 yards and no ...

Jets’ Becton placed on season-ending IR with knee injury

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mekhi Becton's third season with the New York Jets is officially over before it even started. The starting right tackle was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday with a chip fracture in his right kneecap suffered during practice on Aug. 8. Becton traveled ...

Mets’ Carrasco likely out up to a month with oblique strain

ATLANTA (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco is expected to miss up to a month after straining his left oblique, the team announced Tuesday in another setback for its rotation. The 35-year-old Carrasco, 13-5 with a 3.92 ERA in a resurgent season for the NL East leaders, was hurt ...

Morton, Olson lead Braves to another easy win over Mets, 5-0

ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Morton was dominant on the mound, Matt Olson and Robbie Grossman went deep, and the Atlanta Braves won their eighth straight game with a 5-0 blanking of the NL East-leading New York Mets on Tuesday night. After dropping four of five in New York less than two weeks ago, ...

Arozarena’s early homer sends Rays past skidding Yankees 3-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Arozarena hit a three-run homer off Nestor Cortes in the first inning and the Tampa Bay staff made it stand up, leading the Rays over the skidding New York Yankees 3-1 Tuesday night. Starter Jeffrey Springs (5-3) and four relievers combined on a four-hitter, and the ...

FedEx Cup playoffs head to Delaware for BMW Championship

The PGA Tour is in full postseason mode. The FedEx Cup moves to Wilmington Country Club in Delaware, a course that will be new for all 70 players in the field. Will Zalatoris is the FedEx Cup leader after winning the first playoff event. The top 30 after the BMW Championship move on to Atlanta ...

G5 teams could have fewer chances vs. P5 after realignment

Cincinnati set itself up to become the first Group of Five team to make the College Football Playoff by winning at Notre Dame. While the Bearcats fulfilled their playoff aspirations last year — they had to win every regular-season game to even be in consideration for the four-team CFP — ...

New coach, new facility have Florida eyeing better results

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Billy Napier's methodical, multifaceted approach to returning Florida to national prominence might actually be on a fast track. Napier's recruiting prowess has been on display the last two months, culminating with the Gators' 2023 class breaking into the top 10 in ...

Column: No PGA Tour for LIV golfers, maybe a long road back

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Long before the PGA Tour's postseason opener ended with a winning bogey in a three-hole playoff, the biggest drama was in the clubhouse at the TPC Southwind. A dozen or so players gathered around a screen to watch the outcome in the first of what figures to be many ...