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Giants rally with 4 runs in 9th to down Dodgers 5-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Bochy seemed uncertain how to respond to the question. The Giants had just rallied for four runs with two outs in the ninth inning Monday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers' beleaguered bullpen for a 5-2 victory. And then someone asked San Francisco's manager if he felt sorry for the…

Angels score 4 runs in 10th inning, beat Padres 6-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Upton caught one home run ball, just missed snatching another. And then he hit one of his own. "Two for three on home run balls? I'll take that," Upton said after his two-run shot capped a four-run, 10th-inning rally that carried the Los Angeles Angels past the San Diego Padres…

LEADING OFF: Cano back from suspension, Acuna on HR streak

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SET FREE Robinson Cano is set to return from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball's drug agreement when Seattle plays at Oakland. The All-Star second baseman has been out since May 15, though he's been playing in the minor leagues for the past week. Cano is…

COLLEGE FOOTBALL '18: 6 players starring for losing teams

Football being, in many ways, the ultimate team game can make it difficult for good players to shine when the players around them are ... not so good. Stars toiling on losing teams rarely get much recognition. They almost never win the big awards or get selected to the All-America teams. Time to give some…

Baseball with signatures of 11 greats fetches $623,369

LOS ANGELES (AP) — How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins and Pete Alexander, on the day they all…

Double duty: Braves' Acuna rips 2 leadoff HRs in 1 day

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. is only 20 years old, so he never gives much thought to his still-fledgling place in baseball history. There'll be plenty of time for that. So, it wasn't until Acuna got back to the Atlanta clubhouse after a long, brilliant day that he finally realized what a unique feat…

Lowrie drives in 4 to back Manaea, A's hold off Mariners 7-6

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin might have a little better understanding of the anxiety other teams feel when his Oakland Athletics come roaring back in the late innings. Seattle nearly did it to the A's. These AL West rivals are among the best at staying in games until the very end despite a big…

New Zealand's Hillier tops US Amateur leaderboard

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Hillier shot a 4-under 67 at Pebble Beach on Monday to share the lead after the first round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur. Hillier, a 19-year-old from New Zealand, holed out from 110 yards for eagle on the par-5 14th hole. Trevor Phillips, a 20-year-old who plays…

Nats walked off again, this time by Cards' DeJong

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nationals manager Dave Martinez was awake most of the night after Washington lost on a walk-off grand slam Sunday. He likely won't be catching up on that missed sleep Monday. Paul DeJong handed the Nationals their second straight walk-off loss, capping a back-and-forth finish with a game-ending solo homer in the…

Record-setting Colon wins again as Rangers top D-backs 5-3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon kept the Texas Rangers close after a rough first inning in his first start since setting the record for victories by a Latin American pitcher. His catcher helped the 45-year-old right-hander extend that mark. Robinson Chirinos hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the fourth while finishing with four RBIs,…