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Judge hurts oblique as Yankees beat Royals 9-2

NEW YORK (AP) — All-Star slugger Aaron Judge hurt his left oblique while taking a swing and was expected to head to the injured list as the already banged-up New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 Saturday. Judge homered early, but hurt himself in the sixth inning while hitting a single. He was…

Angels' Albert Pujols ties Babe Ruth with 1,992nd career RBI

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has tied Babe Ruth for fifth place in baseball history with his 1,992nd career RBI. Pujols drove home Andrelton Simmons with a double off Seattle's Yusei Kikuchi in the third inning Saturday night. The Angel Stadium crowd gave a standing ovation to Pujols, who acknowledged…

Nuggets beat Spurs 117-103 to tie series at 2-2

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Denver coach Mike Malone wanted more passion, fire and emotion. The young Nuggets responded. Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Jamal Murray added 24 points and Denver beat the San Antonio Spurs 117-103 on Saturday night, rebounding from a flat performance tie the first-round series at two games apiece.…

Tucker homers in debut, Pirates top Giants 3-1 in 5 innings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cole Tucker's day began with him frantically packing up what he could in his Indianapolis apartment in the middle of the night, grabbing a 5 a.m. flight to Pittsburgh with fellow Pirates call-up Bryan Reynolds and trying not to be overwhelmed by the prospect of his major league debut. It ended with…

Cristian Penilla's goal lifts Revolution over Red Bulls

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cristian Penilla scored in the 73rd minute to help the New England Revolution beat the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Saturday night. Penilla ran onto a perfectly weighted ball from Juan Fernando Caicedo and slotted it past goalkeeper Luis Robles from a narrow angle. Cody Cropper had five saves in…

Tossed! Umpire flings fan who runs on field in Jays-A's game

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When a fan ran on the field during the Blue Jays-Athletics game, he got tossed by umpire Jeff Nelson. Quite literally, actually. Nelson put a swift end to the fan's elusive romp at the Coliseum on Saturday, grabbing the man with both hands near second base and, aided by a security…

Timbers snap 5-game skid, beat Crew 3-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Larrys Mabiala and Jeremy Ebobisse scored in the first half and the Portland Timbers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night. Mabiala headed home Diego Valeri's free kick to open the scoring for the Timbers (1-5-1) in the 31st minute. Crew goalkeeper…

Mississippi Valley hires former NBA player Lindsey Hunter

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Valley State has hired former NBA player and coach Lindsey Hunter as basketball coach. The school announced Hunter's hiring on its athletics website Saturday. Hunter is a Mississippi native and was a star at Jackson State before a 17-year NBA career with the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles…

Tyler Shough puts on a show at Oregon's spring game

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — While Justin Herbert was his usual steady self at quarterback for Oregon, the Ducks' spring game gave redshirt freshman Tyler Shough a chance to show off his growth. Herbert, playing Saturday for the Mighty Oregon side, completed 17 of 32 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns. Shough, starter for the…

Amid plunking debate, MLB's marketing is all-in on bat flips

NEW YORK (AP) — When Tim Anderson spiked his bat and yelled toward his White Sox teammates, Major League Baseball's self-described "spicy" Twitter account was among the first to weigh in. "LET THE KIDS PLAY," proclaimed @Cut4 , the offbeat arm of MLB's social media portfolio with nearly 1 million followers. The tweet Wednesday included…