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White Sox end 8-game skid, earn DH split with A's

Omar Narvaez went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and the Chicago White Sox snapped a season-worst, eight-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the visiting Oakland Athletics on Friday night to earn a split of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field. Oakland won the opener 11-2 as Franklin Barreto homered

White Sox end 8-game skid, top A
White Sox end 8-game skid, top A's 6-4 to split doubleheader

CHICAGO (AP) -- Lucas Giolito pitched into the eighth inning before Xavier Cedeno worked out of a jam, and the Chicago White Sox snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating the Oakland Athletics 6-4 Friday night to salvage a doubleheader split.

Major League Baseball notebook: MLB suspends Osuna 75 games
Major League Baseball notebook: MLB suspends Osuna 75 games

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna accepted a 75-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Friday in connection with an assault charge. The 23-year-old right-hander was arrested May 8 and charged with one count of assault in Toronto. Osuna is due in court on July 9 and will plead not guilty

Herrera homers again, Phillies rout Nationals 12-2
Herrera homers again, Phillies rout Nationals 12-2

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Odubel Herrera homered for the fifth straight game and finished with four hits, helping the Philadelphia Phillies rout the Washington Nationals 12-2 on Friday night.

UPDATE 2-MLB White Sox vs Athletics Box score

Jun 23 (OPTA) - Box score from Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics on FridayChicago White Sox 6, Oakland 4 Oakland ab r h rbi bb so avg Fowler cf 5 1 1 0 0 1 .236 Semien ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .253 Joyce lf 2 1 0 0 1 0 .194 Piscotty rf 0 0 0 0 1 0 .243 Davis dh 3 0 1 2 1 1 .239 Olson 1b 4 1 2 2 0 0 .240 Canha

Phillies make statement in blowout of Nationals for 40th win of season
Phillies make statement in blowout of Nationals for 40th win of season

Odubel Herrera and Carlos Santana combined for six hits and six RBIs as the Phillies rolled to a 12-2 win over the Nationals. By Jim Salisbury

Bogaerts leaves game vs Mariners with sprained finger
Bogaerts leaves game vs Mariners with sprained finger

Xander Bogaerts left Friday's game vs the Mariners with a sprained finger after jamming it sliding into second base.

Bellinger slams sinking Mets; Dodgers win 5-2 behind Wood
Bellinger slams sinking Mets; Dodgers win 5-2 behind Wood

Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the sinking New York Mets 5-2 on Friday night behind Alex Wood's effective pitching. Yasiel Puig added a solo home run in the ninth, and the defending NL champions won their 10th straight

Pirates catcher Cervelli put on 7-day concussion DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have put veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli on the seven-day concussion disabled list. The Pirates made the move Friday night just before the start of their game with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Rookie catcher Jacob Stallings was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Roberto Osuna suspended 75 games for violating domestic violence policy
Roberto Osuna suspended 75 games for violating domestic violence policy

Osuna's suspension is retroactive to May 8 and is scheduled to be lifted on August 4.

Cruz
Cruz's 3-run home run

Nelson Cruz launches a three-run home run over the left-center-field wall to give the Mariners a 3-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning

Barreto
Barreto's two 3-run HRs, A's top Chisox 11-2, 5th win in row

CHICAGO (AP) -- Franklin Barreto hit a pair of three-run homers and the Oakland Athletics won their season-high fifth in a row, pounding the Chicago White Sox 11-2 Friday in the first game of a doubleheader.

MLB White Sox vs Athletics Box score

Jun 22 (OPTA) - Box score from Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics on FridayOakland 11, Chicago White Sox 2 Oakland ab r h rbi bb so avg Fowler cf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .238 Semien ss 5 0 0 0 0 1 .253 Lowrie 3b 5 1 2 1 0 0 .287 Davis dh 5 1 2 1 0 1 .238 Olson 1b 5 1 1 0 0 0 .236 Canha lf 4 2 1 0 1 2 .250 Piscotty

MLB Results

Jun 22 (OPTA) - Results from the MLB games on Friday (home team in CAPS)(start times are EST) Oakland 11 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 2 OAK 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 - 11 CHW 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 - 2 Philadelphia at Washington in play Arizona at Pittsburgh in play Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati in play Detroit at Cleveland (19

Bryce Harper will participate in the Home Run Derby if he makes the All-Star team
Bryce Harper will participate in the Home Run Derby if he makes the All-Star team

Harper has not participated in the Debry since 2013

Avisail Garcia is back from his lengthy DL stay just in time to prove he
Avisail Garcia is back from his lengthy DL stay just in time to prove he's a part of White Sox long-term future

Avisail Garcia is finally back from his nearly two-month stay on the disabled list. He's back just in time to prove he belongs in the conversation about the White Sox outfield of the future.

Braves place Mike Soroka on the DL with shoulder inflammation. Again.
Braves place Mike Soroka on the DL with shoulder inflammation. Again.

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Dodgers activate 2B Utley from DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers activated veteran infielder Chase Utley prior toFriday's game against the New York Mets.

Athletics activate Joyce, option Smolinski to Triple-A

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics have activated outfielder Matt Joyce from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Nashville.

Cubs still waiting for Willson Contreras
Cubs still waiting for Willson Contreras' offense to take off, but they know it's coming

Willson Contreras is firmly in the conversation as the best catcher in baseball, but he needs to find more consistency at the plate if he's gonna take that crown for himself.

Orioles find their disappointing season
Orioles find their disappointing season 'mind-boggling'

As they stagger toward the midpoint of their miserable 2018 baseball season, the Orioles own the worst record in the majors and are on pace to lose 100 games for only the third time since their move to Baltimore in 1954. After giving free agent Alex Cobb a four-year, $57 million contract and signing

Week Ahead: Stars & Stripling
Week Ahead: Stars & Stripling

Seth Trachtman looks at the week ahead and profiles new Dodgers ace Ross Stripling.

White Sox activate OF Avisail Garcia from DL

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have activated right fielder Avisail Garcia from the 10-day disabled list.

FANTASY PLAYS: Players to pick up, stream this week in MLB
FANTASY PLAYS: Players to pick up, stream this week in MLB

DOMINGO GERMAN, SP, New York Yankees (41 percent owned in Yahoo) - It's looking like the Yankees have found something in German. The surface stats (4.77 ERA) don't pop out, but his underlying numbers show he's performing better than the stats. He's generating a lot of swing-and-misses

Tommy La Stella talks about his refusal to report to the minors in 2016
Tommy La Stella talks about his refusal to report to the minors in 2016

Most players would be released after pulling such a stunt. Tommy La Stella was not. Why?

Tom Arnold Says He's 'Taking Trump Down' With Michael Cohen's Help
Tom Arnold Says He's 'Taking Trump Down' With Michael Cohen's Help

In this circus that we call our world today, Tom Arnold and President Donald

Ichiro Suzuki Dons Fake Mustache in Seattle Dugout
Ichiro Suzuki Dons Fake Mustache in Seattle Dugout

Ichiro Suzuki was spotted on the Seattle Mariners bench wearing a fake mustache and a hoodie during Thursday's game against the Yankees.

Report: Major League Baseball bans transactions with Mexican League teams
Report: Major League Baseball bans transactions with Mexican League teams

MLB says that Mexican teams are exploiting players like Julio Urias who sign MLB deals

MLB Fixtures

Jun 22 (OPTA) - MLB schedules for this weekend Friday, June 22 schedules (EST/GMT) Oakland at Chicago White Sox (1610/2010) at (2207/0207) at (2010/0010) at (2215/0215) Baltimore at Atlanta (1935/2335) Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati (1910/2310) Detroit at Cleveland (1910/2310) NY Yankees at Tampa Bay (1910

Juan Soto
Juan Soto's 2-run double carries Nationals past Orioles

A teenager among men, Juan Soto has impressed his teammates on the Washington Nationals with his maturity and, even more so, his potent bat.

And That Happened: Thursday
And That Happened: Thursday's Scores and Highlights

Jesse Winker hit a grand slam and, unwittingly, illustrated why it is so hard for MLB to market its players.

MLB notebook: Straily banned five games for plunking Posey
MLB notebook: Straily banned five games for plunking Posey

Miami Marlins right-hander Dan Straily was suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions in Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball announced Thursday. Warnings had already been issued to both teams before Straily plunked San Francisco catcher

Giants
Giants' Strickland apologizes for self-inflicted injury

San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland, feeling the pain physically and emotionally, apologized Thursday to the team and its fans for breaking the pinkie on his pitching hand while punching a door in anger earlier this week. Strickland had just blown a save chance against the visiting Miami Marlins

Major League Baseball roundup: Soto powers Nats past O
Major League Baseball roundup: Soto powers Nats past O's

Juan Soto lined a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning to give the Washington Nationals a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday at Nationals Park. The game was tied at 2 until the game-winning rally against Mychal Givens (0-4) in the eighth. Bryce Harper doubled to start the

Dose: The Unwritten Rules
Dose: The Unwritten Rules

Jesse Pantuosco has had it with Hunter Strickland and baseball's unwritten rules. It's the subject of Friday's Daily Dose.

Trout rolling as Angels face Blue Jays

Already the owner of two American League Most Valuable Player awards by age 25, Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout is showing there's always room for improvement. Trout is having the best offensive month of his major-league career heading into the second game of a four-game series against

Giants, Padres looking healthier in four-game series

Two teams that looked a bit more like they hoped to look all season Thursday night will go head-to-head for the second straight game when the San Diego Padres take on the San Francisco Giants on Friday. On the same night when the Padres were able to put Wil Myers and Eric Hosmer in the lineup together

MLB roundup: Soto powers Nats past O's

Juan Soto lined a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning to give the Washington Nationals a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday at Nationals Park. Bryce Harper doubled to start the inning and moved to third on a Trea Turner single. One out later, Soto, a 19-year-old rookie,

Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5
Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5

Luis Valbuena homered twice, Kole Calhoun connected for the second consecutive game and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 on Thursday night. Mike Trout went 0 for 2 with three walks in his 1,000th career game, ending his hitting streak at eight games. Trout, who has reached

MLB Standings

Jun 22 (OPTA) - Standings from the MLB on Friday AMERICAN LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE - EAST W L PCT GB 1. NY Yankees 50 22 .694 - 2. Boston 50 26 .658 2 3. Tampa Bay 34 40 .459 17 4. Toronto 34 40 .459 17 5. Baltimore 21 52 .288 29 1/2 AMERICAN LEAGUE - CENTRAL W L PCT GB 1. Cleveland 40 33 .548 - 2. Detroit

UPDATE 2-MLB Angels vs Blue Jays Box score

Jun 22 (OPTA) - Box score from Los Angeles Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays on ThursdayLA Angels 8, Toronto 5 Toronto ab r h rbi bb so avg Hernandez lf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .259 Smoak 1b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .231 Solarte 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .256 Morales dh 3 2 2 1 1 0 .239 Pillar cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .246 Grichuk rf 4 1 1 1 0 1 .203

Cubs bested by Harvey, Yankees sweep Mariners
Cubs bested by Harvey, Yankees sweep Mariners

Matt Harvey led the Cincinnati Reds to a win over the Chicago Cubs in MLB on Thursday.

Bumgarner goes 8 innings for 1st win, Giants beat Padres 3-0
Bumgarner goes 8 innings for 1st win, Giants beat Padres 3-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner pitched eight innings of three-hit ball for his first win of the season, Mark Melancon earned his first save in a year and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 3-0 on Thursday night.

Giants' Strickland apologizes for self-inflicted injury

San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland, feeling the pain physically and emotionally, apologized Thursday to the team and its fans for breaking the pinkie on his pitching hand while punching a door in anger earlier this week. Strickland had just blown a save chance against the visiting Miami Marlins

Thames adjusting to left field as Brewers host Cardinals

Seven years after making his major league debut as an outfielder, Eric Thames is getting reacquainted with the position for the Milwaukee Brewers. Normally Milwaukee's first baseman, Thames has started three straight games in the outfield -- including two in a row in left -- and has seen the bulk

Winker
Winker's grand slam rallies Reds past Cubs 6-2

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jesse Winker hit his first career game-ending homer against the Rockies on June 7 and got a pair of Carlos Gonzalez's white batting gloves during the series as a keepsake. He wore them for another career breakthrough on Thursday night.

UPDATE 2-MLB Brewers vs Cardinals Box score

Jun 22 (OPTA) - Box score from Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals on ThursdayMilwaukee 11, St. Louis 3 St. Louis ab r h rbi bb so avg Carpenter 3b 3 1 1 1 1 1 .238 Pham cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .262 Martinez 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .308 Ozuna lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .279 Molina c 1 1 0 0 1 0 .272 Pena c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 Gyorko

Banged-up Twins visit Rangers

The Minnesota Twins head into the weekend riding high after taking consecutive series from Cleveland and Boston but could be shorthanded Friday night when they open a three-game set with the Texas Rangers at Target Field. Eduardo Escobar left in the fourth inning of Minnesota's 9-2 loss to the Red

A's, White Sox kick off series with day-night twinbill

After rain washed out Thursday's scheduled series opener, the Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox will play a day-night doubleheader on Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field to kick off a four-game series. The A's will go for their season-high fifth win in a row when they finally take the field

Marte, Avila power Diamondbacks over Pirates 9-3
Marte, Avila power Diamondbacks over Pirates 9-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ketel Marte and Alex Avila each hit two-run homers and the Arizona Diamondbacks scored eight runs in the first three innings to power their way to a 9-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.

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