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Orioles call up top prospect Adley Rutschman to majors

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles called top prospect Adley Rutschman up to the majors Saturday, paving the way for the 24-year-old catcher to make his big league debut. "I'd say about as excited as I can be right now," Rutschman said. "This is probably the coolest thing, coolest ...

Plum, Young spark Las Vegas to 100-80 romp over Phoenix

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 24 points, Jackie Young added 20 and Las Vegas dominated the third quarter in a 100-80 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday. Plum sank three 3-pointers and scored 15 in a 38-point third quarter to help Las Vegas (6-1) turn a two-point halftime lead ...

Reddick gives Big Machine Racing 1st NASCAR Xfinity victory

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Cup regular Tyler Reddick led the final 31 laps of the NASCAR Xfinity race at Texas after a two-car pass Saturday, giving second-year team Big Machine Racing its first victory and ending a three-race streak in which three different JR Motorsports drivers took the ...

Bichette HRs twice, Manoah goes 8 as Jays beat Reds 3-1

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette hit two home runs, pitcher Alek Manoah matched his career high by working eight innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 on Saturday. Bichette's first was a solo home run off right-hander Hunter Greene in the fourth, No. 50 of Bichette's ...

Varsho’s double scores 3 in 10th in Dbacks’ 7-6 win vs Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — With the game tied at 4 in the top of the 10th inning, the Cubs' Rowan Wick zipped a couple of fastballs past Arizona's Daulton Varsho before Varsho settled into a high-pressure at-bat. "All I told myself was, 'Can't get beat again,'" Varsho said. He didn't. Varsho drilled a ...

Penguins sign F Bryan Rust to 6-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust is staying in Pittsburgh. The veteran forward, who was scheduled to become a free agent this summer, agreed to a six-year contract with the Penguins that will keep him with the club through 2028. The deal, announced on Saturday, carries an average annual value ...

Early Voting holds off Epicenter to win Preakness Stakes

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maybe extra rest isn't such a bad thing for a racehorse after all. In the Preakness Stakes that was run without the Kentucky Derby winner because Rich Strike's owner felt he needed more time off after his 80-1 upset, Early Voting validated a gutsy decision to skip the Derby ...

Contreras homers twice as Acuña, Braves beat Marlins 4-3

MIAMI (AP) — William Contreras homered twice, Ronald Acuña Jr. extended his two-season on-base streak to 28 games and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Saturday night. Acuña singled, walked twice, stole a base and scored a run. His string began last summer and was interrupted ...

Mariners sign veteran slugger Justin Upton to 1-year deal

BOSTON (AP) — Looking to boost their lineup, the Seattle Mariners signed veteran slugger Justin Upton to a one-year contract Saturday. Upton, a four-time All-Star, was released by the Los Angeles Angels on April 8 heading into the final season of a $106 million, five-year guaranteed ...

Betts falls triple shy of cycle, leads Dodgers past Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mookie Betts stumbled rounding second base - a rare misstep for one of baseball's most all-around All-Stars — and braced his fall with his left hand. Betts popped up clutching his left arm as he bounced back to second. His stinger temporarily gave the Dodgers quite a ...