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Unseeded Rogers, Kasatkina advance to San Jose final

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Unseeded American Shelby Rogers defeated No. 9 seed Veronika Kudermetova of Russia 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic. Rogers will play No. 7 seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia in Sunday's final of the hard-court U.S. Open ...

Tigers beat McClanahan, Rays 9-1 on Lou Whitaker Night

DETROIT (AP) — Harold Castro drove in two runs and scored twice as the Detroit Tigers ended a three-game skid with a 9-1 win Saturday over All-Star Shane McClanahan and the Tampa Bay Rays on Lou Whitaker Night. Playing in front of their first sellout crowd since opening day, the Tigers won ...

Pratto’s 9th-inning homer gives Royals 5-4 win over Red Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rookie Nick Pratto hit a game-ending home run in the ninth inning, giving the Kansas City Royals a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Pratto blasted a two-out, 3-2 changeup from Garrett Whitlock (2-2) an estimated 424 feet to center field for his ...

Hoskins, streaking Phillies rout Nationals 11-5

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins homered in the first inning for the third straight game and the surging Philadelphia Phillies routed the Washington Nationals 11-5 on Saturday night. He is the first Phillies player to do it since at least 1900. J.T. Realmuto and Matt Vierling also went deep ...

Giants bust out of slump, beat A’s 7-3 for Rodon’s 10th win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LaMonte Wade Jr. and J.D. Davis homered on consecutive pitches in the sixth inning, Joey Bart also connected, and the slumping San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Saturday. Carlos Rodón allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings for his team-leading 10th ...

Dunning blanks old team, García 5 RBIs as Texas routs ChiSox

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dane Dunning allowed one hit in seven dominant innings against his former team for his first win since April, and Adolis García drove in five runs as the Texas Rangers shut out the Chicago White Sox 8-0 on Saturday night. Chicago's lone hit against Dunning was an ...

Montgomery beats former team as Cardinals blank Yankees 1-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Montgomery blanked his old teammates over five innings and Nolan Arenado drove in the lone run as the St. Louis Cardinals handed the New York Yankees their season-high fourth straight loss, 1-0 Saturday night. Making his first start for St. Louis since being acquired ...

Max effort: Scherzer Ks 11, Mets beat Braves for DH sweep

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer tied a season high with 11 strikeouts over seven innings and the New York Mets beat the sloppy Atlanta Braves 6-2 Saturday night to complete a doubleheader sweep. Francisco Lindor had three hits and three RBIs as New York took the opener 8-5, and the Mets ...

McMahon’s 9th-inning homer lifts Rockies over D-backs 3-2

PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan McMahon hasn't had the season he wanted since signing his $70 million, six-year deal during spring training. The Colorado Rockies third baseman certainly was money when it counted on Saturday night. McMahon hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth, Antonio Senzatela threw ...

Twins top Blue Jays 7-3 behind clutch Polanco, strong ‘pen

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's bullpen — and prospect of staying in first place — took a badly needed turn this week for the better. The trade deadline produced some true relief for them. Jorge Polanco had a pair of two-out RBIs and Jose Miranda homered for the Twins, who beat the ...

Barrero hits first 2 HRs, Reds drop Brewers into 2nd place

MILWAUKEE (AP) — José Barrero hit his first two major league home runs and the Cincinnati Reds beat Milwaukee 7-5 on Saturday night, dropping the Brewers into second place in the NL Central. Joey Votto and Donovan Solano each had a solo homer for the Reds, who hadn't scored more than three ...

Zardes’ hat trick leads Rapids over Minnesota United 4-3

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Gyasi Zardes finished off a hat trick with a goal in the 61st minute to spark the Colorado Rapids to a 4-3 victory over Minnesota United on Saturday night. Zardes netted his first goal in the 7th minute for Colorado (8-9-6), pulling the Rapids even after Abu ...

Will Smith, Max Muncy drive Dodgers past Padres again, 8-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the San Diego Padres made plenty of noise at the trade deadline, it's already been drowned out by the relentless drumbeat of the Los Angeles Dodgers' march toward October. Will Smith homered and drove in three runs, and the Dodgers continued to pull away from the ...

Detmers, Fletcher help Angels split DH with M’s; Moniak hurt

SEATTLE (AP) — Reid Detmers pitched seven smooth innings, Mickey Moniak hit his second home run in three days before getting injured, and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Seattle Mariners 7-1 on Saturday night to split their doubleheader. David Fletcher homered and drove in three runs for ...

Cowboys’ Elliott sees high stakes amid questions over future

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott lingers a little longer after practice at training camp with family, friends and even fans these days, seemingly more comfortable with everything that accompanies being the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys. His time in that role could be running ...

Life Is Good wins $1 million Whitney Stakes at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Life Is Good led wire-to-wire and held off stablemate Happy Saver by two lengths to win the $1 million Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on a steamy Saturday. The 4-5 favorite, owned by CHC and WinStar Farm, completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1 minute, 48.97 ...

Cool Papa Bell scores biggest upset in Hambletonian history

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Coming from a baseball background, Scott Farber had a perfect name for the yearling he brought for $100,000 in 2020. Hall of Famer and Negro leagues legend Cool Papa Bell was considered by many the fastest man ever to play, and Farber had hopes his trotter would ...

D.C. United ties Red Bulls 0-0 in third match under Rooney

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rafael Romo made one save to help D.C. United earn a 0-0 draw with the New York Red Bulls on Saturday. D.C. United (6-13-4) improved to 1-1-1 in its third match under coach Wayne Rooney. Carlos Miguel Coronel had two saves for New York (10-7-7) to match Romo's clean ...

Zelarayán rallies Crew to 3-2 victory over New York City FC

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lucas Zelarayán polished off a brace with a goal in the 75th minute to spark the Columbus Crew to a 3-2 victory over New York City FC on Saturday. An own-goal by Jonathan Mensah three minutes into the match gave NYCFC an early lead. Columbus (8-6-9) knotted the score ...

Zach Wilson with another solid practice in Jets’ scrimmage

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson took the field at MetLife Stadium for the first time since last season and put together another solid practice. That's promising news for the New York Jets and their second-year quarterback. "I really thought it was really good," coach Robert Saleh ...