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Runner-up Keselowski in different spot for NASCAR All-Star

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Brad Keselowski was the runner-up in the NASCAR All-Star race at Texas last year and has led more laps on the 1 1/2-mile track than anyone who has never won here. Keselowski is in a much different position going into Sunday night's All-Star race, the non-points ...

Interstatedaydream wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico

BALTIMORE (AP) — Interstatedaydream's owner and trainer decided to skip the Kentucky Oaks two weeks ago. That paid dividends at the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Friday. With jockey Florent Geroux aboard, the well-rested filly was able to hold off race favorite Adare ...

Thankful Melvin happy to be back in Padres dugout

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A smiling and thankful Bob Melvin returned to manage the San Diego Padres for the start of a three-game series in San Francisco on Friday, less than two weeks after undergoing prostate surgery. Melvin emerged from the visitor's dugout wearing his uniform for the first ...

Ryu sharp in 1st win of year, Blue Jays beat Votto, Reds 2-1

TORONTO (AP) — Hyun Jin Ryu pitched six shutout innings to earn his first victory of the season, and the Blue Jays held Reds star Joey Votto in check in his return from COVID-19 as Toronto beat Cincinnati 2-1 Friday night. Toronto improved to 11-6 in one-run games, the most one-run wins in ...

Wainwright, Molina help Cardinals to 5-3 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings of one-run ball to extend his domination of Pittsburgh, and battery-mate Yadier Molina keyed a four-run sixth inning with a two-run single as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pirates 5-3 on Friday night. Wainwright has won 10 straight ...

Ramírez shakes off injury, leads Guardians past Tigers 6-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez hit a three-run homer and tripled a day after avoiding a serious injury when he fouled a ball off his leg, and the Cleveland Guardians defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-1 on Friday night. Both teams were without their managers for the series opener. Detroit's A.J. ...

Freeman, Urías lead Dodgers past Phils for 6th straight win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddie Freeman singled three times and drove in two runs, Julio Urías pitched five shutout innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory. Trea Turner doubled and had an RBI for the NL West-leading ...

Lauer, Brewers beat Nationals 7-0 despite triple play

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Lauer feared his bid to keep the Washington Nationals scoreless was in jeopardy as soon as Lane Thomas hit the ball. Good defense and equally good fortune kept the shutout intact and extended the Nationals' frustrations. The Brewers were clinging to a 2-0 lead in the ...

Pérez throws 1st shutout since 2014, Texas blanks Astros 3-0

HOUSTON (AP) — When manager Chris Woodward walked out to the mound with two outs and two on in the ninth inning, Texas Rangers starter Martín Pérez wasn't worried about being taken out. "He just told me, 'You got it.' And I went like, 'Yeah, I got it,'" Pérez said. Sure did. Pérez ...

Stewart scores 28 to help Storm beat Sparks 83-80

SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 28 points on 11-of-20 shooting and the Seattle Storm held on for an 83-80 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night. Ezi Magbegor had nine points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and two steals. Jewell Loyd added 11 points for the Storm (3-3) and has ...