From Dad’s speech to Drake’s embrace: Inside Vlad Jr.’s Toronto welcome
Apr29

From Dad’s speech to Drake’s embrace: Inside Vlad Jr.’s Toronto welcome

12:15 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. TORONTO — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. stood wide-eyed outside the Raptors’ locker room on Saturday night as a familiar figure headed over and embraced him, saying, “Welcome to the city, man.” Vladdy Jr., meet Drake. Drake, Vladdy Jr. Only in Toronto. Less than 48 hours earlier, Guerrero was sitting at breakfast with...

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Chatwood fuels Cubs with 2B off childhood friend
Apr29

Chatwood fuels Cubs with 2B off childhood friend

1:30 AM ET PHOENIX — Perhaps Chicago Cubs pitcher Tyler Chatwood knew what was coming from his good friend when he doubled off of Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Andriese to start a 15th-inning rally in the Cubs’ wild win over Arizona on Sunday. The game was tied 3-3 until Ben Zobrist drove home Chatwood not long after the righty reliever notched his fourth career double off of a groomsman from his wedding....

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Real or not? Cody Bellinger is having the best April ever
Apr29

Real or not? Cody Bellinger is having the best April ever

2:19 AM ET It was a wild day on Sunday with walk-off hits, extra-inning games, injuries to Christian Yelich and Fernando Tatis Jr. that are hopefully not serious, a strikeout record, an actual complete game (congrats, Zach Eflin!), a rare trio of home runs and a Manny Machado web gem at shortstop. The biggest highlight, however: Cody Bellinger went 2-for-3 in the Dodgers’ 7-6 win over the Pirates, including his 14th home run,...

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Padres’ Tatis Jr. exits in 10th with hammy injury
Apr29

Padres’ Tatis Jr. exits in 10th with hammy injury

7:51 PM ET ESPN News Services WASHINGTON — San Diego rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. left Sunday’s game against the Washington Nationals after he did an awkward-looking split while trying to stretch for a throw at second base. Tatis was unable to keep his foot on the bag on the play. He moved around gingerly while umpires reviewed the play but could not continue. Padres manager Andy Green said after the Padres’...

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Minjee Lee wins LA Open for 5th LPGA Tour title
Apr29

Minjee Lee wins LA Open for 5th LPGA Tour title

9:26 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Minjee Lee won the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open on Sunday at Wilshire Country Club for her fifth LPGA Tour title, closing with a 3-under 68 for a four-stroke victory. The 22-year-old Australian made a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-3 18th to finish at 14-under 270. She led the last three days, shooting 66-69-67 to take a one-stroke advantage over Nanna Koerstz Madsen into the final round....

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White Sox tie MLB record with 20 K’s vs. Tigers
Apr28

White Sox tie MLB record with 20 K’s vs. Tigers

7:59 PM ET CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox entered their series finale on Sunday against the Detroit Tigers with the worst rotation ERA in baseball and the second-worst overall mark. They exited it with a new strikeout record. Reynaldo Lopez and three relievers combined to strike out 20 Tigers in Chicago’s 4-1 win at Guaranteed Rate Field. That tied the MLB record for a nine-inning game. “Today’s outing was one...

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Beat-up Yanks lose LeMahieu, Urshela to injury
Apr28

Beat-up Yanks lose LeMahieu, Urshela to injury

9:09 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela became the latest Yankees to get hurt as New York completed a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants with an 11-5 win Sunday afternoon that included another long home run by Gary Sanchez. LeMahieu was removed in the bottom of the third because of right knee inflammation. He says the injury is on the outer edge of his right knee. Manager Aaron Boone said after the game...

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Pernice-Hoch duo wins Legends of Golf by 5 shots
Apr28

Pernice-Hoch duo wins Legends of Golf by 5 shots

6:23 PM ET Associated Press RIDGEDALE, Mo. — Tom Pernice Jr. and Scott Hoch completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the PGA Tour Champions’ Bass Pro Shops Legends, opening with Pernice’s hole-in-one on the Top of the Rock par-3 course. Pernice used a 7-iron on the 175-yard first hole. They finished with an 8-under 46 for two trips around the par-3 course, playing both the opening nine of modified alternate shot...

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Palmer and Rahm team to win Zurich Classic
Apr28

Palmer and Rahm team to win Zurich Classic

6:16 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, La. — Ryan Palmer and Jon Rahm shot a 3-under 69 in the alternate-shot final round of the Zurich Classic on Sunday and won the PGA Tour’s only team event by three strokes over Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood. The victory was the fourth on the tour for the 42-year-old Palmer, but first in nearly a decade. Having last won in 2010 at the Sony Open in Hawaii, Palmer waved and gave a...

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As Rays rise, Glasnow’s new look should scare AL East rivals
Apr28

As Rays rise, Glasnow’s new look should scare AL East rivals

5:57 PM ET BOSTON — When talking about the Tampa Bay Rays, it’s easy to forget the team still has elite starting pitching. So much of the discourse around the Rays has centered around their use of the opener, a bullpen day they have integrated this season every fifth day as a regular part of the rotation. All of this was born out of desperation and necessity in 2018 and helped the perennial American League East underdog...

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Cubs teammate gives up his spot for hot Bote
Apr28

Cubs teammate gives up his spot for hot Bote

5:24 PM ET PHOENIX — Chicago Cubs third baseman David Bote wasn’t supposed to be in the starting lineup Sunday. But that was before manager Joe Maddon got a nudge to give the nod to the hot hitter. “The process worked well,” Maddon said. “I had him [Bote] listed to not play, but he’s had a couple good games, and in discussion with a couple of veteran guys, they agreed.” While Maddon was coy as...

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Beer on Braun, Cano injury mark wild first inning
Apr28

Beer on Braun, Cano injury mark wild first inning

6:20 PM ET ESPN News Services Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun had a beer spilled on his head and New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano suffered a hand injury from a Gio Gonzalez pitch in a bizarre sequence during the first inning Sunday. Braun was trying to make a leaping catch at the left-field wall on a long drive by Mets rookie Pete Alonso when a fan, in an apparent attempt to catch the ball in his cup, leaned over the...

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Campillo seals maiden title in Morocco
Apr28

Campillo seals maiden title in Morocco

Jorge Campillo of Spain celebrates his first European Tour win at the 229th attempt after victory in the Trophee Hassan II in Rabat, Morocco — Apr. 28, 2019.  1:13 PM ET Spain’s Jorge Campillo birdied two of his last three holes to claim a maiden success on the European Tour with a two-shot victory in the Hassan II Golf Trophy at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat on Sunday. Campillo, who had six runner-up finishes...

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White Sox’s Jimenez to IL with ankle injury
Apr28

White Sox’s Jimenez to IL with ankle injury

12:23 PM ET Chicago White Sox rookie outfielder Eloy Jimenez has been placed on the 10-day injured list and will miss at least two weeks because of a high right ankle sprain. The White Sox announced the move before Sunday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. Jimenez will be re-evaluated in two weeks, according to the White Sox. Jimenez, one of baseball’s top prospects, suffered the injury Friday night when he jumped into the...

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Mets designate struggling catcher d’Arnaud
Apr28

Mets designate struggling catcher d’Arnaud

11:04 AM ET The New York Mets designated Travis d’Arnaud for assignment Sunday, one day after the slumping catcher was booed repeatedly by fans at Citi Field. D’Arnaud missed most of last season because of an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. He had gotten off to a slow start this season, with only two hits in his first 23 at-bats. The Mets announced the roster move before Sunday’s game against the...

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Yu Darvish delivers first taste of the dominance the Cubs need
Apr28

Yu Darvish delivers first taste of the dominance the Cubs need

1:16 AM ET PHOENIX — Though he was playing in only his 15th career game — and catching Yu Darvish for the first time — Chicago Cubs catcher Taylor Davis knows a good thing when he sees it. After getting the best view of some of Darvish’s best stuff Saturday night, Davis was ready to deliver a hopeful message for Cubs fans. “That was the Yu the league has seen,” Davis said after the Cubs’ 9-1...

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Vintage Kershaw K’s 8 in 7 innings, gets first win
Apr28

Vintage Kershaw K’s 8 in 7 innings, gets first win

2:17 AM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Three starts into his delayed season and Clayton Kershaw already appears back to his usual form. Kershaw earned his first win, allowing one run over seven innings to outpitch Joe Musgrove and help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Saturday night. Chris Taylor hit a tying sacrifice fly and Joc Pederson followed with a two-run triple as the Dodgers rallied for...

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Yelich’s 14th HR ties record for most by May 1
Apr28

Yelich’s 14th HR ties record for most by May 1

12:23 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 14th home run, tying the record for most before May 1, and the Milwaukee Brewers opened a five-run lead and held on to beat the New York Mets 8-6 Saturday night. Yelich’s fourth-inning homer off Noah Syndergaard (1-3) was the first on the road this season for the NL MVP. His 14 homers matched Albert Pujols (2006) and Alex Rodriguez (2007)...

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Gary Sanchez’s slam helps Yankees power through their injuries
Apr28

Gary Sanchez’s slam helps Yankees power through their injuries

11:33 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Just when life was beginning to get pretty good for the mostly no-name New York Yankees, it got even better with one booming swing Saturday afternoon. Hello, big leagues, meet the healthier, rejuvenated Gary Sanchez. With the bases loaded in the top of fifth inning Saturday at Oracle Park, Sanchez did something he had struggled with his past two games: He turned on a two-strike pitch. Not only did he...

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LHP Gonzalez to start Sun. for Brewers vs. Mets
Apr28

LHP Gonzalez to start Sun. for Brewers vs. Mets

8:51 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The newest member of the Milwaukee Brewers is a familiar face. Gio Gonzalez is back after finalizing a $2 million, one-year contract, and the veteran left-hander will start Sunday’s series finale against the New York Mets. Gonzalez also played for Milwaukee last season, helping the Brewers win the National League Central and make it to the NL Championship Series after he was acquired...

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