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Angels acquire right-hander Roansy Contreras from Pirates

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired right-hander Roansy Contreras from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash on Thursday. The Pirates designated the 24-year-old Contreras for assignment on Saturday to create room on the roster for Paul Skenes ahead of the prized pitcher's major ...

Canada beats Norway for 4th win at hockey worlds, US shuts out France

PRAGUE (AP) — Canada eased past Norway 4-1 on Thursday for its fourth straight win at the ice hockey world championship after not allowing a single shot on goal in the first two periods. The United States scored four goals in the opening period to cruise to a 5-0 victory over France, while ...

Olivares, Gonzales homer to lead Pirates to 5-4 win over Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Edward Olivares and Nick Gonzales homered, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Thursday night. Olivares hit a two-run homer in the first inning. He also doubled and scored in the sixth against Justin Steele (0-1) to make it 5-3. Gonzales hit a solo drive ...

Mets beat Phillies 6-5 in 11 innings to avoid home-and-home sweep

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Alonso homered, J.D. Martinez hit a go-ahead single in the 11th inning and the New York Mets overcame another blown save by Edwin Díaz, avoiding a four-game sweep in a home-and-home set with a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. Starling Marte ...

Díaz’s 2-run single in 6th sends Rays to 4-3 win over Red Sox at Fenway

By MAUREEN MULLEN Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Yandy Díaz snapped a sixth-inning tie with a two-run single and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Wednesday night. Taj Bradley (1-1) pitched five solid innings in his second major league start this year, giving up two ...