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Taillon pitches 7 sharp innings as the Cubs beat the Mets 8-1

By JAY COHEN AP Baseball Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Jameson Taillon pitched seven crisp innings, Christopher Morel homered and the Chicago Cubs cooled off the New York Mets with an 8-1 victory on Saturday. Taillon struck out a season-high 10 in his first win since May 4. The right-hander ...

Josh Lowe homers twice as Rays breeze past the Pirates 10-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Lowe homered twice, including a three-run blast in the sixth that broke open a close game, and the Tampa Bay Rays breezed past the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3 on Friday night. Lowe hit a solo shot to right off Luis Ortiz in the third inning and went deep again with two ...

Diamondbacks hit 3 HRs, power way to 5-4 series-opening win over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Gabriel Moreno and Joc Pederson hit homers against struggling Phillies starter Taijuan Walker to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-4 win over Philadelphia on Friday night. It was the first game between the teams since Arizona won the final two ...