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McGregor called off his fight with Poirier after being called out for not making good on his donation to Poirier's foundation.
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ATLANTA — Garrett Cooper had three RBIs and drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning off Jacob Webb, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. The 10th began with placement runner Jon Berti advancing from second to third when Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies ran backward to try to catch Starling Marte’s shallow fly, but had the ball bounce off his glove for a single. Berti gave the Marlins their first lead when Cooper’s single landed in centre field to make it 4-3. Brian Anderson followed with an RBI double, and the Braves couldn’t muster a rally in the bottom of the inning. Yimi García (1-1) pitched the final 1 1/3 innings. Webb (0-1) took the loss. Ronald Acuña Jr. tripled and scored two runs, and Huascar Ynoa pitched a career-high six strong innings for the Braves, who have lost two straight. The teams were facing each other for the first time since Atlanta swept Miami in their NL Division Series last year. Acuña flashed his speed in the third, hitting a triple into right and scoring on a shallow sacrifice fly by Albies. Acuña slid across the plate headfirst after second baseman Jazz Chisholm caught the ball over his shoulder and was backpedaling when he stopped to throw toward the plate. Acuña pumped his fist toward the Atlanta dugout in celebration after scoring to make it 2-1. Ynoa struck out a career-high 10 while allowing one run and three hits. The rookie struck out every batter he faced at least once except Miguel Rojas. Atlanta led 1-0 in the first when Acuña walked, stole second and scored on Marcell Ozuna’s single. Adam Duvall hit his second homer to begin the second, connecting against his former team to tie it 1-all. Miami starter Sandy Alcantara gave up three runs, four hits and three walks while striking out four in 6 1/3 innings. He was chased after walking pinch-hitter Pablo Sandoval and replaced by Anthony Bass, who walked Acuña to load the bases and gave up Albies’ sacrifice fly to make it 3-1. Atlanta reliever A.J. Minter walked three in the eighth and left his replacement, Nate Jones, with runners on first and second and one out. Cooper, who had been hitless in his last 13 at-bats before singling in the sixth, followed with a two-run double to make it 3-all. TRAINER’S ROOM Miami C Jorge Alfaro was scratched from the lineup because of lingering hamstring tightness. Marlins manager Don Mattingly said he hopes Alfaro, who has missed five straight games, will be back by Thursday. ... Marlins RHP Sixto Sanchez (shoulder discomfort) is progressing at the team’s alternate training site in Jupiter, Florida. He is undergoing rehab exercises and throwing at 45 feet. ... RHP Jorge Guzman (elbow) is throwing bullpens in Jupiter and should face live hitters next. ... RHP Edward Cabrera (biceps) is throwing at 75 feet. ... RHP Elieser Hernandez (biceps) has yet to start throwing. EJECTED Mattingly was thrown out after a call was overturned in the eighth that originally had Berti ruled safe at second on a stolen base attempt. It appeared Berti beat shortstop Dansby Swanson’s tag attempt. UP NEXT Braves LHP Max Fried (0-0, 9.00 ERA) faces RHP Pablo López (0-1, 1.54) in the second of a four-game series. Fried is 0-1 with a 5.13 ERA in six career starts against Miami. López is 2-4 with a 4.43 ERA in eight career starts versus Atlanta. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports George Henry, The Associated Press
Wil Myers, Yu Darvish power Padres to 6-2 win
Condensed Game: Kyle Higashioka hit his first two homers of the season to back Gerrit Cole's eight-K performance in the Yankees' 3-1 win
Mike Trout launches a two-run home run to the left-field corner, scoring Shohei Ohtani to extend the Angels' lead to 10-3 in the 9th inning
ST. LOUIS — Kyle Schwarber doubled in a run in his delayed Nationals debut, Andrew Stevenson had a pinch-hit homer and Washington beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 Monday night. Schwarber, Josh Bell and Josh Harrison were in the starting lineup after being sidelined for Washington's first six games by a coronavirus outbreak that prompted the postponement of the team's season-opening series and left the club short-handed. The Nats ended a five-game skid, while the Cardinals have lost three straight. Stevenson hit his first homer of the season into St. Louis' bullpen in right field to lead off the seventh, putting Washington ahead 4-2. The solo shot was just his fourth homer in 221 career at-bats. Kyle Finnegan (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings, giving up a run on one hit. He also struck out two. Schwarber, acquired in the off-season after being nontendered by the Chicago Cubs, hit a 1-0 pitch from starter John Gant into right-centre to drive in Juan Soto, who singled to start the sixth. The Nationals added a run on the next pitch off reliever Giovanny Gallegos when Starlin Castro hit a sacrifice fly in foul territory to right, driving in Bell. Gant (0-1) went five innings and gave up three runs. He allowed six hits, struck out four and walked three. The Nationals had a chance to blow the game open when the first four batters reached to start the eighth against reliever Andrew Miller, including Castro singling in Bell. Ryan Helsley struck out Yan Gomes, and pinch-hitter Ryan Zimmerman flew out to centre fielder Dylan Carlson, who threw Schwarber out at home to end the inning. Yadier Molina hit his second homer of the season in the sixth to pull the Cardinals within 3-2. Matt Carpenter broke an 0 for 12 start to the season with a bunt single in the third and scored on Tommy Edman’s hit, tying the game at 1. Carpenter has struggled at the plate since spring training with just two hits in 37 at-bats, including 13 strikeouts. Victor Robles led off the game with his second triple of the season and scored on Soto’s one-out single to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead. TRAINERS ROOM Nationals: Schwarber, Bell and Harrison were reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list before the game. The moves make the team’s roster nearly whole again after an outbreak sidelined nine players and postponed four games. Five players returned over the weekend; the only one still missing is LHP Jon Lester, who will ramp up at the team’s alternate training site before joining the Nationals. Manager Dave Martinez said most of the players on the team were vaccinated at their hotel in St. Louis. Cardinals: St. Louis is closer to having two of its starting pitchers back from the IL. LHP Kwang Hyun Kim (back tightness) threw 86 pitches Sunday, and manager Mike Schildt said everything looked good for him to get back to the club soon, though he didn’t give a timeline. ... Shildt also said the progress of RHP Miles Mikolas (shoulder stiffness) is on target. He threw a bullpen session Monday at Busch Stadium. He’ll throw another in a few days after which the Cardinals will determine if he’s ready to face hitters. UP NEXT Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (0-0, 0.00 ERA) starts Tuesday. He gave up one hit while striking out eight over six scoreless innings in a 2-0 loss in the second game of a doubleheader April 7 against Atlanta. Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (1-0, 5.23 ERA) gets his third start of the season and is coming off a strong outing at Miami, where he gave up one hit and struck out six in six shutout innings. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB Jason L. Young, The Associated Press
HOUSTON — Rookie Casey Mize tossed seven scoreless innings for his first career win and fellow rookie Akil Baddoo homered again as the Detroit Tigers got a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night in manager A.J. Hinch’s first trip to Houston since he was fired for the team’s sign-stealing scheme. Renato Núñez and Grayson Greiner also homered as the Tigers jumped on Zack Greinke (1-1) for six runs to snap a four-game skid. Hinch spent five seasons in Houston, helping turn around a team that had sunk to embarrassing lows during a rebuild in the years before he arrived. The Astros won more than 100 games in each of his last three seasons, capped by a franchise-best 107 wins in 2019 when they lost to the Washington Nationals in the World Series. He received a standing ovation when he was introduced before the game and the team played a tribute video to him on the big screen. As the last frame of the video displayed the words: “Thank you A.J.,” he stepped onto the field and tipped his cap to the crowd, which roared with approval. Hinch was suspended by baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for a year in January 2020 and subsequently fired by owner Jim Crane for his role in the scheme that violated rules by using a video camera to steal catchers’ signs during Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series title and again in the 2018 season. His two up-and-coming stars helped him to a sweet return as the Tigers handed the Astros their third consecutive loss after a 6-1 start. Mize (1-0), the top overall pick in the 2018 amateur draft who was making his ninth start, yielded four hits and fanned five in the longest start of his big league career. Mize got stronger as the game progressed, retiring nine of the last 10 batters he faced before being replaced by Buck Farmer to start the eighth. The Tigers didn’t score in the first inning, but they taxed Greinke, forcing him to throw 27 pitches to escape a bases loaded jam. His trouble continued in the second when Núñez doubled to start the inning before Greiner’s one-out shot to right field made it 2-0. Núñez and Baddoo hit back-to-back homers with two outs in the third to extend the lead to 4-0. Baddoo, who homered on his first major league pitch last week, drove a fastball from Greinke 450 feet to the seats in centre field for his third career homer. The 22-year-old Baddoo hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth, and Greiner chased Greinke with an RBI single after that. Greinke yielded 10 hits and six runs while walking three in 4 2/3 innings. The Astros went 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position, but got solo homers from Michael Brantley in the eighth and Carlos Correa in the ninth to avoid a shutout. TRAINER’S ROOM Tigers: A day after Miguel Cabrera landed on the 10-day injured list with a left biceps strain, Hinch said that that tests showed that it was a mild strain. But Hinch still isn’t sure how long it will keep the slugger out. “We don’t feel like it’s major, but we feel like he’s going to need a little bit of rest and some therapy in order to get himself back ramped up, and we’ll see how long that takes,” Hinch said. UP NEXT Houston’s Jake Odorizzi will make his season debut when the series continues Tuesday night. Odorizzi’s first start of the season was delayed because he didn’t sign with the Astros until March 8. He’ll oppose left-hander Matthew Boyd (1-1, 2.13 ERA). ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP—Sports Kristie Rieken, The Associated Press