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Cubs top Pirates 6-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Esteban Quiroz hit a go-ahead single in the eighth, his second in three innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Friday night for their fourth straight win. Quiroz lined a two-out hit against Yohan Ramirez (1-1) to left in the eighth, driving in ...

Cards’ Pujols hits 700th home run, 4th player to reach mark

LOS ANGELES (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 700th home run on Friday night, connecting for his second drive of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and becoming the fourth player to reach the milestone in major league history. With the drive in the final days of ...

MLB Wrap: Yankees beat Red Sox 5-4; Judge remains at 60

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge was held without a homer for the third straight game, keeping him at 60 for the season and one shy of Roger Maris’ American League record, and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Friday night. Jose Trevino singled home the tiebreaking run against ...

In Brief: Celtics suspend coach 1 year

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics suspended Ime Udoka for a full year, banning the coach who led them to the NBA Finals last spring for the entire 2022-23 season over what two people with knowledge of the matter said was an improper relationship with a member of the organization. The people ...

Ski jumping World Cup returns to US for 1st time since 2004

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Ski Jumping’s top circuit is returning to the United States for the first time in nearly two decades. The International Ski and Snowboard Federation men’s ski jumping World Cup will be held in February in Lake Placid, New York Ski jumping’s last World Cup in ...

Wesneski has immaculate inning, pitches Cubs over Bucs 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Hayden Wesneski had an immaculate inning in his second major league start to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 victory over the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night. Wesneski (2-1) gave up two runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings while striking out six and ...