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Bleday homers, Estes earns first win as A’s beat Mariners 8-1

By CHRIS TALBOTT Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Rookie starter Joey Estes struck out five in five solid innings after being called up earlier in the day for his first major league win, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 8-1 on Saturday night. Abraham Toro and Brent ...

Brawl breaks out after New York City tops Toronto 3-2

TORONTO (AP) — Rookie Malachi Jones and Andrés Perea scored second-half goals and Matt Freese made nine saves as New York City FC held on for a 3-2 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night with a brawl taking place after the final whistle. A melee ensued after the match involving players ...

Matt Chapman’s grand slam leads the Giants past the Reds 5-1

By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Chapman hit a grand slam in the first inning to lead the struggling San Francisco Giants to a 5-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. The Giants had lost eight of 11 games coming into the contest and were averaging less ...

Chargers sign outside linebacker Bud Dupree to help bolster their pass rush

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers signed outside linebacker Bud Dupree on Saturday, helping bolster an already formidable pass rush. The 31-year-old Dupree has 53 career sacks in nine NFL seasons, including 6 1/2 last year in his lone season in Atlanta. Dupree joins a ...