• Castro’s hit starts rally, leads Tigers past Twins 4-2

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Harold Castro’s first career hit started an eighth-inning rally that led the Detroit Tigers to a 4-2 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday in a game in which Joe Mauer set the Twins’ record for reaching base.

  • NL East champion Braves rally past Mets 7-3 for 6th straight

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, Ozzie Albies homered in the eighth and the NL East champion Atlanta Braves rallied past the New York Mets 7-3 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.

  • Evgenii Dadonov rallies Panthers past Lightning 3-2

    Evgenii Dadonov had a goal and an assist in the third period and the Florida Panthers rallied to beat the host Lightning 3-2 in Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.

    Updated: 8:56 pm

  • Sanchez, Severino rebound ahead of playoffs, Yanks top Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Struggling Gary Sanchez drove in four runs for the first time since early April, Luis Severino won his 19th game and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 on Tuesday night to keep up their push for home-field advantage in the AL wild-card game.

  • Mets activate Wright off DL for final homestand of season

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hanging on a hook in David Wright’s locker, above the baseball spikes and opposite the helmets of his favorite football teams, the New York Giants and Virginia Tech Hokies, was a blue and orange Mets cap and white jersey with pinstripes.

    Updated: 8:36 pm

  • Trump says Dems using ‘con game’ to sink Kavanaugh court bid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical “con job” on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, asserting she “has nothing.”

    Updated: 8:35 pm

  • Astros win 100th, close in on 2nd straight AL West title

    TORONTO (AP) — The Houston Astros reached 100 wins for the second straight season and closed in on the AL West title, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Tuesday night behind Alex Bregman’s two-run homer.

  • Cosby’s day of reckoning comes after 3-year sex assault case

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — At an age when other Hollywood stars are settling into retirement and collecting lifetime-achievement awards, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as a reckoning richly deserved and long overdue.

    Updated: 8:15 pm

  • LEADING OFF: deGrom seeks 1 last quality start; Sale for Sox

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  • Demoted Clemson QB Bryant misses 2nd straight practice

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Demoted Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant missed his second straight practice since freshman Trevor Lawrence was picked to start for the No. 3 Tigers on Saturday against Syracuse.