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Spencer Schwellenbach shuts down Tigers for 1st MLB victory as Braves win 2-1

By BILL TROCCHI Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Spencer Schwellenbach earned his first major league win and Ozzie Albies delivered a key hit for the second straight game as the Atlanta Braves downed the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Tuesday night. The Braves also beat the Tigers 2-1 on Monday ...

Willie Mays, Giants’ electrifying ‘Say Hey Kid,’ has died at 93

By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Mays, the electrifying "Say Hey Kid" whose singular combination of talent, drive and exuberance made him one of baseball's greatest and most beloved players, has died. He was 93. Mays' family and the San Francisco Giants jointly ...

Paul Skenes wins his fourth straight decision and leads Pirates over Reds 4-1

By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Paul Skenes pitched one-run ball over six innings to win his fourth straight decision and lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 on Monday night. Skenes (4-0) allowed six hits in six innings with seven strikeouts ...

Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins signs 1-year franchise tender

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins signed his one-year franchise tender for the 2024 season. However, his long-term future with the team remains in doubt. The fifth-year wideout received the franchise tag in February and didn't ...