LEADING OFF: Freeman leads Braves, Verlander dominates

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: FANTASTIC FREEMAN Freddie Freeman didn’t get down on himself after his 16-game hitting streak ended on June 4. Instead, the Atlanta slugger just picked right back up where left off — extending his latest...

Snapchat snafu: Alleged drug dealer leads clients to police

MORGANFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A suspected Kentucky drug dealer likely tanked his reviews after police say a wrong phone number posted on Snapchat led clients straight to police. The Gleaner cites a Morganfield police release that says an officer received calls and texts Sunday...

Anderson’s sacrifice fly wins it for Miami in the 9th

MIAMI (AP) — Brian Anderson stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning with the game tied, one out and the bases loaded. The Marlins’ rookie took the situation in stride like a veteran. Anderson hit a game-ending sacrifice fly to lift the Miami Marlins...

Kemp and Chirinos ejected after home plate collision

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers and catcher Robinson Chirinos of the Texas Rangers have been ejected in the third inning after a home plate collision that led to a benches-clearing confrontation between the teams. With two outs, Enrique Hernandez...

Padres beat Cardinals, lock up fifth straight series win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eric Lauer carried a shutout into the sixth inning, Manuel Margot had three hits and the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Wednesday night to win their fifth straight series. Freddy Galvis drove in two first-inning runs for San Diego,...

The Latest: Pompeo links denuclearizing to sanctions relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 11:05 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there will be no sanctions relief for North Korea until it denuclearizes. Pompeo is pushing...

Katai caps wild opening 24 minutes, Fire tie Rapids 2-2

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Aleksandar Katai scored the fourth goal of the game in the 24th minute and the Chicago Fire tied the Colorado Rapids 2-2 on Wednesday night. Colorado took a 2-0 lead in the first 15 minutes on goals by Dominique Badji and Tommy Smith. But nine...

Mahle, Duvall lead Reds over skidding Royals 7-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyler Mahle allowed three hits while pitching into the seventh, Adam Duvall hit a ninth-inning grand slam and the Cincinnati Reds beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 7-0 on Wednesday night. Mahle (5-6) allowed only one runner to touch second base in...

Covey pitches White Sox past Bauer, Indians 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Covey carried a shutout into the eighth inning, continuing his impressive June and helping the Chicago White Sox beat Trevor Bauer and the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Wednesday night. Covey (3-1) allowed 10 hits — all singles — and walked none....

Teenage dream: Soto, 19, powers Nats’ win at Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK (AP) — Teenage rookie Juan Soto homered twice and drove in four runs, becoming the youngest player in 29 years to go deep in a regular-season game at Yankee Stadium, and the Washington Nationals beat New York 5-4 on Wednesday night. After getting a game off...