Sports News

MLB Baseball
Scoreboard|Stats|Standings|Teams|Players|Player News|Injuries|Transactions

More MLB News

More News | Wire

Prosecutor: Ortiz not target of shooting

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday.

The Dominican Republic's attorney general and national police director told reporters that the attempted murder was ordered from the United States by Victor Hugo Gomez, an associate of Mexico's Gulf Cartel. They said Gomez had hired a gang of killers to eliminate his cousin, whom Gomez suspected of turning him in to Dominican drug investigators in 2011.

The cousin, Sixto David Fernandez, was seated with the former baseball star on the night of June 9, when a gunman approached and fired a single shot at Ortiz, the officials said. Fernandez owned an auto-repair shop and was friends with Ortiz, according to Attorney General Jean Alain Rodriguez and Maj. Gen. Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte, director of the Dominican Republic's national police.

Read More...

Trout hits slam for 2nd HR, drives in 7

TORONTO (AP) Getting back to basics at the plate has been paying off for Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout.

Trout hit two home runs, including his sixth career grand slam, and had a career-best seven RBIs as the Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-6 on Wednesday night.

 MORE

Contreras has slam, Cubs end Giolito run

CHICAGO (AP) Willson Contreras celebrated a very special anniversary with an impressive all-around show.

Contreras homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Chicago Cubs handed Lucas Giolito his first loss since April by downing the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Wednesday night.

 MORE

Bruised Scherzer leads Nats to DH sweep

WASHINGTON (AP) With a broken nose, pronounced black eye and seven shutout innings, Max Scherzer provided a striking capper to the Washington Nationals' day-night doubleheader sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Scherzer himself? He shrugged off his work in the Nationals' 2-0 victory Wednesday night as business as usual.

 MORE

Taylor has 2 HRs, Dodgers 1st to 50 wins

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cody Bellinger keeps getting on base, and if he's at home chances are it's via a home run.

Bellinger slugged his 24th homer - 16th at Dodger Stadium - and Los Angeles kept it together after losing starter Rich Hill to injury in a 9-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night, becoming the major leagues' first 50-win team.

 MORE

Rockies beat D-backs again, Story hurt

PHOENIX (AP) Ryan McMahon and the Rockies found a way to stack hits against Arizona ace Zack Greinke, and those hits led to another Colorado victory.

McMahon hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh inning to make up for a costly error, and the Rockies added on in a 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

 MORE

Reds get 2 in 9th, spoil Altuve's return

CINCINNATI (AP) Gerrit Cole was in line for a rare win over Cincinnati. The Astros' impressive streak of avoiding sweeps appeared safe once more.

With a pair of two-out swings in the ninth, everything changed.

 MORE

Reyes' 3-run HR gets Padres by Brewers

SAN DIEGO (AP) Manny Machado missed a three-run home run by inches.

Franmil Reyes did not, and for the first time ever, the San Diego Padres have multiple players with 20 home runs in the first half of a season.

 MORE

Donaldson, Freeman power Braves by Mets

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves finished an 8-2 homestand with another convincing victory.

Freddie Freeman loved nearly every minute of it.

 MORE
Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2019 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.