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Bryant OK after taking pitch to helmet

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant was hit on the head with a 96 mph pitch from Colorado's German Marquez on Sunday but appeared to have escaped serious injury.

Cubs spokesman Peter Chase said Bryant passed tests and had no sign of a concussion. Chase said Bryant had a cut above his left eye and will be on the team charter flight to Cleveland.

"As good as can be expected," manager Joe Maddon said after Chicago's 9-7 win. "I haven't heard the word concussion yet, so hopefully good."


Severino tops Jays, Yanks' Torres debuts

NEW YORK (AP) With a team full of 20-somethings, the New York Yankees played like seasoned veterans.

Luis Severino pitched three-hit ball over seven innings and the youthful Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Sunday even as prized prospect Gleyber Torres went 0 for 4 in his major league debut.


Corbin pitches D-backs to 7th series win

PHOENIX (AP) Patrick Corbin struck out 11 in six innings to improve to 4-0 in five starts, and the Arizona Diamondbacks became the first team in 15 years to win their first seven series of a season with a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.

Nick Ahmed hit a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks, who took the last two from the Padres after losing the series opener.


Surging Dodgers rally past Nationals 4-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) Although Cody Bellinger's fierce line drive drove in the tying run, it hit the center field wall so quickly that the throw back to the infield beat him to second base.

No problem: Bellinger adroitly avoided the tag with a swim move he learned from watching Mike Trout on television, and the Dodgers kept charging toward the latest win in their comeback surge.


Astros beat White Sox, up streak to 6

CHICAGO (AP) The Houston Astros are rolling into a high-profile AL West matchup at the Los Angeles Angels.

Jose Altuve hit a go-ahead single in a five-run seventh inning, and the Astros stretched their winning streak to six with a 7-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.


Davis' HR off Price puts A's over BoSox

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Khris Davis summed up his deciding home run off Boston lefty David Price in less time than it took for the ball to clear the fence.

"First pitch hacking," Davis said. "That's what happened."


Phils sweep Bucs on Altherr hit in 11th

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Aaron Altherr had quite a game for a guy who sat on the bench the first six innings.

Altherr's RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted the Phillies to a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday, giving Philadelphia its first four-game sweep over the Pirates in 24 years.


Cubs win, helped by game-ending reversal

DENVER (AP) Nolan Arenado broke for home the moment Brandon Morrow's bases-loaded pitch bounced to the backstop. Arenado wound up causing an unusual ending that left the Colorado Rockies with a painful loss.

Arenado was initially called safe and then was ruled out on a video review that ended a 9-7 win for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The game included diving catches in the outfield, sign stealing, a fan getting tackled on the infield and Cubs star Kris Bryant getting hit on the head by a pitch.


Red-hot Cards win 11th straight vs. Reds

ST. LOUIS (AP) For Miles Mikolas, throwing strikes translates to success - no matter where he's pitching.

Mikolas, who spent the last three seasons in the Japanese Central League, tossed seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals completed their second sweep this season of the woeful Cincinnati Reds with a 9-2 victory on Sunday.

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