AP sources: Walker, Bellinger, Bell move; Giants add Haniger
Cole Kuiper saw a report on Twitter: Aaron Judge was nearing a deal with the San Francisco Giants. Cole called his father, Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper, to share the good news. Then the report was scrubbed, and Cole had to get back to his vacationing dad.news.yahoo.com
Harper, Schwarber HR as Wheeler, Phils top Pads to open NLCS
Bryce Harper homered again, Kyle Schwarber hit a jaw-dropping, 488-foot drive and Zack Wheeler was brilliant in throwing one-hit ball for seven innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Diego Padres 2-0 in the opening game of the all-wild card NL Championship Series.
Pirates jump on Astros early en route to 10-0 rout
Josh Bell hits a two-run home run in the third inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on June 27, 2019, in Houston, Texas. Jacob Stallings added an RBI single for Pittsburgh in the eighth and Newman made it 10-0 with a run-scoring double. TRAINER'S ROOMAstros: LF Yordan Alvarez left the game after the third inning because of discomfort in his left knee. Astros: LHP Wade Miley (6-4, 3.51) is scheduled to start for Houston to start a series against Seattle on Friday night. Miley allowed four runs in five innings in a loss to the Yankees in his previous start.
Bell, Dickerson lead Pirates to rout of Astros
Framber Valdez of the Houston Astros pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park (Bob Levey/Getty Images). Jung Ho Kang added a two-run homer for Pittsburgh. Kevin Newman had four hits, capped by a two-run homer, to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 16 games - longest in the majors. Bell gave Pittsburgh the early lead with his two-out, two-strike home run to the second deck in right field. The Pirates padded the lead in the second when Elias Daz doubled with no outs and scored on a double by Dickerson.