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Anderson: Donaldson made racist comment

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NEW YORK (AP) Chicago White Sox star shortstop Tim Anderson accused Yankees slugger Josh Donaldson of making a racist remark by calling him Jackie Robinson during Saturday's game against New York.

"He just made a, you know, disrespectful comment," said Anderson, who is Black, "Basically, it was trying to call me Jackie Robinson. Like, `What's up, Jackie?'"

"I don't think it was called for," Anderson added after New York's 7-5 win at Yankee Stadium.


O's Rutschman triples in debut in loss

BALTIMORE (AP) Randy Arozarena hit a pair of homers, Jeffrey Springs threw shutout ball into the sixth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays spoiled the debut of Baltimore Orioles top prospect Adley Rutschman with a 6-1 victory Saturday night.

The switch-hitting Rutschman was the No. 1 pick in the 2019 draft and is ranked as baseball's No. 1 prospect by MLB Pipeline. He batted sixth and had a stand-up triple in the seventh for his first major league hit. Rutschman went 1 for 3 with a strikeout and a walk.


Harper returns but Dodgers push run to 7

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Mookie Betts stumbled rounding second base - a rare misstep for one of baseball's most all-around All-Stars - and braced his fall with his left hand. Betts popped up clutching his left arm as he bounced back to second.

His stinger temporarily gave the Dodgers quite a scare.


Verlander dominant again, goes to 6-1

HOUSTON (AP) After another splendid start gave Justin Verlander the most wins and lowest ERA in the majors, Houston manager Dusty Baker was asked just how impressive the veteran right-hander has been this season in his return from Tommy John surgery.

"What impresses me that has probably gone unnoticed is how hard he had to work to get back to this point," Baker said. "I've seen some guys don't work and they never get back, but this guy is almost unlike any other player that I've ever had."


Machado's HR backs Musgrove, Padres win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Joe Musgrove pitched seven scoreless innings of four-hit ball to remain unbeaten, Manny Machado homered and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Saturday.

Jurickson Profar had two hits as the Padres extended their winning streak to three with their fifth win in six games.


Ryan sharp, Twins get 4 in 9th to top KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Joe Ryan struck out six and the Minnesota Twins capped the game with a four-run ninth inning for a 9-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

Ryan (5-2) allowed one run on five hits in 5 2/3 innings with six strikeouts.


Devers hits 2 HRs, Red Sox rally by M's

BOSTON (AP) Rafael Devers hit two homers, Christian Vazquez had a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and Boston's bullpen held the Seattle Mariners scoreless for six innings, lifting the Red Sox to a 6-5 victory on Saturday.

Devers drove in three runs and had three hits for the Red Sox, who posted their season-high fourth straight win.


Contreras hits 2 HRs, Braves top Marlins

MIAMI (AP) William Contreras homered twice, Ronald Acuna Jr. extended his two-season on-base streak to 28 games and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Saturday night.

Acuna singled, walked twice, stole a base and scored a run. His string began last summer and was interrupted when the star outfielder injured his knee in Miami on July 10, ending his year.


Goldschmidt's 4-hit game lifts Cardinals

PITTSBURGH (AP) Paul Goldschmidt went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 on Saturday night.

Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 14 games and his on-base streak to 28. His two-run double capped a four-run second inning.

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