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  1. Schmipf, Padres break out the bats, beat Nationals 5-3

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run homer and the San Diego Padres broke out the bats, beating the Washington Nationals 5-3 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

    The Padres had only one run and six hits with 31 strikeouts in back-to-back losses in games started by Washington’s Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg to begin the series. San Diego bounced back by matching its season high with 14 hits, with 12 coming off starter Joe Ross (2-1).

    NL home run leader Bryce Harper was among four starters out of the lineup for Washington. The game was delayed 1 hour, 20 minutes by rain.

    Four relievers, including Kirby Yates (1-0), pitched 4 2-3 hitless innings following starter Jhoulys Chacin’s latest bumpy road appearance. Brandon Maurer worked the ninth for his sixth save.

    Chase d’Arnaud had a two-run single and double for the Padres. Franchy Cordero singled in the third for his first major league hit and later doubled.

    Daniel Murphy, Jayson Werth and Matt Wieters also did not start for the Nationals. All three entered as pinch hitters, but were retired. Washington opens a nine-game, 10-day road trip Monday afternoon in San Francisco.

    Adam Lind drove in two runs. His RBI double in the fifth off Chacin pulled Washington closer at 5-3.

    Chacin surrendered three runs on eight hits in 4 2-3 innings. He also had two singles and an RBI.

    Ross, who allowed five in four innings plus three batters in the fifth, certainly had two tough acts to follow. Strasburg struck out a career-high 15 in Saturday’s 3-0 win after Scherzer fanned 13 in Friday’s 5-1 series-opening victory.

    San Diego doubled the amount it scored in consecutive losses after just four batters. Following a two-out walk to Wil Myers, Schimpf hit his 13th homer of the season and second in the series.

    TRAINER’S ROOM

    Padres: RHP Carter Capps (Tommy John surgery) remains on track to face hitters this week, manager Andy Green said.

    Nationals: Murphy missed the previous two games due to illness, Chris Speier said Saturday. Speier, serving as acting manager with Dusty Baker away this weekend to attend his son Darren’s high school graduation in California, did not meet with the media before Sunday’s game.

    UP NEXT

    Padres: RHP Jarred Cosart (0-1, 4.50 ERA) faces the Cubs at home on Monday.

    Nationals: RHP Tanner Roark (4-2, 4.32) opens a three-game road series against Giants LHP Matt Moore (2-5, 5.28)

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  2. Marquez leads Rockies past Cardinals 8-4

    DENVER (AP) — German Marquez pitched into the sixth inning, Gerardo Parra hit a three-run homer and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 on Sunday.

    Marquez (4-2) allowed two runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He went 4-1 in May to help the Rockies’ rookie starters finish 12-3 for the month, the most wins by rookie starting pitchers since Oakland got 11 in September 2009, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

    Parra finished with three hits as the Rockies won a series for the 12th time this season. They have dropped two and split two others.

    Colorado built a 4-0 lead on Alexi Amarista’s run-scoring groundout in the second and Parra’s drive in the fourth off Lance Lynn (4-3). St. Louis got back into it on homers from Jedd Gyorko and Greg Garcia in the sixth. Tommy Pham’s solo shot to center off Chris Rusin in the seventh made it 4-3.

    Colorado tacked on four runs in the eighth off Matt Bowman, two on Tony Wolters’ single before John Brebbia got the final out in his major league debut.

    TRAINER’S ROOM

    Cardinals: 2B Kolten Wong was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left elbow strain, retroactive to Saturday. Wong was a late scratch from Saturday’s lineup.

    IMPRESSIVE DEBUT

    Paul DeJong’s first swing in the major leagues was memorable. DeJong, called up to take Wong’s roster spot, hit a 1-0 pitch off Greg Holland into the seats in left field in the ninth. He is the ninth player in St. Louis history to homer in his first career at-bat and the first since pitcher Mark Worrell did it on June 5, 2008.

    ROAD TO RECOVERY

    Rockies right-hander Jon Gray, on the disabled list since April 14 with a stress fracture in his left foot, threw for the first time without a boot. Manager Bud Black said Gray threw 30 to 35 pitches Sunday morning and will do more baseball activities this week.

    “Most of the work he’s going to do is strengthening the leg,” Black said. “There’s been things he hasn’t been able to do because he’s in that boot, strength-training things that all players need.”

    UP NEXT

    Cardinals: RHP Mike Leake (5-2, 1.91 ERA) will make his second straight start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday. Leake, who leads the NL in ERA, allowed one run in eight innings in a 6-1 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday night.

    Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood (4-6, 4.50 ERA) will open a four-game, home-and-home series with Seattle on Monday. Chatwood has earned a decision in each of his 10 starts this season.


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  3. The Latest: Proposed laptop ban on flights may expand

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a proposed ban on laptops from passenger cabins of international flights (all times local):

    6:20 p.m.

    The U.S. ban on laptops from passenger cabins on some international flights may get expanded. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he’s considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.

    That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights per day from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East. The current ban was put in place because of concerns about terrorist attacks.

    The ban prevents travelers from bringing laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on bags. All electronics bigger than a smartphone must be checked in.

    Kelly was asked on “Fox News Sunday” whether he would expand the ban to cover laptops on all international flights into and out of the U.S.

    His answer: “I might.”

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    10:10 a.m.

    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he’s considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.

    That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights per day from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East. The current ban was put in place because of concerns about terrorist attacks.

    The ban prevents travelers from bringing laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on bags. All electronics bigger than a smartphone must be checked in.

    Kelly was asked on “Fox News Sunday” whether he would expand the ban to cover laptops on all international flights into and out of the U.S.

    His answer: “I might.”


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  4. 1 suspect shot, 2 others sought in robbery try of ATF agents

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities are searching for two suspects in an attempted robbery of three undercover federal agents in Baltimore.

    Police said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were in plain clothes working under cover, sitting in a pickup truck Friday afternoon in West Baltimore, when two of three suspects tried to rob them.

    Police say a federal agent shot one of the men. The other would-be robber and a third suspect got away. WBAL-TV (http://bit.ly/2qX4oES ) reports that police said a gun was recovered from the man who was shot. That man was expected to survive.

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  5. Trout sprains thumb in Angels’ 9-2 loss at Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — Mike Trout stood at his locker and frowned as he looked down at his left thumb, which was puffy and red and sending a clear signal.

    He’s out.

    Trout sprained his thumb stealing second base and left Sunday’s game in the sixth inning , and for the Los Angeles Angels, their 9-2 loss at Miami became a secondary concern.

    X-rays were negative, and Trout is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday when the team returns to Los Angeles.

    “A scary thing,” Trout said. “Hopefully it’s just sore and just jammed, a bad jam. I’m obviously bummed out, but Monday if it feels a little better, we’ll see how it goes.”

    The Angels hope Trout can avoid the disabled list, manager Mike Scioscia said, although he stressed the need for further evaluation.

    “The first indication is it just looks like a little sprain,” Scioscia said.

    Trout yelled in pain as he rose after he jammed his thumb into second base sliding headfirst in the fifth inning. He was examined by a trainer and stayed in the game, but was replaced in the sixth when the thumb became stiff.

    “It was definitely sore for sure,” Trout said. “It was aching.”

    The reigning American League MVP was 0 for 2 when he departed with the Angels trailing 4-2. He finished 2 for 9 in the series to drop his average to .337, although he hit his 16th homer Saturday to take the major league lead.

    The Angels (26-27) went 4-6 on their trip to fall below .500. They lost two of three to the Marlins (18-30), who won a series for the first time since April 23.

    “It seems like a long time,” Miami manager Don Mattingly said. “We haven’t even had many chances.”

    Jose Urena (3-2) won despite a career-high six walks in five innings. He allowed two runs but had seven strikeouts, also a career high.

    Los Angeles totaled four hits, left the bases loaded in the third and fourth innings, and went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position.

    “It seems like this whole trip our starters have been pitching with their backs against the wall, because we haven’t really swung the bats the way we need to,” Scioscia said.

    The Angels were shut out over the final five innings by five pitchers, while their bullpen gave up five runs in 3 1/3 innings.

    Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton had three hits, including his 13th home run . Teammate J.T. Riddle hit his third homer and drove in three runs.

    The Angels’ Martin Maldonado hit a two-run homer, his fourth.

    Matt Shoemaker (4-3) allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings, and the Marlins rallied from a 2-1 deficit with three runs against him in the fifth. Pinch hitter Ichiro Suzuki, batting .148, tied the game with an RBI single, and Riddle hit a two-run homer on the next pitch.

    Riddle, a light-hitting shortstop in the minors before he was called up due to a wave of infield injuries, is batting .258 and has 13 RBIs in 25 games.

    MARLIN BEATS TROUT

    Trout struck out in the first inning and grounded out with the bases loaded to end the third against Urena.

    “He is a top hitter. He’s a great ballplayer,” Urena said. “But when you have the ball, you can decide a lot of things.”

    STANTON SURGE

    Stanton is 12 for 24 (.500) since Mattingly moved the slugger into the No. 2 spot in the order.

    “Maybe it’s a little different feel,” Mattingly said. “He has been swinging the bat good, and we’ve been scoring pretty good from there. I kind of like what it does to our middle guys.”

    TRAINER’S ROOM

    Angels: Albert Pujols, who has been nursing a sore right hamstring, didn’t play. He remains at 597 home runs.

    UP NEXT

    Angels: RHP Ricky Nolasco (2-4, 4.37 ERA) pitches against Atlanta for the 25th time when the Angels begin a homestand Monday and face RHP Julio Teheran (3-4, 4.88 ERA). Nolasco is 6-10 with a 5.11 ERA versus the Braves.

    Marlins: RHP Edinson Volquez (0-7, 4.82 ERA), who leads the majors in losses, is scheduled to start Monday against Philadelphia and RHP Jeremy Hellickson (5-2, 4.28 ERA).

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