Cole, Yanks sweep Guardians in series blighted by fan issues

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NEW YORK (AP) — In the foggy afterglow of the Yankees’ postgame celebration, Gerrit Cole felt like he could exhale. “Breathing is a good thing,” he said with a smile. “Everybody can breathe today, right?” Cole bounced back from the shortest start of his career, Anthony Rizzo ...

Oak Glen outduels Big Red

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STEUBENVILLE — All three pitchers to work in the circle during Friday’s game had strong showings in a low-scoring battle between teams that entered the day in contention for a spot in the OVAC playoffs. Oak Glen’s bats, however, were able to come up with a couple of key hits to lift ...

Park pulls away from Brooke for 8-4 victory

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WELLSBURG — Not only was Wheeling Park coach Steve Myers happy about his team’s 8-4 triumph on the road over rival Brooke on Friday, but he was just glad to see his team play on consecutive days. With all the rain, wind and snow that has wreaked havoc on the 2022 season, the sun finally ...

Crusaders storm back to top Madonna

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MINGO JUNCTION — Natalia Dunburg provided the spark. Dunburg came on in relief in the bottom of the fourth inning, and she launched a solo home run leading off the sixth igniting a rally as the Catholic Central softball team scored the final six runs of the game en route to a 9-6 victory ...

Toronto advances to OVAC final with win over Frontier

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MATAMORAS — Toronto will make a return to the OVAC Class 2A finals next week as it defeated Frontier, 8-2, in Friday’s tournament semifinals. Dom Bouscher threw the first six innings for the win on the mound, striking out seven. He also had a double, single and two RBIs for Toronto. ...

Perez powers Pirates past Cubs, 4-2

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CHICAGO (AP) — Roberto Perez drove in three runs, Michael Chavis broke a tie with a home run in the fourth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Friday night. The Cubs were held scoreless over the final seven innings by Pirates left-hander Jose Quintana and four ...