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Boone: Donaldson wrong to make remark

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NEW YORK (AP) Yankees slugger Josh Donaldson was wrong to make a remark referencing Jackie Robinson when speaking to White Sox star Tim Anderson, New York manager Aaron Boone said Sunday.

A day after the comment called "racist" by Chicago manager Tony La Russa - an assessment that Anderson agreed with - Major League Baseball continued to investigate the incident.

Anderson, one of baseball's leading Black voices and an All-Star shortstop, hit a home run as the White Sox completed a doubleheader sweep at Yankee Stadium. He declined interview requests.


Anderson homers, ChiSox win 2 from Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) Tim Anderson said everything he had to say with one swing of the bat - and a commanding trot around the bases.

Anderson hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and then put a finger to his lips to silence fans booing and chanting "Jackie" at him, capping a tumultuous weekend and helping the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-0 Sunday night for a doubleheader sweep.


Pujols 2 HRs, Molina pitches in 18-4 win

PITTSBURGH (AP) Albert Pujols hit two home runs, then caught the warmup tosses when star catcher Yadier Molina made his first pitching appearance to close out the St. Louis Cardinals' 18-4 romp over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

Molina gave up a pair of homers and four runs while working the ninth inning, eventually completing the Cardinals' three-game sweep.


Brewers' Peralta injured in loss to Nats

MILWAUKEE (AP) The slumping Washington Nationals hitters are heading home with a confidence boost while the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers begin their longest trip of the season without one of their All-Star pitchers available.

Lane Thomas hit two RBI doubles and the Nationals broke out of their doldrums Sunday in an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, who lost Freddy Peralta to shoulder tightness in the fourth inning.


Ohtani, Trout homer as Angels get by A's

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Patrick Sandoval dominated the Oakland Athletics for the second straight Sunday, mixing his formidable off-speed pitches with excellent fastball control in a performance that underlined his credentials as a rising star on the Angels' staff.

The left-hander obviously finds his job a whole lot easier when Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout are blasting homers to back him.


Cordero has slam in 10th, BoSox run at 5

BOSTON (AP) Franchy Cordero hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the surging Boston Red Sox to an 8-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

Trevor Story continued his recent power surge with his fifth homer over the Green Monster in four days and Christian Arroyo added a solo shot for Boston, which posted its season-high fifth straight victory and completed a four-game sweep over Seattle.


Twins get 5 in 8th, 2 in 9th to edge KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Gio Urshela hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning to complete Minnesota's comeback from a six-run deficit, lifting the Twins over the Kansas City Royals 7-6 Sunday.

"That win was pretty special," manager Rocco Baldelli said. "It was special in the way it came together, the number of contributors."


Muncy error allows Phils to top Dodgers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Max Muncy's two-run fielding error in the 10th capped a wild late-inning sequence and allowed the Philadelphia Phillies to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Sunday.

With two outs and men on second and third in the 10th, Alec Bohm hit a little dribbler off Evan Phillips (1-2) to Muncy at second for what appeared to be the final out of the inning. But Muncy didn't field it cleanly, dropping it and allowing the ball to roll a few feet behind him.


Walker stellar as Mets blank Rockies

DENVER (AP) The New York Mets have a turn-the-page-fast mentality for one very good reason: "Nobody cares about the past," shortstop Francisco Lindor explained. "We've got to get it done today."

It's a trait that's serving them well.