Kelly far from irrelevant as NFL’s final pick

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly might actually turn out to be Mr. Relevant. Kelly was selected Saturday...

Associated Press PITTSBURGH – Kyle Hendricks rediscovered his 2016 form, limiting Pittsburgh to four hits over six innings to outduel Gerrit Cole and lead the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 win on Tuesday. Hendricks (2-1) struck out two and walked three, and Wade Davis worked a perfect ninth for his fifth save as the Cubs […]

Associated Press PITTSBURGH – Addison Russell set a career high with four hits, Jason Heyward homered for the third time in four games and drove in four runs as the Chicago Cubs jumped on the Pittsburgh Pirates early in a 14-3 victory on Monday night. Ben Zobrist added three RBIs for Chicago as the defending […]

Daily Journal, wire reports Chris Stratton made a strong return to the major leagues on Saturday night. The former Tupelo standout, a first-round draft pick out of Mississippi State in 2012, pitched three innings of hitless relief for San Francisco in a 12-3 loss at Colorado. He struck out three and walked one. “I felt […]

Associated Press MILWAUKEE – Mike Leake pitched six effective innings and drove in two runs, leading St. Louis to its sixth win in seven games with a 6-4 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday. Leake (3-1) gave up two runs and three hits. He scored in the third inning and his two-run single capped a three-run […]

Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS – Twins slugger Miguel Sano punched Tigers catcher James McCann in the mask Saturday during a bench-clearing scrap in the fifth inning of Detroit’s 5-4 victory over Minnesota. Two innings after Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones was hit in the face by a pitch, Detroit starter Matthew Boyd threw behind Sano, who pointed […]

Associated Press CLEVELAND – Jose Ramirez was 4 for 4 with a pair of three-run homers for Cleveland, and Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander matched a career high by allowing nine runs Saturday in a 13-6 loss to the Indians. Ramirez had a career-high six RBIs with home runs in the first off Verlander (1-1) […]

Associated Press ATLANTA – Ender Inciarte hit the first home run in baseball’s newest stadium, local product Nick Markakis drove in the first two runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 Friday night in the regular-season debut for SunTrust Park. Before a sellout crowd of 41,149 that included former President Jimmy […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Brett Anderson beat his former team with five solid innings, center fielder Albert Almora Jr. made two outstanding catches against the ivy and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Thursday. Anderson (1-0) won in his Wrigley Field debut for the Cubs. The lefty lowered his ERA to […]

Associated Press WASHINGTON – Mike Leake outpitched 2016 NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, Stephen Piscotty homered and had five RBIs, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep. Leake (1-1) gave up four hits, struck out seven and walked none over seven shutout innings. […]