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Donaldson apologizes to Robinson family

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NEW YORK (AP) Josh Donaldson has apologized to the wife and family of Jackie Robinson for referencing the pioneering Black baseball player in remarks that led to a confrontation with Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson.

The New York Yankees third baseman was suspended for one game and fined on Monday by Major League Baseball. The league said Donaldson's comment on Saturday was "disrespectful and in poor judgment." Donaldson has appealed the discipline.

"First and foremost, I have the utmost respect for what Tim Anderson brings to the game of baseball," Donaldson said in a statement Thursday issued through his agency, MVP Sports. "I stated over the weekend that I apologized for offending Tim and that it was a misunderstanding based on multiple exchanges between us over the years. My view of that exchange hasn't changed and I absolutely meant no disrespect. In the past, it had never been an issue and now that it is, we have a mutual understanding.


Reds rip Cubs 20-5, most runs since 1999

CINCINNATI (AP) After getting a cortisone shot and a few days off, Kyle Farmer helped power the Cincinnati Reds to their highest-scoring game in 23 years.

Farmer homered twice, had four hits and tied his career high with five RBIs in a 20-5 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.


MLB chides teams for female facilities

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball told its clubs that some are failing to provide acceptable work accommodations for female employees, calling them "embarrassingly below" standard.

The May 20 memorandum from Michael Hill, the MLB senior vice president for on-field operations, asks teams to provide documentation by June 3 of the facilities for home and visiting female coaches and staff. Hill told teams to comply with MLB regulations "as soon as possible."


Cortes shuts down Rays in Yankees' win

ST. PETRSBURG, Fla. (AP) Nelson Cortes took a three-hit shutout into the ninth inning, Matt Carpenter sparked a go-ahead, three-run rally in his Yankees debut and New York beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 Thursday night in the first meeting of the AL East rivals this season.

Cortes (4-1) won his third straight start, striking out five and walking one in eight-plus innings. The 27-year-old left-hander lowered his ERA to 1.70, retiring 14 in a row during one stretch. He threw a career-high 109 pitches.


Freeman has 4 hits, 5 RBIs, Dodgers roll

PHOENIX (AP) Freddie Freeman highlighted a five-RBI, four-hit night with a three-run homer for his first long ball in more than a month, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 14-1 on Thursday night.

The Dodgers' offense got off to a quick start with back-to-back doubles in the first from leadoff hitter Mookie Betts and Freeman. Two batters later, Will Smith's single up the middle scored Freeman for a 2-0 lead.


Guerrero homers off Ohtani as Jays win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered off Shohei Ohtani for the first time, and George Springer hit a leadoff home run in the Toronto Blue Jays' 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

Ohtani (3-3) struck out 10 while yielding five runs over six innings in his eighth mound start of the season. He fell behind 5-2 in the sixth on a drive off the left field pole by Guerrero, who finished right behind the Angels' two-way star in last year's AL MVP voting.


Hader extends scoreless run, Brewers win

ST. LOUIS (AP) Josh Hader escaped a ninth-inning jam in his 37th straight scoreless appearance and the Milwaukee Brewers held off the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Thursday night for their third straight win.

Tyrone Taylor drove in a run for the seventh game game in a row and Luis Urias homered as the NL Central leaders increased their edge over the second-place Cardinals to 4 1/2 games.


Tigers walk off Guardians on Cabrera hit

DETROIT (AP) Miguel Cabrera remains a force at age 39.

Carera had a game-ending single in the ninth inning with his third hit, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Thursday.


Nola Ks 10, works into 9th as Phils win

ATLANTA (AP) Aaron Nola wanted to pitch a complete game but knew he was on a short leash as he walked to the mound to begin the ninth inning.

"I always want to throw a complete game, right?" he said. "But I'm glad the more innings I can throw, the better. The win obviously is huge. It's definitely more important."

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