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MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke on Sunday night, hours after their 5-3 victory over the Cubs in Chicago.

The Brewers are a major league-worst 7-18 after a 2-13 start. The team said it will announce a replacement Monday.

"This has been a difficult start to the season, something that we certainly didn't anticipate," president and general manager Doug Melvin said in a statement. "Over roughly the last 100 games, we have not performed at the level that we should. It's all about wins and losses, and after the first month of play this year we didn't see the progress and improvement we had hoped for.


AL-leading Astros win 10th in row

HOUSTON (AP) Now that Evan Gattis has joined the party, the Houston Astros seem to be celebrating every day.

Gattis homered twice and the Astros won their 10th straight game, boosting the best record in the American League by beating the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Sunday.


Ellsbury powers Yanks to sweep of BoSox

BOSTON (AP) Andrew Miller had a chance to seal the New York Yankees' sweep by retiring the bottom of the Red Sox order.

A pair of walks and a fielding error later, he was facing Boston slugger David Ortiz with two outs and the bases loaded while protecting a three-run lead.


Fister dominant as Nats beat Mets 1-0

NEW YORK (AP) That vaunted Washington rotation is starting to roll.

Doug Fister breezed through his latest dominant outing against the New York Mets, and the Nationals held on for their second straight 1-0 win Sunday at Citi Field.


Darvish out of brace, feeling 'positive'

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Yu Darvish misses being on this road with his Texas teammates for reasons beyond fellowship as he recovers from season-ending elbow surgery.

The Japanese right-hander joked his English is suffering because he's not using it as much. Darvish was serious when he said he wants to improve his command of the language enough to pursue dual citizenship.


Lincecum solid over 8, Giants top Angels

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Tim Lincecum's fastball averages about 89 mph this season, down from 93-95 mph when he won consecutive NL Cy Young Awards in 2008 and `09.

Even without that velocity, Lincecum has rediscovered winning form.


Cards beat Bucs in extra innings again

ST. LOUIS (AP) Kolten Wong went up there hacking. Starting a rally wouldn't satisfy.

"I didn't want to bloop something in or anything like that," Wong said after he homered in the 14th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Pittsburgh in extra innings for the third straight time, 3-2 on Sunday.


Grandal lifts Dodgers by Arizona in 13th

LOS ANGELES (AP) The sequence of events involving Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal in the 13th inning happened so quickly, the Arizona Diamondbacks didn't know what hit them.

Grandal threw out a runner at the plate after an errant pitch in the top of the inning, then homered leading off the bottom half to give the NL West-leading Dodgers a 1-0 victory Sunday and extend their winning streak to four.


Jays rally from 5 down, beat Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) Terry Francona thought his team was at a crossroads Sunday.

After Toronto's six-run fourth inning, which included a grand slam and two fielding gaffes, Cleveland trailed 6-1 and appeared en eroute to another defeat.


Plouffe's slam helps Twins rip White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Extra time with his hitting coach has paid off for Trevor Plouffe.

Plouffe hit his first grand slam in the majors and drove in a career-high five runs, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Chicago White Sox 13-3 Sunday for a four-game sweep.

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