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Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy homer in win over Brewers

Cody Bellinger hit his 10th home run, Max Muncy also went deep, and Julio Urias struck out nine and allowed one hit in six innings as the Dodgers beat the Brewers 3-1 in Milwaukee on Thursday to extend their winning streak to five games. "He was really good tonight," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Urias. "Best he's thrown. The differentiation between the fastball and the changeup tonight was very subtle. Those guys weren't taking good swings, weren't getting good looks at it." Bellinger drove a 3-2 pitch from reliever Matt Albers into the Dodgers' bullpen in right-center field in the sixth inning to snap a scoreless tie. Muncy followed two batters later with a two-run shot that landed in the netting above the Brewers' bullpen in left. Kenley Jansen earned his sixth save despite allowing Christian Yelich's 10th home run. Diamondbacks 4, Braves 1: Christian Walker hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to help visiting Arizona complete a three-game sweep. Walker has six homers, all coming in the seventh inning or later. Tigers 9, White Sox 7: Nicholas Castellanos had three hits and two RBIs as host Detroit ended a five-game losing streak. The Tigers' Miguel Cabera, who came into the game with a .389 batting average in 13 games on his birthday, was 2-for-4 with two RBIs on his first day as a 36-year-old. Rockies 6, Phillies 2: Ryan McMahon homered twice and had five RBIs and Kyle Freeland pitched six scoreless innings as Colorado snapped a five-game home losing streak by winning its fourth in a row overall. Reds 4, Padres 1: Joey Votto led off the game with a home run, the first of three hit by Cincinnati, and six Reds pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts in the team's first road victory...

Urías y Bellinger brillan en triunfo de Dodgers

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, EE.UU. (AP) - Julio Urías impuso una marca personal con nueve ponches y permitió apenas un hit en seis entradas, Cody Bellinger sacudió su 10mo jonrón y Max Muncy también se volí la barda para ayudar a los Dodgers de Los Ángeles a derrotar el jueves 3-1 a los Cerveceros de Milwaukee y prolongar a cinco su racha de triunfos. Bellinger se enredó con un lanzamiento del relevista Matt Albers (1-1) en cuenta de 3-2 y lo depositó en el bullpen de los Dodgers en la sexta entrada. Muncy le siguió con un tablazo de dos anotaciones que aterrizo encima del bullpen de los Cerveceros en el jardín izquierdo. Fue todo el respaldo que necesitó el mexicano Urías (1-1). Los Cerveceros vieron a un Urías completamente distinto al que vencieron 8-5 en Dodger Stadium hace seis días, cuando admitió seis carreras, cinco limpias, y seis hits. Orlando Arcia conectó un sencillo a jardín derecho con dos outs en el quinto episodio, el único imparable que permitió el zurdo. Caleb Ferguson trabajó en blanco el séptimo inning. Joe Kelly ingresó con un out y un corredor a bordo en la octava entrada y salió del problema gracias al certero tiro del jardinero izquierdo Alex Verdugo al plato para retirar a Hernán Pérez. Kenley Jansen trabajó el noveno episodio para su sexto rescate a pesar de admitir el 10mo cuadrangular de la campaña de Christian Yelich. Por los Dodgers, los mexicanos Julio Urías y Alex Verdugo de 1-0 cada uno. El puertorriqueño Enrique Hernández de 4-0. Por los Cerveceros, los venezolanos Jesús Aguilar de 4-1; Hernán Pérez de 3-1; Orlando Arcia de 3-1. El cubano Yasmani Grandal de 4-0.

Bellinger, Muncy, Urias lead Dodgers past Brewers 3-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Cody Bellinger hit his 10th home run, Max Muncy also went deep, and Julio Urias struck out a career-high nine and allowed one hit in six strong innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to five games. Bellinger drove a 3-2 pitch from reliever Matt Albers (1-1) into the Dodgers' bullpen in right center in the sixth inning. Muncy followed with a two-run shot that landed in the netting above the Brewers' bullpen in left. That was all the offense Urias (1-1) needed. The Brewers saw a totally different Urias than the one they beat 8-5 at Dodger Stadium six days ago, when he allowed six runs, five earned, on six hits. Orlando Arcia slapped a single up the middle with two outs in the fifth for the only hit off Urias. Caleb Ferguson pitched a scoreless seventh. Joe Kelly came on with one out and one on in the eighth and escaped, thanks to left fielder Joc Pederson's throw to plate that beat Hernan Perez' slide home. Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his sixth save, despite Christian Yelich hitting his 10th home run. Yelich went 2 for 12 with no RBIs, walk or extra-base hit in the three-game series last weekend. He came into Thursday's game, batting .500 with four homers and 11 RBIs during the current homestand. He was 0 for 3 against Urias. Milwaukee starter Zach Davies allowed three hits over five innings, with three walks and two strikeouts. Twice he stranded runners at third and turned a scoreless tie over to Albers in the sixth. TRAINER'S ROOM Dodgers: 3B Justin Turner was back in the lineup after missing the previous two games with left hamstring soreness. Brewers: RHP Alex Wilson (1-0, 8.31 ERA, 9 games) is scheduled to come off the paternity list on Friday with a corresponding...

Wacha, Cardinals cool off Yelich, beat Brewers 6-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Michael Wacha cooled off NL MVP Christian Yelich, Matt Carpenter and Marcell Ozuna each went deep, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Wednesday to avoid being swept. Yelich came in batting .556 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in the series, but he was 0 for 2 with a strikeout and a walk against Wacha. Yelich did single in a run in the eighth off Andrew Miller. Wacha (1-0) bounced back after a tough start Thursday against the Dodgers. He struck out seven over six innings, allowing two runs and five hits to improve to 6-0 career against the Brewers. Relief pitcher Aaron Wilkerson spoiled Wacha's bid for a shutout in the fifth with a two-run homer, his first major league hit. Jordan Hicks pitched the ninth for his fourth save. Milwaukee starter Corbin Burnes (0-2) got beat by the long ball again. He surrendered three home runs in each of his first three starts, then coughed up two more against St. Louis. He's allowed a major league-most 11 on the season. Ozuna went deep in the second and Carpenter in the fourth. It was Ozuna's fourth consecutive game with a homer and eighth overall. The Brewers had won nine of 10 against St. Louis, including four in a row, but two RBI singles by Matt Weiters and one apiece by Paul DeJong and Kolten Wong helped snap that streak. DeJong went 4 for 5. Burnes struggled through 3 1/3 innings, allowed nine hits, walked two and struck out three. TRAINER'S ROOM Cardinals: The Cardinals placed OF Harrison Bader (right hamstring strain) on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to April 14, and recalled rookie OF Lane Thomas. He came in as a defensive replacement for Jose Martinez in the eighth. ... C Yadier Molina got the day off. Brewers: CF Lorenzo Cain got the day off and Ben Gamel started in his...

Police: Wisconsin teen gunned down grandparents

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A 17-year-old told investigators that he fatally shot an elderly couple and was planning to cause harm at his high school in eastern Wisconsin, police said Monday. Police officers responding to a 911 call for assistance found the bodies of the man and woman at their home in Grand Chute about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Officer Travis Waas said. He declined to release details of the call. Waas said police arrested Alexander M. Kraus, who lives in nearby Neenah, at the couple's home. Kraus admitted that he shot the two, whom he knew, Waas said. Kraus was being held in the Outagamie County Jail and has not yet been charged. Police said in a news release that he could be charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide. Police have not identified the couple or their relationship to Kraus. Waas said a long gun, believed to have been used in the crime, was recovered at the home. No information has been provided on why Kraus shot the couple. Kraus also told investigators about his plan to cause harm at Neenah High School, where he was a junior, Waas said. He said investigators recovered documentation related to that plan, but declined to comment on the nature of the plan or the severity of the threat. The school district released a statement Monday saying police determined there was no danger to students and staff at the high school and that the school day would proceed as normal. Additional counselors were available to students and there was an extra police presence at the high school, the district said. ___ This story has been corrected to show the arrested teenager's name is Alexander M. Kraus, not Krause.

Washington Democrats to use results of presidential primary

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Democratic Party announced Sunday it will use the state's 2020 presidential primary to allocate delegates to candidates instead of the precinct caucuses it has used in previous years. The state party's central committee voted 121-40 to start using a hybrid system that uses the state's vote-by-mail system for a presidential primary to apportion delegates to candidates, and caucuses and conventions to select which delegates will represent the state at the national convention in Milwaukee. "Democrats in Washington are ready for the big show in 2020," party chairwoman Tina Podlodowski said in a written statement. "We look forward to more Presidential candidate attention and visits, increasing voter and activist engagement, and lifting up Democrats at all levels on the 2020 ballot." Nearly 13,000 members of the public weighed in over the past month on which system they preferred, with more than 93 percent supporting the hybrid primary system, according to a news release issued by the party. Washington has both a presidential primary and a caucus system. Last month, Gov. Jay Inslee, who is among a growing group of Democratic presidential contenders, signed a measure moving the presidential primary from May to the second Tuesday in March. In 2016, Republicans used the May primary to allocate delegates while Democrats ignored the primary results and opted for the precinct caucuses to divvy up delegates. About 230,000 Democrats turned out to caucus across the state in March 2016, while 1.4 million cast a ballot in the May presidential primary. Of that 1.4 million, more than 802,000 ballots were cast by Democrats, even though their vote didn't count. President Donald Trump won the state primary that year but was the only remaining...

Refugee chefs changing Milwaukee’s culinary landscape

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Abebech Jima and her family came to Milwaukee from Ethiopia three years ago looking for a chance to start over. Like many refugees seeking asylum, the family wanted to live somewhere safe and away from the life-threatening conflict tearing their country apart. Jima and her husband, Zerihun Tadesse, eventually connected with Kai Gardner-Mishlove, who would pick refugees up at the airport, show them their apartment and help them adjust to life in Milwaukee. The newcomers would repay Gardner-Mishlove with food, a symbol of their gratitude. The meals she ate in their homes tasted better than any food she had ever eaten in a restaurant. After experiencing many flavors, spices and dishes, Gardner-Mishlove realized that other people deserved to get a taste, too. Tables Across Borders was created. "People don't realize how diverse the refugee community is in Milwaukee," she said. "Each culture has the soul food of that cuisine." Gardner-Mishlove eventually joined forces with Saehee Chang, whose mother was a refugee from North Korea and has connections in Milwaukee's food network. Through Chang, Gardner-Mishlove contacted several restaurant owners in Milwaukee: Greg Leon of Amilinda; Christie Melbye-Gibbons of Tricklebee Café; and Caitlin Cullen of The Tandem. Together, they formulated a plan to hold six dinners with meals prepared by refugee chefs who identified as Ethiopian, Rohingya, Congolese, Syrian, Karen and Serbian. The restaurants set up a schedule: Amilinda would have Ethiopian cuisine on Feb. 25 and Syrian cuisine on April 8; The Tandem would have Rohingya cuisine on March 11 and Serbian cuisine on May 13, and Tricklebee would have Congolese cuisine on March 25 and Karen cuisine on April 29. When word got out, all dinners, priced at...