Yanks top O’s...Angels skid by Twins... Jets fire GM
NEW YORK (AP) _ Gleyber Torres hit two of the Yankees’ four home runs and New York beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 today in the first game of a doubleheader. Gary Sánchez and Cameron Maybin also homered for the Yankees, who rank near the middle of the pack power-wise this season after slugging a record 266 homers last year. New York has won 19 of 26 games despite currently having 13 players on the injured list.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Minnesota reliever Mike Morin hit former teammate Mike Trout with a bases-loaded pitch that forced in a run in the ninth before retiring Shohei Ohtani on a groundout to preserve an 8-7 victory by the Twins over the Los Angeles Angels. Jonathan Lucroy had an RBI double and David Fletcher added an RBI single against Trevor Hildenberger in the three-run ninth, before Morin got the final two outs and his first save of the season.
NEW YORK (AP) _ The New York Jets have fired general manager Mike Maccagnan and coach Adam Gase will serve as the acting GM in his place. The stunning decision by team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson was announced in a statement posted on the team’s Twitter account. Maccagnan had been the Jets’ general manager since 2015. There were rumors that Maccagnan and Gase had some tension but both denied them.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ Ralph Krueger has officially been named the new coach of the Buffalo Sabres as the franchise seeks to return to the playoffs after an eight-year absence. The 59-year-old Krueger previously coached the Edmonton Oilers during the NHL’s lockout-shortened season in 2012-13. Krueger also coached Switzerland’s national team to Olympic appearances in 2002, 2006 and 2010.
BALTIMORE (AP) _ Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is seeking his record-setting eighth Preakness victory with 5-2 morning line favorite Improbable, who will start from the No. 4 post in a field of 13 horses. For the first time since 1951, the Preakness will not include the four horses that crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby.