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Valdez pitches 1st shutout as Astros blank Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Framber Valdez pitched his first career shutout and the Houston Astros beat the Detroit Tigers 7-0 on Monday night. Valdez (15-5) posted his 24th straight quality start, tying New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom (2018) for the longest single-season streak. "This means a lot to ...

Rodgers, Packers see predicted growing pains from young WRs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Watson juked past eight-time Pro Bowl pick Patrick Peterson on a deep route up the Green Bay sideline on his first NFL snap, putting the rookie wide receiver in prime position to haul in a 75-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers. The ball arrived in stride, ...

Jefferson, Vikings beat Packers for O’Connell’s 1st win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Having boldly stated before the season his goal to be the best receiver in the league, Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson can already stake a claim to this subjective yet coveted status. Aaron Rodgers can only wish Jefferson was on his side. Jefferson smashed rival Green ...

Lions coach Campbell maintains bright outlook

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The defensive issues the Detroit Lions displayed in their season opener didn't dampen head coach Dan Campbell's optimism. Despite his defense giving up the second-most points of any team on Sunday, Campbell believes it will be much improved when the Lions host Washington ...

Singer’s 7 scoreless innings leads Royals over Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brady Singer threw seven scoreless innings to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 4-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday to salvage the finale of the three-game series. Detroit was shut out for the 20th time this season, the most in the majors and five more than ...

Brewers complete DH sweep of Giants, Peralta exits early

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Not even Freddy Peralta’s unexpectedly early exit could keep the Milwaukee Brewers from silencing the San Francisco Giants’ lineup. The Brewers allowed a total of seven hits in a doubleheader sweep of the Giants on Thursday. Corbin Burnes struck out 14 and allowed ...