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Giménez homer in 9th gives Guardians 5-3 win over Twins

Jun. 30, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrés Giménez watched his home run clear the center-field fence, kissed his bat and then flipped it while turning toward Minnesota’s stunned dugout. For the second day in a row, the Cleveland Guardians won a game they probably should have lost and handed the...

Naylor's 2-run HR in 10th gives Guardians 7-6 win over Twins

Jun. 30, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Naylor flipped his bat wildly when the ball soared over the fence and flung his helmet 20 feet in the air as he approached home plate. Then he headbutted Cleveland manager Terry Francona. Naylor hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th...

LEADING OFF: Yankees-Astros play 1-game series in Houston

Jun. 30, 2022 02:19 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ GOING MY WAY? The Yankees and Astros will meet in a one-game series between AL division leaders at Minute Maid Park — it's a makeup of a matchup postponed by the lockout. Both teams...

Ohtani Ks 11, extends scoreless streak in 4-1 win over WSox

Jun. 30, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Whether Shohei Ohtani is unleashing his 101 mph fastball or dispensing his large array of breaking balls, the Angels' two-way ace has overpowered every opponent during his shutout surge through June. Ohtani still had to dig deep into his nearly bottomless bag...

Haase's two-run HR allows Tigers to hold off Giants 3-2

Jun. 29, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eric Haase hit a two-run homer to break a 1-all tie in the sixth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Wednesday. It was Haase’s fifth home run of the season and his second in the last three games. Miguel Cabrera also...

Twins sparkplug Luis Arraez rises to top of batting race

Jun. 29, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just a few months into Luis Arraez's major league career, Cleveland manager Terry Francona marveled at the hitting machine division rival Minnesota was integrating into the lineup and predicted he would one day win a batting title. Three years later, Arraez is...

Greinke sharp in 500th career start, Royals beat Rangers 2-1

Jun. 29, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Zach Greinke allowed just one run on four hits in his 500th career start, helping the Kansas City Royals avoid a three-game sweep by beating the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Wednesday. Kansas City's Kyle Isbel provided the winning cushion with his second home run...

Yastrzemski's bat, glove help Giants hold off Tigers 4-3

Jun. 29, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski hit a two-run single and made a beautiful catch in the outfield on Miguel Cabrera's sharp liner, and the San Francisco Giants held off the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Tuesday night. Giants lefty Carlos Rodón (7-4) allowed one run and seven hits in...

Robert leads 17-hit White Sox attack in 11-4 win over Halos

Jun. 29, 2022 01:46 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Josh Harrison and Luis Robert hit two-run homers during Chicago’s five-run fifth inning, and the White Sox pounded out 17 hits in an 11-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. José Abreu and Yoán Moncada had RBI doubles during a five-run...

Semien, Gray lead Rangers to 8-3 win over struggling Royals

Jun. 29, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Marcus Semien homered and drove in four runs, Jon Gray pitched seven effective innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Tuesday night. Corey Seager hit a two-run double as the Rangers handed last-place Kansas City its fourth...