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Kiermaier hit after scouting report flap; Rays to playoffs

Sep. 22, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hit by a pitch two days after scooping up a Toronto scouting report and setting off a flap, Kevin Kiermaier hopes to see the Blue Jays in the playoffs. “Oh yeah, it was intentional,” Kiermaier said after reliever Ryan Borucki hit him on...

Kiermaier shocked by reaction to taking scouting card

Sep. 22, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier is “shocked to see what has transpired” and finds reaction “just hard to believe" to his scooping up a scouting a card that fell out of Toronto catcher Alejandro Kirk’s wristband. ...

Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera placed on the COVID-19 related IL

Sep. 22, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays infielder Breyvic Valera was placed on the COVID-19 related IL and infielder Kevin Smith was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo before Wednesday's game at AL East-leading Tampa Bay. The moves were made to allow for Valera to have...

Mariners beat Athletics 5-2 to stay in AL wild-card chase

Sep. 22, 2021 01:35 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marco Gonzales pitched six uneven innings and won his eighth straight decision, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 5-2 on Tuesday night, moving into a tie with the Athletics in a matchup of wild-card contenders. J.P. Crawford hit a home run in...

Realmuto's 2-run triple in 10th leads Phillies past O's 3-2

Sep. 22, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper put his head down and sprinted from first base as soon as J.T. Realmuto lined an opposite-field shot to right. He waited for his cue from Phillies fans to figure out how far he should take his breathless dash. “I...

Yankees power past Rangers 7-1 to keep pace in playoff race

Sep. 22, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After their biggest bats did plenty of damage, the New York Yankees auditioned a new bullpen weapon for the stretch drive: Luis Severino. Giancarlo Stanton lined a laser beam of a home run, Aaron Judge added a three-run shot and the Yankees powered past...

Rays' Cash apologizes after Kiermaier takes, keeps data card

Sep. 22, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash apologized to Blue Jays management a day after Rays veteran Kevin Kiermaier scooped up a scouting data card that fell out of Toronto catcher Alejandro Kirk's wristband and refused to give it back. Cash said he...

Wild card leader Red Sox beat stumbling Mets 6-3, 6th in row

Sep. 22, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning and a two-run double in the sixth, lifting the AL wild-card leading Boston Red Sox over the stumbling New York Mets 6-3 on Tuesday night. With the Red Sox wearing jarring yellow and blue...

Manoah helps Blue Jays top Rays 4-2, maintain wild-card spot

Sep. 21, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Alek Manoah rebounded from early control issues to last six innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night to improve to a major league-best 16-4 in September. Toronto maintained a...

LEADING OFF: Rays see what's in the cards with Blue Jays

Sep. 21, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ___ FINDERS KEEPERS Kevin Kiermaier is playing for keeps -- and the Toronto Blue Jays may not be too keen on what he’s keeping. The veteran Rays...