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Just call them champions, young Guardians win AL Central

Sep. 25, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A sturdy pair of goggles was mandatory attire Sunday in Cleveland's clubhouse, where impromptu showers of Champagne and beer broke out inside a thick haze of cigar smoke. The Guardians, baseball's youngest team, finished an unexpected run to the top of the...

Alonso sets team RBI mark; Scherzer, Mets top A's, hold lead

Sep. 25, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pete Alonso homered, doubled and drove in five runs to set the team record for RBIs, Max Scherzer pitched six sharp innings and the New York Mets routed the Oakland Athletics 13-4 Sunday to hold their NL East lead. The Mets remained 1 1/2 games ahead of...

Castillo falters, M's blow 9-run lead; KC's 11-run 6th wins

Sep. 25, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Luis Castillo, fresh off signing a rich contract with Seattle, got chased as the Kansas City Royals erupted for 11 runs in the sixth inning and a wild, 13-12 win Sunday that cost the Mariners a chance to move up in the AL wild-card standings. The Mariners...

Trout homers, doubles twice as Angels beat Twins 10-3

Sep. 25, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Trout had three hits, including his 37th homer of the season, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 10-3 on Sunday. Trout also doubled twice, walked and scored three runs. Shohei Ohtani had two hits, including an RBI single in the ninth that...

Astros break through for 4 in 11th, slow O's playoff push

Sep. 25, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The last two games of the regular season at Camden Yards included playoff-like tension. In that sense, they were an ideal tune-up for the Houston Astros, and a valuable — if painful — learning experience for the young Baltimore Orioles. Christian...

Raleigh has HR, 3 RBIs as Mariners beat Royals 6-5

Sep. 25, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cal Raleigh homered and drove in three runs as the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. The Mariners have won two of three after dropping five of six as they added to their lead over the Baltimore Orioles for...

Astros rally past Orioles to give Baker milestone 100th win

Sep. 24, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Yuli Gurriel hit a two-run single to cap a ninth-inning uprising that carried the Houston Astros past the Baltimore Orioles 11-10 Saturday night, giving manager Dusty Baker his milestone 100th win of the season. Houston trailed 9-7 before mounting a four-run rally...

Sánchez homers, drives in 4 as Twins beat Angels 8-4

Sep. 24, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gary Sánchez drove in four runs, including a three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Minnesota Twins snapped a five-game losing streak with an 8-4 win against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Jose Miranda and Gio Urshela each had three hits for the...

Quantrill, Gonzalez lead Guardians over Texas, near clincher

Sep. 24, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cal Quantrill won his career-best 10th consecutive decision, rookie Oscar Gonzalez hit two home runs and the Cleveland Guardians moved closer to clinching the AL Central, beating the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Saturday night. The Guardians go into Sunday with a...

Mets ace deGrom tagged, NL East lead cut in 10-4 loss to A's

Sep. 24, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jacob deGrom called his rare, late September flop unacceptable. The Mets ace got hit around and lasted a season-low four innings, and New York lost 10-4 to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday to see its lead cut in the NL East race. “It...