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Martinez homers, Red Sox beat Orioles in 3rd straight, 5-3

Sep. 30, 2022 03:07 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles arrived in Boston to face the last-place Red Sox with a chance to make a run at the postseason. They leave after losing three out of four and watching their AL wild-card hopes fall apart. “The guys are still fighting. We’re...

Mariners outlast Rangers in 11, close in on playoff berth

Sep. 30, 2022 03:03 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger and Jarred Kelenic both homered twice, J.P. Crawford singled home the winning run in the 11th inning and the Seattle Mariners closed in on their first playoff berth in 21 years by beating the Texas Rangers 10-9 Thursday night. The Mariners moved a...

Ohtani takes no-hitter into 8th, Angels beat Athletics 4-2

Sep. 30, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has provided Angels fans with plenty of highlights this season. The two-way phenom almost topped them all Thursday night. The reigning AL MVP pitched no-hit ball into the eighth inning and extended his hitting streak to 14 games as Los Angeles...

Angels' Ohtani has no-hitter broken up in 8th vs Athletics

Sep. 30, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Thursday night against the Oakland Athletics before Conner Capel singled with two outs to break it up. Capel hit a sharp grounder that deflected off sliding shortstop Livan Soto's...

Rays miss chance to clinch, lose 2-1 as Guardians rally late

Sep. 29, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Small plastic strips dangled from the ceiling in Tampa Bay's clubhouse, which had been cleared of furniture and prepped over the final innings for what was supposed to be a wild, wet celebration. The Guardians had other plans. “We don’t want...

Arraez leads AL batting race as Judge pursues Triple Crown

Sep. 29, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An already historic season by New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge could well be capped with baseball's first Triple Crown in 10 years. Minnesota's Luis Arraez is standing in his way. After going 2 for 5 for the Twins on Thursday in their loss to...

White Sox stop 8-game losing streak with 4-3 win vs. Twins

Sep. 29, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In his fifth organization in five years, Mark Payton has needed plenty of patience to make it back to the major leagues. Just like his at-bat that led to the winning run and stopped the Chicago White Sox's eight-game losing streak. Payton had two...

Aaron Judge's 61st HR another murky milestone for MLB

Sep. 29, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

Aaron Judge's homers almost always impress, and No. 61 on Wednesday night was no exception — a laser-beam shot that landed in the Blue Jays bullpen amidst huge cheers from the crowd in Toronto. Baseball history was made and the joy was palpable. The New York Yankees slugger had...

Castro, Báez homer, Tigers sweep Royals 10-3, escape cellar

Sep. 29, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Willi Castro and Javy Báez homered to lead Detroit over the Kansas City Royals 10-3 on Thursday for a three-game sweep that moved the Tigers out of last place in the AL Central. Detroit (63-92) has won six straight, matching its season high and ensuring the Tigers...

Wallner's 3 RBIs help Twins send Sox to 8th straight loss

Sep. 29, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Wallner's late-season call-up to his home state team has been a September for the 24-year-old to remember, even if the Minnesota Twins have fallen out of contention. Wallner drove in a career-high three runs, and Gio Urshela and Jake Cave each had three hits...