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Twins bump Blue Jays back in wild card race, as Gurriel hurt

Sep. 24, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays were relieved when surging left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. escaped a freak play in the outfield without serious injury. Now they've got some hard work ahead of them to return to the postseason. Nick Gordon...

LEADING OFF: Bassitt back, Chisox close, Max starts, Cards W

Sep. 23, 2021 05:22 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt promised to return to the mound by season’s end following a frightening 100 mph line drive to the face on Aug. 17. He’ll get his...

LEADING OFF: Bassitt back, Chisox try to clinch, Max starts

Sep. 23, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Thursday: ___ Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt promised to return to the mound by season’s end following a frightening 100 mph line drive to the face on Aug. 17. He’ll get...

Kepler homers twice, Ryan’s 11 Ks lead Twins over Cubs 5-4

Sep. 23, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler homered twice, rookie Joe Ryan struck out a season-high 11, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 Wednesday night. Kepler staked the Twins to a 2-0 lead with a homer in the first inning and hit his 19th home run in the...

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...

Guerrero hits 46th HR, but Twins hit 3 in row, top Blue Jays

Sep. 17, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. connected for his major league-leading 46th homer, but Jorge Polanco, Josh Donaldson, and Miguel Sanó hit consecutive homers as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Friday night. “When we score, we tend to score in...

Indians pound out 14 hits, Quantrill cruises past Twins 12-3

Sep. 15, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cal Quantrill was cruising until a five-run seventh inning by his Cleveland teammates extended his stay in the dugout while waiting to return to the mound in Minnesota for the bottom of the frame. This was well worth the wait. ...

Bichette HRs, drives in 5; Ray fans 13 as Jays beat Rays 6-3

Sep. 15, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette homered and matched his career-high with five RBIs, Robbie Ray fanned 13 over seven innings to claim the major league strikeout lead and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 Wednesday. Vladimr Guerrero Jr. doubled twice and scored...

Polanco homers twice as Twins hit 5 in 9-2 win over Royals

Sep. 11, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco hit two of Minnesota’s five home runs, Michael Pineda pitched five strong innings in his return to the rotation and the Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 on Saturday night. Byron Buxton homered for the second straight day, and Nick...

Benintendi pushes Royals past Twins in 11th with 2nd homer

Sep. 11, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Benintendi had four hits and two home runs, the last a two-run shot in the 11th to send the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Benintendi had five RBIs in his second multi-homer game of the season in...