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Morton's streak ends as Angels beat Rays 5-3

Jun. 15, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton's luck finally ran out. He suffered his first loss in 22 starts on Saturday when the Angels hit three homers in a 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay. It was his first loss since Aug. 11, when he pitched for the Houston Astros. "I've pitched poorly enough to lose this...

Umpire Jim Wolf to miss rest of Indians-Tigers series

Jun. 15, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mike Muchlinski is replacing Jim Wolf on the umpiring crew for the rest of this weekend's Indians-Tigers series in Detroit. Major League Baseball said Saturday that Wolf is tending to a medical issue. Wolf, brother of former big league pitcher Randy Wolf, left the series opener Friday night...

Oregon State's Adley Rutschman winner of Dick Howser Award

Jun. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State catcher and top overall draft pick Adley Rutschman is winner of the Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball player of the year. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced its major award winners Saturday. UCLA reliever Holden Powell was named Stopper of...

Angels designate relief pitcher Cody Allen for assignment

Jun. 15, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment Saturday, a day after the veteran relief pitcher gave up four runs in a 9-4 loss to Tampa Bay. The 30-year-old Allen was signed to a one-year, $8.5 million contract in January after seven seasons with the Cleveland...

Giolito, Jimenez lead White Sox to 10-2 romp over Yankees

Jun. 15, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito called it a "grinder game." The White Sox simply called it another victory. Giolito pitched into the seventh inning for his ninth straight win, Eloy Jimenez hit two three-run homers and Chicago pounded the New York Yankees 10-2 on Friday night. Giolito (10-1) gave up a solo...

Narváez homers in Mariners' 9-2 win over A's

Jun. 15, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marco Gonzales had to work hard early on, and Seattle manager Scott Servais started thinking about his bullpen. Gonzales had other ideas. The veteran left-hander pitched seven effective innings and the Mariners hit two homers in a 9-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday...

Rays break loose, overcome poor Snell outing to beat Angels

Jun. 15, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell was upset with his performance but ecstatic over what his Tampa Bay teammates pulled off. Tommy Pham hit a pair of RBI singles as the Rays suddenly broke loose, overcoming another subpar start by Snell and rallying past the Los Angeles Angels 9-4 on Friday night....

Chirinos hits slam, drives in 6 runs, Astros beat Blue Jays

Jun. 15, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Robinson Chirinos said he was late on the fastball the whole game. He finally caught up to one when it counted most. Chirinos hit his first grand slam and finished with a career-high six RBIs, Gerrit Cole struck out 10 and the Houston Astros routed the Toronto Blue Jays 15-2 on Friday night....

Yankees' Judge joins Stanton on rehab assignment at Triple-A

Jun. 15, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees might have their most feared sluggers back in the lineup soon after Aaron Judge joined Giancarlo Stanton on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday. Judge, making his first rehab appearance, went 0 for 4 the designated hitter Friday night in a...

Garver's homer backs Gibson in Twins' 2-0 win over Royals

Jun. 15, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stepping into the batter's box in the eighth inning, Mitch Garver was thinking home run. So were his teammates, with four players in the dugout predicting Garver would hit one. Garver knew he had to step out and reset. His teammates sat back and enjoyed their prognostication. Garver's...