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Oakland Athletics catcher Jonah Heim, left, celebrates with Lou Trivino after the Athletics defeated the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Oakland Athletics clinch first AL West title since 2013

Sep. 22, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first AL West title since 2013 on Monday night with an assist from the rival Houston Astros. Houston lost 6-1 to the Seattle Mariners, ending its three-year reign as division champion and making the A's the first team in the majors to lock up a...

Seattle Mariners' Evan White (12) is congratulated by Kyle Seager after hitting a three-run home run against the Houston Astros in the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Gonzales shuts down Astros as Mariners roll to 6-1 victory

Sep. 22, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Gonzales pumped his fist and let out a scream after striking out Michael Brantley on a full-count pitch to finish off eight shutout innings. The emotion poured out. Seattle’s ace was determined to finally get the best of the Astros, and in the process he helped provide the...

San Francisco Giants' Chadwick Tromp, right, hits a two-run home run in front of Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

After a pair of shutouts, Giants respond to rout A's 14-2

Sep. 20, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam, Chadwick Tromp and Darin Ruf added two-run homers, and the San Francisco Giants prevented the Oakland Athletics from clinching the AL West title at home with a 14-2 victory Sunday. The Giants earned their first win in six tries during this year's...

Houston Astros George Springer, right, dives for home plate on his inside the park home run as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly, left, waits for the ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Springer hits inside-the-park HR, Astros top D-backs 3-2

Sep. 20, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer homered twice, including an inside-the-park shot, to lead the Houston Astros over the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Sunday. Carlos Correa drove in the go-ahead run for Houston with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. Springer’s two home runs gave him 13 this year. He...

Houston Astros' Aledmys Diaz, left, congratulates Jose Altuve, right, after he scores the go-ahead run on the single by Kyle Tucker during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Altuve, Tucker lead Astros past D'backs to get back to .500

Sep. 19, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve drove in two, Kyle Tucker had a tiebreaking single and the Houston Astros beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Saturday night to get back to .500. Altuve tied it at 2 in the sixth with an RBI double, and Tucker put Houston ahead with his single three batters later, chasing...

Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha (20) is congratulated by Stephen Piscotty after scoring against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Lamb homers, A's move closer to AL West title, beat Giants

Sep. 19, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were more than fine waiting to celebrate a potential AL West title. They haven't won a division crown since 2013, so no rush from this happy-go-lucky group of sluggers. Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer once Oakland finally got to San Francisco's bullpen, and the...

FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander reacts after a pitch during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla.  The Astros announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, that Verlander needs Tommy John surgery and could miss the entire 2021 season.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

LEADING OFF: Verlander set for TJ, Bumgarner seeks 1st win

Sep. 19, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ SHUT DOWN Justin Verlander’s bid to rejoin the Astros for a playoff push is over. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner says he needs Tommy John surgery, likely putting him out of action through all of next year. The 37-year-old right-hander threw to...

FILE- In this July 24, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game in Houston. The Astros announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, that Verlander needs Tommy John surgery and could miss the entire 2021 season.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Astros' Verlander needs elbow surgery, likely out thru 2021

Sep. 19, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander will undergo Tommy John surgery and is expected to be out through the 2021 season, ending his bid to make a late return for a playoff push. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner announced the news Saturday on his Instagram account in a 1½-minute...

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander says he needs Tommy John surgery

Sep. 19, 2020 2:07 PM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander says he needs Tommy John surgery.
Arizona Diamondbacks' Kole Calhoun (56) celebrates with Nick Ahmed (13) after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Calhoun homers twice in Arizona’s 6-3 win over Houston

Sep. 19, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kole Calhoun hit two home runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over former teammate Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros 6-3 on Friday night. Calhoun connected on Greinke's fastball in the fourth inning for an upper-deck shot to right. The three-run homer put Arizona ahead 3-2. His second...