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Fiers, A's rout Rangers 8-0, maintain 2-game wild card lead

Sep. 21, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Fiers wants to show he can confidently take the ball in a wild-card game and pitch the Oakland Athletics into the AL Division Series. Fiers struck out five and didn't walk a batter over eight dominant innings to win for the first time in four starts. The Oakland Athletics beat...

Correa HRs twice, Astros magic number at 1 for AL West

Sep. 21, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa returned to the dugout after hitting his second homer Friday night, beat his chest and twice repeated the words: "I'm back." Houston's star shortstop finally looks healthy after missing 80 games with various injuries this season, great news as the Astros inch closer to the...

Cole reaches 300 Ks for season, Astros beat Rangers 3-2

Sep. 19, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole wanted to get his milestone strikeout at home, and he accomplished the feat in an important win for the Houston Astros. Cole struck out 10 batters, including his 300th of the season, in eight strong innings, Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve homered and the Astros beat the Texas...

Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch AL East

Sep. 19, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night with a chance to clinch the AL East. New York still would have locked down the division title with a Tampa Bay...

Canha hit in 11th, A's edge KC 1-0 to hold wild card lead

Sep. 18, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha knew it was just a matter of time before the right pitch would come. He waited, and his patience paid off. Canha hit an RBI double with two outs in the 11th inning and the Oakland Athletics edged the Kansas City Royals 1-0 Wednesday to hold their lead atop the AL wild-card...

Olson's deep homer helps A's rally late to beat Royals 2-1

Sep. 18, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson had never hit a ball to the second level of elevated bleachers, even in batting practice. He sure found a timely moment to accomplish the feat, hitting a tying homer leading off the seventh before Seth Brown hit a go-ahead double two batters later, leading the Oakland...

A's waste late lead to Royals, lead over Tampa Bay down to 1

Sep. 17, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — There was plenty of blame to go around after Oakland's stunning loss to Kansas City, one that prevented the Athletics from adding on to their lead in the AL wild-card race. A costly error in the ninth inning by center fielder Ramon Laureano. Manager Bob Melvin's decision to lift...

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Rizzo to get MRI, Suárez slugs away

Sep. 16, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG TEST The Cubs are sending star slugger Anthony Rizzo for an MRI after he sprained his right ankle Sunday, hoping the first baseman can still help with their postseason push. Rizzo was injured fielding a bunt at first base in the third inning during a 16-6...

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Rizzo to get MRI, Suárez slugs away

Sep. 15, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: BIG TEST The Cubs are sending star slugger Anthony Rizzo for an MRI after he sprained his right ankle Sunday, hoping the first baseman can still help with their postseason push. Rizzo was injured fielding a bunt at first base in the third inning during a 16-6...

Reddick has 5 hits, Miley wins 14th as Astros sweep KC

Sep. 15, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This time, Wade Miley stared down first-inning adversity. Miley bounced back from two disastrous starts with six strong innings and Josh Reddick's career-best five hits included a two-run homer Sunday as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 12-3, completing a three-game...