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Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

Sep. 19, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the...

US vaping illnesses top 500, Missouri man is 8th death

Sep. 19, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday. An eighth death was also reported. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed that its criminal investigations unit started...

State sending troopers to help fight St. Louis crime

Sep. 19, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is sending highway patrol troopers and other state workers to St. Louis as part of an effort to fight the surge of violent crime that has included the killings of more than a dozen children in the region so far this year. The Republican governor on Thursday...

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...

Wainwright, Fowler, St. Louis top Nats 5-1; Cards-Cubs next

Sep. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright has pitched in his share of big games throughout a distinguished career. Taking the mound against an ace in a matchup with postseason implications, he delivered once more. Wainwright put on another sharp performance to top Max Scherzer, right fielder Dexter Fowler made a...

Patrol releases names of man, boy found dead in Missouri

Sep. 18, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

HERMANN, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the names of a 4-year-old boy and a 37-year-old man whose bodies were found this week in rural eastern Missouri. The patrol said Wednesday that the child was Bentlee J. Turner and the adult was Monty Jason Barton. Both lived in the small...

Dad charged in St. Louis fire that nearly killed 4 children

Sep. 18, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A father whose four young children were allegedly left alone and nearly killed in a St. Louis house fire has been charged with four counts of child endangerment. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the charges were filed Tuesday against 33-year-old Keith Witherspoon Jr., who is jailed...

Federal lawsuit filed over 2017 St. Louis protest arrests

Sep. 18, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges that St. Louis police officers mistreated scores of protesters in a police "kettle" during a demonstration two years ago. The suit was filed Tuesday against the city and 343 officers and officials, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. It is seeking class-action...

Kenrick, Corbin power Nationals to 6-2 win over Cardinals

Sep. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Howie Kendrick just missed the cycle but he will take the win instead for the Washington Nationals. Kendrick finished a double shy of hitting for a cycle, Patrick Corbin pitched six strong innings, and the Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 Tuesday night. Kendrick flew out in his...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs Wainwright in St. Louis

Sep. 17, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: TWO GOOD ONES Max Scherzer faces Adam Wainwright as the Nationals and Cardinals finish their pivotal series in St. Louis. Washington is fighting for position in the wild-card race while St. Louis is looking to hold off Chicago and Milwaukee for the NL...