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Indians move into tie for 2nd wild card, beat Phillies 10-1

Sep. 22, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have overcome injuries and setbacks throughout season and remained in the playoff race. The outcome will be decided in the final week. Cleveland moved into a tie for the second AL wild card with a 10-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night. The Indians...

Haves, have-nots: MLB ties mark for 100-win, 100-loss teams

Sep. 22, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball's haves and have-nots sure do have it this year. The Los Angeles Dodgers gave Major League Baseball its third 100-win team while Kansas City became its fourth 100-loss club Sunday, matching big league records for success and futility. The Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4,...

Cruz hits 400th HR, Sanó homers twice; Twins top Royals 12-8

Sep. 22, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Nelson Cruz signed with the Minnesota Twins this past offseason, he made a few predictions. He was confident he would get to 400 career home runs this year, and he also believed the Twins would make the playoffs. One down, one to go. Cruz hit his 400th career home run, Miguel...

Indians' Ramírez expected to return after breaking hand

Sep. 22, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians expect third baseman José Ramírez to return to their lineup Tuesday night after missing a month with a broken right hand. Ramírez hasn't played since Aug. 24 when he was injured taking a swing. The two-time All-Star had surgery two days for a broken...

4 homers lead Tigers to 6-3 win over White Sox

Sep. 22, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers ensured they'll dodge some ugly history Sunday. Most of the players had no idea. By beating the Chicago White Sox 6-3, the Tigers improved to 22-56 at Comerica Park, making certain they won't become the first major league team to lose 60 home games. "I had no idea we even...

Twins slugger Cruz hits 400th career home run

Sep. 22, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins slugger Nelson Cruz hit his 400th career home run, becoming the 57th player in major league history to reach the mark. Cruz connected in the fourth inning Sunday for his 40th homer of the season. He became the third player in Twins history to hit 40 home runs in a season,...

Rogers falters, Twins allow 7 in 9th in 12-5 loss to Royals

Sep. 21, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — José Berríos and Taylor Rogers have been the Twins' most reliable pitchers and helped push Minnesota to the verge of the AL Central title. For one game, Berríos and Rogers each faltered as the Twins missed a chance to build on their division lead. Rogers got tagged during...

Harper's 3-run blast sends Phillies to 9-4 win over Indians

Sep. 21, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bryce Harper crossed home and triumphantly raised his arms with a gesture usually reserved for Ohio State football celebrations. This time, it also meant something for Philadelphia's baseball hopes. Harper delivered with one those moments that have made him a superstar, connecting for a...

Anderson homers, White Sox beat Tigers 5-3

Sep. 21, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Iván Nova has had an unusual week, pitching as an opener on Wednesday and then making a more conventional start three days later. "I got a little tired at the end, but I felt really strong the whole game," Nova said after pitching five innings Saturday night for the Chicago White Sox....

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...