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With Fenway trip next, Yaz sprints home to lift Giants

Sep. 15, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On the eve of an anticipated trip to Boston, Mike Yastrzemski came through once again for the San Francisco Giants. Yastrzemski scored the go-ahead run on Ryne Stanek's wild pitch in the eighth inning, Johnny Cueto pitched five scoreless innings in his second game back from Tommy John...

Rays drop 1½ games back of Oakland for top AL wild card

Sep. 15, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After stumbling against the Los Angeles Angels, the Tampa Bay Rays head up the coast what appears to be an even more challenging series against the Dodgers. Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer off Ryan Yarbrough in the fifth inning and drove in four runs, leading the Angels over...

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...

Manaea throws 6 scoreless, A's beat Rangers 6-1 for sweep

Sep. 15, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Athletics are returning home with a 1 1/2-game lead in the AL wild card race and plenty of confidence after a 6-1 trip. Sean Manaea limited Texas to three singles over six scoreless innings, Matt Chapman and Marcus Semien homered to help break the franchise record for home runs...

Tigers lose 104th game, move closer to first overall pick

Sep. 15, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In the big picture, the Detroit Tigers are helping themselves with a bad finish to a terrible season. Edwin Jackson allowed five runs in five innings, and the Tigers took control of the race for the top pick in next June's amateur draft with an 8-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday....

Vázquez homers twice, drives in 5, Red Sox beat Phillies

Sep. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A little lunchtime wisdom served Christian Vázquez well. Vázquez homered twice, including his first career grand slam, and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Red Sox catcher had gone...

Betances, Montgomery make season debuts in Yanks' loss

Sep. 15, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Dellin Betances made his season debut for the Yankees, strengthening an already top bullpen. Jordan Montgomery returned, too, though he likely is tuning up for next season. Betances faced two batters and struck out both Sunday in a 6-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays that ended a 10-game road...

D'Arnaud's 3-run double sends streaking Rays past Angels 3-1

Sep. 15, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays couldn't get much going offensively in eight of their nine innings. When they got their only serious scoring opportunity, Travis d'Arnaud seized it. To manager Kevin Cash, that's what separates playoff teams from the pack — and the Rays sure look like...

Benintendi's sac fly lifts Red Sox past Phillies 2-1

Sep. 14, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitching their ace every fifth day to boost their postseason hopes hasn't worked out for the Philadelphia Phillies. Pinch-hitter Andrew Benintendi's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night. The Phillies were...

Hicks, Reyes power Tigers past Orioles in 12 innings 8-4

Sep. 14, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — John Hicks had a walk-off bunt last season. He said this one felt way better. His game-ending grand slam in the 12th inning gave the the Detroit Tigers an 8-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night, a blast that was set up by Victor Reyes, who hit a game-tying home run with two...