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Lowe HR in 10th gives Rangers 6-5 win and sweep of Angels

May. 19, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nathaniel Lowe is starting to feel better at the plate again for the Texas Rangers, and one big swing gave them a series sweep. Lowe hit a two-run homer on the first pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Rangers, after blowing the lead in the ninth...

Witt homers off Giolito, Melendez connects as KC tops Chisox

May. 19, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bobby Witt Jr. and MJ Melendez homered and fellow rookie Emmanuel Rivera hit a go-ahead triple, leading the Kansas City Royals over the Chicago White Sox 6-2 Wednesday night. Witt, Melendez and Rivera each had two hits. “The young guys...

France HRs, Gonzales solid as Mariners top Jays, avoid sweep

May. 18, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Ty France hit a two-run homer, Marco Gonzales pitched six solid innings to snap a five-start winless streak and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep. Cal Raleigh and Abraham Toro each hit solo home runs...

Yankees ride Cole's arm, quick start to 3-2 win over Orioles

May. 18, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — On a night when their bats were held in check, the New York Yankees found another way to win. Gerrit Cole pitched seven efficient innings, the defense backed him up with several strong plays and New York beat the skidding Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Wednesday night. ...

Pivetta tosses 2-hitter to lead Red Sox past Astros 5-1

May. 18, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Astros littered the seats of Fenway Park with home runs during their rout of the Red Sox on Tuesday. A day later, Boston pitcher Nick Pivetta barely allowed Houston to put the ball in play. Pivetta pitched a two-hitter, Xander Bogaerts hit a solo...

Correa 2 hits in return, small crowd as Twins top A’s 14-4

May. 18, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Correa went 2 for 4 with an RBI double in his return from a stint on the injured list caused by a bruised middle finger on his right hand, and the Minnesota Twins set a season high for runs Wednesday in a 14-4 rout of the Oakland Athletics. Correa was...

Astros' Odorizzi: MRI shows some leg damage, no set return

May. 18, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Astros pitcher Jake Odorizzi says an MRI on his left leg showed damage that will sideline him for an indefinite period, but added he felt fortunate an injury at Fenway Park this week wasn't worse. Odorizzi heard a pop in his ankle during Monday night's start against...

Paredes homers twice, Rodriguez leaves early, Rays win 6-1

May. 18, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Isaac Paredes homered twice against his former teammates to double his career big league total, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 6-1 Wednesday on an afternon Eduardo Rodriguez did not make it out of the first inning. Rodriguez (1-3)...

Correa returns to Twins from IL; rookie Lewis sent back down

May. 18, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins reinstated shortstop Carlos Correa from the injured list on Wednesday before their game at Oakland and sent thriving rookie Royce Lewis back to Triple-A St. Paul. Correa missed 11 games with a bruised right middle finger, after a pitch hit...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani on mound, Scherzer faces hometown team

May. 18, 2022 03:46 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ SHOHEI AND THE RANGERS Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani pitches at Texas again a month after allowing six runs over 3 2/3 innings in a 10-5 loss to the Rangers at Globe Life Field....