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Wisdom sets Cubs rookie record with 27th HR, beat Brewers

Sep. 19, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Patrick Wisdom set a Chicago Cubs record for homers by a rookie on a day that exemplified his feast-or-famine approach. Wisdom struck out four times for a second straight day but delivered a towering three-run shot that highlighted the Chicago Cubs’...

Abreu, White Sox closer to AL Central title, beat Rangers

Sep. 19, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lucas Giolito feels like the Chicago White Sox are right where they need to be as they close in on their first AL Central title since 2008. They are focused, energetic — and winning series. Giolito pitched into the sixth...

Siri, McCormick rally AL West-leading Astros past D-backs

Sep. 19, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Siri and Chas McCormick hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning, rallying the AL West-leading Houston Astros over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday. Carlos Correa also homered as the Astros held their comfortable division lead over...

Cole rocked as Yanks lose ground in 11-1 loss to Indians

Sep. 19, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole stumbled when the New York Yankees needed an ace-like outing, allowing seven runs over 5 2/3 innings in a costly 11-1 defeat to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. New York dropped 1 1/2 games behind Toronto for the second AL wild card and 2 1/2...

Kelenic HR, 2 doubles lead Mariners over Royals 7-1

Sep. 19, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rookie Jarred Kelenic homered, doubled twice and wrapped up his impressive series, leading the Seattle Mariners over the Kansas City Royals 7-1 on Sunday. Kelenic also walked and scored twice as the Mariners remained four games behind Toronto for...

Japanese RHP Arihara designated for assignment by Rangers

Sep. 19, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Kohei Arihara was designated for assignment Sunday by the Texas Rangers, who signed the Japanese pitcher to a two-year contract last winter. The move with Arihara before the series finale against the Chicago White Sox cleared a spot...

Tigers, Peralta slow AL-East leading Rays 2-0

Sep. 19, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wily Peralta gave up three hits in seven innings, and Eric Haase and Dustin Garneau homered for the Detroit Tigers in a 2-0 win over the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Peralta (4-3) and three relievers limited the Rays to five...

AL wild-card leading Red Sox rally past O's 8-6

Sep. 19, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kiké Hernández’s game-tying RBI single caromed off the second-base bag and into shallow center field, sparking a three-run, seventh-inning rally that carried the AL wild-card leading Boston Red Sox to an 8-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles Sunday and a sweep of their...

Berríos tops old team, Blue Jays increase lead, beat Twins

Sep. 19, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — José Berríos pitched into the seventh inning to beat his former team, Bo Bichette homered in a five-run first inning and the Toronto Blue Jays increased their lead in the playoff race by beating the Minnesota Twins 5-3 Sunday. Toronto now leads the New...

Kaprielian, A's beat Angels 3-1 to keep pace for wild card

Sep. 19, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — James Kaprielian pitched two-hit ball over six innings, Matt Olson hit his 36th home run and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 Saturday night. The A’s have won four consecutive games and seven of 10 in their race for the...