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Davis, Semien hit 2-run homers as A's beat Yankees 6-4

Aug. 22, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis and Marcus Semien each hit a two-run homer to back Mike Fiers, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 6-4 on Wednesday night. Davis snapped an 0-for-17 slump — three at-bats shy of the longest hitless funk of his career — with his first home run...

Bryant's HR in 8th gives Cubs wild 12-11 win over Giants

Aug. 22, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After watching the Cubs waste a couple of leads, Kris Bryant felt a loss was almost inevitable. That quickly changed with one swing by the Chicago slugger. Bryant hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Cubs a 12-11 comeback victory over the San Francisco Giants in a...

Brewers knock Cardinals out of 1st place with 5-3 win

Aug. 22, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Moustakas stopped short of calling Milwaukee's rain-shortened victory over the St. Louis Cardinals a must win. "But it was pretty important," he said. Moustakas homered and Keston Hiura drove in a pair of runs to lead the reeling Brewers to just their third win in the last nine, 5-3...

LEADING OFF: Mad Max and Gerrit Cole return, Fenway freebie

Aug. 22, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: WELCOME BACK, MAD MAX Nationals ace Max Scherzer comes off the injured list to start at last-place Pittsburgh. The three-time Cy Young Award winner is 9-5 with a 2.41 ERA in 20 starts but has pitched only once over the past six weeks because of a strained...

Pence 3 RBIs for Texas, another last-AB win against Angels

Aug. 22, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The old guys for the Texas Rangers got the big hits late for another win in their last at-bat. Another hard-throwing rookie reliever got his first big league victory. Hunter Pence drove in three runs, including a game-ending single in the ninth to score Elvis Andrus for an 8-7...

Davis, Mets helped by Indians' mental lapse, win 4-3 in 10

Aug. 22, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Needing a break, the New York Mets watched Cleveland hand it to them — Brad Hand, especially. The All-Star reliever failed to cover first base on what could've been a game-ending double play, and moments later J.D. Davis lined an RBI single that capped a two-run rally in the 10th...

Verlander allows 2 HRs in 2-hitter, loses 2-1 to Tigers

Aug. 22, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander was splendid against the Detroit Tigers, pitching a two-hitter and fanning 11 in another dominant performance for the Astros. Houston's offense wasn't nearly as sharp on Wednesday night, and it led to an unusual, tough-luck 2-1 loss. "Just an incredible performance," manager...

Hechavarría, Acuña hit 2-run HRs as Braves blank Marlins 5-0

Aug. 21, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Teheran and Ronald Acuña Jr. have flourished against the Miami Marlins this season. That success has led to continued dominance for the Braves in the NL East rivalry. Acuña and Adeiny Hechavarría each hit a two-run homer, Teheran struck out a season-high nine and the...

Corbin pitches 8 scoreless, Nationals beat Pirates 11-1

Aug. 21, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patrick Corbin gave the Nationals another stellar outing in his first season in Washington. Corbin, signed to a six-year, $140 million deal last winter, pitched eight scoreless innings to remain unbeaten in more than two months, and Asdrúbal Cabrera had a three-run home run in a...

Orioles tie MLB record for HRs allowed, beat Royals 8-1

Aug. 21, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — In his trying first season as the Orioles' manager, Brandon Hyde was not the least bit concerned about his team tying a dubious record on a night it cruised to an easy win. Baltimore matched a major league mark by allowing its 258th homer this season, but the Orioles hit four of their own...