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Cruz hits 2 of 4 homers by Twins in 8-5 win over Royals

Sep. 20, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the Minnesota Twins facing an early deficit, Nelson Cruz fixed that with one big swing. The 39-year-old designated hitter has sure had his hand in a lot of this team's remarkable success. Cruz hit two of Minnesota's four home runs and matched his season high with five RBIs, igniting...

Canha hit in 11th, A's edge KC 1-0 to hold wild card lead

Sep. 18, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha knew it was just a matter of time before the right pitch would come. He waited, and his patience paid off. Canha hit an RBI double with two outs in the 11th inning and the Oakland Athletics edged the Kansas City Royals 1-0 Wednesday to hold their lead atop the AL wild-card...

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...

Greinke finally gets win over old club, Astros top Royals

Sep. 15, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It took five starts for five different teams over an eight-year span before Zack Greinke finally beat his old club, the Kansas City Royals. Greinke (16-5), now with the Houston Astros, went six strong innings and rookie Yordan Álvarez belted a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a...

Jiménez slam helps White Sox power past Royals 7-3

Sep. 11, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two young sluggers who are considered pillars in the Chicago White Sox rebuilding plan came through with impressive drives on the same night. Eloy Jiménez hit his first career grand slam, Yoán Moncada launched a monster two-run homer and the White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals...

Abreu, Mendick homer as White Sox beat Angels 5-1

Sep. 8, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With AL batting leader Tim Anderson getting a day off, rookie Danny Mendick took advantage of a chance to fill in at shortstop. Mendick hit his first career home run, Jose Abreu got his 31st of the season, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 on Sunday. "That's what you...

Alcantara 1st Marlins rookie with 2 shutouts since Willis

Sep. 8, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Sandy Alcantara is providing a little optimism for Marlins fans during another frustrating season. Alcantara became the first Marlins pitcher with two shutouts in his rookie season since Dontrelle Willis, and Miami beat the Kansas City Royals 9-0 Sunday. "You've seen the same thing you saw...

Soler extends Royals record with 40th HR in win vs Tigers

Sep. 5, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jorge Soler hit his 39th homer to set a Royals team record Tuesday night, and manager Ned Yost thought that might really open the floodgates for the breakout slugger. Relieved to have the record in his pocket, a relaxed Soler stretched his total to 40 with a 450-foot shot Wednesday...

Revived Judge hits 20th homer as Yanks beat Rangers 4-1

Sep. 4, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge's bat has gotten loud again. His power ebbed for much of a season interrupted by a strained oblique, Judge has resumed his familiar role as a force in the Yankees' batting order. His go-ahead, two-run homer in the third inning started New York to a 4-1 win over the Texas Rangers...

Soler eclipses KC home run record, Royals beat Tigers

Sep. 4, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jorge Soler got Kansas City going with a record-breaking home run before Ryan O'Hearn ended the game with one swing of his bat. Soler eclipsed the franchise home run mark with his 39th homer of the season and O'Hearn hit a pinch-hit, game-ending home run in the bottom of the ninth...