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Homers by Crawford, Narváez help Mariners past Blue Jays 7-4

Aug. 24, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Omar Narváez and J.P. Crawford supported Justus Sheffield with a couple big swings. Narváez and Crawford homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Friday night for their fifth win in six games. Narváez led off the second inning with his 18th homer and...

Roark strikes out seven, pitching A's to sweep of Yankees

Aug. 23, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tanner Roark has been in Oakland long enough already to understand this winning vibe. Roark is doing his part to keep the Athletics on a roll as the September stretch run approaches, striking out seven without walking a batter over six-plus innings in a 5-3 victory over the New York...

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

Aug. 22, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When slugger Khris Davis cleared the fences again at last, he gave it an animated trot around the bases complete with a salute approaching third before celebrating with his teammates back in the dugout. When top pitching prospect A.J. Puk made his major league debut at last, the...

Kikuchi throws 2-hitter for 1st shutout, Mariners top Jays

Aug. 18, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — After watching his team use seven pitchers Saturday, Seattle's Yusei Kikuchi wanted to give the bullpen a break. His first big league shutout fit the bill perfectly. Kikuchi needed just 96 pitches to complete a two-hitter Sunday that led the Mariners over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0, Seattle's...

Tanaka, Judge help Yankees rebound with 3-2 win over Indians

Aug. 17, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge was happy with his first multihit game in nearly two weeks, but it was a defensive gem by teammate Brett Gardner that had the right fielder buzzing. In a game with a postseason feel, Judge broke out of his slump with two hits and two runs, Gardner made a game-saving catch in...

LEADING OFF: Harper's homers, Indians go deep, Cueto warms

Aug. 16, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BRYCE BLASTS Quiet for much of the season, Bryce Harper is making a lot of noise lately for the Phillies. Harper hollered as he ran around the bases after hitting a game-ending grand slam that rallied Philadelphia over the Cubs 7-5 Thursday night for a...

Ramírez, Santana power Indians to 7 HRs in 19-5 rout vs NYY

Aug. 16, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — By the time José Ramírez and the Cleveland Indians were finally done thrashing the Yankees on Thursday night, rookie designated hitter Mike Ford was at least enjoying a chuckle at his own expense on the mound for New York. This one was a laugher from the get-go, but it might not...

Drury hits first career grand slam, Jays rout Rangers 19-4

Aug. 12, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Held off the scoreboard Sunday in a 1-0 loss to the Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays bounced back with their biggest offensive outburst of the season. Brandon Drury hit his first career grand slam, Justin Smoak had a two-run homer among his three extra-base hits, and the Blue Jays routed the...

Tanaka deals, Chapman gets Guerrero as Yanks top Jays 1-0

Aug. 11, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka turned in a masterful performance but still left Aroldis Chapman with some work to do. Despite a good fight from Toronto's blossoming rookie hitters, the hard-throwing closer was up to the task. Tanaka and Chapman combined on a four-hitter, Brett Gardner had an RBI double,...

Guerrero hits go-ahead triple in 7th, Jays beat Yankees 5-4

Aug. 10, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — In a game between teams on extended home run binges, a well-placed chopper down the line proved pivotal. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Yankees 5-4 Saturday, handing New York its second straight loss...