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Ray Fosse, barreled by Rose at '70 All-Star Game, dies at 74

Oct. 13, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ray Fosse, the strong-armed catcher whose career was upended when he was bowled over by Pete Rose at the 1970 All-Star Game, has died. He was 74. Carol Fosse, his wife of 51 years, said in a statement online that Fosse died Wednesday after a...

Former GM and oldest former MLB player Robinson dies at 100

Oct. 05, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — Eddie Robinson, the oldest living former major league player whose more than six decades in professional baseball included being general manager for two teams, has died. He was 100. The Texas Rangers, the team for which Robinson was GM from...

A's can't consistently find winning formula, miss playoffs

Oct. 04, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Manager Bob Melvin truly believed he had a playoff team this year, and that's why Oakland's September stumble and frustrating finish remains perplexing to everybody involved. Even through an 0-6 start, numerous devastating injuries — most...

AL batting champion Gurriel lifts Astros over A's 7-6

Oct. 03, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — AL batting champion Yuli Gurriel hit a winning RBI single in the ninth inning, and the AL West champion Houston Astros headed to the postseason with a 7-6 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Gurriel hit .319 and became Houston’s second player to...

Astros rout A's 10-4, secure ALDS home-field advantage

Oct. 03, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker hit two of the Astros’ four homers as Houston locked up home-field advantage in the AL Division Series with a 10-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night. With the win, the AL West champion Astros will have host...

He wants to honor baseball Hall of Famer's gridiron stint

Oct. 02, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fans of Major League Baseball may know that Pennsylvania native and early pitching star Christy Mathewson was an inaugural member of the sport’s Hall of Fame — entering posthumously in 1936 with the likes of Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner. ...

Astros' edge for home field in playoffs cut with loss to A's

Oct. 02, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Matt Olson and Chad Pinder each homered and the Oakland Athletics beat Houston 8-6 Friday night, cutting the Astros’ edge for home-field advantage in the AL playoffs. Houston leads the White Sox by one game for home field in their best-of-five Division...

Contending Mariners win for 10th time in 11 games; A's out

Sep. 30, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jarred Kelenic stood outside the Seattle Mariners dugout with the crowd roaring and holding a placard with a phrase borrowed from a popular television show. “Believe” has become Seattle's rallying call, and the Mariners are charging into the final...

Haniger's homer helps M's beat A's 4-2, close in wild card

Sep. 29, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit his 100th home run and third in two games, and the Seattle Mariners pulled within a half-game of the second AL wild card berth by beating the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Tuesday night. Tyler Anderson pitched four innings on two days' rest...

LEADING OFF: Yanks' Cole faces Jays with wild card in sight

Sep. 29, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ WILD, WILD EAST Yankees ace Gerrit Cole makes what might be his final start of the regular season in a critical showdown against Toronto. New York took...