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Maybin makes bid to keep spot with HR, Yanks beat Rays 6-3

Jun. 19, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cameron Maybin realizes his time in pinstripes may be running out. As Aaron Judge nears his return from the injured list, Maybin is making it difficult for the Yankees to think about cutting ties. Maybin homered again with his roster spot in doubt, Edwin Encarnación went deep for his...

Jason deGrom, Alonso lead Mets past East-leading Braves 10-2

Jun. 19, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob deGrom took a shutout into the ninth inning, Pete Alonso homered to highlight the first four-hit game of his young career, and the New York Mets routed the first-place Atlanta Braves 10-2 on Tuesday night. Bouncing back from an ugly 12-3 loss in the series opener, the Mets pounded...

Tanaka Ks 10 in 2-hitter, Yankees blank Rays 3-0 to up lead

Jun. 18, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At the start of a tough week for his team, Masahiro Tanaka made things look easy on the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays again. Tanaka pitched a career-best two-hitter with 10 strikeouts for his fourth major league shutout, and the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 3-0 on Monday night to...

Encarnación makes Yankees debut, surprised by deal to NY

Jun. 17, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Encarnación went from last place in the AL West to first in the AL East. Naturally, he was pretty excited about it. The veteran slugger was hitless during his Yankees debut Monday night against Tampa Bay in the opener of a three-game series. But he received a warm ovation from...

Rays survive 9th inning Angels' rally, win 6-5

Jun. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays dodged a scare from Mike Trout, and now they're headed to the Bronx for a most crucial division showdown. Yandy Diaz hit an RBI single during Tampa Bay's two-run eighth inning, and the Rays held off Los Angeles' late rally to beat the Angels 6-5 Sunday. Trout...

Tampa Bay try: Rays expand roles for 2-way players in minors

Jun. 16, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays, who pioneered the pitching strategy of using relievers as openers, are trying another experiment on the mound in the minors — they're stacking two-way players to start games. The focus Saturday night at Triple-A Durham was on two-way prospect Brendan...

Morton's streak ends as Angels beat Rays 5-3

Jun. 15, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton's luck finally ran out. He suffered his first loss in 22 starts on Saturday when the Angels hit three homers in a 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay. It was his first loss since Aug. 11, when he pitched for the Houston Astros. "I've pitched poorly enough to lose this...

Rays break loose, overcome poor Snell outing to beat Angels

Jun. 15, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell was upset with his performance but ecstatic over what his Tampa Bay teammates pulled off. Tommy Pham hit a pair of RBI singles as the Rays suddenly broke loose, overcoming another subpar start by Snell and rallying past the Los Angeles Angels 9-4 on Friday night....

Angels' Ohtani first Japanese player to hit for cycle

Jun. 14, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Even without full use of his powerful right arm, Shohei Ohtani possesses one of baseball's most diverse skillsets. It all showed in a memorable performance Thursday night. Ohtani became the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the...

Angels' Ohtani first Japanese player to hit for cycle

Jun. 13, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani has become the first Japanese player to hit for the cycle in the majors. Ohtani completed his cycle with a single in the seventh inning of a game Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. He is the first Angels player to accomplish the feat...