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Rays clinch wild card with 6-2 win over Blue Jays

Sep. 28, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Last year, 90 wins wasn't enough for the Tampa Bay Rays. This year, 96 proved to be the number the Rays needed to reach the postseason. Tampa Bay returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, clinching an AL wild card berth with a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night...

Rays beat Jays 6-2, back in playoffs for 1st time since 2013

Sep. 28, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, clinching an AL wild card berth with a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night behind Tommy Pham's two-run homer and 4 1/3 hitless innings from Tyler Glasnow. Tampa Bay will play Oakland in the wild-card...

Morton, Rays increase lead, hold Yanks to 1 hit in 4-0 win

Sep. 26, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay pitching staff made quite an impression on New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone. Morton and the Tampa Bay bullpen combined on a one-hitter and the Rays increased their lead in the AL wild-card race, beating the Yankees 4-0 Wednesday night. "This...

Tellez hits two solo HRs as Blue Jays beat Orioles 3-2

Sep. 25, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto rookies have made a habit of hitting home runs in bunches this season. On Wednesday night, it was Rowdy Tellez's turn. Tellez hit two solo shots, Jacob Waguespack pitched six shutout innings and the Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2. Billy McKinney also homered as the Blue...

Molina, DeJong HRs carry Cardinals past struggling Cubs 9-8

Sep. 21, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong homered on Craig Kimbrel's first two pitches in the ninth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals handed the reeling Chicago Cubs their fifth straight loss with a wild 9-8 victory on Saturday. Marcell Ozuna also connected as the NL Central-leading Cardinals (88-67)...

Joe West ejects Yankees' Boone amid clash with rookie ump

Sep. 21, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone clashed Saturday with another rookie umpire, and this time, veteran crew chief Joe West stepped in. Boone was ejected by West, umpiring at third base, for arguing balls and strikes during a 7-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. New York slugger Giancarlo Stanton...

Stanton homers, Paxton wins 10th straight as Yanks top Jays

Sep. 21, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The oft-injured Yankees started Saturday with a rare positive medical report. Then they got something even scarcer this year — a signature, soaring home run from Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton connected for the first time since missing nearly three months to injury, James Paxton won his...

Torres tumbles, AL East champ Yankees fall to Blue Jays 4-3

Sep. 20, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All-Star second baseman Gleyber Torres tumbled so awkwardly , so hard, so suddenly, it prompted an audible gasp from the packed crowd at Yankee Stadium. Now the AL East champions can only wait for a prognosis as they prepare for the playoffs. Torres was hurt when his legs buckled while...

Betances, Montgomery make season debuts in Yanks' loss

Sep. 15, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Dellin Betances made his season debut for the Yankees, strengthening an already top bullpen. Jordan Montgomery returned, too, though he likely is tuning up for next season. Betances faced two batters and struck out both Sunday in a 6-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays that ended a 10-game road...

Paxton wins 9th straight start as Yankees rout Jays 13-3

Sep. 14, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — With his glove and his bat, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner helped teammate James Paxton power his way to a ninth straight win. Paxton pitched five innings to extend his career-best winning streak, Gardner homered twice and drove in five runs and New York hit five homers in a 13-3 win over...