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Jays top Twins on overturned call in 10th; Baldelli ejected

Aug. 07, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cavan Biggio hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and Whit Merrifield scored on an overturned call to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday and split the four-game series. Merrifield was originally called out at the...

Chicago pounds out 15 hits, beats Texas 8-2 for series split

Aug. 07, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Vaughn had a two-run home run among his three hits, Luis Robert hit a two-run double, and AJ Pollock had two doubles in a three-hit game as the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Sunday to split a four-game series. Leury Garcia had three...

Rays draw 2 bases-loaded walks in 9th, beat Tigers 7-0

Aug. 07, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Yu Chang and Yandy Diaz drew bases-loaded walks in a seven-run ninth inning, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. With the game scoreless in the ninth, Isaac Parades hit a one-out single off Tigers closer Gregory Soto (2-6), then...

Melendez posts 6-RBI game as Royals smash Red Sox 13-5

Aug. 07, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — MJ Melendez hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning and had a career-high six RBIs to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 13-5 on Sunday. The rookie Melendez blasted it an estimated 406-feet to right field which bounced into the...

Twins' Kirilloff to have season-ending wrist surgery

Aug. 07, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins outfielder Alex Kirilloff will undergo season-ending surgery on his right wrist, the team announced Sunday. Kirilloff, a 2016 first-round draft pick, will travel with Minnesota on its road trip to Los Angeles and undergo ulnar shortening surgery...

White Sox shortstop Anderson starts reduced 2-day suspension

Aug. 07, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson had his suspension for making contact with an umpire late last month cut from three to two games. Anderson sat out the afternoon game at the Texas Rangers to begin the suspension, which will end with the first game...

Twins top Blue Jays 7-3 behind clutch Polanco, strong 'pen

Aug. 07, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's bullpen — and prospect of staying in first place — took a badly needed turn this week for the better. The trade deadline produced some true relief for them. Jorge Polanco had a pair of two-out RBIs and Jose Miranda homered for the...

Rays pitching coach injured on visit to mound

Aug. 07, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays already have 15 players on the injured list. Now pitching coach Kyle Snyder might be on the shelf, too. Snyder injured himself walking toward the mound to visit ace Shane McClanahan during the seventh inning of a 9-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers on...

Max effort: Scherzer Ks 11, Mets beat Braves for DH sweep

Aug. 07, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer tied a season high with 11 strikeouts over seven innings and the New York Mets beat the sloppy Atlanta Braves 6-2 Saturday night to complete a doubleheader sweep. Francisco Lindor had three hits and three RBIs as New York took the opener 8-5, and the...

Dunning blanks old team, García 5 RBIs as Texas routs ChiSox

Aug. 06, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dane Dunning allowed one hit in seven dominant innings against his former team for his first win since April, and Adolis García drove in five runs as the Texas Rangers shut out the Chicago White Sox 8-0 on Saturday night. Chicago's lone hit against Dunning...