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No-hitter or not, bullpens need to be ready

Aug. 26, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

If a pitcher takes a no-hitter into the sixth or seventh inning, that's usually around when it starts to feel possible. It's also apparently a decent time to pull him. In the past week, three pitchers were taken out with no-hitters in progress in the sixth inning or later, part of a growing trend in which...

Yankees slug 3 HRs off Kershaw to beat Dodgers 5-1

Aug. 25, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The New York Yankees left Los Angeles feeling good about how they matched up against the team with the best record in baseball. DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge and Mike Ford homered, and Domingo Germán outdueled Clayton Kershaw for his major league-leading 17th win in a 5-1 victory over...

Giants rally behind Longoria to edge Athletics 5-4

Aug. 25, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After standing in the on-deck circle and watching an 11-pitch tussle between Buster Posey and Athletics reliever Blake Treinen that ended in a strikeout, Giants cleanup hitter Evan Longoria decided to take a quicker approach in his own at-bat against the former All-Star closer. "I...

Machado's 2-run homer lifts Padres to 3-1 win vs Red Sox

Aug. 25, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It took just one swing by Manny Machado in the first inning to give the San Diego Padres all the runs they'd need to avoid being swept by the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox. Machado hit a two-run home run — his first in more than three weeks — and left-hander...

Gregorius leaves Yankees game after being hit by pitch

Aug. 25, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has left New York's game at Dodger Stadium after being hit by a pitch from Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw. Gregorius sustained a right shoulder contusion after being drilled in the first inning Sunday night. He left in the third and was replaced by...

M's Gonzales earns career-best 14th win, 3-1 over Blue Jays

Aug. 25, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Gonazles sent flocks of Blue Jays fans back north of the border with a sour taste in their mouths. Gonzales pitched three-hit ball over seven innings to get his career-best 14th win, Dylan Moore hit a solo homer and the Seattle Mariners beat Toronto 3-1 Sunday. "Marco brought his...

Cron, Schoop power Twins to 7-4 win over Tigers

Aug. 25, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first-place Minnesota Twins didn't get many hits off Detroit starter Matthew Boyd, but they certainly made them count. C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop homered, Martín Pérez pitched six solid innings and Minnesota beat the last-place Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Sunday to win two of...

López throws 5 no-hit innings, ChiSox top Rangers 2-0

Aug. 25, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Reynaldo López shut down the Texas Rangers before a stomach bug got the better of the White Sox right-hander and shortened a sensational afternoon. López pitched five no-hit innings before leaving with dehydration and flu-like symptoms, and the Chicago went on to beat Texas 2-0 on...

Indians lose Ramírez for playoff push with broken hand

Aug. 25, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have been dealt a major blow at the worst time possible. Their playoff chances have gone from hopeful to harmed. Third baseman José Ramírez, whose hitting tear has aligned with Cleveland's surge in the standings, will undergo surgery Monday on his broken...

Altuve homers in big inning, Astros beat Angels 11-2

Aug. 25, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros finally began to barrel up baseballs in the eighth inning, and it seemed like they might never stop. Jose Altuve's career-high tying 24th home run capped a seven-run eighth after Framber Valdez grinded through six gritty innings, and Houston beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-2...