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LEADING OFF: Encarnación in, Frazier out in NY; Braves roll

Jun. 17, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEW BOMBER Edwin Encarnación will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in the Bronx. Manager Aaron Boone plans to use the AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives. The AL East...

Seager, Mariners rally in 8th to beat Athletics 6-3

Jun. 16, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Leake has found the consistency he was looking for earlier in the season. Seattle manager Scott Servais is hoping the rest of his club can do the same after the Mariners spent the past two weeks reshaping their roster and trading away a couple top power hitters. Leake matched...

No room: Frazier squeezed out of Yanks' lineup, sent down

Jun. 16, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Hot-hitting Clint Frazier was squeezed out of the New York Yankees' powerful lineup and sent down to the minors Sunday, another frustrating episode in what's been a breakout season for the 24-year-old outfielder. The Yankees got AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación in a late-night trade...

LEADING OFF: Encarnación in, Frazier out in NY; Braves roll

Jun. 16, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: NEW BOMBER Edwin Encarnación will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in the Bronx. Manager Aaron Boone plans to use the AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives. The AL East...

Paxton effective as Yanks gain series split with 10-3 rout

Jun. 16, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees already are showing signs of busting out offensively, even before they add three big-time power hitters to their lineup in the coming days. James Paxton pitched six effective innings, Brett Gardner and Austin Romine each had four RBIs and New York cruised past the...

DeJong tags Mets again, Cardinals win 4-3 with only 3 hits

Jun. 16, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul DeJong again picked on a favorite foe. DeJong tagged the Mets for a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning Sunday, sending St. Louis Cardinals over New York 4-3. The young shortstop is 30 for 83 (.361) with nine homers and 10 doubles over 20 career games against the Mets. He has...

Encarnación to join Yankees on Monday, become primary DH

Jun. 16, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Edwin Encarnación will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in New York on Monday. Manager Aaron Boone plans to use AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives. The AL East leaders acquired Encarnación for a...

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...

Mets: Syndergaard on injured list, Canó back, Vargas cramps

Jun. 16, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets put pitcher Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring, then saw Jason Vargas leave Sunday's start against St. Louis because of a cramp in his left calf. The Mets also activated second baseman Robinson Canó from the IL and put him in...

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...