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Astros on a tear despite absence of Altuve

May. 20, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

Take away George Springer and Jose Altuve, and maybe the Houston Astros start to look a little more beatable. Maybe. The Boston Red Sox finally snapped Houston's 10-game winning streak Sunday with a 4-3 victory after Springer left the game with lower back stiffness. The Astros were already playing without Altuve,...

LEADING OFF: Callaway future, Guerrero surge, Springer out

May. 20, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: MANAGING EXPECTATIONS Mets manager Mickey Callaway is on the hot seat as his slumping team returns home to play NL East rival Washington. New York (20-25) has lost five straight and was swept in three games at lowly Miami over the weekend, totaling only three...

Rizzo homers, Cubs hold off Nationals' rally for 6-5 win

May. 20, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs had watched most of their five-run lead against the Washington Nationals dissipate by the time Steve Cishek entered Sunday night's game in the seventh inning. Cishek closed it out, pitching 2 1/3 scoreless innings for his fourth save as the Cubs held on for a 6-5 win....

Duffy pitches Royals past Angels 5-1 for 3rd straight win

May. 19, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Danny Duffy had a rooting section on the road and gave his pals plenty to cheer about. The veteran left-hander from California won his third straight start and the Kansas City Royals stopped a four-game skid Sunday with a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Hunter Dozier hit a...

Encarnacion stars with glove and bat, Mariners top Twins 7-4

May. 19, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners expected Edwin Encarnacion would make an impact with his bat this season. His glovework, that's been a bonus. Encarnacion made several nice plays at first base early in the game, then hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning that helped the Mariners beat Minnesota...

Moran, Musgrove lead Pirates to 6-4 win vs Padres

May. 19, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Musgrove of the Pittsburgh Pirates is undefeated against his hometown San Diego Padres. Musgrove pitched well enough to survive a rough seventh inning and Colin Moran had a three-run home run and four RBIs for the Pirates, who won 6-4 Sunday to take three of four. "I love it," Musgrove...

Sandoval's HR in 10th gives Giants 3-2 win over Diamondbacks

May. 19, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Crawford, two of San Francisco's oldest players, did not start Sunday's game. By the time it was over, they had made the two biggest plays, allowing the Giants to leave the desert with a series win. Sandoval opened the 10th inning with a pinch-hit homer after...

Rangers score 2 runs in 10th, rally past Cardinals 5-4

May. 19, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward hadn't planned on using Danny Santana, a day after he was hit in the right ankle by a fastball from Carlos Martinez and forced to make an early exit. But Woodward learned 40 minutes before gametime Sunday that Santana said he was totally fine....

Athletics-Tigers game suspended in 7th with A's up 5-3

May. 19, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are closing in on a 16th straight win over Detroit — but they'll have to wait 3½ months before trying to finish it off. The A's led the Tigers 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday when the game was suspended because of rain. Oakland scored twice in...

Guerrero Jr. homers again, Blue Jays beat White Sox 5-2

May. 19, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Following a slow start, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is showing why he's one of the top prospects in the majors. Guerrero hit another home run, Danny Jansen and Billy McKinney also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Sunday. Guerrero has hit all four of his homers...