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Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon doubles against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

LEADING OFF: Blackmon hitting .500; Clevinger, Plesac halted

Aug. 12, 2020 3:33 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BLISTERING BLACKMON Charlie Blackmon raised his batting average to an amazing .500 with three more hits in Colorado's 8-7 win over Arizona. After starting out the year 0 for 9, Blackmon has hit in 15 straight games. He’s 34 for 68 through 17 games in the...

Milwaukee Brewers' Jedd Gyorko hits a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Gyorko's blast helps Brewers rally to beat Twins 6-4

Aug. 11, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jedd Gyorko blasted a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers came from behind to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Tuesday. The Brewers started their winning rally when Christian Yelich beat the Twins’ shift with a one-out double. With the Twins moving...

Chicago Cubs' Jason Heyward, left, is congratulated by Anthony Rizzo after the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-1 in a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Lester, Heyward (4 RBIs) power Cubs to 7-1 win over Indians

Aug. 11, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jon Lester and the Cubs didn't let another of 2020's distractions slow them one bit. Lester looked comfortable on a mound where he helped make history, Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer and Chicago returned from a four-day layoff and rolled to a 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, who...

Cincinnati Reds teammates celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals in a baseball game at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Votto's double in 10th lifts Reds over streaking Royals 6-5

Aug. 11, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning Tuesday night, and the Cincinnati Reds blew another late lead before rallying for a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals. The Royals tied it 5-5 in the eighth on Ryan McBroom's pinch-hit, two-run homer off Amir Garrett, but...

Chicago White Sox's Eloy Jimenez (74) celebrates his three-run home run with Edwin Encarnacion (23) during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

White Sox break through early, beat Tigers 8-4

Aug. 11, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Eloy Jimenez hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Chicago White Sox snapped Detroit's four-game wining streak with an 8-4 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion also went deep for the White Sox, who won for only the second time in seven games. Austin Romine...

White Sox activate Anderson, put Garcia on IL

Aug. 11, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have reinstated shortstop Tim Anderson from the injured list and put infielder Leury Garcia on the IL with a sprained left thumb. Garcia appeared to be hurt after sliding into first in Monday might's game at Detroit. He stayed in the game as a runner but was replaced...

Cleveland Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Indians keeping Clevinger, Plesac away after violations

Aug. 11, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians went a step further than just putting Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac into quarantine. They've been sent away from the team, and it's not known when they'll be back. Cleveland placed the two starting pitchers on the restricted list after the right-handers broke team...

Twins acquire INF Ildemaro Vargas from Diamondbacks

Aug. 11, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have acquired infielder Ildemaro Vargas from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash considerations. The teams announced the deal on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Vargas was one of the D-backs' primary backups last season, playing in 92 games while batting .269 with six homers and...

Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris, left, dives to tag out Chicago White Sox's Danny Mendick, center, as first baseman C.J. Cron (26) lies injured on the field in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Tigers put Cron on IL with left knee sprain

Aug. 11, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers put first baseman C.J. Cron on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left knee sprain. Cron exited Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning. He was hurt on a freak play in which a hard-hit ball by Danny Mendick bounced off him and was...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, the entrance to Sahlen Field, home of the Toronto Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate, in Buffalo, N.Y., is viewed. The Blue Jays will walk onto the field Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, as the host team for the first time in 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays debut in Buffalo; Clevinger out

Aug. 11, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ NEW DIGS Baseball's nomads, the Toronto Blue Jays, finally move into their new home at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, when they play the Miami Marlins. It'll be the first time this year the Blue Jays are the host team. Canada’s government...