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Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Tyler Kinley (40) is congratulated by catcher Elias Diaz after the final out of the ninth inning in a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in San Francisco. Colorado won 7-2. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Pillar, Márquez help Rockies hand Giants costly loss, 7-2

Sep. 22, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Pillar homered against his former team and German Márquez pitched six strong innings to snap a five-game losing streak as the Colorado Rockies stalled San Francisco’s playoff pursuit, beating the Giants 7-2 on Monday night. In the opener of an eight-game road trip to...

A fire crew from the Oregon Air National Guard works to dig out hot spots on the fire lines of the Holiday Farm Fire, east of Springfield, Ore., Monday Sept. 21, 2020. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

California wildfire threatening more than 1,000 homes

Sep. 22, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire scorching its way through brush and timber from the mountains to the desert northeast of Los Angeles threatened more than 1,000 homes on Tuesday as crews across the West battled dozens of other major blazes. The Bobcat Fire was advancing at a mile or two an hour at times and...

Oakland Athletics catcher Jonah Heim, left, celebrates with Lou Trivino after the Athletics defeated the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Oakland Athletics clinch first AL West title since 2013

Sep. 22, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first AL West title since 2013 on Monday night with an assist from the rival Houston Astros. Houston lost 6-1 to the Seattle Mariners, ending its three-year reign as division champion and making the A's the first team in the majors to lock up a...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a woman wears a mask as she walks on campus at San Diego State University in San Diego. A coronavirus outbreak of more than 700 cases reported at San Diego State University has put all of San Diego County, with more than 3 million people, at risk of having to close indoor dining and shopping, many for a third time under California guidelines. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Campus outbreak brings uncertainty to San Diego's reopening

Sep. 22, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The start of the semester at San Diego State University was, as always, a time for students to make and renew friendships on and off its urban campus and enjoy the beach and the city's unmatched August weather. The coronavirus meant far fewer people returned to campus this year but the...

Seattle Mariners' Evan White (12) is congratulated by Kyle Seager after hitting a three-run home run against the Houston Astros in the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Gonzales shuts down Astros as Mariners roll to 6-1 victory

Sep. 22, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Gonzales pumped his fist and let out a scream after striking out Michael Brantley on a full-count pitch to finish off eight shutout innings. The emotion poured out. Seattle’s ace was determined to finally get the best of the Astros, and in the process he helped provide the...

A woman watches as the Bobcat Fire burns in Juniper Hill, Calif., Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Enormous California wildfire threatens desert homes near LA

Sep. 22, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday and was one of more than two dozen major fires burning across California. Five of the largest wildfires in state history are currently burning...

Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado warms up before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Arenado goes on injured list with sore left shoulder

Sep. 21, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

The Colorado Rockies will chase after a flickering playoff spot without All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado, who was placed on the injured list with a sore left shoulder. Arenado has been hampered this season by inflammation in his AC joint, along with a bone bruise, and the team elected Monday to shut him down....

Los Angeles Rams' Tyler Higbee (89) celebrates with head coach Sean McVay after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

McVay's Rams look tougher than many expected after 2-0 start

Sep. 21, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams are not interested in taking any steps backward. Even after three straight winning seasons with two division titles and a Super Bowl trip during McVay's first three years in charge, the Rams were a popular preseason pick to struggle in the...

The Directors Guild of America headquarters is pictured on April 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. Hollywood's unions announced Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of empty sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Basic Crafts unions and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists jointly announced the deal reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after months of planning and negotiating. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Hollywood unions, studios agree on rules to start production

Sep. 21, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s unions announced Monday that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of...

Los Angeles Angels' Jared Walsh (25) celebrates with David Fletcher, left, Andrelton Simmons and Max Stassi, right, who all scored on Walsh's grand slam during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Jared Walsh's 1st grand slam powers Angels past Rangers, 8-5

Sep. 21, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jared Walsh was a 39th-round pick who got a humble $3,000 signing bonus from the Los Angeles Angels. He used his cash to pay for an offseason of workouts, and then he never stopped grinding. Five years later, the 27-year-old rookie is the AL's leader in slugging percentage for...