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Red Sox beat AL East-leading Rays 4-3 in 11 to finish sweep

Apr. 21, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A manufactured run in extra innings capped off a resurgent weekend for the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox. Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and the Red Sox completed an uplifting three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a...

Red Sox beat AL East-leading Rays 4-3 in 11 to finish sweep

Apr. 21, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and the Boston Red Sox completed an uplifting three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a 4-3 victory Sunday. Rafael Devers singled off Jose Alvarado (0-2) to start the 11th and went to second when...

Norris gets first win since 2017, Tigers top White Sox, 4-3

Apr. 21, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — With closer Shane Greene making saves routine for the Detroit Tigers this year, pitcher Daniel Norris will try to do the same with wins. He got the first one out of the way. The left-handed former top prospect earned his first victory in two years, striking out six batters in five innings to...

Yanks beat Red Sox 8-0 in matchup of struggling AL East foes

Apr. 17, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton struck out 12 in his first stab at baseball's biggest rivalry, Red Sox ace Chris Sale found his fastball but not better results, and the New York Yankees three-hit Boston 8-0 on Tuesday night in the first game this season between the struggling AL East foes. Paxton (2-2)...

Marte's homer in 10th inning lifts Pirates over Tigers 5-3

Apr. 16, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Starling Marte dropped down a sacrifice bunt in the fifth inning of Pittsburgh's game against Detroit. Not exactly the norm for the slugging outfielder — but a sign of how much he's struggled early this season. Later, with the score tied in the 10th, it was time to swing away. Marte's...

Berrios sharp, Hildenberger clutch as Twins beat Tigers 6-4

Apr. 14, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios calls himself "a normal guy," and his teammates describe him as "humble." "I'm feeling proud, but not like the way, 'Oh, I'm the guy,'" Berrios said. Two standing ovations in two home games suggest he very much is "the guy." Minnesota's ace pitched into the seventh inning...

Goodrum, Hicks homer off Bauer, Tigers top Indians 4-1

Apr. 10, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Niko Goodrum and John Hicks were in no mood to wait for a deep count against Trevor Bauer. "This isn't the time to be patient against a guy who throwing like that," Goodrum said. "He threw me a fastball down and in, and I put a good swing on it." Bauer allowed home runs to Goodrum and Hicks,...

LEADING OFF: Merrifield on Royal run, Harper vs Nats again

Apr. 10, 2019 3:23 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: THE BIG 3-0 Whit Merrifield can set a record for the longest hitting streak in Royals history. He extended his streak to 30 games Tuesday night, tying the team mark set by George Brett in 1980. Merrifield's string started last season and he's hit safely in all...

4 Cleveland HRs power Kluber past Tigers for 5th win in row

Apr. 9, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Now down three key players in the season's early going, the Cleveland Indians reclaimed their usual spot at the top of the AL Central on Tuesday. Corey Kluber earned his first win of the season in his third start, powered by four home runs that sent the Indians over the Detroit Tigers 8-2....

Tigers' Boyd carves up Yankees, who lose Tulo to calf strain

Apr. 3, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees swung over slider after slider from Matthew Boyd, setting a franchise swing-and-miss record. Even when New York connected, the damage mostly blew back in the wrong direction. Boyd junk-balled through afternoon shadows for a career-high 13 strikeouts, Gordon Beckham hit a...