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Ohtani hits 22nd homer of season, Angels beat Tigers 8-3

Jun. 20, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani's amazing first three months of the season shows no signs of slowing down. The Japanese slugger homered for the fourth time in five games and matched his high for homers in a season as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers...

Crawford's slam, 10th-inning run lifts Mariners past Rays

Jun. 20, 2021 02:02 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — J.P. Crawford scored the winning run on Mitch Haniger's 10th-inning single and hit a grand slam to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Saturday night. Tampa Bay pinch-hitter Brandon Lowe tied it 5-all with a solo home run in the top...

Garcia drives in 3, Correa homers as Astros beat White Sox

Jun. 19, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In the three games since Houston star third baseman Alex Bregman was injured, the two players filling in for him have come up big to help the Astros keep their winning streak alive. Astros rookie Robel Garcia tied a career high with three RBIs, Carlos...

Twins take lead on consecutive wild pitches, top Rangers 3-2

Jun. 19, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are getting healthier and will take any break they can get as the two-time defending AL Central champions try to get out of last place in their division. A twofer in Texas on Saturday could end up being a boost. ...

Urshela takes shard in eye, then hits go-ahead homer

Jun. 19, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Six innings after a shard of his broken bat hit Gio Urshela in the right eye, he saw a fastball clearly enough to hit a go-ahead home run. Urshela's eighth-inning drive off Jesus Luzardo landed in the netting above Monument Park beyond center field and...

Twins activate Buxton after lengthy absence for hip strain

Jun. 19, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was activated from the 10-day injured list for Saturday's game at the Texas Rangers after being sidelined since May 6 with a right hip strain. Buxton played in three games on a rehab assignment with...

Ohtani goes into HR Derby mode as Angels rout Tigers

Jun. 19, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani celebrated his appointment to next month's All-Star Home Run Derby in fitting style, connecting twice during the Los Angeles Angels' 11-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Ohtani clubbed his 20th and 21st homers of the...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani 1st HR Derby entrant, Buehler vs D-backs

Jun. 19, 2021 02:03 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ DERBY WATCH Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani is the first confirmed competitor for the All-Star Home Run Derby at Denver’s Coors Field on July 12, and others...

Kikuchi strikes out six, Mariners drop Rays 5-1

Jun. 19, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi threw four-hit ball over seven innings, Seattle batted around during a four-run first inning and the Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Friday night. Kikuchi (4-3) earned his 10th quality start in 12 appearances while sending the Rays...

Shohei Ohtani to hit in All-Star Home Run Derby

Jun. 19, 2021 01:23 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani will compete in the All-Star Home Run Derby at Denver's Coors Field on July 12. The Los Angeles Angels star will be the first Japanese-born player in the derby, held the night before the All-Star Game. ...