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Verlander 200th W, Astros 5 HRs, top A's 9-4 to avoid sweep

Aug. 19, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Once they got behind closed doors in the clubhouse, the Houston Astros showered Justin Verlander with champagne. No, it wasn't for helping them avoid a sweep at the Coliseum. But that was a nice benefit, too. Verlander pitched just well enough to earn his 200th career win and the...

Kershaw wins 150th, Turner 5 RBIs, Dodgers beat Seattle 12-1

Aug. 19, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has rarely needed much run support to pull out a win. The Los Angeles Dodgers made sure Sunday he had more than enough for a milestone victory. The Dodgers scored five runs before Kershaw took the mound, and the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner shut down the Seattle...

Cabrera hits grand slam as Indians beat Orioles 8-0

Aug. 19, 2018 8:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians showed off their power and pitching Sunday. Melky Cabrera hit a grand slam to cap a six-run fourth inning, four pitchers combined on the team's AL-leading 13th shutout and the Indians continued to roll through August with an 8-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. The...

Cubs to face Pirates in 2019 Little League Classic

Aug. 19, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will face the Pittsburgh Pirates in next year's Little League Classic. The game will be held at Bowman Field on Aug. 18, 2019. The Cubs and Pirates will attend Little League World Series games earlier in the day. The matchup was announced Sunday night during the...

Pollock homers as Diamondbacks beat Padres 4-3

Aug. 19, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A.J. Pollock is regaining his form right when his team needs him most. Pollock homered in the ninth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Sunday to stay on top of the NL West. Pollock, who missed nearly two months with a thumb injury, drove a 1-2 pitch from...

Odor HR sends Rangers past Angels 4-2 to cap soggy weekend

Aug. 19, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rougned Odor didn't let a little rain get in the way of his torrid August. The Texas second baseman connected on a go-ahead, three-run homer with rain falling in the seventh inning, and the Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Sunday to wrap up a soggy weekend. Odor's 15th...

Twins place RHP Ervin Santana on DL

Aug. 19, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins placed right-hander Ervin Santana on the 10-day disabled list Sunday and reinstated outfielder Robbie Grossman from the DL. The Twins also recalled right-hander Alan Busenitz from Triple-A Rochester before their 5-4 victory over Detroit. Outfielder Johnny Field was...

Rosario's HR in 8th leads Twins past Tigers 5-4

Aug. 19, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While Minnesota's pitchers were struggling with the strike zone, the Twins' hitters were teeing off. Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning for Minnesota's third homer of the day, helping the Twins top the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Sunday. Max Kepler and Jake Cave also...

Happ gets slam help from Bird, Yankees beat Blue Jays 10-2

Aug. 19, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a lopsided win, this was not the kind of big hit the New York Yankees hoped to see. Didi Gregorius hurt his left heel in a collision at first base during a 10-2 romp over Toronto on Sunday, an injury that could sideline the star shortstop for a while. "It's something that we'll monitor...

White Sox erase 6-run deficit, rally for 7-6 win over Royals

Aug. 19, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — For many struggling teams, a large early deficit results in a lackluster effort the rest of the way. The Chicago White Sox, though, keep battling. Omar Narvaez homered and drove in the go-ahead run with a single, Chicago relievers tossed seven scoreless innings and the White Sox rallied from...