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Cole reaches 300 Ks for season, Astros beat Rangers 3-2

Sep. 18, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out 10 batters, including his 300th of the season, in eight strong innings, Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve homered and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night to lock up a postseason berth. Houston won its fifth straight and 100th game of the season,...

Giants rout Red Sox 11-3, giving Bochy 2,000th win

Sep. 18, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Stephen Vogt hit a two-run homer and the Giants beat the Red Sox 11-3 on Wednesday night, giving Bruce Bochy his 2,000th career victory as a manager in the majors. Bochy became just the 11th manager to achieve 2,000 wins, reaching the milestone with just 10 games remaining for the Giants...

Ottavino botches throw, Yankees miss to chance to clinch

Sep. 18, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night with a chance to clinch the AL East. New York could still lock up the division title if Tampa Bay loses to the...

Harper, Eflin power Phillies to 4-1 win over Braves

Sep. 18, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer, Zach Eflin pitched seven smooth innings and the Philadelphia Phillies won their second straight game over the Atlanta Braves, beating the NL East leaders 4-1 on Wednesday night. Atlanta has lost three in a row for the first time since July 16-18, but still...

Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch AL East

Sep. 18, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night with a chance to clinch the AL East. New York could still lock up the division title if Tampa Bay loses to the...

Puig single in 10th lifts contending Indians over Tigers 2-1

Sep. 18, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Yasiel Puig hit an RBI single off the top of the right field wall with two outs in the 10th inning and the Cleveland Indians kept up their playoff push, beating the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Wednesday night. The Indians entered the day one-half game behind Tampa Bay for the second AL wild-card...

Lewis hits fifth homer in nine days, Mariners top Bucs 4-1

Sep. 18, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kyle Lewis hit his fifth home run since debuting Sept. 10, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win. With Seattle leading 2-0 in the fourth inning, Lewis sent a sinker from Pirates starter Dario Agrazal (4-5) 383 feet to right...

Canha hit in 11th, A's edge KC 1-0 to hold wild card lead

Sep. 18, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha knew it was just a matter of time before the right pitch would come. He waited, and his patience paid off. Canha hit an RBI double with two outs in the 11th inning and the Oakland Athletics edged the Kansas City Royals 1-0 Wednesday to hold their lead atop the AL wild-card...

Alonso hits 49th HR, helps Mets rally in 9th to beat Rockies

Sep. 18, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Pete Alonso didn't need a big swing in the ninth inning — just a good eye. Alonso hit his major league-leading 49th homer, then drew a bases-loaded walk during a four-run rally in the ninth that sent the New York Mets over the Colorado Rockies 7-4 Wednesday. New York began the day four...

Diamondbacks bounce back with 5-4 win over Marlins

Sep. 18, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A bullpen blowup put the Arizona Diamondbacks in a tough spot Tuesday night. A next-day bounce back keeps their slim NL wild-card hopes alive. Mike Leake worked effectively through traffic into the seventh inning, Domingo Leyba had two RBIs and the Diamondbacks rebounded from an ugly loss to...