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Remember me? O's Jones, Blue Jays' Jansen reunite at plate

Aug. 21, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Adam Jones stepped to the plate in the first inning, saw a familiar face behind the plate and gave the Toronto catcher a warm, welcoming thump. Quite an unlikely reunion, indeed. "It was cool," Blue Jays rookie Danny Jansen said Tuesday. "He hit me on the chest and said, 'I'm proud of you,...

Mets botch popup in 13th, Giants wind up with 2-1 win

Aug. 21, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets left fielder Dominic Smith readily took the blame for plowing into shortstop Amed Rosario on the potential inning-ending play in the 13th inning that ended up costing his team the game. Smith, a highly touted prospect who has been envisioned as the Mets' first-baseman of the future,...

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...

LEADING OFF: Mets-Phils in Little League game, Urena starts

Aug. 18, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: BIG-N-LITTLE Todd Frazier, Michael Conforto and Scott Kingery will be back in familiar territory when the Mets and Phillies play under the lights in the Little League Classic at Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The game will be held at Bowman Field, which seats...

Cobb pitches Orioles past Indians 4-2

Aug. 18, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Alex Cobb looked a lot better than his major league-leading 15 losses. Cobb pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game in five years, and the Baltimore Orioles snapped Cleveland's six-game win streak with a 4-2 victory over the Indians on Saturday. Cobb (4-15) struck out three and...

Tigers add Blackwood as player to be named in deal for Fiers

Aug. 18, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have acquired minor league right-hander Nolan Blackwood from Oakland as a player to be named in the deal that sent pitcher Mike Fiers to the A's. Fiers was dealt to Oakland earlier this month for two players to be named or cash. The 23-year-old Blackwood has gone 6-3 with...

The Latest: PawSox planning move to Massachusetts

Aug. 17, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a plan to move the Pawtucket Red Sox from Rhode Island to Massachusetts (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The Pawtucket Red Sox say they have signed a letter of intent to build a new ballpark in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Triple-A affiliate of the of the Boston Red Sox...

Yanks load bases in 9th, but Rays rookie escapes for 3-1 win

Aug. 16, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As he jogged from the bullpen, Tampa Bay rookie left-hander Adam Kolarek reminded himself that he's pitched out of bases-loaded, no-out situations before. In the minors, at least. "It just hasn't been at this level," he said. "And certainly not in a stadium like Yankee Stadium." Or in the...

Mariners' Cano returns from drug suspension, now playing 1B

Aug. 15, 2018 2:08 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Robinson Cano is back in the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners after serving an 80-game drug suspension. The eight-time All-Star has a new position — first base, for the first time — and a new spot in the batting order, too. "It feels great to be back, especially...

Pillar homers in 8th to lift Blue Jays over Royals 6-5

Aug. 15, 2018 1:15 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With Kevin Pillar down in the count 0-2 with two outs in the eighth inning, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez went out to talk to reliever Blaine Boyer. Whatever they discussed did not work. Pillar hit a two-run homer on the next pitch to lift the Toronto Blue Jays over the...