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Cruz hits 2 of 4 homers by Twins in 8-5 win over Royals

Sep. 20, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the Minnesota Twins facing an early deficit, Nelson Cruz fixed that with one big swing. The 39-year-old designated hitter has sure had his hand in a lot of this team's remarkable success. Cruz hit two of Minnesota's four home runs and matched his season high with five RBIs, igniting...

Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

Sep. 19, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the...

LEADING OFF: Yanks try to clinch AL East, Cards-Cubs rivalry

Sep. 19, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SO CLOSE The Yankees can clinch their first AL East title since 2012 with a win over the Angels in the Bronx. New York pushed back J.A. Happ's scheduled start by a day and will throw Masahiro Tanaka (10-8, 4.60 ERA) against Los Angeles. The Yankees' magic number...

Twins lose 3-1 to White Sox, division lead trimmed to 4

Sep. 19, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shutting down the Minnesota Twins' lineup hasn't been easy this season. Eight pitchers and a perfect throw from the outfield were necessary for the Chicago White Sox to do it Wednesday night. Held without a hit until the sixth inning, the Twins managed only three in 3-1 loss that shrunk...

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...

Greinke finally gets win over old club, Astros top Royals

Sep. 15, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It took five starts for five different teams over an eight-year span before Zack Greinke finally beat his old club, the Kansas City Royals. Greinke (16-5), now with the Houston Astros, went six strong innings and rookie Yordan Álvarez belted a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a...

Cole wins 17th, Springer's HR lifts Astros over Royals 4-1

Sep. 14, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — George Springer turned a night of frustration into a ninth-inning celebration. Springer hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the ninth inning, Gerrit Cole win his 13th straight decision and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Friday night to stop a three-game losing...

LEADING OFF: Twins-Indians play 2; Greinke starts for Astros

Sep. 13, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: CENTRAL RACE The weekend's AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland will start with a doubleheader. The teams played two full innings Friday night before thunderstorms swept through Progressive Field, and the game was called after a wait of...

Alcantara 1st Marlins rookie with 2 shutouts since Willis

Sep. 8, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Sandy Alcantara is providing a little optimism for Marlins fans during another frustrating season. Alcantara became the first Marlins pitcher with two shutouts in his rookie season since Dontrelle Willis, and Miami beat the Kansas City Royals 9-0 Sunday. "You've seen the same thing you saw...

McBroom doubles twice to lead Royals over Marlins

Sep. 7, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Ryan McBroom continues to produce in his first week with the Kansas City Royals. McBroom doubled twice and had three RBI to help the Royals beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 on Saturday night. "It's been so exciting and truly a-dream-come-true," said McBroom, who is hitting .375 with four RBI since...