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Arozarena's early homer sends Rays past skidding Yankees 3-1

Aug. 16, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Arozarena hit a three-run homer off Nestor Cortes in the first inning and the Tampa Bay staff made it stand up, leading the Rays over the skidding New York Yankees 3-1 Tuesday night. Starter Jeffrey Springs (5-3) and four relievers combined on a four-hitter,...

Pivetta throws 7 shutout innings, Red Sox beat Pirates 5-3

Aug. 16, 2022 21:54 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nick Pivetta pitched one-hit ball over seven shutout innings for his first win since June 24, and the Boston Red Sox scored four runs in the first inning on their way to a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. The Pirates’ only hit off...

Pirates' Keller exits against Red Sox with shoulder fatigue

Aug. 16, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Mitch Keller left his start against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night after two innings because of right shoulder fatigue. The Red Sox scored four runs off Keller in the first inning and added an unearned run in the second to take...

Hernández back with Red Sox after long stint on injured list

Aug. 16, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Infielder/outfielder Kiké Hernández returned to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday after a more than a two-month absence as he was activated from the 15-day injured list. Hernández had been out with June 8 with a strained right hip flexor. He revealed before...

Mountcastle HRs, surging Orioles beat struggling Jays 7-3

Aug. 15, 2022 23:32 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Ryan Mountcastle hit a two-run home run in his return to the lineup, Ryan McKenna had his first three-hit game and an RBI, and the surging Baltimore Orioles improved to 9-4 in August by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Monday night. “Really happy with how we...

Yankees blanked for 2nd straight game, lose to Rays 4-0

Aug. 15, 2022 23:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The slumping New York Yankees were shut out in consecutive games for the first time since 2016, losing to Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Monday night. Coming off a 3-0 defeat Sunday night against the Boston Red Sox, New York failed to provide any run...

Head-to-head records loom as potential tiebreaker

Aug. 15, 2022 02:44 AM EDT

Drew Rasmussen's perfect game bid was more than just a sublime individual performance. The right-hander's stellar showing lifted Tampa Bay to what might have been its most important win of the season. The Rays beat Baltimore 4-1 on Sunday, moving to 1 1/2 games ahead...

Wacha makes short work of Yankees, Boston wins 3-0 in 2:15

Aug. 14, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Wacha and the last-place Red Sox made short work of the AL East-leading New York Yankees. Pitching for the first time in almost seven weeks, Wacha returned from a shoulder injury to limit New York to a pair of singles in seven innings, and Boston beat the...

Rasmussen loses perfect game in 9th, Rays beat Orioles 4-1

Aug. 14, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Drew Rasmussen took a perfect game into the ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays expanded their lead over Baltimore for the final AL wild card to 1 1/2 games with a 4-1 victory over the Orioles on Sunday. Rasmussen allowed his first baserunner when Jorge...

Bieber wins 4th straight, Guardians beat Blue Jays 7-2

Aug. 14, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Shane Bieber pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight start, matching the longest winning streak of his career, Amed Rosario homered and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Sunday. “That was a lot of fun today,” Bieber said. “I...