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Sheets drives in two, White Sox hold off Giants 5-3

Jul. 02, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gavin Sheets doubled twice and drove in two runs, and the Chicago White Sox held on for a 5-3 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. Dylan Cease allowed one run in five innings for his third consecutive win. The major league leader in strikeouts...

Reyes, Greene homer in 9th, send Tigers past Royals 4-3

Jul. 02, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Victor Reyes and Riley Greene hit back-to-back homers in the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. With one out in the ninth, Reyes tied the game off Royals reliever Joel Payamps (2-2). It was the first homer...

Miranda, Twins rally again in bottom of 9th, beat Orioles

Jul. 02, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco hit a tying homer and Jose Miranda delivered a game-ending single as the Minnesota Twins again rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Saturday. A day after Byron Buxton hit a two-run homer in the...

Leury García hits deciding RBI single in ninth for White Sox

Jul. 02, 2022 01:53 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After Lance Lynn delivered one of his best starts yet this season, Leury García and the rest of his Chicago teammates wanted to make good on it. García broke up a scoreless game on an RBI single with two outs in the top of the ninth, and the White Sox beat...

Buxton's 2-run homer in 9th lifts Twins over Orioles 3-2

Jul. 02, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton hit his second game-ending home run of the season, a two-run drive off Jorge López in the ninth inning that lifted the Minnesota Twins over the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Friday night. “That was the big kind of exclamation point we’ve been...

Pasquantino hits unusual 1st MLB homer, Royals beat Tigers

Jul. 01, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Vinnie Pasquantino took a most unusual path to the plate on his first big league home run — a furious sprint, a desperate slide and even a tag. Pasquantino and Hunter Dozier hit back-to-back homers, leading Brad Keller and the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit...

Giménez homer in 9th gives Guardians 5-3 win over Twins

Jun. 30, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrés Giménez watched his home run clear the center-field fence, kissed his bat and then flipped it while turning toward Minnesota’s stunned dugout. For the second day in a row, the Cleveland Guardians won a game they probably should have lost and handed the...

Naylor's 2-run HR in 10th gives Guardians 7-6 win over Twins

Jun. 30, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Naylor flipped his bat wildly when the ball soared over the fence and flung his helmet 20 feet in the air as he approached home plate. Then he headbutted Cleveland manager Terry Francona. Naylor hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th...

LEADING OFF: Yankees-Astros play 1-game series in Houston

Jun. 30, 2022 02:19 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ GOING MY WAY? The Yankees and Astros will meet in a one-game series between AL division leaders at Minute Maid Park — it's a makeup of a matchup postponed by the lockout. Both teams...

Ohtani Ks 11, extends scoreless streak in 4-1 win over WSox

Jun. 30, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Whether Shohei Ohtani is unleashing his 101 mph fastball or dispensing his large array of breaking balls, the Angels' two-way ace has overpowered every opponent during his shutout surge through June. Ohtani still had to dig deep into his nearly bottomless bag...