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Cron, Schoop homer twice in Twins 18-4 rout of Mariners

May. 19, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Minnesota Twins' offense has been rolling all season. They had their best game yet Saturday night against the Seattle Mariners. C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop each hit two home runs and Byron Buxton had a grand slam as the Twins cruised to an 18-4 victory. Miguel Sano also homered for the...

Trout hits milestone homer to lead Angels over Royals 6-3

May. 19, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout's 250th home run was memorable in more ways than one. Trout's solo shot to left-center off traveled 473 feet and made him the sixth AL player to reach 250 homers before his 28th birthday as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Saturday night. The...

Astros start fast; beat Red Sox 7-3 for 10th straight win

May. 18, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros are sending an early message to the rest of baseball. They're playing and sounding like they're the best. Tyler White's two-run double capped a five-run first inning, Josh Reddick hit a solo homer and the Astros kept rolling, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Saturday night...

LEADING OFF: A's thump Tigers, Sale starts, Callaway cloud?

May. 18, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ALL A'S The Athletics try to beat Detroit for the 16th time when Mike Fiers starts at Comerica Park. A win by the A's would equal the franchise record for the longest winning streak against one team. Oakland took 16 in a row from the Yankees from 1989-91....

Cardinals get 1st win over Rangers since 2011 World Series

May. 18, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Matt Carpenter almost homered and almost got picked off in the same decisive inning that pushed the St. Louis Cardinals to their first victory over Texas since the 2011 World Series. Carpenter was initially given a two-run homer in the fifth inning after his opposite-field shot that...

Plutko, 3 relievers allow 1 hit for Indians in 4-1 win

May. 18, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Adam Plutko's season debut for Cleveland couldn't have gone much better. Called up from Triple-A Columbus before the game, Plutko allowed one run in six innings — a solo homer by Trey Mancini for Baltimore's only hit — and the Indians defeated the Orioles 4-1 on Saturday....

White Sox beat Blue Jays 4-1, game halted by rain in 5th

May. 18, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito doesn't regard his victory as a complete game. After a long rain delay, five innings equaled nine — at least in the record book. Giolito struck out the side in the top of the fifth before play was halted because of rain, Leury Garcia homered and the Chicago White Sox...

A's make it 15 straight over Tigers with 4-1 victory

May. 18, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Once he made it through the first inning, it was smooth sailing for Daniel Mengden. Mengden pitched seven impressive innings and Nick Hundley and Chad Pinder homered to lift the Oakland Athletics to their 15th straight win over Detroit, 4-1 on Saturday. If the A's beat the Tigers on Sunday,...

Alvarado rebounds, Rays top Yanks 2-1, back into 1st place

May. 18, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — José Alvarado stepped onto the Yankee Stadium mound, 18 hours after walking off with a look of disgust when he wasted a two-run, ninth-inning lead. Luke Voit, whose home run started the previous night's meltdown, singled leading off the 11th. Not this time. Alvarado struck out Aaron...

Rangers reliever Kelley has lumps removed from throat

May. 18, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley was ready to start pitching again while waiting for the results of a biopsy on two lumps that were surgically removed from his throat. Kelley said Saturday that doctors took out a couple of "decent-sized" lumps on Thursday after an initial biopsy...