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Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5

Jun. 22, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun, Luis Valbuena and the Los Angeles Angels seem to be hitting their way out of a long funk. Valbuena homered twice, Calhoun connected for the second consecutive game and the Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 on Thursday night. The Angels have won two straight...

Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M's bench in fake mustache disguise

Jun. 21, 2018 10:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just who was that guy sitting on the Seattle Mariners bench, the odd fellow with the bushy mustache, shades and a hoodie? Wait a second — it was Ichiro! Now a team executive, Ichiro Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout Thursday to watch a...

Trout limited to DH with finger sprain as Angels host Jays

Jun. 21, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout will be the Los Angeles Angels' designated hitter for his 1,000th career game Thursday night because of a sprained right index finger. The Angels don't expect to use Trout in the outfield during this four-game set against Toronto, but manager Mike Scioscia says the injury...

Judge, Andujar HR, Yankees top Mariners 4-3 for 3-game sweep

Jun. 21, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone bristles at the notion his New York Yankees are all or nothing, built entirely on home runs. "I think it's a silly argument," the manager said. "That does bother me, actually." Maybe, but it's sure a quick way to light up the scoreboard. Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar hit...

Porcello allows 1 hit through 7; Red Sox beat Twins 9-2

Jun. 21, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — What Rick Porcello did six days ago carried over into an outstanding performance. Porcello allowed one hit in seven innings, Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi homered, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 Thursday to avoid a series sweep. Xander Bogaerts had two RBIs for...

MLB grows relationship with NCAA with Royals-Tigers in Omaha

Jun. 21, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Major League Baseball will come to Omaha for a day next year as part of an initiative to take the product to new places, commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. As part of the buildup for the 2019 College World Series, the Detroit Tigers will play a regular-season game against the Kansas...

Mariners place RHPs Nicasio and Altavillla on DL

Jun. 21, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have placed right-handers Juan Nicasio and Dan Altavilla on the 10-day disabled list, recalled infielder Daniel Vogelbach, and purchased the contract of right-hander Mike Morin from Triple-A Tacoma. Nicasio has swelling in his right knee, while Altavilla is...

White Sox-A's game postponed; twinbill set for Friday

Jun. 21, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Thursday night's game between the Oakland Athletics and the Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of rain. The postponement is the 40th in the major leagues this season, one more than last year and the most in at least the past six years. The game will be made up on Friday as part of...

Minor League Baseball team owner to move club to Colorado

Jun. 21, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A Minor League Baseball team is moving to Colorado from Utah. The Pueblo Chieftain reports the owner of Utah's Orem Owlz announced Wednesday that he will move his team to Pueblo. The team is an affiliate with the Los Angeles Angels. Jeff Katofsky says the team will be renamed the...

LEADING OFF: Pair of aces pitching in Bronx, Wacha gets MRI

Jun. 21, 2018 5:20 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG ARMS IN THE BRONX With slugger Giancarlo Stanton heating up at the plate, the major league-leading Yankees (49-22) go for a three-game sweep of visiting Seattle. Luis Severino (10-2, 2.09 ERA) pitches for New York against lefty James Paxton (6-1, 3.44), who...