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LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Miami, Altuve off the DL

Aug. 21, 2018 3:04 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SOUTH BEACH STANTON Giancarlo Stanton returns to Marlins Park for the first time since Miami traded him to the New York Yankees in December. Stanton spent his first eight years with the Marlins and was the NL MVP last season when he hit 59 home runs. Stanton...

Cano homers late, lifts Mariners to 7-4 win over Astros

Aug. 21, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano is searching for any way to help the Seattle Mariners stay in the playoff race and try to make up for the 80 games he was gone while being suspended. On Monday night, it was hitting a game-winning home run — his first long ball in more than three months. "It was a good...

Davis homers in jersey signed by fan, A's top Rangers 9-0

Aug. 21, 2018 2:18 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a night they both homered — and Ramon Laureano for the first two times in his career — the rookie learned far more about teammate Khris Davis than just his ability to clear fences. Davis' heart shined through as far as that 438-foot home run he hit sandwiched between...

Morales hits 2 home runs as Blue Jays beat Orioles 5-3

Aug. 21, 2018 2:05 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Two bigs swings from Kendrys Morales made sure the Toronto Blue Jays stayed perfect at home against Baltimore. Morales homered twice, Marco Estrada pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his second straight start and the Blue Jays beat Baltimore 5-3 on Monday night, improving to 8-0 at home against...

Khris Davis lets Make-A-Wish kid sign jersey, slugs long HR

Aug. 21, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis asked a young fan from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to sign his jersey, then slugged a mighty home run for the Oakland Athletics in a 9-0 win against the Texas Rangers on Monday night. Davis let 10-year-old Oakland sixth-grader Anthony Slocumb print his name in blue ink on...

Davidson homers, Giolito steady as White Sox beat Twins 8-5

Aug. 21, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox were thinking about Rick Renteria all night long. They banded together to get their hospitalized manager one of his favorite presents: another win. Giolito struck out six in six innings, Matt Davidson homered and the White Sox spoiled Stephen...

White Sox manager Rick Renteria taken to hospital

Aug. 20, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria will stay in a Minnesota hospital overnight after complaining of lightheadedness. The 56-year-old Renteria was at the ballpark when the issue arose and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center as a precaution. A team official says Renteria went...

Kluber, Indians top Porcello, Red Sox 5-4

Aug. 20, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston pitcher Rick Porcello had the wind knocked out of him after taking a hard liner to the stomach. Two pitches later, Cleveland's Greg Allen knocked the energy right out of Fenway Park. Allen hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning right after Porcello was struck, Corey Kluber tied...

20-year-old Wilson pitches Braves past Pirates 1-0 in debut

Aug. 20, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryse Wilson was pitching for his high school team in Hillsborough, North Carolina, barely two years ago. Now, he's 1-0 in the major leagues. Wilson worked five solid innings, becoming the third 20-year-old pitcher to start in his big league debut for Atlanta this season in the Braves'...

Yarbrough, Rays post another shutout, 1-0 over Royals

Aug. 20, 2018 11:25 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and their parade of relievers are closing in on some franchise history. Ryan Yarbrough helped extend Tampa Bay's shutout streak to 23 innings, and the Rays got their only run via video replay in a 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. The...