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LEADING OFF: Astros on verge of clinch, Cards baffling Cubs

Sep. 21, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: TEXAS ONE-STEP The Astros can clinch a third straight AL West title with a win over the Angels or a loss by Oakland. Houston has won six straight games and is already assured a postseason spot, and it's getting shortstop Carlos Correa in the swing of things at...

Fiers, A's rout Rangers 8-0, maintain 2-game wild card lead

Sep. 21, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Fiers wants to show he can confidently take the ball in a wild-card game and pitch the Oakland Athletics into the AL Division Series. Fiers struck out five and didn't walk a batter over eight dominant innings to win for the first time in four starts. The Oakland Athletics beat...

LEADING OFF: Astros on verge of clinch, Cards baffling Cubs

Sep. 21, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: TEXAS ONE-STEP The Astros can clinch a third straight AL West title with a win over the Angels or a loss by Oakland. Houston has won six straight games and is already assured a postseason spot, and it's getting shortstop Carlos Correa in the swing of things...

Defending champ Red Sox eliminated, lose to Rays 5-4

Sep. 21, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It's official: There will be no repeat in Boston. The World Series champion Red Sox were mathematically eliminated in the late innings, then lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Friday night when Willy Adames had an RBI single in the 11th. A year after going 108-54 to win their third...

Correa HRs twice, Astros magic number at 1 for AL West

Sep. 21, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa returned to the dugout after hitting his second homer Friday night, beat his chest and twice repeated the words: "I'm back." Houston's star shortstop finally looks healthy after missing 80 games with various injuries this season, great news as the Astros inch closer to the...

Twins top Royals 4-3, move closer to AL Central title

Sep. 21, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two years ago, Randy Dobnak had no idea he would be pitching in the majors this September. Without worry, Dobnak and his girlfriend planned their wedding. Now he's getting married eight days after his first big league win. Dobnak pitched 5 1/3 effective innings, and the Minnesota Twins...

Alonso hits 50th homer; deGrom, Mets beat Reds 8-1

Sep. 21, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Alonso felt going into the season that reaching 50 home runs was possible. Now that he's there, it's become hard to believe. New York's rookie first baseman hit his major league-leading 50th home run, Jacob deGrom pitched shutout ball for seven innings and the Mets beat the...

Indians beat Phillies 5-2, remain tied for 2nd AL wild card

Sep. 21, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are thriving under the pressure of playoff-race baseball. Philadelphia? Not so much. Carlos Carrasco got his first save in five years, and Cleveland beat the Phillies 5-2 Friday night to remain tied with Tampa Bay for the second AL wild card at 91-63. Cleveland trails AL...

Turner homers twice to lead Nationals over Marlins

Sep. 20, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Trea Turner welcomed back manager Dave Martinez with two big swings. Turner hit two solo homers, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Friday night. Washington stayed one game ahead of Milwaukee for the top spot in the NL wild-card standings. The Nationals had dropped four...

Braves beat Giants 6-0, clinch 2nd straight NL East title

Sep. 20, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy's last year as San Francisco manager. Acuña scored three runs...