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Astros move closer, beat Angels in 12; Ohtani out at plate

Sep. 23, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Houston manager Dusty Baker says a huge source of pride about his AL West-leading team is the way it plays defense. It showed Wednesday night as right fielder Chas McCormick made two huge plays in the Astros' 9-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in 12 innings. ...

Cards win 10th in row, beat Brewers to extend wild-card lead

Sep. 22, 2021 02:15 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cardinals closer Giovanny Gallegos fanned pinch-hitter Pablo Reyes with the bases loaded for the final out and St. Louis won its 10th straight game, increasing its lead in the playoff chase by holding off the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Tuesday night. ...

Ohtani hits 45th HR while surging Astros rout Angels 10-5

Sep. 22, 2021 02:04 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani's latest majestic homer wasn't nearly enough to turn back the Houston Astros as they steamroll toward another AL West title. Ohtani hit his 45th homer in the eighth inning, but Aledmys Díaz and Kyle Tucker hit back-to-back homers...

Correa HR triggers 7-run 4th, Astros roll past Rangers 12-1

Sep. 17, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros are closing in on another AL West title after dominating their last-place Texas rival again. Manager Dusty Baker just isn't sure how much his club is paying attention to the standings. ...

Astros lefty Valdez scratched from start with cut on finger

Sep. 16, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston left-hander Framber Valdez was scratched from his start against Texas on Thursday night, a day after cutting the index finger on his pitching hand. Manager Dusty Baker said Valdez sustained the cut after putting his hand on the outfield...

Sanchez homers twice, Marlins rally past Nationals 8-6

Sep. 15, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jesus Sanchez's second two-run homer of the day capped a four-run ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins rallied past the Washington Nationals 8-6 on Wednesday. After an RBI single by Miguel Rojas and fielder's-choice groundout by Bryan De La Cruz tied...

Nolan Arenado homers again, Cardinals beat Reds 2-0

Sep. 12, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — J.A. Happ can finally get a good night of sleep. The St. Louis left-hander threw 5 1/3 shutout innings in the Cardinals' 2-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Nolan Arenado homered for the second game in a row and Happ...

Effective Corbin helps Nationals avoid sweep vs. Pirates

Sep. 12, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patrick Corbin is in the midst of a forgettable season. So is his team. Still, the veteran Washington Nationals left-hander believes he's found a little something of late. Then again, he always seems to when he's facing the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...

Rengifo homers with 3 RBIs to lead Angels over Astros 4-2

Sep. 11, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Luis Rengifo homered with three RBIs to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. David Fletcher and Shohei Ohtani hit consecutive singles to start the game before Fletcher scored on a one-out double by Jared...

Pirates pounce on shaky Nationals bullpen in 10-7 victory

Sep. 11, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds hit his 23rd home run of the season and drove in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates surged past the Washington Nationals 10-7 on Saturday. Reynolds hit a two-run shot to right-center field in the fifth and gave Pittsburgh the lead in...