Latest Mike Minor News

Cole reaches 300 Ks for season, Astros beat Rangers 3-2

Sep. 19, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole wanted to get his milestone strikeout at home, and he accomplished the feat in an important win for the Houston Astros. Cole struck out 10 batters, including his 300th of the season, in eight strong innings, Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve homered and the Astros beat the Texas...

Four home runs carry Athletics to 8-6 win over Rangers

Sep. 15, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Oakland Athletics maintained their half-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the race for the American League's first wild card on Saturday night despite losing their No. 1 starter in the second inning thanks to what manager Bob Melvin called their "relentless offense." Mark...

Davis hits 2 HRs, A's top Rangers 14-9, keep wild-card lead

Sep. 14, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Khris Davis will probably miss the hitter-friendly home of the Texas Rangers more than most. The Oakland slugger might not quite be finished at Globe Life Park. Davis homered twice, Ramon Laureano connected on the game's fourth three-run shot to break a tie in the sixth inning and...

Rangers beat Orioles 10-4 to complete 4-game sweep

Sep. 8, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Texas Rangers appear to have their offense operating at full efficiency again, just in time for a closing three-week stretch against some of the best teams in the American League. Rookie Nick Solak had three hits and four RBIs, Ronald Guzmán and Rougned Odor homered and the...

Odor HR in 6-run 1st inning, Rangers beat Orioles 9-4

Sep. 7, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rougned Odor set the early tone and the Texas Rangers earned a rare series win on the road. The broader goal for Texas is to maintain that momentum heading into the final three weeks of the season. Odor homered during a six-run first inning and Texas cruised to its third straight victory...

Paxton dominant, Encarnación HR in return, Yanks rout Texas

Sep. 3, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Off to a slow start in his first year with the New York Yankees, James Paxton decided something had to change with his approach. So he began getting more aggressive and throwing his curveball more frequently. Paxton pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings, striking out 12 and winning...

LEADING OFF: DeGrom-Scherzer, Encarnación set, Dorian effect

Sep. 3, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PAIR OF ACES It's a marquee matchup when Jacob deGrom starts for the Mets against Max Scherzer at Nationals Park. Washington leads the NL wild-card race, New York is chasing. DeGrom (8-8, 2.66 ERA) is 1-0 with a 0.53 ERA in three games vs. the Nationals this...

Yanks' streak without shutout ended at 220 by Minor, Rangers

Sep. 2, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — During the month leading up to the July 31 trade deadline, Mike Minor heard often he might wind up pitching in the Bronx. Whatever the Yankees had in mind, this certainly wasn't it. Minor and two relievers became the first pitchers in 221 tries to shut out New York's vaunted lineup, helping...

Seager, Murphy, Vogelbach homer, Mariners rout Rangers 11-3

Sep. 1, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kyle Seager left Globe Life Park pretty much the way he arrived at the parl. Seager, Tom Murphy and Daniel Vogelbach hit home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 11-3. Seager sealed the victory with a three-run homer against Taylor Guerrieri in the eighth inning. In...

Lifelong Yankee fan Mike Ford walks off NY to sink A's, 5-4

Sep. 1, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Through Little League and high school, three years in the Ivy League and six more in the minors, Mike Ford held onto his childhood dream. The local kid, a lifelong Yankee fan, hitting a winning homer in the Bronx. All these years, seemed too good to be true. "I don't think it's set in yet,"...