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LEADING OFF: Springer back for Astros vs A's; Puig suspended

Aug. 17, 2018 6:16 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOW THE WEST IS WON All-Star outfielder George Springer is expected to come off the disabled list for the Houston Astros when the defending champions visit Oakland for the opener of a pivotal three-game series between AL West contenders. Last year's World Series...

Profar starts triple play and homers, Rangers rally past LAA

Aug. 17, 2018 2:40 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Triple plays are rare enough to begin with. Jurickson Profar and the Texas Rangers turned one that was especially unusual Thursday night. In fact, it had been more than a century since there was another one like it in the majors. "It was an all-around heads-up play by Profar," Texas...

Buchholz pitches five-hitter, Diamondbacks beat Padres 5-1

Aug. 17, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For a player who was without a job in April, Clay Buchholz is performing like a mainstay. Buchholz pitched a five-hitter, David Peralta hit a three-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. A minor league...

Royals beat Blue Jays 6-2 after long delay to split series

Aug. 17, 2018 2:17 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — While the Kansas City Royals overcame the weather, Toronto Blue Jays starter Sam Gaviglio was unable to overcome a fourth-inning balk. Lucas Duda homered, Rosell Herrera had three hits and the Royals beat the Blue Jays 6-2 after a long rain delay Thursday night to split their...

Forsythe gets 5 hits, Twins outslug Tigers in 15-8 win

Aug. 17, 2018 1:11 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All that Logan Forsythe has done since arriving in Minnesota is get hits. The veteran infielder joined the Twins at the beginning of August in a trade that sent popular second baseman Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thursday night was Forsythe's 14th game in a Minnesota uniform,...

Braves' rookie Acuna back in lineup, fails to homer in loss

Aug. 17, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. was back in the lineup for the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, one day after being plunked in the left arm with a pitch that sparked a national debate about whether it's ever acceptable to throw at a hitter intentionally. Acuna said his elbow felt fine less than 24...

Hoskins homers again, Phillies beat Mets 9-6 to earn split

Aug. 17, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins erased an ugly start with one big swing. Hoskins hit a three-run homer, Scott Kingery had a solo shot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 9-6 on Thursday night to split their doubleheader. In the first game, Jose Bautista hit a grand slam and had a...

Harper drives in 3, Nationals snap skid, beat Cardinals 5-4

Aug. 17, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Koda Glover rewarded his manager's faith. Bryce Harper had three hits and drove in three runs, Glover earned the save in the first opportunity since Ryan Madson was placed on the disabled list, and the Washington Nationals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the St....

Today in History

Aug. 17, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2018. There are 136 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 17, 1943, the Allied conquest of Sicily during World War II was completed as U.S. and British forces entered Messina. On this date: In 1807, Robert Fulton's North River...

Acuna HR streak ends, Rockies rally past Braves 5-3

Aug. 16, 2018 11:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Colorado Rockies took care of a couple of streaks. First, they found a way to keep Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. from hitting one over the fence. Then, Colorado rallied for three unearned runs in the ninth inning and a 5-3 victory that snapped Atlanta's five-game winning streak Thursday...