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Royals lose ninth straight, fall to Rangers, 3-2

Jun. 21, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Austin Bibens-Dirkx earned his first victory of the season, shutting down a struggling Kansas City Royals squad that's wondering when it will get its next win. Bibens-Dirkx pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Rougned Odor homered and the Texas Rangers extended their winning...

Orioles weather long rain delay in 3-0 win over Nationals

Jun. 21, 2018 12:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Trumbo homered, Andrew Cashner and four relievers combined on a five-hitter and the Baltimore Orioles shook off a long rain delay to beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 Wednesday night. The Orioles led 2-0 after four innings when play was stopped. After a wait of 2 hours, 43 minutes,...

Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets

Jun. 21, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon homered, pinch-hitter Ryan McMahon put Colorado ahead with a three-run shot and the Rockies rallied past the New York Mets 10-8 on Wednesday night. Colorado trailed 8-6 when McMahon connected off reliever Robert Gsellman (5-2) in the fifth inning. Blackmon...

Back to back to back: 3 straight HRs propel Astros to win

Jun. 20, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch might want to consider giving Jose Altuve more days off. A night after he was out of the starting lineup for the first time all season, the 2017 American League MVP homered twice, including the last of three straight by the Astros in the sixth inning, to...

Kepler, Grossman homer to help Twins beat Red Sox 4-1

Jun. 20, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Robbie Grossman and Max Kepler homered to back an effective start by Lance Lynn as the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Wednesday night. Grossman led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run and Kepler added a two-run shot off Boston starter David Price (8-5). Brian...

Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5

Jun. 20, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton lined a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees erased a five-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Wednesday night. Gary Sanchez tied the score with a two-run homer in the eighth, and the Yankees went on to...

Mariners joke Ichiro should be in Home Run Derby

Jun. 20, 2018 10:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he's no longer an active player, maybe Ichiro Suzuki wants to start swinging for the fences. How about at next month's Home Run Derby during All-Star festivities in Washington? What began as light-hearted banter among Seattle Mariners coaches grew into something that caused a stir...

Billy Connors, longtime pitching coach, dies at 76

Jun. 20, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Connors, a three-time New York Yankees pitching coach and confidant of late owner George Steinbrenner, has died. He was 76. The Yankees said Wednesday that Connors died Saturday. The team held a moment of silence before their game Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee...

Pirates and Brewers rained out; Braun has therapy on thumb

Jun. 20, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers sent struggling star outfielder Ryan Braun to Los Angeles on Wednesday for treatment on his achy right thumb. Braun is expected to rejoin the first-place Brewers on Thursday when they begin a four-game series at Miller Park against St. Louis. The Brewers planned to...

Giants hold off Marlins for 6-5 victory

Jun. 20, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After two games filled flaring tempers and alleged beanballs, the Giants and Marlins finally learned to play nice together in their season series finale. Just the way San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy expected — or at least hoped. Brandon Belt had three hits, Gorkys Hernandez...