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Rays drop 1½ games back of Oakland for top AL wild card

Sep. 15, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After stumbling against the Los Angeles Angels, the Tampa Bay Rays head up the coast what appears to be an even more challenging series against the Dodgers. Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer off Ryan Yarbrough in the fifth inning and drove in four runs, leading the Angels over...

Manaea throws 6 scoreless, A's beat Rangers 6-1 for sweep

Sep. 15, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Athletics are returning home with a 1 1/2-game lead in the AL wild card race and plenty of confidence after a 6-1 trip. Sean Manaea limited Texas to three singles over six scoreless innings, Matt Chapman and Marcus Semien homered to help break the franchise record for home runs...

D'Arnaud's 3-run double sends streaking Rays past Angels 3-1

Sep. 15, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays couldn't get much going offensively in eight of their nine innings. When they got their only serious scoring opportunity, Travis d'Arnaud seized it. To manager Kevin Cash, that's what separates playoff teams from the pack — and the Rays sure look like...

Homer barrage keeps Rays in wild card spot, tops Angels 11-4

Sep. 14, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays shook off a rough stop in Texas and got right back into their playoff chase with a surprising burst of power. Willy Adames, Austin Meadows and Jesús Aguilar homered in the third inning, and the Rays kept pace in the AL wild card race with an 11-4 victory over...

LEADING OFF: Twins-Indians play 2; Greinke starts for Astros

Sep. 13, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: CENTRAL RACE The weekend's AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland will start with a doubleheader. The teams played two full innings Friday night before thunderstorms swept through Progressive Field, and the game was called after a wait of...

Man accused of killing pitcher's family will be evaluated

Sep. 13, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A judge has ordered a psychological evaluation for the man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher. The Danville Register & Bee reports the order was made Thursday by Judge Brian Turpin in the Pittsylvania Juvenile and Domestic...

Correction: Triple Slaying-Virginia story

Sep. 13, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a story Sept. 12 about the man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the man is being held in jail. He is being held in a mental health facility run by Virginia Behavioral Health and...

Solak, Rangers help knock Rays from AL wild-card lead, 6-4

Sep. 13, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nick Solak isn't getting to enjoy a playoff race in Texas after making his major league debut with the Rangers following a trade when he was a prospect for AL wild-card contender Tampa Bay. The rookie is having fun anyway, at the expense of his former organization. Solak homered off...

Odor HR pushes Texas past AL wild card-leading Rays 10-9

Sep. 12, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rougned Odor hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and the Texas Rangers beat Tampa Bay 10-9 on Wednesday night to end a six-game winning streak by the Rays, who have the AL's top wild-card spot. Tampa Bay (87-60) had four runners thrown out on the bases and saw its lead over Oakland for...

AL wildcard leader Tampa Bay wins 5-3 in 11 over Rangers

Sep. 11, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Austin Meadows tied the game with a two-run homer in the eighth, and the Tampa Bay Rays scored twice in the 11th after two Texas errors on the same play in a 5-3 win Tuesday night that stretched their winning streak to six games. The Rays (87-59) won for the 11th time in 12 games to...