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Paxton wins 9th straight start as Yankees rout Jays 13-3

Sep. 14, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — With his glove and his bat, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner helped teammate James Paxton power his way to a ninth straight win. Paxton pitched five innings to extend his career-best winning streak, Gardner homered twice and drove in five runs and New York hit five homers in a 13-3 win over...

Bichette's home run in 12th leads Blue Jays over Yanks 6-5

Sep. 14, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette talked big before going out to bat in extra innings. Then the talented rookie delivered. Bichette hit his first game-ending home run, a 12th-inning drive that gave the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night. A 21-year-old who debuted on July 29, the...

Prize winning historian Jean Edward Smith dead at 86

Sep. 13, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jean Edward Smith, a prize-winning historian known for his books on Franklin Roosevelt and Ulysses Grant, has died. He was 86. Simon & Schuster confirmed his death Friday but did not immediately have further details. A longtime professor at the University of Toronto, Smith wrote more...

Yanks' Boone 'optimistic' about injured Encarnación, Sánchez

Sep. 13, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Friday he's "optimistic" both Edwin Encarnación and Gary Sánchez will be able to return before the end of the season, one day after the sluggers were injured in separate games of a doubleheader victory over Detroit. The news was clearer for...

Bogaerts reaches 50 doubles, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 7-4

Sep. 12, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Xander Bogaerts doesn't expect to be the only Boston Red Sox slugger with 30 homers and 50 doubles. Teammate Rafael Devers is a home run away from joining him. Bogaerts hit his 50th double and drove in a run, Marco Hernandez had two RBI and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Thursday to...

More injury woes for Yankees in doubleheader sweep of Tigers

Sep. 12, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The New York Yankees wrapped up their visit to Detroit with two victories and a couple new injuries. All-Star catcher Gary Sánchez became the Yankees' latest health concern when he exited the second game of Thursday's doubleheader with left groin tightness as New York beat Detroit 6-4...

Avs forward Mikko Rantanen in Finland with no deal imminent

Sep. 12, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon have a spot open on their top line. For the moment, anyway, until things are resolved with their third dimension, Mikko Rantanen. The Colorado Avalanche are about to open training camp and Rantanen remains in Finland as the restricted free agent tries to...

Banderas drew on his heart attack for emotions in new film

Sep. 12, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Antonio Banderas says his emotional state from having a heart attack a few years ago influenced his award-winning performance in the Pedro Almodóvar film, "Pain and Glory." Banderas won the best actor trophy earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival. In an interview at the Toronto...

LEADING OFF: Mets try to sweep D-Backs, Twins ailing

Sep. 12, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG BROOM The Mets will try for a four-game sweep over Arizona amid a crowded NL wild-card race. The Diamondbacks had won 11 of 13 entering the series, but New York has shut them down completely, outscoring them 15-3 through the first three games. Right-hander...

Thornton, Blue Jays 2-hit slumping Red Sox in 8-0 win

Sep. 11, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Boston veteran Mitch Moreland said it's been "a tough couple of days" for the Red Sox offense. Doesn't get much more rugged than this. Trent Thornton and three others combined on a two-hitter, Teoscar Hernández and Rowdy Tellez homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 8-0...