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LEADING OFF: Verlander, Gonsolin go for 11th; Cole at Fenway

Jul. 07, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ V IS FOR VICTORY Justin Verlander (10-3, 2.03 ERA) looks to become the first 11-game winner in the majors when Houston hosts the last-place Kansas City Royals in the afternoon finale of a four-game...

Royals hit 3 HRs off Javier, end Astros' 8-game win streak

Jul. 07, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Whit Merrifield, Hunter Dozier and Emmanuel Rivera all homered as the Kansas City Royals roughed up Cristian Javier early and held on for a 7-4 win over Houston on Wednesday night, ending the Astros' major league-best eight-game winning streak. Javier (6-4) had...

Vaughn, Garcia help White Sox rally, beat Twins 9-8 in 10

Jul. 06, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Vaughn tied the game with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and Leury Garcia hit a game-ending single in the 10th to give the Chicago White Sox a 9-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The White Sox trailed five times in the game and tied it...

Cabrera makes case for All-Star Game, Tigers sweep Guardians

Jul. 06, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera took another step toward earning a 12th All-Star bid, and his first since 2016, on the merits of his play in 2022. Cabrera hit a two-out, two-run single in the fifth inning and had a third RBI on a sacrifice fly to help the Detroit Tigers beat the...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani excelling on mound, Javier an Astros ace

Jul. 06, 2022 02:59 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ SHO AND TELL Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani takes a scoreless streak of 21 2/3 innings to the mound when he starts at Miami. Ohtani (7-4, 2.63 ERA) has won four consecutive starts,...

Kirilloff hits 2 homers as Twins pound White Sox 8-2

Jul. 06, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins were well on their way by the time Alex Kirilloff started knocking the ball over the wall. He just helped put the game away. Kirilloff hit two of Minnesota’s five homers, Jorge Polanco went deep on his birthday for the second time, and the Twins...

Alvarez makes big throw, hits 25th homer, Astros top Royals

Jul. 06, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Long established as a star at the plate, Yordan Alvarez has been showing flashes of brilliance on defense this season, too. Alvarez threw out Hunter Dozier at the plate from just short of the warning track in left field to preserve a two-run, eighth-inning lead, then...

Greene, Reyes lead Tigers to 3rd straight win over Guardians

Jul. 05, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Riley Greene and Victor Reyes drove in three runs apiece, Eric Haase blasted a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers pounded the Cleveland Guardians 11-4 on Tuesday night. Miguel Cabrera added three hits, two runs scored and an RBI for the Tigers, who have won the...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani excelling on mound, Javier an Astros ace

Jul. 05, 2022 20:24 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ___ SHO AND TELL Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani takes a scoreless streak of 21 2/3 innings to the mound when he starts at Miami. Ohtani (7-4, 2.63 ERA) has won four straight...

Twins place Archer on 15-day IL with left hip tightness

Jul. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins placed veteran right-hander Chris Archer on the 15-day injured list Tuesday because of left hip tightness. Archer had been scheduled to start against the Chicago White Sox. Minnesota recalled right-hander Josh Winder from Triple-A St. Paul to...