Latest American League News

Blue Jays' Borucki gets ban dropped to 2 games on appeal

Sep. 24, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Toronto reliever Ryan Borucki had his suspension for plunking Tampa Bay outfielder Kevin Kiermaier reduced to two games after an appeal and began serving the ban Friday night during a four-game series in Minnesota. Borucki was suspended three games...

Rays rookie INF Wander Franco returns from hamstring injury

Sep. 24, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays rookie Wander Franco was reinstated from the 10-day injured list on Friday after missing two weeks with a right hamstring injury. The AL East-leading Rays, who started a three-game series with Miami on Friday night, clinched a...

Indians activate Bieber from IL to start against White Sox

Sep. 24, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have activated right-hander Shane Bieber from the 60-day injured list for a start Friday night against the Chicago White Sox. Bieber, who won the AL Cy Young Award last season, hasn’t pitched since June 13 because of a strained...

Name drop: Cleveland set to say goodbye to Indians for good

Sep. 24, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — There's no more debate or decisions forthcoming. There's still some anger and disbelief, but also the excitement that comes along with change. The Cleveland Indians are about to become history. On Monday, one of the American...

Ohtani bounces back with go-ahead run as Angels edge Astros

Sep. 24, 2021 02:35 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — This time, the calls went Shohei Ohtani's way. Ohtani came home on Jack Mayfield's two-run double Thursday night and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Houston Astros 3-2 to snap a six-game losing streak. The two-way star...

LEADING OFF: Key showdown at Fenway, Cards on 12G streak

Sep. 24, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ WILD, WILD EAST Yankees ace Gerrit Cole starts the opener of a crucial three-game series at Fenway Park with the Red Sox two games ahead of New York for the top AL wild card....

Twins bump Blue Jays back in wild card race, as Gurriel hurt

Sep. 24, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays were relieved when surging left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. escaped a freak play in the outfield without serious injury. Now they've got some hard work ahead of them to return to the postseason. Nick Gordon...

Mountcastle, Hays HRs help Orioles beat skidding Rangers 3-0

Sep. 23, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A seemingly inconsequential game between two last-place teams provided rookie pitcher Zac Lowther an indelible memory and a morale-booster to carry with him into the offseason. Lowther pitched five sparkling innings to earn his first major league...

White Sox clinch AL Central with victory over Indians

Sep. 23, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tony La Russa stood in the dugout, soaking in the moment as the Chicago White Sox celebrated winning their first AL Central title since 2008. The Hall of Fame manager came out of retirement for moments like this, but it was still hard for him to believe...

LEADING OFF: Key showdown at Fenway, Cards on 12G streak

Sep. 23, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ___ WILD, WILD EAST Yankees ace Gerrit Cole starts the opener of a crucial three-game series at Fenway Park with the Red Sox two games ahead of New York for the top AL wild...