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Indians 3B Ramírez out with broken hand for playoff push

Aug. 25, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have been dealt a major blow at the worst time possible. Third baseman José Ramírez, whose hitting tear has aligned with Cleveland's surge in the standings, needs surgery on his broken right hand and will be sidelined indefinitely as the Indians try to catch...

LEADING OFF: Final day of funky uniforms, Yankees-Dodgers

Aug. 25, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WHO ARE THOSE GUYS? A marquee matchup is set at Dodger Stadium when major league wins leader Domingo Germán (16-3, 4.15 ERA) starts for the Yankees against Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw (13-2, 2.71). It's the last game of the day, meaning the final time...

Blue Jays spoil Hernandez's return, beat Mariners 7-5

Aug. 25, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bo Bichette had a big all-around game to help the Toronto Blue Jays in their latest win. The rookie shortstop had a solo home run in the third inning that helped tie the score, an RBI single in the seventh, and some heady baserunning to score during a four-run rally that ruined Felix...

Vogt hits 3-run homer as Giants beat his former A's club

Aug. 25, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Vogt wore a special new pair of cleats that he let his kids color all over. He greeted all his old Oakland friends in the stands and behind the scenes at the ballpark where he is still very much beloved, then received the warmest of welcomes wearing the other team's uniform....

Holt homers in 9th to lift Red Sox to 5-4 win vs Padres

Aug. 25, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brock Holt liked the first pitch he saw from All-Star closer Kirby Yates so much that he hit it out of the ballpark. Holt's homer on the first pitch of the ninth inning lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 victory against the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. The defending World Series...

Vogt hits three-homer as Giants beat his former A's club

Aug. 25, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Vogt's three-run homer highlighted an eight-run eighth and broke it open against his former club, Kevin Pillar hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in San Francisco's biggest inning of 2019, and the Giants beat the surging Athletics 10-5 on Saturday night. Brandon Crawford...

Sano and Cave homer again, Twins overcome Tigers 8-5

Aug. 25, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first four innings Saturday night certainly weren't pristine for the Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Kyle Gibson. Too many groundballs found holes. And Twins infielders failed to make several plays behind him. But Gibson kept the game within reach until the Twins hitters solved...

Reyes hits 3-run homer, leads Indians to 4-2 win over Royals

Aug. 25, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Franmil Reyes had his biggest hit with the Cleveland Indians. Yet Reyes and his teammates weren't in the mood to celebrate Saturday's victory over Kansas City because it might have come with a significant loss. Reyes hit a three-run homer that helped Cleveland to a 4-2 victory over the...

Rookie Allard dominant as Rangers beat White Sox 4-0

Aug. 24, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Texas Rangers asked Kolby Allard to throw his curveball more. The rookie accepted the challenge and flourished. Allard pitched into the seventh inning, and Texas used homers by Willie Calhoun and Danny Santana to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Saturday night. Allard (2-0) allowed six...

Bregman, Brantley HRs lead Miley, Astros over Angels 5-2

Aug. 24, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman changed his approach, and his results. Bregman hit his career-high 32nd homer and Wade Miley earned his seventh straight win as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 Saturday night. "I've been chasing a little higher rate lately because I think I was trying to...