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Correa HRs twice, Astros magic number at 1 for AL West

Sep. 21, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa returned to the dugout after hitting his second homer Friday night, beat his chest and twice repeated the words: "I'm back." Houston's star shortstop finally looks healthy after missing 80 games with various injuries this season, great news as the Astros inch closer to the...

Ottavino botches throw, Yankees miss chance to clinch

Sep. 19, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An hour after the Yankees missed a chance to clinch the AL East, reliever Adam Ottavino was back on the field with a ball and glove, standing solemnly halfway between the mound and the plate. It may still be unofficial, but the Yankees are preparing for October baseball, and New York's mad...

Angels' Mike Trout to have season-ending foot surgery

Sep. 15, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout's season is over. The Los Angeles Angels say the eight-time All-Star will have surgery on his right foot this week because of Morton's neuroma, a thickening of tissue around a nerve leading to toes that causes pain. "I kind of knew when I first got my MRI a few weeks ago...

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...

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...

Indians hold off Angels 4-3 for sweep; Carrasco gets win

Sep. 12, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona had the perfect description for Wednesday night's 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels when he said "we pieced it together." Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor homered while Carlos Carrasco won in relief as six Cleveland relievers allowed...

Plesac pitches 4-hitter, Indians keep pace, beat Angels 8-0

Sep. 11, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Corey Kluber is injured, Carlos Carrasco continues to work his way back from leukemia treatment and Trevor Bauer was traded, and still the Cleveland Indians continue to get solid pitching. Rookie Zach Plesac threw a four-hitter for his first complete game in the majors as the Indians...

LEADING OFF: Astros romp, Trout out, Hoerner in, Cueto back

Sep. 10, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOUSTON HAMMERS Rookie Yordan Alvarez and the Houston Astros have set a franchise record by totaling 36 runs in their last two games, helped by exceptionally fast starts. On Sunday, the AL West leaders built a whopping 13-0 cushion in the first three innings on...

Bieber thrills his local fans in Indians' 6-2 win over Halos

Sep. 10, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The chants of "Let's go, Bieber!" rolled out of the Angel Stadium stands before Shane Bieber had even thrown a pitch. The raucous cheers continued all night long, and they culminated in that rarest of baseball honors: a curtain call for a visiting player. Although the Cleveland...