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Tigers split with O's, remain on track for top draft pick

Sep. 16, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — There was only one fitting way for a four-game series between the major leagues' worst teams to end — with no one winning. In the first series in American League history between teams 50 or more games under .500, the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Monday to earn a...

Tigers lose 104th game, move closer to first overall pick

Sep. 15, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In the big picture, the Detroit Tigers are helping themselves with a bad finish to a terrible season. Edwin Jackson allowed five runs in five innings, and the Tigers took control of the race for the top pick in next June's amateur draft with an 8-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday....

Villar's record-setting HR carries Orioles past Dodgers 7-3

Sep. 11, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — In a season defined by baseballs flying out of the park, the Baltimore Orioles have been on the wrong end of the equation more times than any team in major league history. For a welcome change, the Orioles contributed to a long ball record with one of their own. The milestone homer , a...

LEADING OFF: 9/11 tributes, HR record nears, Yelich injury

Sep. 11, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: REMEMBERING Major League Baseball pays tribute to those affected by the 9/11 tragedy with a moment of silence before all games. First responders will be among those honored in pregame ceremonies. Players, managers, coaches and umpires will wear caps that have a...

Dodgers clinch 7th straight NL West title, 1st playoff team

Sep. 10, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers sprayed each other with bubbly, emptied dozens of bottles of beer while drinking very little of it and essentially carried on in a fashion appropriate for a team celebrating its seventh consecutive NL West tile. Certainly, the Dodgers were elated about becoming the...

Allard, Solak lead Rangers over Orioles 3-1

Sep. 5, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rookies Kolby Allard and Nick Solak have made an impact for the Texas Rangers, who are looking to the future. Allard won his third straight start, Solak hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off John Means in the seventh inning and the Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Thursday night. "Allard...

Revived Judge hits 20th homer as Yanks beat Rangers 4-1

Sep. 4, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge's bat has gotten loud again. His power ebbed for much of a season interrupted by a strained oblique, Judge has resumed his familiar role as a force in the Yankees' batting order. His go-ahead, two-run homer in the third inning started New York to a 4-1 win over the Texas Rangers...

Meadows, Rays relievers stop O's 2-0 for doubleheader split

Sep. 3, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash was pleased with a much-needed bounce-back win over last-place Baltimore. Austin Meadows homered, seven Tampa Bay relievers combined on a five-hitter and the playoff-contending Rays blanked the Orioles 2-0 Tuesday night to split a doubleheader. "We...

Means wins back home, Alberto 5 hits as Orioles rout KC 14-2

Aug. 31, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Playing high school ball in suburban Kansas City, lefty John Means hoped he would someday pitch at Kauffman Stadium. Did he figure that actually would happen? Hardly. Means made the wait worth it, pitching seven strong innings to claim his first win against his hometown team as the...

Scherzer goes over 200 Ks as Nationals beat Orioles 8-4

Aug. 28, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer took another step toward returning to All-Star form, reached another milestone and helped the Washington Nationals get back on track in their pursuit of a playoff berth. Scherzer struck out eight to notch 200 for an eighth straight season, Kurt Suzuki homered and drove in...