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Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch AL East

Sep. 19, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night with a chance to clinch the AL East. New York still would have locked down the division title with a Tampa Bay...

Meadows homers in 11th, Rays rally past Dodgers 8-7

Sep. 19, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Austin Meadows homered leading off the 11th inning, sending Tampa Bay to an 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers that helped the Rays keep pace in the AL wild-card race and prevented the New York Yankees from clinching the AL East title Wednesday night. Tampa Bay remained two games...

Alonso hits 49th HR, helps Mets rally in 9th to beat Rockies

Sep. 19, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Pete Alonso didn't need a big swing in the ninth inning — just a good eye. Alonso hit his major league-leading 49th homer, then drew a bases-loaded walk during a four-run rally in the ninth that sent the New York Mets over the Colorado Rockies 7-4 Wednesday. New York closed to three...

Cole reaches 300 Ks for season, Astros beat Rangers 3-2

Sep. 18, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole wanted to get his milestone strikeout at home, and accomplished the feat in an important win for the Houston Astros. Cole struck out 10 batters, including his 300th of the season, in eight strong innings, Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve homered and the Astros beat the Texas Rangers...

Canha hit in 11th, A's edge KC 1-0 to hold wild card lead

Sep. 18, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha knew it was just a matter of time before the right pitch would come. He waited, and his patience paid off. Canha hit an RBI double with two outs in the 11th inning and the Oakland Athletics edged the Kansas City Royals 1-0 Wednesday to hold their lead atop the AL wild-card...

Suspension over, Richie Incognito rejoins Raiders

Sep. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders left guard Richie Incognito practiced for the first time Wednesday after returning from a two-game suspension and said he's anxious to play. He's just as eager to leave his long history of troubles on and off the field in the past. "The suspension's behind me, all the...

Olson's deep homer helps A's rally late to beat Royals 2-1

Sep. 18, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson had never hit a ball to the second level of elevated bleachers, even in batting practice. He sure found a timely moment to accomplish the feat, hitting a tying homer leading off the seventh before Seth Brown hit a go-ahead double two batters later, leading the Oakland...

A's waste late lead to Royals, lead over Tampa Bay down to 1

Sep. 17, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — There was plenty of blame to go around after Oakland's stunning loss to Kansas City, one that prevented the Athletics from adding on to their lead in the AL wild-card race. A costly error in the ninth inning by center fielder Ramon Laureano. Manager Bob Melvin's decision to lift...

1 bad quarter overshadows 3 good ones for Raiders D

Sep. 16, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders held Patrick Mahomes and the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs in check for three of four quarters. It's what happened in the second quarter that doomed Oakland and exposed the wide gap between the Raiders and the defending AFC West champion Chiefs. The Raiders...

John Ralston, former Stanford, Broncos coach, dies at 92

Sep. 15, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — John Ralston, who coached Stanford to two Rose Bowl victories and spent five seasons leading the Denver Broncos, has died. He was 92. San Jose State, where Ralston finished his coaching career and later worked as special assistant to the athletic director, said Sunday that Ralston...