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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...

LEADING OFF: Syndergaard and Ramos? Brewers roll, Yanks hurt

Sep. 13, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OH, NOAH! Noah Syndergaard is set to pitch — "likely" to Wilson Ramos, manager Mickey Callaway says — when the playoff-contending Mets open a weekend series at home against Clayton Kershaw (13-5, 3.06 ERA) and the NL West champion Dodgers. Kershaw...

Shohei Ohtani to have surgery on kneecap, miss rest of year

Sep. 12, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is ending his second major league season early to make sure he's prepared to resume his two-way career in 2020. The Los Angeles Angels slugger and pitcher will miss the rest of the season to have surgery on his left kneecap, the team announced Thursday. Los Angeles...

Shohei Ohtani to have surgery on kneecap, miss rest of year

Sep. 12, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani will miss the rest of the Los Angeles Angels' season to have surgery on his left kneecap. The Angels announced the decision Thursday. Los Angeles (67-80) has been eliminated from playoff contention with 15 games left. Ohtani will need eight to 12 weeks to recover from...

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...

Abreu, Mendick homer as White Sox beat Angels 5-1

Sep. 8, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With AL batting leader Tim Anderson getting a day off, rookie Danny Mendick took advantage of a chance to fill in at shortstop. Mendick hit his first career home run, Jose Abreu got his 31st of the season, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 on Sunday. "That's what you...

Ohtani homers, drives in 5 runs as Angels beat White Sox 8-7

Sep. 8, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Shohei Ohtani shared few details about his recent hitting adjustments. The results speak for themselves. Ohtani hit a three-run home run and drove in a career-high five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels to an 8-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. "I'm not only happy...

Goodwin, Upton homer, Angels beat White Sox 5-4

Sep. 7, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Brian Goodwin left his mark on a game, just as Mike Trout has done so often for the Los Angeles Angels. Goodwin's two-run homer in the eighth inning tied the game, and Justin Upton hit a solo shot in the ninth that proved to be the winner as the Angels rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox...

A's score 7 in 7th to beat Angels 10-6; Trout hits 45th

Sep. 6, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Manager Bob Melvin is fond of saying the Athletics are at their best when hitting home runs and showing patience in the batter's box. They've proved they're pretty good when pinch-hitting, too. Pinch-hitter Robbie Grossman delivered a two-run triple over center fielder Mike Trout as...

Murphy homers for 1st hit in MLB debut, A's blank Angels 4-0

Sep. 5, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The white shaving cream from those celebratory pies was still stuck to Sean Murphy's hair. Who got him? "Everybody, yeah," Murphy said. He sure gave the Oakland Athletics and his family plenty to cheer in a memorable major league debut. Murphy homered for his first hit and caught a...