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Bullpen blows E-Rod's 20th win, Red Sox beat O's anyway

Sep. 29, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Even a walk-off victory on the final day of the season was tinged with disappointment for these Boston Red Sox. Eduardo Rodriguez missed out on a 20-win season when Boston's bullpen blew a late lead, but the Red Sox overcame a soaring home run robbery by Stevie Wilkerson to beat the Baltimore...

Nationals beat Indians 10-7, will host NL wild-card game

Sep. 29, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals assured themselves of hosting the NL wild-card game by holding on to beat the already-eliminated Cleveland Indians 10-7 Saturday with the help of a grand slam in a nine-run second inning from Gerardo Parra. Nationals Park will be the site of a win-or-go-home game...

Núñez homers again, Orioles hit 4 HR in 9-4 win over Red Sox

Sep. 28, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles are finding reason to celebrate late in a season that's included little to cheer. Renato Núñez homered in his second straight game, John Means pitched five solid innings despite a rocky start and the Orioles outslugged Boston in a 9-4 win over the Red Sox on...

A's clinch wild card spot, tied with Rays after loss to M's

Sep. 28, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Even in the aftermath of a loss that could end up costing them in the race to host the AL wild-card game, the party raged on in the Oakland Athletics clubhouse. Why not? For the second straight year, the A's have found their way into the postseason. "It feels amazing. It feels like this is...

Rays beat Jays 6-2, back in playoffs for 1st time since 2013

Sep. 28, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, clinching an AL wild card berth with a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night behind Tommy Pham's two-run homer and 4 1/3 hitless innings from Tyler Glasnow. Tampa Bay will play Oakland in the wild-card...

Núñez hits 30th homer, Orioles beat Red Sox 4-1

Sep. 27, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Renato Núñez was starting to wonder if his breakout season would include 30 home runs. Baltimore's promising young slugger spent nearly three weeks at 29 homers before belting No. 30 on Friday night, a three-run shot that helped lead the Orioles to a 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox....

Playoff-contending Rays score 6 in 4th, beat Red Sox 7-4

Sep. 23, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays turned a rough start into another important win. Ji-Man Choi, Brandon Lowe and Willy Adames homered during Tampa Bay's six-run fourth inning, and the Rays moved into sole possession of the second AL wild card by rallying for a 7-4 victory over the Boston Red...

Lowe's homers in 11th, lifts Rays into 2nd wild card

Sep. 21, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Every win these days is extra special for the playoff-contending Tampa Bay Rays. Nate Lowe hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday night to move one game ahead of Cleveland for the second AL wild card. Tampa Bay won its third...

Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

Sep. 19, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the...

Rodriguez, Red Sox beat Giants 5-4 to avoid sweep

Sep. 19, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A year after their record-setting, World Series championship season, the Boston Red Sox are looking for meaning wherever they can find it. Long ago finished in the AL East race and on the verge of wild-card elimination as well, the defending champs managed to keep alive Eduardo Rodriguez's...