Latest American League News

Edwin Jackson agrees to minor league deal with Tigers

Jul. 22, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Right-hander Edwin Jackson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and will report to Triple-A Toledo. The 35-year-old was 1-5 with an 11.12 ERA this season for Toronto, his record 14th major league team over a 17-year big career. The Blue Jays released him on Friday....

LEADING OFF: Skaggs' funeral, White Sox debut full netting

Jul. 22, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PAYING RESPECTS Ryan Braun will miss Milwaukee's home game against the Cincinnati Reds to attend the funeral of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found dead in a Texas hotel room on July 1. Braun and Skaggs were workout buddies. Mike Trout and the...

Montgomery traded, but place in Cubs history secure

Jul. 22, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

It took 108 years for the Cubs to end their championship drought, so the final play of that 2016 World Series won't be forgotten any time soon. Mike Montgomery, who at that point had no saves in his big league career, got Michael Martinez to hit a weak grounder for the last out of Game 7 in Cleveland. Chicago won...

Sevilla beats Liverpool 2-1 in Fenway Park friendly

Jul. 21, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Joris Gnagnon took out Liverpool midfielder Yasser Larouci's legs at Fenway Park like a baserunner trying to break up a double play. The Sevilla defender was sent off in the 76th minute for a reckless tackle near where second base usually is in the home ballpark of the Boston Red Sox. Despite...

Pujols, Trout homer, Goodwin 2 HRs, Angels beat Mariners 9-3

Jul. 21, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Albert Pujols reached another milestone, one that was even better because it came in a win. Pujols sliced a second-inning solo drive into the right field seats for his 648th career homer, helping push his team another game above .500 with a 9-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday....

Kepler's single gives Twins walk-off win over Athletics

Jul. 21, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After watching the Oakland Athletics stage a late rally to take the lead for the third straight game, it might have been easy for the Minnesota Twins to get frustrated. Instead, they got back to work and Max Kepler came up with another huge hit. Kepler drove in four runs, including the...

Mariano Rivera closes Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Jul. 21, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pelé long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she handled a...

Brantley hits 2 HRs, Astros top Rangers 5-3 for 5th straight

Jul. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Michael Brantley has been a force in the middle of the lineup during his first season with the Astros. He kept that going on Sunday. Brantley homered twice, Jose Altuve also went deep and Houston beat the struggling Texas Rangers 5-3 for its fifth straight victory. Rogelio Armenteros pitched...

Snell, d'Arnaud help Rays beat White Sox to end 5-game skid

Jul. 21, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell and Travis d'Arnaud are making good things happen for the Tampa Bay Rays when they're on the field together. Snell struck out 10 in six scoreless innings, d'Arnaud hit his first grand slam and the Rays stopped their longest losing streak of the year at five games by...

Yanks' Voit: 'I thought broken jaw' when hit by Bettis pitch

Jul. 21, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When first hit by a pitch from Colorado's Chad Bettis, Yankees slugger Luke Voit was scared. He remembered when Giancarlo Stanton's jaw was broken by Milwaukee's Mike Fiers five years ago. "I thought broken jaw. My teeth were going to be all scattered everywhere," Voit said Sunday. "I...