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LEADING OFF: Bumgarner starts for Giants, Paddack vs Alonso

Jul. 23, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STAY OR GO? Madison Bumgarner has been mentioned a lot in the last month as a top trade target. That was before the Giants went on a big winning streak and put themselves back in playoff contention. San Francisco general manager Farhan Zaidi acknowledged over...

Garver hits 2 of Twins' 5 home runs in 8-6 win over Yankees

Jul. 23, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver hit two of Minnesota's five home runs, and the Twins held on for an 8-6 victory over the New York Yankees after a tone-setting triple play in the first inning of a series opener between AL division leaders Monday night. Jorge Polanco, Nelson Cruz and Max Kepler also went...

Goldschmidt's grand slam in 10th lifts Cards by Pirates 6-5

Jul. 23, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals spent the opening months of the season sputtering in tight situations. Now, they're soaring, keeping their chances in the wide-open NL Central afloat in the process. Paul Goldschmidt hit his fifth career grand slam in the top of the 10th and right fielder Jose...

Skidding Rangers can't solve Gonzales as Mariners roll, 7-3

Jul. 23, 2019 2:23 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Gonzales gave up a run in the first inning in part due to a fan. He gave up four singles in five batters to open the second and was immediately in a bases-loaded jam. "For me, I'd rather have that early in the game than late when you're fatigued," Gonzales said. "Guys on base, those...

Martinez lifts Boston 9-4; Rays pitch position player down 5

Jul. 23, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are creeping into playoff contention, and the Tampa Bay Rays didn't have the pitching depth to give them a full fight Monday night. The defending World Series champions pulled within a game of Tampa Bay for third place in the AL wild card standings with a 9-4...

Gerrit Cole leads Astros to 11-1 win over Athletics

Jul. 23, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — On the night the Houston Astros celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by NASA's Apollo 11, the number 11 factored prominently into a lopsided win over the Oakland Athletics. Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and Aledmys Diaz, Yordan Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel homered...

Panik's double caps 3-run 8th as Giants rally past Cubs 5-4

Jul. 23, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fog machine, strobe lights and blaring music in the clubhouse tell the story of San Francisco's winning midseason vibe after all those months of losing when contending seemed so far out of the question. Joe Panik hit a go-ahead double with two outs in a three-run eighth inning, and...

Nova throws 4-hitter as White Sox net a win, top Marlins 9-1

Jul. 23, 2019 1:54 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Ivan Nova stumped Miami again and improved to 5-0 against the Marlins. Nova pitched a four-hitter that led the Chicago White Sox over Miami 9-1 on Monday night. "I always want to do my best out there," Nova said. "I always work hard. Today it finally came out." Jose Abreu hit a two-run...

Twins hit 5 homers, turn triple play in 8-6 win vs Yankees

Jul. 23, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Most of the highlights for the Minnesota Twins in this remarkable season have been home runs, putting them on pace to smash the major league record. That mark currently belongs to the New York Yankees, who watched the Twins whittle away at it on Monday night with a powerful start to this...

Escobar triples twice, Jones has 3 hits as D'backs top O's

Jul. 23, 2019 1:52 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones wasn't caught up in the emotions of playing against his former team. Jones downplayed the significance of his first game against the Baltimore Orioles since he was a Seattle Mariner in 2007. Then he collected three hits against his old club, and after the...