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Manaea throws 6 scoreless, A's beat Rangers 6-1 for sweep

Sep. 15, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Athletics are returning home with a 1 1/2-game lead in the AL wild card race and plenty of confidence after a 6-1 trip. Sean Manaea limited Texas to three singles over six scoreless innings, Matt Chapman and Marcus Semien homered to help break the franchise record for home runs...

Reddick has 5 hits, Miley wins 14th as Astros sweep KC

Sep. 15, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wade Miley bounced back from two disastrous starts with six strong innings and Josh Reddick's five hits included a two-run homer Sunday as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 12-3, completing a three-game sweep. Abraham Toro and Reddick each drove in three runs, Kyle...

Olson, Athletics top Astros 3-2, take over AL wild-card lead

Sep. 13, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Oakland Athletics left Houston feeling pretty good on Thursday night after taking three of four games from the imposing Astros as they look to lock down a playoff spot. Matt Olson hit a two-run homer to back a solid start by Homer Bailey and the Athletics beat the Astros 3-2 to take over...

LEADING OFF: Mets try to sweep D-Backs, Twins ailing

Sep. 12, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG BROOM The Mets will try for a four-game sweep over Arizona amid a crowded NL wild-card race. The Diamondbacks had won 11 of 13 entering the series, but New York has shut them down completely, outscoring them 15-3 through the first three games. Right-hander...

Murphy, Semien HR; Luzardo sharp in debut as A's beat Astros

Sep. 12, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two players key to Oakland's future helped lead the Athletics to an important win. Sean Murphy and Marcus Semien homered, hyped pitching prospect Jesús Luzardo looked sharp in his major league debut, and the Athletics beat the Houston Astros 5-3. "What we are seeing from (Luzardo) and...

Tellez homers, Toronto beats Boston to end 7-game skid

Sep. 11, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Rowdy Tellez snapped the Toronto Blue Jays out of their longest losing streak of the season with another big home run against Boston. Tellez hit a two-run homer, Cavan Biggio and Reese McGuire added solo shots and the Blue Jays snapped a seven-game slide with a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on...

Cole's birthday gem leads Astros over M's 21-1 for sweep

Sep. 8, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole had a special game on his 29th birthday Sunday. If not for Shed Long's homer into the short porch in left field, the day would have been perfect. Cole allowed one hit with 15 strikeouts in a season-high eight innings , and the Houston Astros routed Félix Hernández and...

Verlander gets MLB-best 18th win as Astros down Seattle 2-1

Sep. 7, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros continued their dominance against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night behind another strong start by ace Justin Verlander. Verlander pitched seven strong innings to get his MLB-leading 18th win in his first start since throwing his third no-hitter to lead the Astros to...

LEADING OFF: Verlander returns to mound after no-hitter

Sep. 7, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK IN ACTION Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander takes the mound for the first time since throwing his third career no-hitter Sunday at Toronto. Verlander struck out 14 and walked one in the 2-0 victory over the Blue Jays. He is 7-1 with a 1.76 ERA in his last...

Reddick homers again as Astros beat Mariners 7-4

Sep. 7, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The way Josh Reddick is hitting home runs, injured teammate George Springer might never get his pants back. Reddick hadn't hit a homer since June 28 before Thursday's game so when Springer, who is out with a concussion, suggested Reddick wear his pants in hopes that of some of his home...