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Kim homers, Padres beat Cards 5-0 to clinch winning record

Sep. 21, 2022 01:40 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres are on a roll since holding a team meeting the day after a dreadful loss in Arizona last week. As an added bonus, they kept Albert Pujols in the ballpark in the opener of a three-game series against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals....

Astros clinch AL West for 5th time in 6 years, beat Rays 4-0

Sep. 19, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Houston Astros clinched their fifth AL West title in six years, getting a leadoff home run from Jose Altuve in a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. “It’s been a great start to the season,” third baseman Alex Bregman said....

Valdez has MLB-record 25th quality start, Astros down A's

Sep. 18, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Working closely with Framber Valdez, Houston catcher Martin Maldonado has enjoyed a front-row seat for the journey that has turned the left-hander into one of baseball's top pitchers in his fifth season. “It is a lot of calm, a lot of confidence and a lot of...

Bethancourt, Siri homer as Rays beat Rangers 5-3

Sep. 18, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Christian Bethancourt and Jose Siri hit back-to-back homers over a three-pitch stretch in the second inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers 5-3 on Sunday. Bethancourt had three hits, and Siri went 2 for 3 with a walk. Jonathan Aranda,...

Astros slug 5 HRs, crush Angels 12-4

Sep. 11, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman and Trey Mancini hit two of Houston’s five home runs, and the AL West-leading Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 12-4 on Sunday for their 90th win of the season. Trailing 3-0, the Astros rallied for five runs in the third. Mauricio Dubón led off the...

Trout HR 6th game in row; Ohtani blister, Angels top Astros

Sep. 10, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Trout homered in his sixth straight game to set an Angels franchise record, Shohei Ohtani threw five solid innings before exiting because of a blister and Los Angeles beat the Houston Astros 6-1 on Saturday night. Trout hit his 34th homer, a three-run drive to...

Ohtani reaches 400 MLB strikeouts, Angels beat Astros in 12

Sep. 04, 2022 02:33 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After eight strong innings from Shohei Ohtani on Saturday night, the last thing Matt Duffy and the Los Angeles Angels wanted was to make sure that effort was in vain. Thanks to Duffy, it wasn't. Duffy's bloop single in the 12th inning drove in...

Scherzer exits for side fatigue, says he's OK; Nats top Mets

Sep. 03, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets ace Max Scherzer realized something was off. So rather than push through, he smartly pulled himself out. Scherzer exited with left side fatigue after five sharp innings and 67 pitches Saturday night and NL East-leading New York lost to the Washington Nationals...

McCullers sharp again, pitches into 6th as Astros top Angels

Sep. 03, 2022 01:41 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. continued to impress in his return from a forearm flexor strain, pitching into the sixth inning as the Houston Astros finished off a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. In just fourth start this season, McCullers (2-1)...

Murphy's grand slam keys A's 10-6 win against Nationals

Aug. 30, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sean Murphy's fifth-inning grand slam broke open a one-run game and the Oakland Athletics beat the Washington Nationals 10-6 Tuesday night. Murphy added two singles and drove in five runs for Oakland, which has won three straight after rallying from an early 4-1...