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Angels rally with four in sixth, top Rangers 4-1

Sep. 26, 2018 3:11 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani gave yet another glimpse of what he could do at the plate just hours after announcing he planned to undergo Tommy John surgery and return next season only as a hitter. Ohtani's bat was broken by a Yovani Gallardo slider, but he was strong...

Bumgarner's single in 12th lifts Giants past Padres 5-4

Sep. 26, 2018 2:59 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy was out of options after emptying his bench of position players three innings earlier and with the potential winning run at third base in the 12th inning. Then, he turned to his best hitting pitcher. It worked perfectly. Madison Bumgarner had...

Herrmann homer lifts Mariners past A's, gives Astros AL West

Sep. 26, 2018 2:54 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Chris Herrmann's two-run homer in the 11th inning gave the Seattle Mariners a 10-8 win over Oakland on Tuesday night, clinching the AL West for Houston and leaving the Athletics with a wild-card matchup against the New York Yankees. Seattle overcame an 8-5 eighth-inning deficit...

Bauer has solid start for Indians; ChiSox win 5-4

Sep. 26, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Trevor Bauer's performance was encouraging, and Carlos Carrasco was even better — until a late meltdown. Bauer took a step toward returning to Cleveland's rotation for the postseason by tossing four effective innings, but the Chicago White Sox overcame a two-run, ninth-inning deficit...

Astros clinch 2nd straight AL West title, win 100th

Sep. 26, 2018 2:19 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Houston is heating up as October approaches. The Astros clinched another AL West title and reached 100 wins for the second straight season, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Tuesday night behind Alex Bregman's two-run homer. Houston improved to 100-57 and was assured of first place hours...

NL East champion Braves rally past Mets 7-3 for 6th straight

Sep. 26, 2018 2:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the playoffs around the corner and the Atlanta Braves rolling along, the last thing the NL East champions need is an injury to their starting shortstop. Dansby Swanson exited Tuesday night's 7-3 victory over the New York Mets and was sent for tests on his sore left wrist — the...

Sanchez, Severino rebound ahead of playoffs, Yanks top Rays

Sep. 26, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Luis Severino is making his bid to be on the mound and throwing to catcher Gary Sanchez in the New York Yankees' playoff opener. Severino won his 19th game, the struggling Sanchez drove in four runs for the first time since early April and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2...

Houston Astros clinch second straight AL West title when second-place Oakland loses at Seattle

Sep. 26, 2018 2:09 AM EDT
SEATTLE (AP) — Houston Astros clinch second straight AL West title when second-place Oakland loses at Seattle.

Escobar's home lifts D-Backs over Dodgers, tightens NL West

Sep. 26, 2018 2:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers surged into the NL West lead with a superb September, yet have struggled to shake the Colorado Rockies. Eduardo Escobar homered off Kenta Maeda leading off the ninth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks tightened the NL West race with a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers on...

A Dahl's house: Dahl homers, Rox take 2nd wild-card spot

Sep. 26, 2018 1:48 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — David Dahl went 3 for 5 on the night. Now, he's thinking 5 for 5 the rest of the way — wins to close out the regular season. That would guarantee the Colorado Rockies a playoff spot. Dahl homered for a second straight game, a three-run shot in the third, and the Rockies vaulted into...