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San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Crawford's RBI in 10th lifts Giants over Astros 7-6

Aug. 12, 2020 2:02 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The San Francisco Giants were confident that Hunter Pence would break out of his slump and get going this season. The 37-year-old finally did that in grand fashion on Tuesday night, and it helped the Giants rally for 7-6 a win over the Houston Astros in 10 innings. Brandon Crawford hit an...

Texas Rangers' Nick Solak follows thru on a two-run single in the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)

Solak gets 3 singles, 3 RBIs as Rangers beat Mariners 4-2

Aug. 12, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nick Solak singled three times and drove in three runs, leading the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Solak had a two-run single in the first and an RBI hit in third, when Willie Calhoun added another run-scoring single. Calhoun's hit scored...

Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano (22) charges the Houston Astros dugout after being hit by a pitch thrown by Humberto Castellanos in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

MLB: Astros coach receives 20-game suspension, Laureano six

Aug. 11, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón received a 20-game suspension and a fine Tuesday for his role in a benches-clearing brawl at Oakland, while Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano was given a six-game suspension and a fine. Cintrón’s suspension is the...

AP Source: Astros coach Alex Cintron faces a 20-game suspension for his role in a bench-clearing brawl with Oakland.

Aug. 11, 2020 3:35 PM EDT
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — AP Source: Astros coach Alex Cintron faces a 20-game suspension for his role in a bench-clearing brawl with Oakland.
Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Trout homers twice, helps Angels rally for 10-9 win over A's

Aug. 11, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout is beginning to believe there might be something to the notion of having added power after the birth of a child. The reigning AL MVP has certainly been on a tear since son Beckham was born. Trout homered twice Monday night, including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, the entrance to Sahlen Field, home of the Toronto Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate, in Buffalo, N.Y., is viewed. The Blue Jays will walk onto the field Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, as the host team for the first time in 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays debut in Buffalo; Clevinger out

Aug. 11, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ NEW DIGS Baseball's nomads, the Toronto Blue Jays, finally move into their new home at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, when they play the Miami Marlins. It'll be the first time this year the Blue Jays are the host team. Canada’s government...

Seattle Mariners' Dylan Moore follows watches his solo home run during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Seager's slam one of 3 Seattle homers in 10-2 win at Texas

Aug. 11, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kyle Seager hit a grand slam, Kyle Lewis and Dylan Moore also homered and the Seattle Mariners won 10-2 Monday night in their first game at the new Texas ballpark, snapping the Rangers' three-game winning streak. Lewis put the Mariners up 4-2 with his fourth homer, a three-run shot...

Houston Astros' Lance McCullers Jr. throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

McCullers throws 7 scoreless, Astros beat Giants 6-4

Aug. 11, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After a terrible road trip, Lance McCullers Jr. gave the Houston Astros just what they needed to get back on track Monday night. McCullers pitched no-hit ball into the seventh inning, Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa drove in two runs each and the Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 6-4...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, the entrance to Sahlen Field, home of the Toronto Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate, in Buffalo, N.Y., is viewed. The Blue Jays will walk onto the field Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, as the host team for the first time in 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays debut in Buffalo; Clevinger out

Aug. 11, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ NEW DIGS Baseball's nomads, the Toronto Blue Jays, finally move into their new home at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, when they play the Miami Marlins. It'll be the first time this year the Blue Jays are the host team. Canada’s government...

Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. throws against the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Astros' McCullers no-hit bid broken up in 7th against Giants

Aug. 10, 2020 11:26 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. had his no-hit bid against the San Francisco Giants broken up with one out in the seventh inning. Alex Dickerson grounded out to start the seventh before Donovan Solano extended his MLB-best hitting streak to 15 games with a grounder down the third base...