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Texas Rangers Derek Dietrich connects for a double as Seattle Mariners catcher Austin Nola looks on in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Dietrich debuts as Rangers rally in 8th for 7-4 win over M's

Aug. 13, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Dietrich talked a few hours before his Texas Rangers debut about just wanting to make some kind of impact for his new team. The veteran infielder certainly did in a big comeback against the Seattle Mariners. Dietrich reached base all four times, had a big stolen base and...

Miami Marlins pitcher Josh A. Smith celebrates his win with teammates following the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Marlins finally get to go home after beating Blue Jays 14-11

Aug. 13, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — If Magneuris Sierra and the Miami Marlins were looking for special souvenirs to bring home from their extra long road trip, they found them with a big extra-inning win and a hold on first place. Sierra hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning and the Marlins overcame Toronto’s...

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Clint Frazier has big season debut; Yankees beat Braves 6-3

Aug. 13, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Injury fill-in Clint Frazier had three hits, including a home run, and scored twice in his season debut as the Yankees beat Atlanta 6-3 Wednesday night, sweeping a two-game set. Johan Camargo lined a two-run homer in the second to give the Braves an early lead against New York starter...

Houston Astros' Martin Maldonado hits a three-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Maldonado's 3-run shot leads Astros over Giants 5-1

Aug. 12, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Martín Maldonado hit a three-run home run to back a strong start by Zack Greinke and help the Houston Astros to a 5-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. The game was tied with no outs in the sixth when Carlos Correa, Kyle Tucker and Abraham Toro hit consecutive...

Baltimore Orioles' Rio Ruiz, right, and Renato Nunez celebrate after Ruiz's home run off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Ruiz, Sisco, Santander go deep in Orioles' win over Phillies

Aug. 12, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Santander pinged a homer off the foul pole. Rio Ruiz f our-bounced a shovel pass to nip a runner and preserve a lead. By the thinnest of margins, the 108-loss Orioles from a year ago are turning into winners. Santander, Ruiz and Chance Sisco all homered to lead the Baltimore...

Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario, Byron Buxton and Jake Cave celebrate after a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Twins won 12-2. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Twins rout Brewers, 12-2, behind Kenta Maeda

Aug. 12, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Byron Buxton hit two solo home runs and Miguel Sanó added another as the Minnesota Twins jumped to an early lead and routed the Milwaukee Brewers 12-2 on Wednesday night. The victory gave the AL Central-leading Twins a 2-1 series win over the Brewers, who dropped to 2-6 at home....

Kansas City Royals' Trevor Rosenthal (40) reacts with catcher Salvador Perez (13) after a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The Royals won 5-4. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Salvador Perez has 3 more hits, hot Royals beat Reds 5-4

Aug. 12, 2020 11:17 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bases loaded, one out, another close game on the verge of slipping away. The strain showed on Mike Matheny's face in the ninth inning — not that anyone could tell. Salvador Perez had three more hits, and Kansas City's bullpen barely held on for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati...

Boston Red Sox's J.D. Martinez, left, follows through on his grand slam in front of Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Perez during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Rays pounce on Red Sox, hold on for 9-5 win

Aug. 12, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Blake Snell pitched five shutout innings and the Tampa Bay Rays backed him with a trio of 400-foot homers to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-5 on Wednesday night and earn their fifth straight victory. Willy Adames, Brandon Lowe and Yoshi Tsutsugo all homered off Zack Godley, and Austin Meadows hit...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cubs beat Indians 7-2 to match their best start since 1970

Aug. 12, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bell bottoms were in style and Nixon was in the White House the last time the Chicago Cubs started a season this hot. Their rookie manager isn't taking any credit for the fast start. “I mean, I’ve got a good team,” David Ross said. “That’s what it is....

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly (17) looks back at Houston Astros' Carlos Correa (1) after the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Houston. Both benches emptied during the exchange. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Joe Kelly's suspension reduced to 5 games on appeal

Aug. 12, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly had his suspension for throwing pitches near the heads of Houston hitters reduced to five games on appeal. Kelly was originally penalized eight games by Major League Baseball on July 29, a day after throwing a 96 mph fastball near the head of...