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Davis' 2-out, 2-run single in 9th lifts A's over Twins 5-4

Jul. 20, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Khris Davis had been a fixture in the cleanup spot for most of the past four seasons, putting together three straight 40-homer, 100-RBI seasons. He hadn't been living up to his usual standards in 2019 and he was slotted into the sixth spot in the batting order the past four games....

Semien has 3 extra-base hits, surging A's beat Twins 5-3

Jul. 20, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With a game-time temperature of 94 degrees on a humid, muggy evening, starting pitchers Jake Odorizzi and Chris Bassitt had to fight dripping sweat as much as opposing batters. Oakland's leadoff hitter, Marcus Semien, got out of the heat quickly in the first inning and then continued to...

Rosario's pinch-hit 3-run HR lifts Twins in 6-3 win vs. A's

Jul. 19, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After their dominant start to the season, the Minnesota Twins were starting to sag a bit. With one powerful swing Thursday through that thick midsummer night air, Eddie Rosario provided quite the jolt. The pinch-hitting Rosario produced a go-ahead, three-run homer on the first pitch from...

Mets bash way to 4th straight win, 14-4 over Twins

Jul. 17, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With one powerful swing, Pete Alonso proved for now his safety from Home Run Derby harm. Alonso and the New York Mets put quite the hurt on the Minnesota Twins to sweep this two-game series. Dominic Smith put the Mets in front with his pinch-hit, three-run homer in the seventh inning,...

Conforto, Mets beat Twins 3-2 after surviving tense 9th

Jul. 17, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The bases were loaded in the ninth inning against sputtering New York Mets closer Edwin Díaz, and the Minnesota Twins had their most experienced hitter at the plate in Nelson Cruz for a classic power-versus-power matchup. So many of these tense moments have favored the first-place...

As Cron, Rosario return, Twins put Buxton on concussion list

Jul. 16, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest improbable catch by Byron Buxton caused a face-first crash into the grass, another painful highlight-reel grab for the Minnesota center fielder . Unlike the all-out defense that Buxton normally puts on display, the Twins were more than willing to play it safe with this injury....

Mercado breaks tie with 2nd homer, Indians beat Tigers 8-6

Jul. 16, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians wanted to bounce back from a disappointing series against the Minnesota Twins. Oscar Mercado made certain they did. Cleveland's rookie outfielder hit his second home run of the game — a leadoff blast in the seventh inning — and the Indians continued to...

Santana homers, Indians beat Twins 4-3 to avoid sweep

Jul. 14, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — With the AL Central in danger of slipping away for the Cleveland Indians, Carlos Santana delivered. Santana, coming off his first career All-Star appearance, hit a solo home run that broke a seventh-inning tie and the Indians avoided a sweep with a 4-3 win over the first-place Minnesota...

LEADING OFF: Stroman at Yankee Stadium, Red Sox get Cashner

Jul. 14, 2019 2:45 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PINSTRIPE AUDITION? All-Star pitcher Marcus Stroman (5-9, 3.18 ERA) takes the mound for Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Last month, the Long Island native strongly hinted that he wouldn't mind a trade to the Yankees. Stroman has been sidelined with a left pectoral...

Maxed out: Kepler homers twice more off Bauer, Twins win 6-2

Jul. 13, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Max Kepler owns Trevor Bauer at the moment. And unless something changes, the AL Central will soon belong to the Twins. Kepler hit two more home runs off Bauer, Jake Cave drove in three runs and Minnesota tightened its grip on the division with a 6-2 win Saturday night over the Cleveland...