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LEADING OFF: Braves set to clinch, Cubs try to regroup

Sep. 20, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: POPPIN' Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Braves are poised to break out the bubbly, with a magic number of one to clinch their second straight NL East title. They can celebrate when Mike Foltynewicz (7-5, 4.80 ERA) starts at SunTrust Park against San Francisco. A...

LEADING OFF: Braves set to clinch, Cubs try to regroup

Sep. 19, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: POPPIN' Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Braves are poised to break out the bubbly, with a magic number of one to clinch their second straight NL East title. They can celebrate when Mike Foltynewicz (7-5, 4.80 ERA) starts at SunTrust Park against San Francisco. A...

Rodriguez, Red Sox beat Giants 5-4 to avoid sweep

Sep. 19, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A year after their record-setting, World Series championship season, the Boston Red Sox are looking for meaning wherever they can find it. Long ago finished in the AL East race and on the verge of wild-card elimination as well, the defending champs managed to keep alive Eduardo Rodriguez's...

Giants rout Red Sox 11-3, giving Bochy 2,000th win

Sep. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The San Francisco Giants helped manager Bruce Bochy reach yet another milestone before his retirement at the end of the season. San Francisco's 11-3 rout of the Red Sox on Wednesday night was Bochy's 2,000th career victory as a manager in the majors. "I've been lucky. I've been blessed to...

Yaz's grandson Mike hits HR; Giants beat Red Sox 7-6 in 15

Sep. 18, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski rounded the bases to the cheers of the Fenway Park fans after hitting a solo homer for San Francisco — like his grandfather heard numerous times during his illustrious career with the Red Sox. The 29-year-old grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski hit his homer in...

Vázquez homers twice, drives in 5, Red Sox beat Phillies

Sep. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A little lunchtime wisdom served Christian Vázquez well. Vázquez homered twice, including his first career grand slam, and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Red Sox catcher had gone...

Benintendi's sac fly lifts Red Sox past Phillies 2-1

Sep. 14, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitching their ace every fifth day to boost their postseason hopes hasn't worked out for the Philadelphia Phillies. Pinch-hitter Andrew Benintendi's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night. The Phillies were...

Bogaerts reaches 50 doubles, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 7-4

Sep. 12, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Xander Bogaerts doesn't expect to be the only Boston Red Sox slugger with 30 homers and 50 doubles. Teammate Rafael Devers is a home run away from joining him. Bogaerts hit his 50th double and drove in a run, Marco Hernandez had two RBI and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Thursday to...

LEADING OFF: Mets try to sweep D-Backs, Twins ailing

Sep. 12, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG BROOM The Mets will try for a four-game sweep over Arizona amid a crowded NL wild-card race. The Diamondbacks had won 11 of 13 entering the series, but New York has shut them down completely, outscoring them 15-3 through the first three games. Right-hander...

Thornton, Blue Jays 2-hit slumping Red Sox in 8-0 win

Sep. 11, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Boston veteran Mitch Moreland said it's been "a tough couple of days" for the Red Sox offense. Doesn't get much more rugged than this. Trent Thornton and three others combined on a two-hitter, Teoscar Hernández and Rowdy Tellez homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 8-0...