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Changing places: Hyman to Edmonton, Chara to Isles

Sep. 27, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

One call from Connor McDavid was all Zach Hyman needed to put unfinished business with the Toronto Maple Leafs behind him upon joining the Edmonton Oilers. Hyman left his hometown team to sign a $38.5 million, seven-year contract with McDavid and the Oilers, who are...

Braves, Phillies to go head to head with division in balance

Sep. 27, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies are in an old-fashioned battle for the NL East title, with the wild card looking unlikely for whoever finishes second. They'll face each other in a three-game series starting Tuesday. Atlanta leads the...

Yankees sweep, beat Red Sox 6-3 to take AL wild-card lead

Sep. 27, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone watched two of his Gold Glove fielders drop easy popups to hand the Red Sox the lead. Then Boston fumbled a pair of foul balls with Aaron Judge at the plate, twice giving the slugger new life before his two-run double propelled...

Ohtani not enough, Mariners send Angels to losing season

Sep. 26, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani wasn't enough to keep the Los Angeles Angeles from their sixth straight losing season. Ohtani allowed Jarred Kelenic's tying home run in the seventh inning, and Mitch Haniger hit a go-ahead single in a four-run eighth against the...

A's edge AL West-leading Astros again on walk-off hit in 9th

Sep. 26, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha hit an RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics again beat Houston with their final swing, edging the AL West-leading Astros 4-3 Sunday. The A’s swept the three-game series to move up in the...

Jansen, Springer homer, Blue Jays beat Twins, keep pressure

Sep. 26, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Danny Jansen hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, George Springer also went deep and the Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 Sunday to maintain pressure in the AL wild-card race before heading to Toronto for their final homestand. Toronto will enter...

Baz's 5 2/3 scoreless innings helps Rays sweep Marlins 3-2

Sep. 26, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Shane Baz pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings to win his second straight start and the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Sunday for their team-record 14th series sweep. Baz (2-0), a 22-year-old right-hander who was...

Stanton's slam lifts Yanks to 5-3 win, WC tie with Red Sox

Sep. 26, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Yankees figure to be in a fight the remainder of the season to secure a playoff berth. Through the first two games of a crucial series at Fenway Park, they certainly look like a team up for the challenge. Giancarlo Stanton hit a...

Ohtani hits consecutive triples, Angels rout Mariners 14-1

Sep. 26, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani tripled in his first two at-bats and the Los Angeles Angels routed Seattle 14-1 on Saturday night, ending the Mariners’ six-game winning streak and damaging their playoff chances. Jhonathan Diaz pitched seven strong innings in...

Marte's double in 9th lifts A's 2-1, stalls Astros

Sep. 26, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Starling Marte hit a game-ending double with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics over the Houston Astros 2-1 on Saturday. The A’s are four games behind AL wild card co-leaders Boston and New York, with Seattle...