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Blue Jays rally in 9th inning for 4-3 victory over Angels

May. 28, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Alejandro Kirk scored on an error by right fielder Juan Lagares in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Kirk led off the ninth with a single to center against Raisel Iglesias (1-3)...

Mariners hammer Verlander for 4 HRs in 6-1 win over Astros

May. 28, 2022 01:30 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After being shut down by Justin Verlander twice already this season, the approach by the Seattle Mariners this time around was to be overly aggressive. “I said it to the club before the game, ‘If it looks like you can hit it hard, swing at it. Take our...

Rangers rally in 9th again to beat A's 8-5 for 3rd in row

May. 28, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pinch-hitter Andy Ibañez drove in a pair of runs with a two-out single off Athletics closer Dany Jiménez, and the Texas Rangers scored three runs in the ninth inning for the second consecutive night to beat Oakland 8-5 on Friday. The Rangers rallied with...

Polanco, Correa power Twins past struggling Royals 10-7

May. 28, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco homered in a four-run first inning and Carlos Correa hit a go-ahead homer in the fourth to power the Minnesota Twins to a 10-7 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Minnesota had a season-high 15 hits. Polanco’s first inning two-run...

Butler scores 47 points, Heat beat Celtics to force Game 7

May. 28, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kyle Lowry listened politely while Jimmy Butler shared the credit for Miami’s Game 6 victory until his fellow All-Star took the humility too far and called his 47-point, elimination-avoiding performance “decent.” “It’s (expletive) incredible,” Lowry...

O's erase 6-run deficit vs Red Sox bullpen, win 12-8

May. 28, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Anthony Santander hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and also had a two-run homer, helping the Baltimore Orioles overcome a pair of six-run deficits to beat the Boston Red Sox 12-8 Friday night. Baltimore trailed 8-2 before Jorge Mateo hit a three-run homer...

Taillon leads Yankees over Rays 2-0 for 4th straight win

May. 27, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jameson Tallion pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, following Nestor Cortes to give the Yankees their longest consecutive starts in nine years and leading New York over the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 Friday night. Gleyber Torres put the Yankees ahead with a...

Angels' Ohtani out of lineup vs. Blue Jays due to back issue

May. 27, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani was out of the lineup Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays with back soreness, and teammate Anthony Rendon sat with a right wrist issue. Manager Joe Maddon said the reigning AL MVP was available off the bench...

Yanks' Donaldson (shoulder) goes on 10-day injured list

May. 27, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Josh Donaldson was placed on the 10-day injured list by the New York Yankees on Friday due to right shoulder inflammation. New York made the move retroactive to May 24. The 36-year-old third baseman had been on the COVID-19 injured list and has not...

Guardians-Tigers postponed, rescheduled for July 4th

May. 27, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The game between the Cleveland Guardians and Detroit Tigers on Friday was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on July 4 at 6:40 p.m. The originally scheduled game will begin at 1:10 p.m. The starting...