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Manaea throws 6 scoreless, A's beat Rangers 6-1 for sweep

Sep. 15, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Sean Manaea limited Texas to three singles over six scoreless innings, Marcus Semien became the third Oakland slugger with 30 homers and the Athletics beat the Rangers 6-1 Sunday for their sixth straight win. Oakland entered the day a half-game ahead of Tampa Bay for the first AL...

D'Arnaud's 3-run double sends streaking Rays past Angels 3-1

Sep. 15, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays couldn't get much going offensively in eight of their nine innings. When they got their only serious scoring opportunity, Travis d'Arnaud seized it. To manager Kevin Cash, that's what separates playoff teams from the pack — and the Rays sure look like...

Homer barrage keeps Rays in wild card spot, tops Angels 11-4

Sep. 14, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays shook off a rough stop in Texas and got right back into their playoff chase with a surprising burst of power. Willy Adames, Austin Meadows and Jesús Aguilar homered in the third inning, and the Rays kept pace in the AL wild card race with an 11-4 victory over...

LEADING OFF: Twins-Indians play 2; Greinke starts for Astros

Sep. 13, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: CENTRAL RACE The weekend's AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland will start with a doubleheader. The teams played two full innings Friday night before thunderstorms swept through Progressive Field, and the game was called after a wait of...

Man accused of killing pitcher's family will be evaluated

Sep. 13, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A judge has ordered a psychological evaluation for the man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher. The Danville Register & Bee reports the order was made Thursday by Judge Brian Turpin in the Pittsylvania Juvenile and Domestic...

Correction: Triple Slaying-Virginia story

Sep. 13, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a story Sept. 12 about the man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the man is being held in jail. He is being held in a mental health facility run by Virginia Behavioral Health and...

Solak, Rangers help knock Rays from AL wild-card lead, 6-4

Sep. 13, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nick Solak isn't getting to enjoy a playoff race in Texas after making his major league debut with the Rangers following a trade when he was a prospect for AL wild-card contender Tampa Bay. The rookie is having fun anyway, at the expense of his former organization. Solak homered off...

Odor HR pushes Texas past AL wild card-leading Rays 10-9

Sep. 12, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rougned Odor hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and the Texas Rangers beat Tampa Bay 10-9 on Wednesday night to end a six-game winning streak by the Rays, who have the AL's top wild-card spot. Tampa Bay (87-60) had four runners thrown out on the bases and saw its lead over Oakland for...

AL wildcard leader Tampa Bay wins 5-3 in 11 over Rangers

Sep. 11, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Austin Meadows tied the game with a two-run homer in the eighth, and the Tampa Bay Rays scored twice in the 11th after two Texas errors on the same play in a 5-3 win Tuesday night that stretched their winning streak to six games. The Rays (87-59) won for the 11th time in 12 games to...

Glasnow strikes out 5 in return, Rays beat sinking Blue Jays

Sep. 8, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Glasnow figures to be a factor as the Tampa Bay Rays make their playoff push Glasnow struck out five over two innings in his return from a four-month layoff caused by a strained right forearm, and the Rays beat Toronto 8-3 Sunday to complete a four-game sweep that left the...