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It's been almost a half-century since a Pittsburgh pitcher started the All-Star game

Jul. 15, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

Paul Skenes is set to start the All-Star game, the first time since 1995 that a rookie pitcher has that honor. It's been even longer since a Pittsburgh player has been in that spotlight. The last pitcher from the Pirates to start the All-Star game was Jerry Reuss in...

Lawrence Butler hits 3 of Athletics' 8 homers in 18-3 rout of Phillies

Jul. 14, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawrence Butler hit three home runs, Brent Rooker and Seth Brown each had two homers, and the Oakland Athletics routed the first-placed Philadelphia Phillies 18-3 on Sunday. Butler had six RBIs. Rooker tied his career high with five RBIs for Oakland, which...

Harper, Turner homer and Phillies beat A's 11-5 to give Phillips the win in first career start

Jul. 13, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyler Phillips pitched into the seventh inning in his first career start, Bryce Harper and Trea Turner hit two of Philadelphia's four home runs and the Phillies defeated the Oakland Athletics 11-5 on Saturday. Nick Castellanos had a home run and four RBIs and...

Phillies release utility player Whit Merrifield, recall Weston Wilson from Triple-A

Jul. 12, 2024 23:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have released utility player Whit Merrifield and recalled Weston Wilson from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Phillies President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski announced the moves ahead of Friday night’s game against the Oakland...

Butler, Langeliers lead last-place Oakland over first-place Phillies

Jul. 12, 2024 22:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawrence Butler homered, Shea Langeliers drove in a two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 on Friday night. Miguel Andujar and Brent Rooker also had RBIs for the A’s, who are in last place in the AL West and have the...

All-Star Tanner Houck limits A's to 2 hits in 6 innings, Red Sox win 7-0

Jul. 11, 2024 22:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — All-Star pitcher Tanner Houck limited Oakland to two hits in six innings and Connor Wong, Wilyer Abreu and Masataka Yoshida homered to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Athletics 7-0 on Thursday night. The Red Sox have won eight of their last 10 to improve to 51-41....

A's cool off Red Sox with 5-2 win at Fenway behind Butler and Sears

Jul. 10, 2024 23:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Lawrence Butler hit a two-run double to back a solid outing from JP Sears as the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Wednesday night. Oakland improved to 1-4 this season against the Red Sox, who had won seven of eight overall. Butler finished with two...

Rafael Devers bows out of All-Star Game, then helps Red Sox beat A's 12-9

Jul. 10, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Brayan Bello fanned a career-high 11 batters – getting each of his first 10 outs by strikeout – and Wilyer Abreu and Dominic Smith homered on back-to-back pitches in an eight-run second inning Tuesday night to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 12-9. ...

D-backs' Christian Walker among best current MLB players to never make All-Star game

Jul. 08, 2024 06:05 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Walker is a two-time Gold Glove winner, helped lead his team to the World Series last season, has hit at least 33 home runs in each of the past two years and is currently on pace for about 40 homers this season. The Arizona Diamondbacks' first baseman is...

Heston Kjerstad hits 3-run homer as Orioles beat Athletics 6-3

Jul. 07, 2024 19:50 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Heston Kjerstad hit a three-run homer, Grayson Rodriguez had eight strikeouts in six innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Sunday. Kjerstad’s center field shot put the Orioles ahead 4-0 in the first. Anthony Santander hit his...