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Rangers seek momentum, new manager to contend again in '23

Aug. 17, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Rangers are more than a decade removed from their only World Series appearances and mired in the longest stretch of consecutive losing seasons in the franchise's half-century in Texas. They are again looking for a new manager and already have made a...

World Series to start on a Friday, could see latest end ever

Aug. 15, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series is scheduled to start on a Friday for the first time since 1915 and could end on Nov. 5 — its latest ever — because of the lockout that delayed opening day. Major League Baseball said Monday its expanded postseason will begin with all four games...

Head-to-head records loom as potential tiebreaker

Aug. 15, 2022 02:44 AM EDT

Drew Rasmussen's perfect game bid was more than just a sublime individual performance. The right-hander's stellar showing lifted Tampa Bay to what might have been its most important win of the season. The Rays beat Baltimore 4-1 on Sunday, moving to 1 1/2 games ahead...

Seager, Sborz lead Rangers past Mariners 5-3

Aug. 14, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager doubled twice and scored twice, including the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, as the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Sunday to win the three-game series. Josh Sborz (1-0) struck out five of the seven batters he faced in the...

Rasmussen loses perfect game in 9th, Rays beat Orioles 4-1

Aug. 14, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Drew Rasmussen took a perfect game into the ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays expanded their lead over Baltimore for the final AL wild card to 1 1/2 games with a 4-1 victory over the Orioles on Sunday. Rasmussen allowed his first baserunner when Jorge...

Blocking the plate call on review helps Nats top Padres 4-3

Aug. 13, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin was sure his catcher, Austin Nola, was not guilty of blocking the plate. So sure that the skipper immediately got ejected after Nola was called for that transgression on a replay review, allowing the Washington Nationals to score the go-ahead...

McClanahan stops 2-start skid, Rays beat Orioles 8-2

Aug. 13, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All-Star Shane McClanahan stopped a two-start losing streak, working six solid innings as the Tampa Bay Rays moved back in front of the Baltimore Orioles in the AL wild-card race with an 8-2 victory on Saturday. The benches and bullpens briefly emptied...

Julio Rodriguez returns to lineup, Mariners beat Rangers

Aug. 13, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Star rookie Julio Rodriguez got two hits in his return to the Seattle lineup and the Mariners took over the first wild-card position in the American League by beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Friday night. The 21-year-old Rodriguez, who put on an impressive...

Orioles tied for wild card after rainout with Blue Jays

Aug. 10, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Even when they don't play, the Baltimore Orioles are having success these days. Baltimore's game against the Toronto Blue Jays was rained out Wednesday night, but the Orioles pulled into a tie for the final wild card in the American League when Tampa Bay lost to...

Tigers GM Al Avila fired after 7 years, no playoffs

Aug. 10, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers' disappointing season cost Al Avila his job. Avila was fired as Detroit's general manager on Wednesday, ending a seven-year tenure without a playoff appearance. “I wish the results would have been better this season,” Avila said...