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  • Perez, Royals stay hot, rally past BoSox

    BOSTON (AP) Raul Mondesi hit a bases-loaded triple and Eric Hosmer added a two-run single during an eight-run sixth inning, lifting the surging Kansas City Royals to a 10-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. Salvador Perez hit his third solo homer in two games for Kansas City, which took two of […]

  • Panik belts 2 HRs, Giants pound Braves

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Joe Panik homered twice and matched his career high of four RBIs to back Madison Bumgarner, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 13-4 on Sunday to win a series for only the second time since the All-Star break. Denard Span and Eduardo Nunez also homered, Brandon Crawford had three […]

  • Panik leads 18-hit attack in Giants’ win

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Joe Panik homered twice and matched his career high of four RBIs to back Madison Bumgarner, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 13-3 on Sunday to win a series for only the second time since the All-Star break. Denard Span and Eduardo Nunez also homered, Brandon Crawford had three […]

  • Dodgers slip by Cubs, stay 2 up in West

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Brock Stewart and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and Andrew Toles scored on a fielder’s choice in the eighth inning, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Sunday. Stewart struck out eight over five innings of two-hit ball, and then Jesse Chavez, Grant Dayton, […]

  • Holland sharp as Rangers edge Indians

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Derek Holland allowed one run over six innings in his second start off the disabled list, new left fielder Carlos Gomez made two highlight-reel catches and the AL-best Texas Rangers held off the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Sunday. The Rangers took three of four in the series between division leaders, the first […]

  • Archer Ks 10 as Rays beat Astros 10-4

    HOUSTON (AP) Chris Archer struck out 10 in seven innings, Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Houston Astros 10-4 on Sunday. Matt Duffy and Nick Franklin also went deep for the last-place Rays, who have homered in 21 of their last 24 games. Houston, in the hunt for […]

  • Triggs wins first as A’s beat Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS (AP) Rookie Andrew Triggs earned his first win and Stephen Vogt and Khris Davis homered to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 7-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Triggs (1-1) allowed three runs on four hits, walked none and struck out eight in six innings. Ryan Madson pitched the ninth […]

  • Four-run 7th pushes Phillies past Mets

    NEW YORK (AP) A.J. Ellis got a big hit in his Philadelphia debut, breaking a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double Sunday that sent the Phillies to a 5-1 victory over the New York Mets. Vince Velasquez and four relievers quieted a streaking Mets lineup that was minus ailing sluggers Yoenis Cespedes (quad) and Neil […]

  • ChiSox win finale, take 3 of 4 from M’s

    CHICAGO (AP) Carlos Rodon pitched into the seventh inning, Justin Morneau had a two-run single and Melky Cabrera drove in a run and scored twice to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Jose Abreu also drove in a run to help Chicago, which took three of […]

  • Bucs’ road win streak at 8, Nova injured

    MILWAUKEE (AP) Ivan Nova threw six sharp innings before leaving early because of a hurting left hamstring and the Pittsburgh Pirates hit three solo homers to rally past the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Sunday for their eighth straight road victory. John Jaso and Gregory Polanco each homered in the sixth off Brewers starter Chase Anderson […]

  • Arenado has HR, 4 hits, Rockies top Nats

    WASHINGTON (AP) Nolan Arenado went 4 for 4, including his 35th home run and a triple, and drove in three runs as the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Sunday. Arenado and David Dahl hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning off Nationals rookie Lucas Giolito. Chad Bettis (11-7) allowed two runs, […]

  • Marte burns old team, Angels top Tigers

    DETROIT (AP) Former Tiger Jefry Marte had three RBI and Tyler Skaggs shut down the Detroit offense in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-0 victory on Sunday. After scoring 35 runs in the four games before this series, the Tigers were limited to six runs in the three-game weekend set against the Angels. It is the […]

  • Trumbo hits 40th HR as O’s beat Yankees

    NEW YORK (AP) Kevin Gausman tamed the torrid Yankees hitters, Mark Trumbo lined his major league-leading 40th home run and Steve Pearce also connected as the Baltimore Orioles averted a bruising sweep, blanking New York 5-0 Sunday. The Orioles got battered in the first two games of the series, outscored 27-9. Baltimore bounced back in […]

  • Donaldson hits 3 HRs as Jays sweep Twins

    Josh Donaldson had his first career three-homer game, Troy Tulowitzki also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Donaldson hit a solo homer off Kyle Gibson in the second, then delivered a go-ahead, two-run blast off Pat Light (0-1) in the seventh. Dozens […]

  • Baseball photo archive sells for $1.8M

    DALLAS (AP) More than 7,400 original negatives by baseball photographer Charles Conlon have sold at auction for nearly $1.8 million. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on Sunday announced the sale results for the images, from 1904 through 1942, including some of baseball’s greats – Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio. The auction house declined […]

  • ChiSox OF Eaton exits with bruised arm

    CHICAGO (AP) Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton left Sunday’s game against the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning with a bruised right forearm after being hit by a pitch. X-rays were negative and he is listed as day-to-day. Eaton initially stayed in the game after being hit by Seattle starter Taijuan Walker leading […]

  • 6 DPs help Padres’ Perdomo 6-hit Marlins

    MIAMI (AP) Rookie Luis Perdomo benefited from a team record six double plays while pitching a six-hitter for his first complete game Sunday, and the San Diego Padres won the rubber game of their series against the Miami Marlins, 3-1. The complete game was the Padres’ first this year. Perdomo allowed the leadoff batter to […]

  • Twins OF Santana exits due to shoulder

    TORONTO (AP) Minnesota Twins center fielder Danny Santana left Sunday’s game against the Blue Jays after he sprained his left shoulder in a first-inning collision with left fielder Robbie Grossman. The two outfielders collided on the warning track in left center while chasing leadoff batter Jose Bautista’s high fly. The impact caused the ball to […]

  • Mets’ Cabrera leaves with sore left knee

    NEW YORK (AP) Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera left New York’s game Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies with one out in the first inning because of a sore left knee. He collided with Phillies’ first baseman Tommy Joseph while beating out a one-out bunt single. As Joseph reached for pitcher Vince Velazquez’s high throw, Cabrera’s […]

  • Cespedes sits after quad acts up again

    NEW YORK (AP) Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes again has soreness in his right quadriceps and was held out of the lineup for Sunday afternoon’s game against Philadelphia. Cespedes originally suffered the injury on July 8 after chasing Daniel Murphy’s RBI double to deep center field in the Mets’ 3-1 loss to Washington. He went 1 […]

  • Tigers activate SS Iglesias, DFA Presley

    DETROIT (AP) The Tigers activated shortstop Jose Iglesias from the 15-day disabled list before Saturday’s game. Iglesias has not played since Aug. 12 due to a left hamstring strain. To make room on the 25-man roster for Iglesias, the Tigers designated the contract of outfielder Alex Presley for assignment. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had Iglesias […]

  • Blackmon’s HRs get Rockies by Nats in 11

    WASHINGTON (AP) Charlie Blackmon hit two home runs, including the go-ahead shot in the 11th inning, as the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 9-4 Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak. NL MVP Bryce Harper was ejected in the 10th inning after getting called out on strikes. The Nationals star yelled at plate umpire […]

  • Jeffress still out as MLB looks into DWI

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress was away from the team for a second day Saturday as Major League Baseball looked into the pitcher’s arrest on a drunken driving charge. Thad Levine, the team’s assistant general manager, said the players’ association was working closely with the commissioner’s office, along with Jeffress and his […]

  • Yanks’ Sanchez quickest to hit 11 homers

    NEW YORK (AP) Rookie Gary Sanchez kept up a most remarkable run, homering for the third straight game as the New York Yankees routed the Baltimore Orioles 13-5 Saturday. Sanchez hit a drive that bounced off the top of the right-center field wall and over in the fourth inning. He reached 11 career home runs […]

  • Jays cap 5-run rally on fielding blunder

    TORONTO (AP) Melvin Upton Jr. hit an RBI triple and continued home on a misplay in the eighth inning, completing Toronto’s rally from a five-run deficit and sending the AL East-leading Blue Jays over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Saturday. Edwin Encarnacion homered and drove in three runs as Toronto handed the Twins their ninth straight […]

  • Bryant’s second HR lifts Cubs by Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Kris Bryant hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning to go with an earlier solo shot, lifting the Chicago Cubs over the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Friday night in the series opener between NL division leaders. Bryant’s 35th homer capped a comeback from an earlier two-run deficit and extended […]

  • Sale Ks 14 but outdueled by King Felix

    CHICAGO (AP) Felix Hernandez was so excited to face Chris Sale he loaded up on caffeine before the game and briefly got dizzy. King Felix needed the extra energy to beat the dominant White Sox ace. Sale struck out 14 but got outpitched by Hernandez and the Seattle bullpen, and the Mariners ended a three-game […]

  • Bryant’s HR in 10th gets Cubs by Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Kris Bryant hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning to go with an earlier solo shot, lifting the Chicago Cubs over the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Friday night in the series opener between NL division leaders. Bryant’s 35th homer capped a comeback from an earlier two-run deficit and extended […]

  • Samardzija, bats help Giants top Braves

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jeff Samardzija and two relievers combined on a seven-hitter, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Friday night. Angel Pagan homered while Brandon Belt, Denard Span and Buster Posey added two hits apiece for the Giants. San Francisco scored six runs on two-out hits and benefited from three […]

  • Astros win on back-to-back homers in 9th

    HOUSTON (AP) Evan Gattis knows he probably shouldn’t have taken a swing at a shoulder-high pitch from Tampa Bay closer Alex Colome in the ninth inning on Friday night. Considering what happened next, he’s glad he did. Carlos Correa and Gattis hit back-to-back homers in the ninth inning to lift the Houston Astros to a […]

  • Indians’ Kluber wins sixth straight

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Corey Kluber’s second-half surge rolled on, and a trip home didn’t help Texas left-hander Martin Perez. The Cleveland right-hander pitched six strong innings to match a career best with his sixth straight victory and Abraham Almonte hit two run-scoring doubles, helping the Indians beat the Rangers 12-1 on Friday night in a […]

  • Indians’ Kluber earns 6th straight win

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Corey Kluber pitched six strong innings for a career-best sixth straight victory and Abraham Almonte hit two run-scoring doubles, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 12-1 on Friday night in a matchup of division leaders. The Indians (73-54) snapped a three-game losing streak, which had tied a season high, and […]

  • Correa, Gattis HRs in 9th propel Astros

    HOUSTON (AP) Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis hit back-to-back homers in the ninth inning to lift the Houston Astros to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. Mikie Mahtook’s first homer this season, a towering shot with two outs in the ninth inning, had put the Rays on top before Houston’s […]

  • Verlander works into 8th, Tigers’ run 5

    DETROIT (AP) The way Justin Verlander has pitched since July, he rarely needs much offensive support from his teammates. On Friday night, the Detroit Tigers didn’t score until the sixth inning, but four late runs were more than enough for Verlander to beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2. He allowed a first-inning homer to Albert […]

  • Flores’ slam, Colon’s 2 hits lift Mets

    NEW YORK (AP) Wilmer Flores launched a grand slam, Asdrubal Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and even Bartolo Colon had two helpful hits while pitching the New York Mets to a 9-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. Jose Reyes and Cabrera opened the Mets’ half of the first inning […]

  • Martin, Smoak total 10 RBIs as Jays roll

    TORONTO (AP) Russell Martin and Justin Smoak each homered and drove in five runs as the Toronto Blue Jays hammered Minnesota 15-8 Friday night, handing the Twins their eighth straight loss. Josh Donaldson, who drove in three runs, and Darwin Barney, who had three hits, also each homered. Francisco Liriano posted his first win with […]

  • KC wins 11th in 12 despite Betts’ 5 hits

    BOSTON (AP) Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon homered, and Ian Kennedy allowed one run through five innings as the Kansas City Royals continued their monthlong hot streak with a 6-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. Kansas City has won 11 of its last 12 games and is 18-6 in August. Kennedy […]

  • Sale Ks 14 in loss to Hernandez, M’s

    CHICAGO (AP) Chris Sale struck out 14 but got outpitched by Felix Hernandez and the Seattle bullpen, and the Mariners ended a three-game skid Friday night by beating the Chicago White Sox 3-1. Hernandez (9-4) improved to 5-0 in eight starts since returning from the disabled list, throwing 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball. Sale […]

  • Werth, Murphy HRs lift Nats past Rockies

    WASHINGTON (AP) Jayson Werth and Daniel Murphy hit solo homers and drove in two runs each, and Gio Gonzalez earned his 100th career victory as the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 on Friday night. Gonzalez (9-9) threw six innings and allowed two runs and four hits with one walk and five strikeouts. Closer […]

  • Upton homers again as Tigers’ run hits 5

    DETROIT (AP) Justin Verlander pitched into the eighth inning and Justin Upton homered for the fourth time in five games as the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Friday night. The Tigers have won five straight to move back into contention in both the AL Central and wild-card races. Upton was hitting […]

  • Sanchez homers again as Yankees rout O’s

    NEW YORK (AP) Rookie Gary Sanchez homered for the eighth time in nine games and drove in four runs as the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-4 Friday night in the opener of their weekend series. Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley also went deep for the surging Yankees, who moved five games over […]

  • O’s CF Jones exits with hamstring injury

    NEW YORK (AP) Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has left the game at Yankee Stadium because of a strained left hamstring. Jones exited in the second inning Friday night as Baltimore played New York. It was not known how long he might be out. The five-time All-Star left Thursday night’s game in Washington in the […]

  • D-backs activate star CF Pollock from DL

    PHOENIX (AP) As expected, the Arizona Diamondbacks have activated center fielder A.J. Pollock and he was in the lineup for Friday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. Pollock, an All-Star and Gold Glove winner last season, broke his right elbow in a head-first slide at home in a preseason game two days before the start […]

  • Jays re-acquire C Navarro from White Sox

    CHICAGO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have added depth at catcher for the stretch run by re-acquiring veteran Dioner Navarro from the Chicago White Sox. The Blue Jays sent minor league left-hander Colton Turner to Chicago in Friday’s waiver deal. Navarro is likely to be the backup in Toronto behind Russell Martin. The 32-year-old Navarro […]

  • Rays to release OF Jennings on Saturday

    HOUSTON (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays will release outfielder Desmond Jennings on Saturday. The team announced the impending move on Friday before opening a series against the Houston Astros. Manager Kevin Cash says: ”It was time. Best for him. Best for us going forward … unfortunately it just didn’t work out. Couldn’t quite get him […]

  • Mets to skip struggling deGrom on Monday

    NEW YORK (AP) Trying to make a push in the crowded NL playoff race, the New York Mets plan to skip struggling right-hander Jacob deGrom the next time through the rotation. The team says it hasn’t decided who will start in deGrom’s place Monday night against Miami, another club in the wild-card hunt. New York […]

  • Orioles activate McFarland, DFA Ondrusek

    NEW YORK (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have reinstated reliever T.J. McFarland from the 15-day disabled list before Friday night’s game against the New York Yankees. The 27-year-old lefty was placed on the DL on June 30, retroactive to the day before, with left knee inflammation. McFarland, who last pitched in a major league game on […]

  • Long-shot Cardullo called up by Rockies

    WASHINGTON (AP) The Colorado Rockies called up Stephen Cardullo from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday, the first time the 28-year-old infielder-outfielder has been on an active major league roster. Cardullo hit .308 with 17 home runs and 72 RBIs in 115 games for the Isotopes this season. Prior to that, he spent four years in independent […]

  • Rangers reliever Jeffress booked for DWI

    DALLAS (AP) Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress, who was suspended twice as a minor leaguer for violating drug rules, has been arrested in Dallas on a drunken driving charge. Online records for the Dallas County jail show that the 28-year-old Jeffress was booked around 5:15 a.m. Friday on a driving while intoxicated charge. No bond […]

  • Moore loses no-hitter with 2 outs in 9th

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Matt Moore of the San Francisco Giants has lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning on a soft single by Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Moore’s try ended on his 133rd pitch Thursday night when Seager looped a soft, clean single to right field.