6:30 AM EDT, Thu September 21, 2017
4 hours ago

Lindor, Indians hold off Angels 6-5 for 26th win in 27 games

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Francisco Lindor snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run homer and the remarkable Cleveland Indians held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 on Wednesday night for their 26th victory in 27 games. It was Lindor's 31st home run of the season, most by a switch-hitting shortstop ...
4 hours ago

Red Sox clinch 2nd straight playoff berth

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Boston Red Sox are going back to the playoffs. A few hours after beating the Baltimore Orioles 9-0 on Wednesday night, the Red Sox were assured their second consecutive trip to the postseason when the Los Angeles Angels lost 6-5 to the Cleveland Indians. Those two ...
4 hours ago

Odor's grand slam sends Rangers past Mariners 8-6

SEATTLE (AP) - Rougned Odor's grand slam capped a seven-run fourth inning and the Texas Rangers held off the Seattle Mariners 8-6 on Wednesday night to make up ground in the playoff chase. The Rangers moved within 2½ games of Minnesota for the second AL wild card after the Twins ...
5 hours ago

Peralta, Diamondbacks rally to beat Padres 13-7

SAN DIEGO (AP) - David Peralta hit a leadoff homer and added a go-ahead double in the seventh for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who scored 11 runs in the final four innings and overcame Hunter Renfroe's three homers as the NL wild card leaders beat the San Diego Padres 13-7 on ...
7 hours ago

Peacock, Gurriel lead Astros over White Sox 4-3

HOUSTON (AP) - Yuli Gurriel had three hits, including a two-run double, Brad Peacock threw six solid innings and the Houston Astros extended their winning streak to six games with a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Peacock (12-2) allowed two runs on one hit with ...
7 hours ago

Manfred thinks teams will follow rules for Japanese star

SEATTLE (AP) - With Japanese star Shohei Otani considering a jump to a Major League Baseball team, Commissioner Rob Manfred said he believes it will be hard for teams to circumvent existing contract rules in pursuit of the coveted two-way player. Otani's situation was among several issues, including pace of ...
7 hours ago

Frazier's walk-off homer lifts Pirates by Brewers 6-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Adam Frazier hit a two-run homer off Milwaukee closer Corey Knebel with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-4 victory on Wednesday night. The Pirates tied it in the eighth on a throwing error by Knebel then ended a seven-game ...
7 hours ago

Aaron Altherr leads Phillies past slumping Dodgers 7-5

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Aaron Altherr hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth after launching a tying, two-run homer an inning earlier and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5 Wednesday night. The Dodgers have lost four straight and 20 of 25. Their magic number to clinch ...
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Moustakas breaks Royals' HR record in 15-5 rout of Jays

TORONTO (AP) - With his first home run in almost three weeks, Mike Moustakas bid Steve Balboni "Bye Bye" from his place in the Kansas City Royals' record book. Moustakas hit his 37th home run of the season, breaking Balboni's 1985 record, Salvador Perez and Whit Merrifield also connected and ...
7 hours ago

Nationals rally for 6 runs in 8th to beat Braves

ATLANTA — Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino issued three bases-loaded walks in the six-run eighth, Gio Gonzalez pitched seven strong innings and the Washington Nationals beat Atlanta 7-3 on Wednesday night. Gonzalez (15-7) allowed two runs, three hits and one walk to enjoy some rare good luck in the series. The left-hander, ...
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Padres sign pitcher Clayton Richard to $6M, 2-year contract

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The rebuilding San Diego Padres and left-hander Clayton Richard agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract Wednesday that runs through 2019. The 34-year-old Richard is the oldest player on the team, which doesn't envision being competitive until 2019 or 2020. He is 7-14 with a 4.82 ...
8 hours ago

Sale reaches 300 Ks as Red Sox beat Orioles 9-0 for sweep

BALTIMORE (AP) - Chris Sale struck out 13 to become the first AL pitcher in 18 years to reach the 300 mark, and the Boston Red Sox moved to the brink of clinching a playoff berth by beating the Baltimore Orioles 9-0 on Wednesday night. Sale (17-7) reached the milestone ...
8 hours ago

Rays, Snell end Cubs' 7-game winning streak

ST. PETRSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Blake Snell gave up two hits in seven shutout innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended the Chicago Cubs' season-best seven-game winning streak 8-1 on Wednesday night. The Cubs, who had not lost since being swept by the Milwaukee Brewers in a three-game series in ...
8 hours ago

Cards power Weaver with 3 homers in 9-2 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) - Dexter Fowler homered for the third straight game while Matt Carpenter and Paul DeJong also homered as the St. Louis Cardinals gained ground in their National League playoff push with a 9-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. Tommy Pham finished with two doubles, a ...
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Sale reaches 300 strikeouts for Red Sox

BALTIMORE (AP) - Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale has become the first AL pitcher in 18 years to record 300 strikeouts in a season. Sale reached the mark with his 13th strikeout of the game Wednesday night against Baltimore. He fanned Ryan Flaherty to end the eighth inning for ...