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  • Phillies lose 8-6 to Athletics in 10 innings

    Yesterday

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Burnett moved up the career strikeout list. At the moment, that's the furthest thing from his mind. Burnett matched his season high with six walks in the Philadelphia Phillies' 8-6 loss to the Oakland Athletics in 10 innings on Sunday. "I'd rather give up 20 base...

  • Twins fan 14 times vs Kluber, beaten by Indians

    Yesterday

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Dozier and the Minnesota Twins never caught up with Corey Kluber. Kluber matched a career high by striking out 14 for the second straight start, pitching the playoff-contending Cleveland Indians past the Twins 7-2 Sunday. "He commands all three of his pitches that he...

  • Braves GM Wren heads toward uncertain winter

    Yesterday

    ATLANTA (AP) — Braves general manager Frank Wren doesn't know what the immediate future holds for him and his struggling team. Atlanta was eliminated from the playoff race on Sunday. Trailing Washington by just a half-game on July 29, the Braves are now 15 games behind the NL East champion...

  • Rua's HR lifts streaking Rangers past Angels 2-1

    Yesterday

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Texas Rangers are determined to put a strong finish on a mostly miserable season. Ryan Rua hit his first major league homer, connecting off Huston Street in the ninth inning as the Rangers beat the playoff-bound Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Sunday for their eighth win in...

  • Giants swept by Padres; fall 4 ½ behind Dodgers

    Yesterday

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are reeling, having lost six of eight games, a streak in which they've scored only 14 runs. And yet they're still inching toward a playoff berth, thanks to the fact there are two wild-card spots. The Giants managed just six hits off Ian Kennedy and...

  • Miley hit hard as Rockies sweep D-backs, 8-3.

    Yesterday

    DENVER (AP) — Wade Miley has been riding an up-and-down season on the mound. It continued Sunday when he followed his strong performance against San Francisco with a dud against Colorado. Michael Cuddyer homered, Rafael Ynoa drove in three runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona...

  • Cuddyer homers as Rockies sweep D-backs, 8-3

    Yesterday

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies returned to Coors Field a week ago scuffling on offense. They finished their final homestand with a dominant performance at the plate. Michael Cuddyer homered, Rafael Ynoa drove in three runs and the Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Sunday. The...

  • Cardinals clinch playoff spot for 4th year in row

    Yesterday

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have clinched a playoff spot for the fourth straight season. The Cardinals were assured of at least an NL wild-card spot when Milwaukee lost to Pittsburgh on Sunday. St. Louis led the NL Central by three games over the Pirates going into its game Sunday...

  • Kemp, Dodgers beat Cubs 8-5

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were looking ahead to a matchup with the division-rival Giants when they pushed Dan Haren back a day. The bullpen came through on Sunday against the last-place Cubs. Matt Kemp homered and had four RBIs, Yasiel Puig scored a career-high four times and the...

  • Tanaka, Jeter lead Yankees over Blue Jays 5-2

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka started Jose Reyes with a 92 mph fastball, his first major league pitch since July 8. He threw 70 pitches in all and didn't feel any pain in the right elbow that had sidelined him for 2 1/2 months. "Obviously, I'm very relieved," Tanaka said through a translator...

  • Angels prep for playoffs in 2-1 loss to Texas

    Yesterday

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although Huston Street is never pleased about giving up a ninth-inning homer, the veteran closer thinks he learned something he can use next month in games that matter a bit more. The Los Angeles Angels all plan to take a cautious, learning approach to their final games...

  • Tigers lose 5-2 to Guthrie, Royals

    Yesterday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Detroit is in prime position to win its fourth consecutive AL Central title. So while a sweep in Kansas City would have been nice, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was feeling pretty good as he headed home for the last part of the regular season. Rick Porcello was knocked out...

  • Cubs' rally falls short in 8-5 loss to Dodgers

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs fell short in their attempt to split their four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Still manager Rick Renteria was still pleased with how his young team performed against the leaders of the NL West during an 8-5 loss Sunday. "We fell behind early a few...

  • BC-BBO--Phillies-Athletics,Extra Innings,ADVISORY

    Yesterday

    Editors: The Phillies at Athletics game is tied at 6 after nine innings.

  • Aoki, Guthrie, Royals avoid sweep, beat Tigers

    Yesterday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Each win moves the Royals one step closer to the end of their long playoff drought, and Sunday was a big one. Nori Aoki hit a two-run triple, and Kansas City beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 to avoid a sweep in the weekend series between the AL Central's top teams. "Today's...

  • Marisnick's homer leads Astros over Seattle 8-3

    Yesterday

    HOUSTON (AP) — Jake Marisnick is beginning to make quite an impression with the Houston Astros. Seattle's playoff hopes took another hit, as Marisnick had a three-run homer for the second straight game and Alex Presley drove in two runs to lead the Astros to an 8-3 win over the Mariners on...

  • Strasburg leads Nats to 4-game sweep of Marlins

    Yesterday

    MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals are playing well at the right time. Strasburg pitched seven strong innings to help the NL-leading Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday for a four-game sweep. "Just have to keep the train rolling,"...

  • Ozuna hurt in Marlins' 2-1 loss to Nationals

    Yesterday

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins might have to finish the season without another starting outfielder. Marcell Ozuna sprained his right ankle going into second base during the Marlins' 2-1 loss to the NL-leading Washington Nationals on Sunday. Slugger Giancarlo Stanton is already sidelined as he...

  • DeGrom solid for Mets, wants to make another start

    Yesterday

    ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob deGrom hopes Mets manager Terry Collins lets him make one last start. With the way he's pitching, deGrom sees no reason to stop now even though New York might want to keep the rookie under 185 innings for the season. "I told him I would like to make my next one," deGrom...

  • Blue Jays complete 1-6 trip with 5-2 loss to Yanks

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — When the Toronto Blue Jays headed home on Sunday evening after yet another loss at Yankee Stadium, they were 6 1/2 games out for the AL's second wild card with seven games to play. "It's not looking too great," Jose Bautista said after the 5-2 defeat. "The stars are going to...




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