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MLB: Mariners attempt to pull even with A’s

The visiting Seattle Mariners can tie the Oakland Athletics in the American League wild-card standings when the West rivals meet Tuesday night in the second game of a high-stakes, four-game series. Seattle (81-69) beat Oakland (82-68) for the sixth consecutive time in the series opener Monday, getting three RBIs from Kyle Seager and seven strong […]

  • MLB: Braves’ offense seeks encore vs. D-backs

    The Atlanta Braves extended their lead in the National League East each of the past two days, and they will aim to maintain their momentum Tuesday when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second contest of a four-game series in Phoenix. Atlanta (78-70) saw its lead over the Philadelphia Phillies get reduced to one […]

  • MLB: Jose Urquidy, Astros out to shut down Angels

    Jose Urquidy will start for the Houston Astros on Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., fully recovered from a shoulder injury that cost him two months of the season. Urquidy (7-3, 3.38 ERA) has made three starts since returning from the injured list after being sidelined due to shoulder discomfort, but […]

  • MLB: Brewers aim to snap Cardinals’ 9-game winning streak

    The surging St. Louis Cardinals will turn to right-hander Jake Woodford to try to keep their winning streak alive in the second game of a showdown series in Milwaukee against the National League Central-leading Brewers. The Cardinals (80-69) earned their season-high ninth consecutive victory Monday, beating Milwaukee 5-2 in the series opener behind Jon Lester, […]

  • MLB: Rays shoot for series win over Blue Jays

    The Tampa Bay Rays are chasing a second consecutive American League East title, and the organization added to its playoff plans on Monday. On Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla., the Rays (93-58) and Blue Jays (84-66) meet for the second game of a three-game series, a night after Tampa Bay unveiled rookie hurler Shane Baz, […]

  • MLB: Joey Votto, Reds face Pirates again, clinging to wild-card hopes

    The Cincinnati Reds have left themselves no margin for error as they try to stay alive in the race for the second National League wild-card berth. The Pittsburgh Pirates are playing to keep a streak of their own alive. Thanks to the schedule-makers, the Reds are getting a boost in their race to catch the […]

  • MLB: Marlins’ Trevor Rogers, Nationals’ Josh Rogers set for rematch

    It will be “The Rogers and Rogers Show” on Tuesday night when the Washington Nationals take on the host Miami Marlins. In a battle between the two teams with the worst records in the National League East, the Marlins (64-86) earned an 8-7, walk-off win over the Nationals (61-89) in the series opener on Monday […]

  • MLB: Yanks look to beat Rangers again, get help in wild-card race

    After two ugly losses, the New York Yankees needed a clean game. The Yankees got just that Monday against the Texas Rangers to gain ground in the wild-card race, and they will seek another win Tuesday night when the teams continue their three-game series at Yankee Stadium. New York (84-67) will begin play a half-game […]

  • MLB: After DH sweep, Royals aim to dump Indians again

    The Kansas City Royals endured significant troubles against the Cleveland Indians all season before having their way in a Monday doubleheader vs. their American League Central rivals. The visiting Royals (69-82) look to ride that momentum into their Tuesday clash against the Indians (73-76). Hunter Dozier belted a two-run homer to highlight a three-RBI performance […]

  • MLB: MLB roundup: Salvador Perez breaks single-season HR mark for catchers

    Salvador Perez set a major league record for homers in a season by a primary catcher as the visiting Kansas City Royals cruised over the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Monday in the first game of a doubleheader. Perez’s towering, two-run blast in the fifth inning was his 46th homer of the season, moving him past […]

  • MLB: Mariners dump A’s, tighten AL wild-card picture

    The Seattle Mariners dealt the host Oakland Athletics a damaging loss Monday night, riding the baffling soft-tossing of left-hander Tyler Anderson to a 4-2 victory in the opener of a four-game series between American League playoff hopefuls. Kyle Seager stroked three hits, including a two-run double that capped a three-run third, as the Mariners (81-69) […]

  • MLB: Braves rout D-backs, gain game in NL East race

    Adam Duvall hit a mammoth homer and Austin Riley had three doubles and three RBIs as the Atlanta Braves trounced the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-4 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series at Phoenix. Freddie Freeman had three hits and two RBIs, including a pair of run-scoring hits in Atlanta’s seven-run fifth inning. […]

  • MLB: Framber Valdez guides Astros to 10-0 rout of Angels

    Framber Valdez threw seven scoreless innings, Martin Maldonado hit a game-breaking, three-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-0 Monday night in Anaheim, Calif. The Astros also got a ninth-inning grand slam from Marwin Gonzalez and a homer from Jose Siri leading off the first. They had 17 hits in all, […]

  • MLB: Royals pull off DH sweep, win nightcap over Indians

    Hunter Dozier capped a productive Monday by driving in a run as the visiting Kansas City Royals completed a sweep of a doubleheader with a 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Dozier’s sacrifice fly in the first inning gave the Royals an early 2-0 lead. He also belted a two-run homer and added an RBI […]

  • MLB: Cardinals down Brewers for 9th consecutive win

    Jon Lester allowed two runs in six innings for his 200th career victory as the surging St. Louis Cardinals extended their winning streak to nine with a 5-2 victory over the host Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. By winning the opener of the four-game series, the Cardinals (80-69) retained a three-game lead for the second […]

  • MLB: Joey Votto homers twice, Reds rally to beat Pirates

    Joey Votto homered twice and Eugenio Suarez went deep for the go-ahead blow as the desperate Cincinnati Reds erased an early five-run deficit with nine unanswered runs to beat the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 Monday night. Votto’s career-high fourth multi-homer game of the season gives him a team-leading 33 homers. The Reds (78-73) won for […]

  • MLB: Rays’ Shane Baz starts career by beating Jays

    Tampa Bay top prospect Shane Baz made his major league debut and outdueled Toronto ace Robbie Ray, and Yandy Diaz swatted a go-ahead, three-run homer as the Rays beat the Blue Jays 6-4 Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays (93-58) called up Baz on Monday. The 22-year-old right-hander had stints at Double-A Montgomery, Triple-A […]

  • MLB: John Means, Orioles shut out Phillies

    John Means pitched 6 2/3 strong innings, Pedro Severino led the Baltimore offense with two hits and the Orioles defeated the host Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 on Monday. Means (6-7) gave up four hits and one walk while striking out six. Cole Sulser took over and retired all four batters he faced, and Tyler Wells earned […]

  • MLB: After recent ugly losses, Yankees take opener with Rangers

    Gary Sanchez homered, Aaron Judge hit an RBI single in a three-run third inning and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 Monday night at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees (84-67) rebounded from getting outscored 22-4 in a pair of blowout losses to the Cleveland Indians Saturday and Sunday and won for just the […]

  • MLB: Marlins top Nationals on walk-off wild pitch in 10th

    Jazz Chisholm Jr., who opened the 10th inning on second base, stole third and scored on a game-ending wild pitch, leading the host Miami Marlins to an 8-7 win over the Washington Nationals on Monday night. It was Miami’s second straight walk-off win, following Lewin Diaz’s two-run, 10th-inning homer to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates on […]

  • MLB: Tigers break tie in 8th, edge White Sox

    Harold Castro singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the host Detroit Tigers slowed the Chicago White Sox’s drive to a division title with a 4-3 victory on Monday. Chicago reliever Craig Kimbrel (4-5) set down the first two batters in the eighth before hitting Robbie Grossman with a pitch. Grossman stole […]

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