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  • Angels bump Weaver for LeBlanc after clinch

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have scratched ace Jered Weaver from his scheduled start Thursday against the Seattle Mariners. The Angels made the announcement six hours before game time. Wade LeBlanc will fill in against Felix Hernandez. The major league-leading...

  • Orioles seek balance of rest and wins down stretch

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — There was a time when the Baltimore Orioles had very little to play for in September. During their run of 14 straight losing seasons, the Orioles plodded through dozens of meaningless games as the regular season wound down. If they weren't playing for pride or their...

  • Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers....

  • Angels beat Mariners 5-0, win AL West title

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels spent an hour after their shutout victory over Seattle waiting in the clubhouse, their eyes glued to televisions while the Oakland Athletics blew a ninth-inning lead. When the A's were finally finished, the Angels roared up the tunnel and...

  • Rangers rally in 9th to beat A's 6-1

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Long out of playoff contention, the Texas Rangers are relishing the opportunity to have an impact on the postseason chase in late September. J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run homer during a six-run ninth inning, and the last-place Rangers rallied to beat the...

  • Mariners get 1 hit, lose 5-0 to West champ Angels

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners were powerless to stop the Los Angeles Angels from clinching a playoff spot and the AL West title over the past three days. They can only hope their wild-card hopes still have some life after their latest punchless loss to the division...

  • Hamels lift Phillies to 5-2 win over Padres

    Yesterday

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres' Eric Stults joined the Phillies' A.J. Burnett with a distinction that neither of them want: leading the majors in losses. One night after Burnett notched his 17th loss, Stults followed suit on Wednesday. Stults (7-17) was rocked for four runs and six hits...

  • Doolittle blows save, A's lose 6-1 to Rangers

    Yesterday

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sean Doolittle sat in a chair staring at his locker inside a quiet clubhouse before searching for the words to explain the Oakland Athletics' latest meltdown. Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the A's lost...

  • Hamels dominates Padres again in Phillies 5-2 win

    Yesterday

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Philadelphia's Cole Hamels felt right at home on Wednesday night. And that's never good for the Padres. Hamels, the Phillies' ace who attended Rancho Bernardo High in San Diego, helped Philadelphia snap a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Padres. As a...

  • David Price hit hard, Tigers lose to Twins 8-4

    Yesterday

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Detroit Tigers expected David Price to bolster their postseason chances when they traded for the 2012 Cy Young Award winner this summer. After winning 11 games with Tampa Bay, though, he has a losing record as a Tigers starter and his latest setback further...

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