• Alvarez homers, but Pirates lose 3-2 in 14 to Cardinals

    Yesterday

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — After walking Pedro Alvarez four straight times, the St. Louis Cardinals pitched to the Pittsburgh Pirates slugger. Lesson learned. Besides setting a career high in walks, Alvarez also homered in the 12th inning, doing his part in another elongated losing cause. "You...

  • Texas only team without consecutive Ws after 7-1 loss to A's

    Yesterday

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yovani Gallardo and the Texas Rangers are the only ones left without consecutive wins in the major leagues this season. They have that distinction now that Milwaukee — where the right-hander spent his first eight years before an offseason trade — made it two...

  • Unusually wild Gray, Vogt HRs carry A's past Rangers 7-1

    Yesterday

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Sonny Gray had a career-high seven walks against Texas when the Oakland right-hander never had more than four in an outing and came into the game with just six all season. Unusual, right? Well, yes. But ... "So is 10 punches. I don't strike people out,...

  • Mariners allow 3 homers in 7-6 loss to Astros

    Yesterday

    HOUSTON (AP) — The short porch in left field of Minute Maid Park got the best of the Seattle Mariners again Sunday. The Mariners allowed three homers, including two under 350 feet to Evan Gattis, in a 7-6 loss as they were swept in the four-game series by the surging Houston Astros....

  • Cardinals win in extras again, beat Pirates 3-2 in 14

    Yesterday

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kolten Wong went up there hacking. Starting a rally wouldn't satisfy. "I didn't want to bloop something in or anything like that," Wong said after he homered in the 14th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Pittsburgh in extra innings for the third straight time,...

  • Astros win 10th in row, Gattis homers twice to beat Mariners

    Yesterday

    HOUSTON (AP) — Now that Evan Gattis has joined the party, the Houston Astros seem to be celebrating every day. Gattis homered twice and the Astros won their 10th straight game, boosting the best record in the American League by beating the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Sunday. "It's been the...

  • Plouffe slam, 5 RBIs, Twins rout White Sox for 4-game sweep

    Yesterday

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Extra time with his hitting coach has paid off for Trevor Plouffe. Plouffe hit his first grand slam in the majors and drove in a career-high five runs, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Chicago White Sox 13-3 Sunday for a four-game sweep. Brian Dozier added a...

  • White Sox end bad week with 13-3 loss to Twins

    Yesterday

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Erratic throws rolled into the outfield, pitches skipped in the dirt, and fielders dropped balls and failed to cover bases. It was a bad game and a fitting end to a bad week for the White Sox. The White Sox had two games postponed and one that admitted no fans...

  • Raburn, Kipnis spark Indians over Blue Jays 10-7

    Yesterday

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Terry Francona thought his team was at a crossroads Sunday. After Toronto's six-run fourth inning, which included a grand slam and two fielding gaffes, Cleveland trailed 6-1 and appeared en eroute to another defeat. Francona and several players spoke up in the...

  • Mets waste another well-pitched game, lose 1-0 to Nats again

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Weekend series against Washington and its stingy starting rotation. Wrong time for the New York Mets to hit a serious slump at the plate. Doug Fister pitched the Nationals to their second straight 1-0 win at Citi Field on Sunday, breezing through his latest dominant...

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