• Former linebacker with ALS helps revive Ice Bucket Challenge

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Over the past year, Tim Shaw has bungee-jumped off a bridge in New Zealand, visited Australia and helped drill a well in the Amazon. The former NFL linebacker also has talked with congressmen in Washington D.C. and Tennessee lawmakers. "People ask me all the...

  • Tigers trade Cespedes, then fall to Orioles 8-7

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Detroit Tigers traded away their slugger, and then hit three home runs on their way to a six-run lead. Soon after that, a difficult afternoon turned into a lost night as the Tigers gave away the advantage and fell 8-7 to the Baltimore Orioles on Friday. After...

  • Column: Baseball plays parity game as well as any sport

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Houston Astros are loading up for a pennant race. Ditto for the Toronto Blue Jays. Quit rubbing your eyes. That's not a misprint. If it seems like baseball has been turned upside down — with long-time doormats now on top and former powers such as Atlanta and Philadelphia in...

  • Blue Jays add RHP Lowe, OF Revere on deadline day

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays capped a busy week with pair of trade deadline deals, bolstering their bullpen and outfield options as they seek to end the longest playoff drought in the major leagues. Toronto acquired right-hander Mark Lowe from Seattle and got outfielder Ben Revere...

  • Mets get Cespedes at trade deadline

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. Sixteen trades were made Friday ahead of the annual...

  • Twins shut down by Mariners' Walker

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano showed why he's a touted prospect as well as a rookie in need of consistency. Sano hit his fourth homer of the season — for the only hit against Seattle's Taijuan Walker — and then had mixed results in the field in the Minnesota Twins' 6-1 loss to the...

  • Jones, Machado HRs rally Orioles past Tigers 8-7

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — One night after their comeback bid fell short, the Baltimore Orioles pulled off their biggest come-from-behind win of the season at the expense of the trade-ravaged Detroit Tigers. Adam Jones and Manny Machado homered, and Baltimore rallied from a six-run deficit to...

  • Walker, Cruz lead Mariners to 6-1 win over Twins

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A tough season forced the Seattle Mariners to become sellers at the trade deadline. Taijuan Walker then showed why the future looks promising. Walker pitched a one-hitter for his first career complete game in 29 major league starts, and Nelson Cruz and Jesus Montero...

  • Rays could have used Jepsen in 7-5 loss to Boston

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — On the day reliever Kevin Jepsen was traded to Minnesota for a pair of prospects, the Tampa Bay Rays' middle relief faltered. Jake McGee, one of several pitchers picked by manager Kevin Cash to fill in for Jepsen, gave up a go-ahead, two-run home run to Mike Napoli in...

  • Reds can't break through in 9th, lose to Pirates 5-4

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Starling Marte threw out Brandon Phillips at the plate for the second out in the ninth. Then he made a diving catch to end it. Marte helped the Pirates' retooled bullpen hold on for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night, Pittsburgh's first in five...

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