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  • Smolinski's 1st homer leads Rangers past A's 6-3

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jake Smolinski needed little time to get back into the swing of things after missing nearly two months with a broken left foot. Smolinski hit his first career homer, and the Texas Rangers took advantage of sloppy play from Oakland to beat the Athletics 6-3...

  • Rare flop for Royals bullpen in 7-5 loss to WSox

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One swing by Conor Gillaspie ended long shutout streaks for Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis. Both relievers gave up runs for the first time in nearly three months as the Kansas City Royals' dominant bullpen was touched up Tuesday night in a 7-5 loss to the...

  • Kazmir, sloppy Athletics lose 6-3 to Rangers

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Just when it looked like the Oakland Athletics had turned things around with consecutive wins in Seattle, they put together one of their sloppiest performances of the year. Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an...

  • Arrieta takes no-hitter into 8th, Cubs blank Reds

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — In his previous start against the Cincinnati Reds, Jake Arrieta gave up six runs. This time around, he barely allowed a hit. Arrieta (9-5) took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before giving up Brandon Phillips' one-out double, the only blemish for the Chicago Cubs...

  • Peavy, Posey help Giants gain ground in NL West

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Jake Peavy put an end to San Francisco's slide and gave the Giants more hope of winning the NL West. Peavy pitched into the eighth inning, Buster Posey homered and San Francisco gained a game in the division race with a 2-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday...

  • Brewers knock off Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Gomez noticed the high leg kick. No matter that it was strong-armed Yadier Molina behind the plate, the Milwaukee speedster took off. Twice. Gomez walked against left-hander Kevin Siegrist with one out, stole second and third and then scored the go-ahead run on...

  • Rays beat angry Yankees 6-1 after Jeter gets hit

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays paid tribute to Derek Jeter, then plunked him. The retiring New York Yankees star was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning and both benches emptied in the Rays' 6-1 victory Tuesday. Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected after Jeter was...

  • Twins stun Tigers in 9th for 4-3 win

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Detroit Tigers were barely finished celebrating another go-ahead homer in the ninth inning when an ill-advised dive and an infield single cost them a victory. Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3...

  • Blue Jays lose 8-2 to Orioles, who win AL East

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Fireworks exploded overhead, streamers and confetti rained upon the boisterous crowd and the Baltimore Orioles jubilantly gathered behind second base to celebrate clinching the AL East crown. The Toronto Blue Jays could do nothing more than watch, a miserable fate...

  • Braves' new stadium has a name _ SunTrust Park

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark. They already know what it will be called. At a groundbreaking celebration Tuesday, the Braves announced a naming rights deal with Georgia's largest bank that will result in the...

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