Category: Baseball

Orioles beat Red Sox 1-0, pull within game of 1st place

BOSTON (AP) — Mark Trumbo gave the Baltimore Orioles another mighty home run, & Kevin Gausman took it from there.

Trumbo hit his major league-leading 42nd home run, Gausman outpitched Rick Porcello over eight innings & the Orioles pulled within a game of AL East-leading Boston with a 1-0 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday night.

Baltimore took two of three in the series at Fenway Park & pulled a game ahead of slumping Toronto for the top AL wild card. The Blue Jays lost at home to Tampa Bay 8-1 earlier Wednesday.

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Orioles beat Red Sox 1-0, pull within game of 1st place

BOSTON (AP) — Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 42nd home run, Kevin Gausman outpitched Rick Porcello over eight innings & the Baltimore Orioles pulled within a game of AL East-leading Boston with a 1-0 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday night.

Baltimore took two of three in the series to pull a game ahead of slumping Toronto for the top AL wild card. The Blue Jays lost at home to Tampa Bay 8-1 earlier Wednesday.

Zach Britton closed for his 43rd save & Baltimore became the first team to beat Porcello in Boston this season.

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Rizzo's 2 HRs help Cubs beat Cardinals, clinch playoff spot

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jon Lester gave the Chicago Cubs a much-needed boost.

Anthony Rizzo hit a pair of home runs & Lester pitched eight dominant innings as the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-0 on Wednesday to clinch a playoff berth.

The Cubs improved their major league-best record to 93-52, & their magic number is one to clinch their first NL Central title since 2008. They can wrap up the division crown Thursday night with a win at home over Milwaukee or a St. Louis loss in San Francisco.

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Jays slugger Donaldson day to day with sore right hip

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Hendricks loses no-hit bid in 9th, Cubs beat Cardinals 4-1

Hendricks loses no-hit bid in 9th, Cubs beat Cardinals 4-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Hendricks was so satisfactory Monday night he even surprised himself.

The right-hander took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before giving up Jeremy Hazelbaker's leadoff home run, & the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 to close in on the NL Central crown.

''I never thought I'd obtain that close to one,'' Hendricks said. ''A man who throws to contact & doesn't throw hard, you don't think approximately it. You can run into one of those special days & you think, why not?

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Hendricks loses no-hit bid in 9th, Cubs beat Cardinals 4-1

Hendricks loses no-hit bid in 9th, Cubs beat Cardinals 4-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Hendricks was so satisfactory Monday night he even surprised himself.

The right-hander took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before giving up Jeremy Hazelbaker's leadoff home run, & the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 to close in on the NL Central crown.

''I never thought I'd obtain that close to one,'' Hendricks said. ''A man who throws to contact & doesn't throw hard, you don't think approximately it. You can run into one of those special days & you think, why not?

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Ortiz hits 3-run HR as Red Sox outslug Blue Jays 11-8

TORONTO (AP) — Boston slugger David Ortiz went out with a bang in his final regular-season game in Toronto.

Ortiz drilled a three-run homer in the sixth inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. & Hanley Ramirez moreover connected, & the Red Sox outslugged Toronto 11-8 Sunday, reclaiming a two-game lead over the Blue Jays in the AL East.

''Wins are wins no matter what yet some wins are different,'' Ortiz said. ''Some wins can obtain you some momentum.''

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Ortiz hits 3-run HR as Red Sox outslug Blue Jays 11-8

TORONTO (AP) — Boston slugger David Ortiz went out with a bang in his final regular-season game in Toronto.

Ortiz drilled a three-run homer in the sixth inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. & Hanley Ramirez moreover connected, & the Red Sox outslugged Toronto 11-8 Sunday, reclaiming a two-game lead over the Blue Jays in the AL East.

''Wins are wins no matter what yet some wins are different,'' Ortiz said. ''Some wins can obtain you some momentum.''

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Ortiz hits 3-run HR as Red Sox outslug Blue Jays 11-8

TORONTO (AP) — Boston slugger David Ortiz went out with a bang in his final regular-season game in Toronto.

Ortiz drilled a three-run homer in the sixth inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. & Hanley Ramirez moreover connected, & the Red Sox outslugged Toronto 11-8 Sunday, reclaiming a two-game lead over the Blue Jays in the AL East.

''Wins are wins no matter what yet some wins are different,'' Ortiz said. ''Some wins can obtain you some momentum.''

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Royals, OF Cain to decide in a week if he'll be shut down

Royals, OF Cain to decide in a week if he'll be shut down

CHICAGO (AP) — The Kansas City Royals & Lorenzo Cain have agreed to wait a week before determining whether the outfielder will be shut down for the rest of the season because of his troublesome left wrist.

Cain returned from a seven-game absence Friday, yet said he could basically only swing one-handed & hasn't played since. He told Fox Sports Kansas City on Saturday he was likely finished for the season, while manager Ned Yost said the player was day to day.

The two met in Yost's office before Sunday's game against the White Sox & then Cain said he agreed to hold off on a decision. Yost said Cain will see a hand specialist this week in Kansas City.

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