Thursday, September 21, 2017

Baseball

Cleveland Indians' Yandy Diaz watches his RBI-single against the Los Angeles Angels during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

BY STEVE DILBECK ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Some people might have figured the Cleveland Indians were due for a little slump after their winning streak was snapped at 22 games, ...
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez celebrates with New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman after the Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-2 in a baseball game in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ THE WEST IS NEARLY WON The Dodgers can clinch their fifth straight NL West title with a victory in ...
Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Miami.

BY STEVEN WINE MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton asked to sit out a game — not so much because he was tired of playing, but because he was tired of ...
In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon advances to third base on a fly out by Lorenzo Cain during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Kansas City, Mo.

BY IAN HARRISON TORONTO (AP) — Kansas City’s Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball’s season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 ...
Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun rounds second after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 in Pittsburgh.

BY ALAN SAUNDERS PITTSBURGH (AP) — While a few key players in the NL playoff picture took a night off Monday, Brewers left-hander Brent Suter got in a little extra ...
Minnesota Twins third baseman Eduardo Escobar (5) prepares to tag New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, who is safe sliding into third on Aaron Judge's fifth-inning flyout in a baseball game in New York, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ SUMMER OF THE SLUGGER Major League Baseball is on track to break its season record for home runs with ...
Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Altherr hits a grand slam off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Philadelphia.

BY AARON BRACY PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Through 10 seasons, 287 starts and more than 1,900 innings, Clayton Kershaw had never given up a grand slam. Until Monday night. Aaron Altherr ...
Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story, center, scores on a passed ball as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brock Stewart watches during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. (

BY BETH HARRIS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even Clayton Kershaw couldn’t revive the wilting Dodgers. Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer off a laboring Kershaw and the Colorado Rockies won ...
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia flips the ball to Xander Bogaerts after fielding a ground ball single by Toronto Blue Jays' Darwin Barney during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

BY JIMMY GOLEN BOSTON (AP) — It was 4:30 p.m. when Red Sox manager John Farrell walked into his pregame meeting with reporters on Wednesday, a little later than usual ...
Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez celebrates his single that drove in the winning run in the 19th inning of a baseball game, as Toronto Blue Jays' Ryan Goins (17) walks off the field at Fenway Park in Boston, early Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

BY DOUG ALDEN BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox staged their own impromptu Boston marathon and wearily won it, adding a game to their AL East lead on an eventful ...
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