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New York Mets' Michael Conforto (30) celebrates after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 21, 2019 - 1:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking homer moments after an embarrassing error by Cleveland Indians left fielder Oscar Mercado, and the resurgent New York Mets rolled from there to a 9-2 victory Tuesday night. J.D. Davis also went deep and Steven Matz (8-7) permitted only one earned...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson, right, is congratulated by third base coach Matt Williams after hitting a two-run home run off New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 21, 2019 - 1:48 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics wasted little time responding to an early blow from the New York Yankees. Matt Olson and Mark Canha hit back-to-back homers in the first inning to lead the A's over the New York Yankees 6-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games. "I feel like...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar watches his two-run triple against the Colorado Rockies during the sixth inning during a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
August 21, 2019 - 1:07 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Pinch-hitter Jake Lamb had a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 Tuesday night. The Diamondbacks scored five runs in the sixth off Colorado starter Kyle Freeland (3-11) and reliever Bryan Shaw. Three...
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Texas Rangers' Nick Solak (15) is greeted by Elvis Andrus, left, Nomar Mazara, rear, and Jose Trevino, right, after Solak reached first on a fielding error by Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols that allowed Delino DeShields to score in the 11th inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The Rangers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 21, 2019 - 12:56 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Youth won out for the Texas Rangers at the end of a long day to get a doubleheader split against the Los Angeles Angels. Nick Solak hit his first career homer in the nightcap, after making his big league debut in the opener, and then had the hard shot that was misplayed by...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Dexter Fowler watches his three-run double during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 21, 2019 - 12:49 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dexter Fowler was focused more on his team getting a win rather than his own production. Fowler hit a bases-loaded double and drove in four runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals past the Milwaukee Brewers 9-4 on Tuesday night in the second game of the series between NL Central...
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Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco, left, and Nelson Cruz score on a single by Eddie Rosario off Chicago White Sox pitcher Reynaldo Lopez in the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 21, 2019 - 12:31 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Those 10 days off sure didn't hurt Nelson Cruz's swing. Whatever's been thrown his way this season, Minnesota's designated hitter has rarely been deterred. Cruz homered and drove in three runs on four hits in his second game back from a wrist injury, yet another powerful...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Cole Hamels watches a throw during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 21, 2019 - 12:30 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels is searching for his usual form. It's a work in progress. He found a way Tuesday night. Hamels pitched six innings for his first win in two months, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. "It's just kind of the baby steps and getting back...
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Houston Astros' George Springer (4) is congratulated by third base coach Gary Pettis (8) after hitting a home run against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 21, 2019 - 12:25 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's win over Detroit on was tempered by news that shortstop Carlos Correa and starter Aaron Sanchez are both heading to the injured list. George Springer, Jose Altuve and Martín Maldonado homered to lead the Astros to a 6-3 victory Tuesday night before manager A.J. Hinch...
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Seattle Mariners' Tom Murphy (2) shakes hands with third base coach Chris Prieto (13) after Murphy hit a two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jalen Beeks during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 21, 2019 - 12:08 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tom Murphy is on a power surge unprecedented for a Seattle catcher, and it is coming at a bad time for the Tampa Bay Rays. Murphy hit a tiebreaking homer, his sixth in the last four games, in the sixth inning Tuesday night to lift the Mariners to a 7-4 win over the Rays...
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New York Mets' Michael Conforto watches the ball after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 21, 2019 - 12:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Commit a mistake against the New York Mets these days and they are poised to make you pay. Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking homer moments after an embarrassing error by Cleveland Indians left fielder Oscar Mercado, and the resurgent Mets rolled from there to a 9-2 victory Tuesday...
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