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García 1st MLB win, Yankees end 5-game skid, top Blue Jays

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Deivi García earned his first major league win, Gleyber Torres drove in four runs and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Wednesday night. The Yankees had lost 15 of 20 and fallen to the edge of the expanded playoff field. General […]

Angels fire GM Billy Eppler after 5 straight losing seasons

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels fired general manager Billy Eppler on Sunday after the long-struggling franchise finished its fifth consecutive losing season under his watch. Eppler was under contract for one more year with the Angels in an extension he signed in July with no public announcement, but team president John Carpino […]

DeGrom, in NYPD hat, backed by 10-run 4th, Mets rout Jays

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jacob deGrom, wearing an NYPD cap in honor of first responders on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, pitched six strong innings and the New York Mets backed him in a big way, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 18-1 Friday night. In addition to the police department, caps for […]

White Sox beat Twins 4-3 to clinch playoff spot

CHICAGO (AP) — After clinching a postseason berth for the first time since 2008, the Chicago White Sox were low key during their on-field celebration. Bigger bashes await greater achievements. “We said we’re going to save it for when we clinch our division,” Eloy Jiménez said Thursday after his tiebreaking double capped a two-run, seventh-inning […]

Stewart hits 2 HRs to help Orioles beat Cole and Yankees 6-1

BALTIMORE (AP) — In a start that mirrored his first season with with the New York Yankees, Gerrit Cole was sailing along in dominant fashion before things went horribly awry. Cole endured a nightmarish sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles, who got a slump-breaking homer from DJ Stewart before tacking on four unearned runs in […]

Brosseau gets payback as Rays beat Yankees again, 5-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Brosseau got some payback against the New York Yankees, hitting two home runs as the Tampa Bay Rays topped their AL East rivals again with a 5-2 victory Wednesday night. A night after Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman threw a 101 mph fastball over his head, Brosseau posted his second career […]

Cowboys’ Prescott acknowledges mental struggles of offseason

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott says he was already feeling the emotional burden of the pandemic when the star quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys received word that one of his brothers had died by suicide in the spring. Prescott acknowledged the cause of Jace Prescott’s death for the first time in a recent TV […]

2 positive tests in Mets organization; 2 games postponed

MIAMI (AP) — The New York Mets received two positive tests for COVID-19 in their organization Thursday, Major League Baseball said, prompting the postponement of two games. The finale of the Mets’ four-game series at Miami was called off an hour before it was scheduled to start Thursday night. Friday’s game between the Mets and […]

Blue Jays clinch 1st playoff spot since 2016, beat Yanks 4-1

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Barred from playing in their own ballpark this year because of COVID-19, the vagabond Toronto Blue Jays have found a home in the playoffs. The slumping New York Yankees, meanwhile, look likely to play on the road in the postseason, where they’ve struggled all year. Hyun Jin Ryu pitched seven shutout […]

Marlins clinch 1st playoff berth since 2003, beat Yanks 4-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Forced from the field by COVID-19, the Miami Marlins returned with enough force to reach the playoffs for the first time since their 2003 championship. An NL-worst 57-105 a year ago, they sealed the improbable berth on the field of the team that Miami CEO Derek Jeter and manager Don Mattingly […]

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