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September 1, 2015 - 11:20pm
6 min 9 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano's towering home run tied the game for Minnesota in the seventh inning, and two Chicago errors aided the go-ahead rally in the eighth for the Twins in an 8-6 victory Tuesday over the White Sox.

Eduardo Escobar's leadoff double, his third hit, started the trouble for Zach Duke (3-5), who threw away a sacrifice bunt attempt by Kurt Suzuki for one run. Third baseman Tyler Saladino let a grounder go through his legs, and the Twins scored twice...

September 1, 2015 - 11:15pm
6 min 9 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the seventh inning, and Kris Bryant had three hits as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Schwarber sent a deep drive into the left-center field bleachers on a 3-2 pitch from Burke Badenhop (1-4). The blast scored Dexter Fowler, who had singled with two outs.

Bryant drove in two runs for Chicago, which had lost five of six but is still in good shape for its...

September 1, 2015 - 11:12pm
6 min 9 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jimmy Nelson pitched seven dominant innings and the Milwaukee Brewers tagged Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole for five early runs on the way to a 7-4 victory Tuesday night.

Nelson (11-10) gave up four hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out six.

The Brewers collected four consecutive hits in the first off Cole (15-8). Ryan Braun drove in a run with a single and Adam Lind drove in two with a double as Milwaukee grabbed a 3-0 lead...

September 1, 2015 - 11:04pm
6 min 9 sec ago
East Division
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z-Southern Illinois6130.670
Traverse City5336.5967
Evansville4843.52713
Florence4744.51614
Frontier4050.44420½
Washington...
September 1, 2015 - 10:37pm
6 min 9 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Darin Ruf homered and had a career-high six RBIs, powering the Philadelphia Phillies to a 14-8 blowout Tuesday night that emphatically ended their 10-game losing streak to the New York Mets.

Leadoff batter Darnell Sweeney drove in three runs for the last-place Phillies, who won for the second time in 15 meetings with the NL East leaders this season. Andres Blanco hit a two-run double and scored twice in an eight-run sixth, Philadelphia's biggest inning of...

September 1, 2015 - 10:30pm
6 min 9 sec ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mark Reynolds of the St. Louis Cardinals was taken out for a pinch-hitter two innings after being hit by a pitch on the right wrist in the third inning against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.

Reynolds was plunked by Joe Ross with the bases loaded. He stayed in the game until the fifth when Tommy Pham pinch-hit and grounded out.

The team said X-rays were negative, calling the injury a contusion, and that Reynolds was day to...

September 1, 2015 - 10:24pm
6 min 9 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Ryan Goins hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Cleveland 5-3 on Tuesday night, snapping the Indians' winning streak at six games.

Yan Gomes hit two home runs and Michael Brantley also connected but it wasn't enough for the Indians.

Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion went 0 for 2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly, ending his career-high hitting streak at 26 games.

Dioner...

September 1, 2015 - 10:23pm
6 min 9 sec ago
East Division
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z-Southern Illinois6129.678
Traverse City5236.5918
Evansville4843.52713½
Florence4744.51614½
Frontier4050.44421
Washington...
September 1, 2015 - 10:19pm
15 min 54 sec ago
East Division
WLPct.GB
z-Southern Illinois6129.678
Traverse City5236.5918
Evansville4843.52713½
Florence4744.51614½
Frontier4050.44421
Washington...
September 1, 2015 - 10:17pm
15 min 54 sec ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — J.P. Arencibia homered and drove in six runs to back an impressive pitching performance by Drew Smyly, and the Tampa Bay Rays breezed past the free-falling Baltimore Orioles 11-2 Tuesday night.

Brandon Guyer had four hits for the Rays, who scored four runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to send the Orioles to their 12th loss in 13 games. Tampa Bay has won three in a row to get back to .500 and stay in the hunt for the final AL wild card spot....

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