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  • Cole posts majors-leading 12th win, Pirates beat Indians

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Down 3-0 after the third inning on the heels of two uneven starts, Gerrit Cole didn’t get angry or flustered. Instead, the Pittsburgh ace became dominant. Cole overcame a rocky start for…

  • Maple Leafs sign Nazem Kadri to 1-year extension

    TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Nazem Kadri to a one-year contract extension on Sunday. The 24-year-old Kadri finished fourth among Maple Leaf players in scoring last season with 39 points (18…

  • Ramirez’s 2-run HR lifts Red Sox over Astros 5-4

    BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Sunday. Ryan Hanigan and Pablo Sandoval each had three hits as…

  • Santana returns from suspension as Twins fall to Royals 3-2

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Maybe it was the joy in being back on the mound after serving an 80-game suspension. Maybe it was the fact that Ervin Santana was facing his former team. Maybe…

  • The Latest: Pope sends telegrams to nations not on his trip

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis’ trip to South America: ___ 4:50 p.m. Pope Francis didn’t include Venezuela and Colombia on this South America visit, but they got a…

  • Brewers extend win streak to 8 games with 6-1 victory

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Taylor Jungmann kept the Milwaukee Brewers rolling. The rookie right-hander allowed one run and four hits in eight innings and the Brewers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 6-1…

  • The Latest: Japan thankful for US help after tsunami

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The latest from the Women’s World Cup final (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Japan was reeling in the wake of the destructive tsunami that struck the country in March 2011.…

  • Deteriorating nails blamed for North Carolina deck collapse

    EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say the nails holding the floor of a deck gave way, causing a family posing for a picture to fall about 10 feet at a North Carolina beachfront rental…

  • Pope Francis back on home turf for visit to 3 poor nations

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Latin America’s first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America on Sunday for the first time, beginning a nine-day tour that will take him to three of the continent’s poorest countries. Children…

  • The Latest: EU official says Greece needs humanitarian aid

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest from the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local): ___ 12:45 a.m. A somber European Parliament President Martin Schulz says a summit of eurozone leaders planned for Tuesday should…

  • Kalitta gets Top Fuel win in Ohio

    NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Doug Kalitta earned his second Top Fuel win of the season Sunday at NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park. Kalitta secured his 37th career victory by driving his dragster past Antron…

  • Red Sox 5, Astros 4

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  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 44 38 .537 — Baltimore 43 39 .524 1 Tampa Bay 43 41 .512 2 Toronto 43 41 .512 2 Boston 39 45 .464 6 Central Division…

  • Red Sox 5, Astros 4

    Houston Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi Altuve dh 5 1 1 0 Betts cf 3 0 1 0 Tucker rf-lf 5 0 0 0 B.Holt 2b 5 0 1 0 Correa…

  • Red Sox 5, Astros 4

    Houston Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi Altuve dh 5 1 1 0 Betts cf 3 0 1 0 Tucker rf-lf 5 0 0 0 B.Holt 2b 5 0 1 0 Correa…