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  • Astros’ 10-game win streak ends with 2-1 loss to Rangers

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros just couldn’t get much going against the Texas Rangers. Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the Rangers snapped Houston’s 10-game winning streak with…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 16 10 .615 — Tampa Bay 14 12 .538 2 Baltimore 12 11 .522 2½ Toronto 13 14 .481 3½ Boston 12 14 .462 4 Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 16 10 .615 — Washington 13 14 .481 3½ Atlanta 12 14 .462 4 Miami 12 14 .462 4 Philadelphia 10 17 .370 6½ Central Division W…

  • Rangers GM ready for more critical look at last-place team

    With the Texas Rangers again at the bottom of the AL standings, general manager Jon Daniels is ready for a more critical look at the team. The Rangers have lost eight of their last 11…

  • LEADING OFF: Billingsley back on mound after 2-year layoff

    A look at what’s happening all around the major leagues today: ___ WELCOME BACK After a long road back to the big leagues, Chad Billingsley makes his first start in more than two years. The…

  • Shoemaker gives up 3 HRs in Angels’ 3-2 loss to Mariners

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker was matching Felix Hernandez pitch for pitch through six innings — even striking out the side two innings before Seattle’s ace did. Then the Los Angeles Angels’ right-hander hit…

  • Cruz hits 14th HR, Hernandez pitches Mariners past Angels

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Cruz and Felix Hernandez are both off to a scintillating start, and that combination was too much for the Los Angeles Angels to overcome. Cruz hit his major league-leading 14th…

  • Ross outdueled by Bumgarner as Padres lose opener to Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bud Black wanted Austin Hedges to step in for his major league debut and try to get a hit off the reigning World Series MVP. Hedges struck out against Madison Bumgarner…

  • Cubs blow 5-run lead, lose 10-9 to Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Travis Wood helped build the Chicago Cubs’ seemingly imposing cushion. The lefty was a lot better with a bat in his hands. “Your team puts up five in the first, you…

  • Bumgarner pitches Giants past Padres for fourth straight win

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner refuses to talk about the notion of getting on a roll. It’s not the way he operates, and his way has worked out pretty well so far. Still, beating…

  • Hahn and frustrated A’s lose early lead, fall 8-7 to Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Star Wars promotion in Minnesota brought more forces going against the Oakland Athletics. Torii Hunter’s three-run homer broke a sixth-inning tie, giving Phil Hughes his first win and the streaking Twins…

  • Hunter backs Hughes with 3-run HR as Twins beat A’s 8-7

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Torii Hunter’s three-run homer sneaked inside the left-field foul pole to break a sixth-inning tie, he flipped his bat so hard it spun like a pinwheel. He kept up the intensity…

  • Mariners 3, Angels 2

    Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg. S.Smith dh 4 1 1 1 0 2 .274 Ruggiano cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .194 Cano 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .245…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 16 10 .615 — Tampa Bay 14 12 .538 2 Baltimore 12 11 .522 2½ Toronto 13 14 .481 3½ Boston 12 14 .462 4 Central Division…

  • Mariners 3, Angels 2

    Seattle Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi S.Smith dh 4 1 1 1 Aybar ss 4 0 2 0 Ruggiano cf 4 0 0 0 Trout cf 4 0 1 0…