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  • Encarnacion hits 3 HRs, 9 RBIs as Blue Jays rout Tigers

    TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit three home runs and tied a Toronto record with nine RBIs as the high-scoring Blue Jays routed the Detroit Tigers 15-1 Saturday. Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 24…

  • Royals LF Alex Gordon close to return from groin injury

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kansas City manager Ned Yost says left fielder Alex Gordon is “getting close” to rejoining the AL Central-leading Royals after missing almost two months with a strained left groin. “He’s…

  • Blue Jays’ Encarnacion hits 3 HRs against Tigers

    TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam in the seventh inning for his third home run of the game in Saturday’s contest against Detroit. Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 24 games with…

  • Braves option Williams Perez to minors following rough loss

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have optioned right-hander Williams Perez to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled right-hander Jake Brigham from Gwinnett. Perez gave up eight runs in 1 2-3 innings in the Braves’ 15-4 loss…

  • Arizona League

    Central Division W L Pct. GB yz-Dodgers 17 11 .607 1½ Reds 14 13 .519 4 x-White Sox 13 14 .481 5 Indians 12 16 .429 6½ Brewers 11 17 .393 7½ East Division W…

  • Pro teams push California to offer high-stakes raffles

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The pitch is for charity, but the call could favor California’s professional sports teams. California’s major league sports clubs and a leading raffle vendor are lobbying state lawmakers for the exclusive…

  • Encarnacion extends hitting streak to 24 games

    TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has extended his career-long hitting streak to 24 games with a three-run homer in the first inning against Detroit. Encarnacion’s streak is the longest in the majors…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB Toronto 72 56 .563 — New York 70 57 .551 1½ Baltimore 63 65 .492 9 Tampa Bay 63 65 .492 9 Boston 59 69 .461 13 Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 71 57 .555 — Washington 64 63 .504 6½ Atlanta 54 74 .422 17 Miami 52 77 .403 19½ Philadelphia 51 78 .395 20½ Central Division W…

  • This Date In Baseball

    Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA Aug. 30 1905 — Ty Cobb made his major league debut, hitting a double off Jack Chesbro of the New York Highlanders in the Tigers’ 5-3 victory. 1910 — Tom Hughes…

  • LEADING OFF: Fiers to make 1st start since no-hitter

    A look at what’s happening all around the major leagues today: ___ NO-NO ENCORE Houston righty Mike Fiers takes the mound for the first time since throwing a no-hitter against the Dodgers on Aug. 21.…

  • Arizona League

    Central Division W L Pct. GB yz-Dodgers 17 11 .607 1½ Reds 14 13 .519 4 x-White Sox 13 14 .481 5 Brewers 11 16 .407 7 Indians 11 16 .407 7 East Division W…

  • Kershaw strikes out 14 in Dodgers’ 4-1 win over Cubs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s no personal statistic that impresses Clayton Kershaw much, including leading the major leagues with 236 strikeouts. The left-hander can even find a way to turn that stat on its head.…

  • Tomlinson lines game-winning single as Giants beat Cardinals

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie Kelby Tomlinson lined a bases-loaded single up the middle with one out in the ninth against previously unbeaten Kevin Siegrist, and the San Francisco Giants topped the Cardinals 5-4 on…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 71 57 .555 — Washington 64 63 .504 6½ Atlanta 54 74 .422 17 Miami 52 77 .403 19½ Philadelphia 51 78 .395 20½ Central Division W…