Professional baseball

Boston Red Sox'sRafael Devers high-fives with Eduardo Nunez after Devers hit a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 08, 2018 - 10:18 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Rafael Devers returned from the disabled list and hit a two-run home run, Brian Johnson pitched a season-high seven innings to win his second straight start and the Red Sox extended their winning streak to six games with a 10-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 on Wednesday...
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August 08, 2018 - 9:50 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: LOSING GROUND Struggling Seattle turns to ace James Paxton as it opens a series against AL West-leading Houston. The Mariners have lost seven of nine overall and three of Paxton's past four starts dating to July 7. Paxton (9-5, 3.51) will...
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Texas Rangers Joey Gallo hits a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)
August 08, 2018 - 5:44 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo homered twice and drove in four runs, Yovani Gallardo won his fourth straight start and the Texas Rangers held off the Seattle Mariners 11-7 on Wednesday. Gallardo (7-1) leads the majors with seven wins since June 23. He allowed three hits, two runs and three...
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New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar (41) gestures after hitting an RBI against the Chicago White Sox during the 13th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Chicago. The Yankees won 4-3 in 13 innings. (AP Photo/David Banks)
August 08, 2018 - 1:05 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Miguel Andujar homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, Sonny Gray won in his first relief outing since 2013 and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Tuesday night. Andujar had three hits, including a go-ahead single in the 13th, and Giancarlo...
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon hugs catcher Francisco Cervelli after the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Denver. Taillon threw a complete game and the Pirates defeated the Rockies 10-2. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
August 08, 2018 - 1:03 am
DENVER (AP) — It was Jameson Taillon for Pittsburgh and Chad Bettis for Colorado on Tuesday night at Coors Field. An intersection with special significance. Taillon beat Bettis in a matchup of pitchers who battled testicular cancer last year, and the Pirates hit three homers in a 10-2 victory over...
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Dustin Johnson responds to a question during a news conference at the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 07, 2018 - 6:42 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dustin Johnson forgot to pack shorts when he was getting ready for the PGA Championship. Good thing he remembered pants. The world's top-ranked player plum forgot that the PGA of America decided last year to begin allowing players in the championships it conducts to wear shorts...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna is interviewed in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. Osuna got the win in his first appearance with Houston after Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Astros over the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Monday, Aug. 6. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)
August 07, 2018 - 2:10 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roberto Osuna needed five pitches for a clean inning and a nice on-field impression on his new teammates. Osuna earned the win in his first appearance with Houston after Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Astros over the San...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Lance Lynn (36) throws the ball against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
August 07, 2018 - 12:15 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Lynn was sound asleep while the rest of the New York Yankees hopped on a flight to Chicago after perhaps their most difficult loss of the season. With his new team in desperate need of a lift, he delivered. Lynn pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning in his first start...
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August 06, 2018 - 11:26 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The minor leagues' new extra innings rule led to a bizarre victory for the Clearwater Threshers on Monday night. The Philadelphia Phillies' Class A affiliate had no hits and no walks against the Tampa Tarpons, yet it beat the New York Yankees' Florida State League club 1-0...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout stands in the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Cleveland. Trout's right wrist is still sore and the Angels will not risk him making it any worse. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 06, 2018 - 11:20 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: BLUE BIRTHDAY Mike Trout is likely to sit out the Angels' game against Detroit because of a sore right wrist, depriving Los Angeles' fans of what's become an annual treat: Seeing Trout do incredible things on his birthday. Trout will turn 27 on...
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