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Yankees weather rain, Royals comeback for 5-4 win in 10 (Yahoo Sports)

Home plate umpire Pat Hoberg walks off the field as rain begins to fall during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi knew he was putting young Chasen Shreve, just recalled from the minor leagues earlier in the day, into just about the most difficult spot possible. Shreve responded by calmly striking out Kendrys Morales, then retiring Salvador Perez on a fly out, to preserve a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. ”I mean, it was really difficult,” Girardi said of the mess Shreve inherited, which led to his first career major league save.

Posted on 31 August 2016 @ 6:09 am

Odor hits game-ending homer for Rangers in 8-7 win over M’s (Yahoo Sports)

Texas Rangers' Ian Desmond (20), Delino DeShields (3) and others wait for Rougned Odor, right, at home after Odor hit a walk-off two-run home run in a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 8-7. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Rougned Odor quickly atoned for his baserunning blunders with a big blast for the Texas Rangers. Odor, thrown out on the bases twice after hits, ended it with a two-run homer to give the AL-best Rangers an 8-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. ”Fitting for Rougned to be the guy that did it, coming off a couple of baserunning situations where he was aggressive trying to make things happen, and backfired on him,” manager Jeff Banister said.

Posted on 31 August 2016 @ 4:50 am

Granderson homers twice off bench, Mets beat Marlins 7-4 (Yahoo Sports)

New York Mets catcher Rene Rivera celebrates with right fielder Curtis Granderson after the Mets defeated the Miami Marlins 7-4 in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in New York. Grandson hit two home runs. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Curtis Granderson needed only three innings of playing time to do all sorts of damage. Granderson came off the bench and homered twice, Jose Reyes had four hits and the surging New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 7-4 on Tuesday night. Asdrubal Cabrera added to his recent tear at the plate, hitting a two-run homer after missing one start with a sore knee.

Posted on 31 August 2016 @ 4:31 am

Tomlin struggles, Indians hand Twins 12th straight loss, 5-4 (Yahoo Sports)

Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (24) and catcher Chris Gimenez celebrate a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Josh Tomlin is running out of time, if he hasn’t already. October is right around the corner, and if he’s going to pitch then – or in any meaningful games down the stretch – Tomlin knows he had better start performing for the Indians. Tomlin didn’t get out of the second inning Tuesday night, continuing a run of bad starts for the right-hander, but Cleveland rallied and got another strong outing from its bullpen to beat Minnesota 5-4 and extend the Twins’ losing streak to 12 games.

Posted on 31 August 2016 @ 4:00 am

Hendricks lowers ERA to 2.09 as Cubs top Pirates 3-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Kyle Hendricks began the season as the Cubs’ No. 5 starter. Hendricks threw seven dominant innings to lower the majors’ best ERA to 2.09 and Anthony Rizzo homered to lead the Cubs past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 on Tuesday night for Chicago’s 21st victory in August. ”He has to be in Cy Young contention,” Maddon said.

Posted on 31 August 2016 @ 3:59 am

Kinsler, Jones lead Tigers to 8-4 comeback victory (Yahoo Sports)

Detroit Tigers' JaCoby Jones watches as he hits an RBI double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Detroit. The hit was Jones' first hit as a Tiger. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Ian Kinsler broke out of a slump and helped the Detroit Tigers win Tuesday night. At the end of the game, though, everyone was paying attention to JaCoby Jones. Jones had two hits and two RBIs in his major league debut, including a sixth-inning double to give the Tigers a 4-3 lead.

Posted on 31 August 2016 @ 3:31 am

Scherzer dominant as Nationals edge Phillies 3-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Washington Nationals' Danny Espinosa (8) collides with Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp after being tagged out trying to score on a single by Trea Turner during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

For Max Scherzer, it was just another day at the office. Scherzer didn’t allow a hit until the sixth inning and he was dominant through eight as the Washington Nationals continued their mastery of the Philadelphia Phillies with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night. Scherzer (15-7) allowed three hits and struck out 11 while walking one.

Posted on 31 August 2016 @ 3:12 am

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