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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy throws to the plate during the fifth inning of their baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Nick Markakis added a solo home run for the Orioles, who took two of three from New York to pull within three games of the first-place Yankees in the AL East.
For the first time as an opposing manager, Francona will walk into famed Fenway Park to face the Red Sox, the team he led to two World Series titles during eight seasons.
And why not? After a miserable 2012 season the Indians find themselves atop the American League Central thanks to thrilling win after thrilling win and a never-day-die attitude that has led to six walk-off victories.
But, when a team has an unlucky season, it could mean a long 162-game stretch for the ballclub and its fans.
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Max Scherzer retired 22 straight batters after the first inning, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 5-1 win over Cleveland on Tuesday night to stop the Indians' winning streak at five and trim their lead in the AL Central.
Rookie right-hander Dan Straily pitched seven scoreless innings and Yoenis Cespedes homered as the Oakland Athletics won their fifth straight game, 1-0 over the Texas Rangers and Yu Darvish on Tuesday night.
Boston was coming off a miserable and tumultuous 69-93 season. New York entered this year with injuries to stars Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson.
Those cliches about it being a six-month season are based in reality. But so is this: The Royals, right now, are flat-lining after Monday’s depressing 6-5 loss to the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
The former Blue Jays shortstop, whose brief time on the city's sports scene will be remembered only for the homophobic slur he scrawled into his eyeblack stickers for one game last September, added to his villainous reputation on Monday by goading the Rogers Centre crowd after he hit a ninth-inning homer off Jays closer Casey Janssen.
Starting rotation Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen was on his way to his second strong performance in a row when he grabbed at his side and exited Sunday's game with a right oblique strain.
'Best game I've ever been a part of,' said Perez. 'It was the craziest, most fun ... obviously, it stunk to give up a home run, but it was still fun.' Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning as the Indians, revived by Seattle fielding errors in the final two innings, beat the Mariners 10-8 on Monday to complete a four-game sweep and ... (more)
Jon Lester tries to stay undefeated on the season and pitch the Boston Red Sox to a sixth straight victory on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox.
After ending their recent struggles in Oakland, the Texas Rangers try to secure their MLB-leading 30th victory of the season on Monday night when they host a rematch with the A's. The Rangers begin this three-game series with the best record in baseball at 29-15. They have won 12 of their last 16 games, taking two of three in Oakland from May ... (more)
The Baltimore Orioles try to put the brakes on a five-game losing streak Monday when they begin a three-game set with the New York Yankees at Camden Yards.
And here, all along, you were thinking the Rangers' chief competition in the AL West was Oakland or Los Angeles.