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Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBIs, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 to increase their AL West lead on Wednesday night.
The Angels' pennant hopes were dealt a serious blow Wednesday night when Garrett Richards, their best pitcher this season, suffered a patellar injury to his left knee against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Jose Bautista's three-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays outslugged Milwaukee 9-5 Wednesday, snapping the Brewers' five-game winning streak.
Swisher has underperformed after getting a four-year, $56 million contract from the Indians before last season.
Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen swings in his first at bat in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Pittsburgh.
Put him in a National League park and Iwakuma has never surrendered a run. He worked eight innings in a 5-2 victory Tuesday over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the fourth inning to help Scott Kazmir earn his career-best 14th win, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Mets 6-2 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
Oakland Athletics leadoff hitter Coco Crisp tinkered with his swing for a few days and finally got the results he has been looking for.
Omar Infante went 4-for-5 with three doubles, four RBI and a run scored as the Kansas City Royals grabbed a 7-4 win over the Colorado Rockies to open a two-game set.
Marwin Gonzalez knocked in two runs with a pinch-hit single, and the fourth-place Astros won for the third time in four meetings with the Yankees this season.
Kyle Gibson had the home crowd behind him and a five-run lead from his Minnesota Twins teammates as he returned to the mound for the second inning.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him "frustrated."
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It was pretty much a fait accompli that these two teams would be the last two standing come American League Championship Series time.
Miguel Cabrera remains a force in the Tigers lineup, though his power hasn't impressed like most years.
Adam LaRoche's 11th inning home run saw the Washington Nationals extend their winning streak to seven games with a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Updated: Thu Aug 21, 2014 01:51 am
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