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A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: BACK ON THE BUMP Trevor Bauer returns to the mound for AL Central champion Cleveland when the Indians host Boston in a potential playoff preview. Bauer has been sidelined with a broken right leg since he was struck by a line drive off the bat of …

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DETROIT (AP) — Christin Stewart hit his first two big-league homers and drove in six runs Thursday night, leading the Detroit Tigers past the Kansas City Royals 11-8. Stewart, a September call-up playing in his 11th game, became the first Tigers rookie to drive in six runs in a game since Ryan Raburn had seven …

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TORONTO (AP) — Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 9-9 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday night, dealing a blow to the Rays‘ wild-card playoff hopes. Smoak hit his 25th homer of the season and third career walk-off blast. Sergio Romo (3-4) blew his …

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MIAMI (AP) — Cody Reed was a winner in his first major league start and Scooter Gennett homered and doubled to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night. Reed (1-2) scattered five hits and struck out six in six shutout innings. The left-hander joined the starting rotation …

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels catcher Francisco Arcia began the day behind the plate, did a brief stint on the mound and ended up in the major league record books. Arcia pitched two innings of relief and hit his sixth home run in the Angels’ 21-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. …

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MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter is signaling that Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as manager, providing dugout continuity for a last-place team in transition. Mattingly has one season to go on a four-year contract he signed when he joined the Marlins for the 2016 season. When asked about Mattingly returning in 2019, …

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl underwent reconstructive surgery on his right elbow and will miss the entire 2019 season. The team says Kuhl had the surgery Wednesday in New York. Kuhl went 5-5 with a 4.55 ERA in 16 starts for Pittsburgh this season. The Pirates initially placed him on the …

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Late September, a crucial series, and a postseason berth on the line. Yasiel Puig thrives in big-game situations, and once again he delivered. Puig didn’t start despite being on a tear at the plate. But he came off the bench to slug a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the seventh inning that …

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A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: BUBBLY ON ICE For the third night in a row, the Red Sox attempt to clinch the AL East championship at Yankee Stadium. Boston entered the three-game set needing one victory over rival New York to secure its third consecutive division crown. But the Yankees have …

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have rarely endured even short losing streaks this season. They’re unfazed. These A’s just keep swinging for the fences — and, they hope, right into the playoffs. Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run homer and matched his career high with five RBIs, and Oakland beat the Los Angeles Angels …

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