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Yankees fall short

 September 1, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Toronto - Derek Jeter's final regular-season at-bat in Canada didn't go the way he or the New York Yankees wanted.Jose Bautista homered for the fifth straight game and the Toronto Blue Jays erased a three-run deficit to beat the...

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Buchholz carries Red Sox past Rays

 September 1, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

St. Petersburg, Fla. - Clay Buchholz cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays.Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Rays 3-0 on Sunday.Buchholz (6-8) walked...

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Mets keep Phillies in NL East cellar

 September 1, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New York - Mets starter Dillon Gee called it the hottest game he's pitched in all year. And on a muggy afternoon at Citi Field, a boost from the bench was just what New York needed to cool off the Phillies.Anthony Recker snapped a...

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No Ellsbury, no offense for Yanks

 August 31, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Toronto - With their hottest hitter hobbled by a bad ankle, the New York Yankees turned in an ice cold offensive performance Saturday.Even worse for the Yankees, it could be a while before Jacoby Ellsbury is ready to...

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Pedroia hurt as Red Sox are blanked by the Rays

 August 31, 2014; Updated: 1:03 am

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox lost another game and may have lost second baseman Dustin Pedroia for a while. 

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Phillies roll past Mets

 August 31, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

New York - Ryan Howard drove in three runs, Marlon Byrd homered on his 37th birthday and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets 7-2 on Saturday night.Jerome Williams pitched into the seventh inning to win his third...

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Yanks doing their best to stay in playoff race

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Toronto - Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley homered, and the New York Yankees beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday night.Chris Capuano (2-3) pitched 6 1-3 innings in his first win in seven starts since joining the...

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Betts supplies power as Red Sox beat Rays

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

St. Petersburg, Fla. - Rookie Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night.After Yoenis Cespedes drove in his second run...

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Campbell steals home as Mets beat Phillies

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New York - Jacob deGrom pitched seven crisp innings and the Mets scored the tiebreaking runs when left fielder Grady Sizemore dropped an easy pop fly, handing New York a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday...

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Yanks forced to pick themselves up again after tough defeat

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Detroit - Alex Avila's ninth-inning swing and the aching sound of solid contact told Yankees reliever Shawn Kelley everything he needed to know."I didn't watch," Kelley said. "I just put my head down."Figuring the ball was...

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Ortiz returns, but to no avail for Sox

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:17 pm

Toronto - Pinch-hitter Danny Valencia had a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Boston Red Sox 5-2 Wednesday night.Jose Bautista homered for the second straight night, a two-run...

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Yankees rip Price, top Tigers

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:27 pm

DETROIT — The New York Yankees chased David Price with nine straight hits in the third inning, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4 Wednesday night. 

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Red Sox score seven in 11th to beat Blue Jays

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 12:14 am

Toronto — Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBI and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 Tuesday night.

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Tigers cool off Yanks

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 12:09 am

Detroit - Rick Porcello pitched eight impressive innings to set a career high for victories, and the Detroit Tigers snapped New York's five-game winning streak Tuesday night, beating the Yankees 5-2.

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Lagares, Gee help ailing Mets get the best of Braves

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

New York - Juan Lagares hit a two-run homer and ran down one ball after another in center field, sending Dillon Gee and the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.Gee stopped the longest losing...

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Yanks are on point

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Kansas City, Mo. - Derek Jeter drove in two runs in his final scheduled trip to Kauffman Stadium, backing a sharp outing from Michael Pineda and helping the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 8-1 on Monday night for their fifth...

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For the Sox, a perfect 10

 August 26, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Toronto - Yoenis Cespedes singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox survived a ninth-inning collapse to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Monday night, snapping their losing streak at eight...

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McCann's HR in 10th lifts Yankees past White Sox

 August 25, 2014; Updated: 12:04 am

New York - Brian McCann began the day on the bench and ended it all wet, soaking up his best moment in pinstripes.

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Big Papi's been a bright spot in dismal season for Red Sox

 August 25, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Boston - David Ortiz remains a constant even in a lost season for the Boston Red Sox.The defense of their 2013 World Series title hasn't gone anything like the Red Sox would have hoped, but Ortiz has performed well.Entering...

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Yankees win following Torre honor, still in wild card chase

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New York - Carlos Beltran is done talking about his elbow. All he's focused on now is trying to help the Yankees make the playoffs.Beltran gave New York's struggling offense a jolt with a home run in his return to the lineup, Martin...

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Mets struggle at the plate, in the field

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Los Angeles - The New York Mets played a sloppy game in the field and were just as dreadful at the plate Friday night.After Curtis Granderson led off the game with a home run, the Mets managed only two harmless singles in seven...

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Cuban outfielder Castillo makes it official, arrives at Fenway

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Boston - The Boston Red Sox are hoping another touted Cuban outfielder can help them turn things around next season.The team signed Rusney Castillo to a seven-year contract Saturday that begins immediately. Several reports indicated...

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Sox, in freefall, lose seventh straight

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Boston - Brandon Workman is in quite a rut, and so are the Boston Red Sox.Workman gave up seven runs in the fourth inning en route to losing his seventh straight start as the Seattle Mariners beat Boston 7-3 on Saturday."The...

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'Six'-gun salute for Torre in N.Y.

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New York - Joe Torre lingered on the field at Yankee Stadium, hugging each one of the guests on hand Saturday to honor New York's four-time World Series winning manager.If Torre's time with the Yankees always felt like a family...

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Sox are the proud owners of Castillo

 August 23, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Boston - Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo "an exciting, athletic player."The Cuban defector is expected to show off those talents for Boston soon, perhaps within the next week.Farrell spoke Friday...

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