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Dodgers rout Twins for 9th win in row

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Max Muncy continued to rebound from a slow start to the season with a home run and Julio Urias pitched seven strong innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to a season-best nine games with a 10-3 victory Tuesday night over the Minnesota Twins.

The defeat knocked the Twins into a first-place tie in the AL Central with the Cleveland Guardians, the first time they have not held sole possession of the top spot in the division since June 24.

Trea Turner had two doubles and drove in three runs, while Cody Bellinger had a two-run double, as Los Angeles improved to a major league best 76-33, while going 31-5 since June 29. The Dodgers matched a season high with eight doubles.


Ohtani homers, equals Ruth with 10th win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani withstood another injury scare and pitched six scoreless innings to go with his team-leading 25th home run, reaching yet another monumental milestone as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Tuesday night.

The two-way Japanese star joined Babe Ruth (1918) as the only players in major league history to have at least 10 home runs and 10 wins in the same season. According to the Angels, two players from the Negro Leagues also did it: Bullet Rogan of the 1922 Kansas City Monarchs and Ed Rile of the 1927 Detroit Stars.


Soto goes deep, Machado hits walk-off HR

SAN DIEGO (AP) Manny Machado hit a game-ending, three-run homer and Juan Soto connected for his first long ball with the San Diego Padres, who overcame a blown save by Josh Hader to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-4 on Tuesday night.

Machado capped the night in dramatic fashion with his one-out shot off Tyler Rogers (2-4), a half-inning after Hader allowed three runs to let the Giants tie it.


LHP Sale breaks wrist in bike accident

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale broke his right wrist in a bike accident over the weekend and will miss the rest of the season, the team said Tuesday, the latest setback during an injury-plagued three years for the Boston ace.

Sale had surgery Monday and is expected to be ready for the start of spring training next year.


Anderson needs hand surgery, out 6 weeks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chicago White Sox All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson is expected to miss six weeks because of a tear in the middle of his left hand suffered in a game last weekend.

The playoff-contending White Sox made the announcement Tuesday after losing to Kansas City 4-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. The 29-year-old Anderson, an All-Star the last two seasons, is batting .301.


Pirates' Castro loses phone on slide

PHOENIX (AP) Rodolfo Castro got the call-up and dropped a call in his return to the big leagues.

The Pittsburgh infielder lost his phone during a slide into third base and the Pirates lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Tuesday night.


Carrasco pitches Mets to 14th win in 16

NEW YORK (AP) Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil both homered and drove in two runs, leading Carlos Carrasco and the streaking New York Mets past the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 on Tuesday night.

Carrasco (13-4) pitched into the seventh inning and struck out nine to win his fifth straight decision and tie for the National League lead in wins. New York's rotation has a 2.78 ERA in eight starts since Jacob deGrom returned - a stretch that includes Taijuan Walker giving up eight runs in one-plus inning last Friday.


Odor's HR in 8th rallies O's over Jays

BALTIMORE (AP) Whether they make the postseason or not, the Baltimore Orioles have brought playoff-level excitement back to Camden Yards lately.

An eighth-inning homer that turned a deficit into a lead? Check.


McMahon hits 495-foot HR, Rockies roll

DENVER (AP) Ryan McMahon hit a 495-foot homer for the longest drive by a Colorado player at Coors Field, Randal Grichuk went 5 for 5 and the Rockies routed St. Louis 16-5 Tuesday night, ending the Cardinals' seven-game winning streak. "It felt really good," McMahon said. "After you hit it you don't have very much control over it, but it's pretty cool to hit it like that."

Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas, an All-Star this season, was tagged for 10 runs and 14 hits in just 2 2/3 innings.

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