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Osuna back, Ks 3 in scoreless 9th in win

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Back on the mound, Roberto Osuna settled into his comfort zone.

The Toronto closer struck out three in a scoreless ninth inning a day after saying he was dealing with anxiety issues, and the Blue Jays avoided a sweep by beating the Kansas City Royals 8-2 Sunday.

"I felt really good and I felt better than yesterday and the day before," Osuna said through a translator. "I'm just ready to work on that and get over it."


Twins sweep Tribe to move back into 1st

CLEVELAND (AP) Ervin Santana and Minnesota made themselves at home in Cleveland. The Twins and Indians have been gracious hosts so far this year.

Santana struck out seven in six innings, Jason Castro drove in three runs and Minnesota swept Cleveland with a 4-0 victory on Sunday.


Tebow gets promoted despite batting .222

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Tim Tebow is moving up and heading south - to some very familiar territory.

Tebow has been promoted to the New York Mets' high Class A affiliate in St. Lucie, Florida. The 29-year-old Tebow led the University of Florida to two national championships in football and won the 2007 Heisman Trophy during his stellar career with the Gators.


Yanks' Hicks to DL, Ellsbury return near

NEW YORK (AP) New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks will go on the disabled list after injuring his ribcage on the right side during a check swing in the first inning Sunday.

Hicks was removed from a 7-6 loss to the Texas Rangers before the fifth inning. He was told his recovery would take three to four weeks.


Sloppy Cubs lose to Miami, Russell hurt

MIAMI (AP) Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon says this season is like learning to swim, with his team hoping to tread water until several key players return from the disabled list.

"We're just trying to keep the floaties on," Maddon said before Sunday's game.


HRs lead Astros by M's, finish trip 6-1

SEATTLE (AP) George Springer, Yuli Gurriel and Evan Gattis hit long home runs and the Houston Astros wrapped up another winning road trip, beating the Seattle Mariners 8-2 Sunday.

The Astros went 6-1 on this swing and improved to a major league-best 29-9 on the road. They also own the top record in baseball at 52-25.


Shaw has deep HR as Brewers blank Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Travis Shaw is the first player to reach SunTrust Park's right-field roof, and he basically shrugged his shoulders about the whole thing.

After all, he hit a longer homer earlier this season.


Texas tops Yanks 7-6 after up 7-0 in 4th

NEW YORK (AP) Staring down Yankees slugger Gary Sanchez in the ninth inning, Matt Bush looked the part of a poised closer, even if the Texas Rangers right-hander hasn't felt it this week. Not after blowing saves on Monday and Friday.

Telling himself to breathe deep, Bush struck out Sanchez, stopping New York's charge from a seven-run deficit and giving the Rangers a 7-6 victory Sunday.


Rickard's hit in 9th gets O's past Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) It had been a long road for Caleb Joseph and the Baltimore Orioles since they won a series away from Camden Yards.

Joseph homered, then singled to start a three-run ninth inning Sunday that led the Orioles over the Tampa Rays 8-5.

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