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Indians edge BoSox on error, Miller hurt

(AP Photo/Phil Long)

CLEVELAND (AP) Andrew Miller wasn't among the Cleveland Indians chasing Roberto Perez around the infield, flinging water and white powder to celebrate a wild win over an American League rival.

The Indians relief ace - a pivotal piece during Cleveland's run to the World Series last season - may miss a few more big moments this season, too.

Miller's injury put a damper on a 5-4 walk-off victory Monday night over the Boston Red Sox, a game that ended when first baseman Brock Holt threw away Perez's bunt in the ninth inning, allowing Brandon Guyer to score from second base.


Beltre HR helps Hamels cool off Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) It's beyond crowded in the American League wild-card race, with eight teams bunched up like flowers in an overflowing vase.

The Los Angeles Angels were the most recent club to make some noise, winning nine of 11 to slip into the second spot.


Twins slugger Sano placed on DL

CHICAGO (AP) The Minnesota Twins have placed All-Star third baseman Miguel Sano on the 10-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his left shin bone.

First baseman Kennys Vargas was recalled Monday from Triple-A Rochester for the fifth time this season to fill Sano's spot. The Twins also designated left-hander Nik Turley as their 26th player for the doubleheader against in Chicago and summoned right-hander Tim Melville from Rochester so he could start the first game against the White Sox.


Puig's HR in 12th gets Dodgers by Bucs

PITTSBURGH (AP) Yasiel Puig spent Monday afternoon eagerly awaiting the solar eclipse at PNC Park, then provided a moonshot of his own to wrap things up late into the night.

Puig homered in the 12th inning, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Curtis Granderson added a grand slam for Los Angeles, which hasn't lost consecutive games since July 20 and 21 against Atlanta.


Arizona tops Mets on Pollock HR in 10th

NEW YORK (AP) Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo has been looking for ways to get A.J. Pollock going at the plate.

After countless conversations in the skipper's office and around the batting cage, they met at the top of the dugout steps with a runner on second base in the 10th inning Monday night at Citi Field.


Jones goes 4 for 4 with 2 HRs as O's win

BALTIMORE (AP) Adam Jones called it a game the Baltimore Orioles needed to win.

The center fielder set the early tone, and the rest of the team followed his lead.


Stratton sharp as Giants blank Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Catcher Nick Hundley came into the postgame scrum with a question of his own for pitcher Chris Stratton, razzing the rookie for a one-strikeout night.

"What was your thought on the punchout?" Hundley asked.


Twins rout White Sox, split doubleheader

CHICAGO (AP) After giving the Minnesota Twins a chance to come back in the opener, Jorge Polanco immediately drove them in the right direction during the nightcap.

Polanco hit his second three-run homer of the day as the Twins scored six times in the second inning and routed the Chicago White Sox 10-2 to split a doubleheader Monday night.


M's Albers uses arm, bat to beat Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Andrew Albers is making up for lost time.

After going 1,463 days between big league victories, he now has two wins in less than a week.

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