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A's rally by Tigers, extend streak to 8

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Matt Olson scored from second base on a fielding error by Detroit third baseman Jeimer Candelario with two outs in the ninth inning, rallying the Oakland Athletics past the Tigers 3-2 on Sunday for their eighth straight win.

Sean Murphy hit a tying home run in the eighth as the A's swept the four-game series.

"We feel pretty good about the way we're playing right now," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "We weren't getting a ton of good swings, but as long as we're close we feel like we find a way to win the game."


Bieber sets K mark, fans 13 to beat Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) If Shane Bieber felt a bit off at the start, it sure didn't show.

Bieber kept up his record strikeout run, fanning 13 and pitching the Cleveland Indians past the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 on Sunday.


Strasburg to IL, Nats lose to D-backs

WASHINGTON (AP) Madison Bumgarner had his best outing of the season, allowing a run over five innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Washington 5-2 Sunday after Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was a late scratch.

Bumgarner (1-2) gave up just two hits and dropped his ERA from 11.20 to 8.68 through four starts. He struck out five and walked one, helping Arizona split the four-game series.


Rays finish sweep, Yankees' skid at 5

NEW YORK (AP) Gerrit Cole shook his head, disgusted. Aaron Hicks put hands on hips and bowed his head. By the end of the afternoon, pretty much all of the New York Yankees were appalled, along with their loudly booing fans.

Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a tiebreaking double off Cole in the seventh inning that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win Sunday and a three-game sweep that extended the Yankees' losing streak to five games. New York fell to an AL-worst 5-10, its poorest start since 1997.


Phils' Nola blanks Cards with 2-hitter

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Aaron Nola laughed when he said he was ready to fight if Phillies manager Joe Girardi didn't let him start the ninth inning.

No rumble needed.


Mercedes helps ChiSox sweep BoSox in DH

BOSTON (AP) Yermin Mercedes opened Chicago's three-run fourth inning with a long homer, and the White Sox completed a sweep of their split-admission doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday with a 5-1 victory.

Nick Madrigal had two hits and drove in two runs for Chicago, which climbed back to .500 at 8-8.


Hosmer keys comeback, Padres top Dodgers

SAN DIEGO (AP) Round 1 is in the books, and the heavyweight Padres and Dodgers didn't disappoint.

"I think it was no secret that the whole baseball world was locked into this series," San Diego slugger Eric Hosmer said. "Everybody enjoyed the matchup."


Mariners top depleted Astros on 1-hitter

SEATTLE (AP) Ty France hit a two-run home run, six Seattle pitchers combined on a one-hitter and the Mariners beat the depleted Houston Astros 7-2 on Sunday.

France followed Mitch Haniger's two-run triple with a two-run home run to left field in the decisive four-run fifth inning to give the Mariners the series. Seattle has won four of five and has come from behind in six of 10 victories.


Stroman sharp as Mets hold off Rockies

DENVER (AP) Marcus Stroman pitched eight innings of one-run ball and made a dazzling defensive play, catcher James McCann threw out Trevor Story attempting to steal second for the final out and the New York Mets beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Sunday.

J.D. Davis delivered an RBI single and Jeff McNeil had an RBI groundout for the Mets, who have won five of their last six, including two of three at Coors Field this weekend.

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