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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) Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer and Cole Hamels pitched seven effective innings as the Texas Rangers cooled off the Los Angeles Angels with a 5-3 victory Monday night.

The loss dropped the Angels, who had won nine of 11, a half-game back of Minnesota for the second AL wild card.


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.


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.


Mets LHP Matz needs 2nd elbow operation

NEW YORK (AP) Mets pitcher Steven Matz needs another elbow operation, ending a miserable season for the New York left-hander.

Matz was diagnosed Monday with irritation of the ulnar nerve in his left elbow, the team said. Surgery was recommended to reposition the nerve and relieve the irritation, a similar procedure to the one teammate Jacob deGrom had last year.

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