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Verlander on cusp of 20 wins after beating Texas

Verlander on cusp of 20 wins after beating Texas

Justin Verlander picked up his major league-leading 19th win, and Yuli Gurriel, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez all homered to help the Astros to a 4-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

A's complete sweep of Rangers with 6-1 win

A's complete sweep of Rangers with 6-1 win

Shin Soo Choo went 3 for 3 to record 3 of the teams 5 hits.

Davis hits 2 HRs, A's top Rangers 14-9, keep wild-card lead

Davis hits 2 HRs, A's top Rangers 14-9, keep wild-card lead

Texas matched a season high by allowing five homers, four of them with two outs, including both of the three-run shots.

Rookie Solak homers off trade partner, Rangers top Rays 6-4

Rookie Solak homers off trade partner, Rangers top Rays 6-4

Solak homered off the pitcher he was traded for two months ago.

Odor HR pushes Texas past AL wild card-leading Rays 10-9

Odor HR pushes Texas past AL wild card-leading Rays 10-9

Nomar Mazara, back in lineup after missing seven games with a strained left oblique muscle, had an RBI single to tie the game at 2-all.

AL wildcard leader Tampa Bay wins 5-3 in 11 over Rangers

AL wildcard leader Tampa Bay wins 5-3 in 11 over Rangers

Austin Meadows tied the game with a two-run homer in the eighth before the Rays (87-59) were helped by the two errors on the same play in the 11th of a 5-3 win Tuesday night.

Verlander on cusp of 20 wins after beating Texas

Verlander on cusp of 20 wins after beating Texas

Justin Verlander picked up his major league-leading 19th win, and Yuli Gurriel, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez all homered to help the Astros to a 4-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

Cole wins 17th, Springer's HR lifts Astros over Royals 4-1

Cole wins 17th, Springer's HR lifts Astros over Royals 4-1

Cole struck out 11 in eight innings.

Athletics top Astros 3-2

Athletics top Astros 3-2

The Athletics got Verlander for three runs in the first three innings

Luzardo sharp in debut as A’s beat Astros

Luzardo sharp in debut as A’s beat Astros

Astros starter Jose Urquidy struck out 10 and pitched one-hit, one-run ball over five innings before the A’s got to the bullpen.

A's rack up 25 hits, 6 HRs in 21-7 win over Astros

A's rack up 25 hits, 6 HRs in 21-7 win over Astros

After being blanked in a lopsided loss on Monday, Oakland recovered to win its seventh of nine and remained a half-game ahead of Cleveland for the second AL wild-card spot.

Astros hit MLB-record 6 HRs in 2 innings, beat A's 15-0

Astros hit MLB-record 6 HRs in 2 innings, beat A's 15-0

The Houston Astros showed how powerful their lineup can be for a second straight game.