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The Astros broke open a close game by scoring five times in the fourth inning Friday, highlighted by a two-run triple by Jonathan Villar, and Jordan Lyles took it from there, holding the Blue Jays to 10 hits and four runs in 7 1/3 innings for a 12-4 win…Share TweetThe Rangers powered their way to a ninth straight road win on Friday night in Chicago, hitting five home runs -- including four off left-hander Chris Sale -- en route to an 11-5 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.Share Tweet
O's outslug A's to gain ground in Wild Card raceAdam Jones homered and Brian Roberts hit a grand slam as the O's overcame an early deficit to down the A's, 9-7, on Friday at Camden Yards.Share TweetCNNSI.com Aug 23, 2013The Angels are the most overpaid and disappointing team in baseball. The problems are here to stay.Share TweetSaying he is rested and ready, Eric Wedge returned to his managerial role with the Mariners on Friday, one month and a day after having a stroke during batting practice prior to a game at Safeco Field.Share Tweet
A.J. revisits memories in first trip back to ChicagoA.J. Pierzynski headlined a list of several Rangers players returning to Chicago on Friday. Pierzynski helped the White Sox win a World Series title in 2005 and continues to hold the city and its fans close to his heart.Share Tweet
Angels recall RHP Rasmus, designate BucknerESPN.com Aug 23, 2013The Los Angeles Angels have recalled right-hander Cory Rasmus from Triple-A Salt Lake, designating right-hander Billy Buckner for assignment.Share Tweet
Garza deal done: Cubs get mound prospectThe Cubs received Minor League pitcher Neil Ramirez from the Rangers on Friday, completing the clubs' July 22 trade that landed Matt Garza in Texas. Chicago has assigned Ramirez to Double-A Tennessee.Share TweetThe Oakland Athletics acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Washington Nationals on Friday to boost their injury situation at the position, bringing back a former fan favorite just more than a year after trading him away.Share Tweet
Angels Shut Out MarinersAug 23Chris Nelson took advantage of Felix Hernandez's only mistake and helped the Angels beat the Mariners 2-0.
O's Bolster Wild Card Hopes With WinAug 23BBTN Spotlight: Brian Roberts hit a grand slam and the Orioles rallied twice to beat the Athletics 9-7.
Kinsler Hits Inside-The-Park Home RunAug 23Ian Kinsler's inside-the-park homer helped the Rangers to an 11-5 win over the White Sox.
Roberts Hits Grand Slam In O's WinAug 23Brian Roberts hit a grand slam and the Orioles rallied twice to beat the Athletics 9-7.