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Ballpark worker arrested after video shows spitting on pizza

DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old food service worker at Comerica Park in Detroit has been arrested after a video was posted online that appeared to show him spitting on a pizza intended for …

The Latest: Ballpark worker arrested in pizza spitting

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a food service worker at a Detroit ballpark videotaped allegedly spitting on a pizza (all times local):1:15 p.m.A food service worker at Comerica Park in Detroit …

Emotional weekend in Texas, Detroit

It was a weekend to honor a couple of baseball's distinguished sluggers.Adrian Beltre received a standing ovation in the Texas Rangers' home finale Sunday. The star third baseman's future is …

Cardinals sweep Giants, stay on track for wild card

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Miles Mikolas' outing against the San Francisco Giants was typical, and typical for him is pretty good.Mikolas won his fourth straight start, Matt Carpenter hit his …

Brewers cruise past Pirates, move closer to playoff berth

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers used their power to put the Pittsburgh Pirates on the ropes. Some heads-up baserunning — and more than a little help from the mistake-prone home …

Gallagher, Keller leads Royals to series split with Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — When the Kansas City Royals acquired Brad Keller during last winter's Rule 5 draft, they committed themselves to keep him on the roster all season.As it turned out, that hasn't …

Cubs beat White Sox 8-3, inch closer to NL Central title

CHICAGO (AP) — With every big swing, every defensive gem all over the infield, Javier Baez is making an argument for NL MVP.It's turning into quite a case.Baez homered and the Chicago Cubs …

Brewers blanked by Williams, bullpen in 3-0 loss to Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' playoff push was slowed by a nemesis.Milwaukee's offense was stymied when Trevor Williams combined with three relievers on a five-hitter that led the …

Mahtook's homer leads Tigers to win in Martinez's finale

DETROIT (AP) — Victor Martinez will be remembered as one of the best line-drive hitters of the last 15 years, but his career ended in a different way.Batting in the first inning of his final …

Astros top Angels 11-3, clinch a postseason berth

Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam and a two-run homer on his way to a career-high seven RBIs, and the Houston Astros clinched a postseason berth by routing the Los Angeles Angels 11-3 on Friday …

Brewers use home run barrage to gain ground in NL Central

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A long rain delay did not dampen the Milwaukee Brewers' hopes of catching the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central.Travis Shaw, Mike Moustakas and Erik Kratz homered during a …

Royals beat Tigers 4-3, stop 5-game slide

DETROIT (AP) — This time, the Kansas City Royals had enough hitting and pitching.Ian Kennedy pitched three-run ball into the eighth inning, and the Royals stopped a five-game slide by holding …

Stewart had 2 homers, 6 RBIs as Tigers beat Royals 11-8

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire watched Christin Stewart put on a show in batting practice and thought his rookie slugger might have a big night.Gardenhire got even more …

Gonzalez, Aguilar lead Brewers to 7-0 win over Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gio Gonzalez is getting comfortable with his new team.The left-hander pitched six smooth innings on his 33rd birthday and Jesus Aguilar hit a three-run homer in the Milwaukee …

Twins sweep 3-game series from Tigers with 8-2 win

DETROIT (AP) — Stephen Gonsalves is getting more comfortable running in from the bullpen to start a game.The Minnesota Twins, who have been experimenting with an "opening pitcher," then …

Baez, Murphy go deep as Cubs romp past Diamondbacks 9-1

PHOENIX (AP) — Two nights in a row, Anthony Rizzo has made a major impact on Chicago Cubs wins with efforts that don't stand out in the boxscore.Rizzo beat out a potential double play by …

Brewers still struggling to score, fall to Reds 3-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' inconsistent offense couldn't offset Chase Anderson's continuing home run struggles.Jose Peraza hit a two-run homer off Anderson in the first inning …

Yankees top Red Sox 3-2, deny Boston a division clincher

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play on New York's third try in the ninth inning and the Yankees kept the Boston Red Sox from a …

Gimenez, Austin lead Twins over Tigers, 5-3

DETROIT (AP) — Jake Odorizzi loves the way he's pitching.The Minnesota Twins righty only wishes he could have discovered this form in April or May, not September.In his first start after …

Yelich's 2nd cycle in 3 weeks vs Reds leads Brewers, 8-0

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich cycled his way into the record book.Milwaukee's streaking slugger became the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle twice in one season against the same …