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MLB record ... Indians beat Angels 6-3 for 25th win in 26 games ... Contending Rockies lose early lead, fall to Giants 4-3

September 20, 2017

TORONTO (AP) — Kansas City’s Alex Gordon has broken Major League Baseball’s season home run record. He hit the 5,694th long ball of 2017 Tuesday night, with 12 days to spare. Gordon’s home run off Toronto reliever Ryan Tepera broke a mark set in 2000. The drive, which drove in the last run in the Royals’ 5-2 loss, was his eighth this season and the 159th of his 11-year big league career.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — — Jay Bruce had a triple and a double among his three hits, Austin Jackson singled four times and the Cleveland Indians rolled on by beating the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 for their 25th victory in 26 games. Roberto Perez added a solo home run for the AL Central champions to support a strong outing by Mike Clevinger.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Charlie Blackmon had a two-run double in the second inning for his first career 200-hit season, but the contending Colorado Rockies couldn’t hold their early lead and lost 4-3 to the San Francisco Giants. Hunter Pence hit a game-ending sacrifice fly with Colorado playing a five-man infield. The Rockies’ slim cushion over the Brewers for the second NL wild card dropped to one game after Milwaukee won at Pittsburgh.

SEATTLE (AP) — Shin-Soo Choo’s sacrifice fly broke a tie in the eighth inning, Elvis Andrus followed with an RBI single and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 to boost their slim playoff chances. The Rangers won their second straight after a five-game losing streak and pulled within 3½ games of Minnesota for the second American League wild card.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres’ Travis Wood went from being a punching bag to landing a few blows himself. Wood beat the Diamondbacks 6-2 with an outing that looked nothing like his recent ones. Wood was down and nearly out of the rotation after a pair of sour turns. In his last two starts, he was punished for 16 runs (15 earned), 16 hits and two walks over 4 1/3 innings.

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