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Rays’ Tyler Alexander comes within 5 outs of perfect game against Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays' Danny Jansen broke up a perfect game bid by the Tampa Bay Rays' Tyler Alexander when he blooped an opposite-field single with one out in the eighth inning on Friday night. Alexander retired his first 22 batters before Jansen hit a 1-0 changeup near the ...

Wheeler strikes out 6, Phillies top Nationals 4-2 for MLB-best 32nd victory

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler bailed out a stretched-out bullpen and struck out six over 7 1/3 innings, and the Philadelphia Phillies continued their scorching start with a 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night. The Phillies needed ...

J.T. Miller’s late goal lifts Canucks past Oilers to take a 3-2 series lead

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — J.T. Miller scored with 33 seconds remaining to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night that put them a win away from the Western Conference Final. Carson Soucy and Phillip Di Giuseppe both scored in their ...