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Twins aim to pad lead on Guardians in DH

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The Cleveland Guardians' slump reached a new low on Monday.

An 11-1 loss to the visiting Minnesota Twins was Cleveland's worst defeat since a setback by the same score on Sept. 12, 2021, vs. the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Guardians, who sit in second place in the American League Central, have lost five in a row heading into Tuesday's doubleheader against the first-place Twins.


Nevin out 10 games, Winker 7 for brawl

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels interim manager Phil Nevin was suspended 10 games and Seattle Mariners outfielder Jesse Winker received a seven-game ban from Major League Baseball for their roles in a benches-clearing brawl during the second inning of Sunday's game.

Nevin and Winker were two of 12 players or coaches suspended between the teams, according to an MLB release Monday night.


Gausman, Jays end Red Sox's streak at 7

TORONTO (AP) Toronto's Kevin Gausman gave the Red Sox a rough time as Boston got back to playing its biggest foes in the AL East.

Gausman matched a season high with 10 strikeouts over seven innings, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit one of three Toronto home runs and the Blue Jays halted Boston's seven-game winning streak, beating the Red Sox 7-2 Monday night.


Rockies' Kuhl blanks Dodgers on 3-hitter

DENVER (AP) Chad Kuhl crouched in a tunnel at Coors Field, sharing the moment with his parents on a FaceTime call as his phone kept buzzing with other messages of congratulations.

The fact that the best start of his career came against the powerful Los Angeles Dodgers only made the night even more special.


Yankees rally with 6-run 7th to beat A's

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees lived up to expectations, even trailing by four runs.

Unfortunately for Oakland, the Athletics also played to pattern.


A's activate Piscotty, put Bride on IL

NEW YORK (AP) Outfielder Stephen Piscotty was activated from the 10-day injured list by the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday after recovering from a strained left calf.

Infielder Jonah Bride was put on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Monday, a day after he strained his right shoulder in a collision with Chad Pinder.


Cardinals place Flaherty, Bader on IL

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-hander Jack Flaherty and center fielder Harrison Bader on the injured list Monday.

Flaherty was placed on the 15-day list with a right shoulder strain. He left Sunday's start after throwing two scoreless innings.


Mariners acquire 1B Santana from Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals traded first baseman Carlos Santana and nearly $4.3 million to the Seattle Mariners for right-handers Wyatt Mills and William Fleming on Monday, clearing the way for Kansas City to bring up hot prospect Vinnie Pasquantino.

Pasquantino was not in the starting lineup against Texas on Monday night because of tight travel schedules, but Royals general manager J.J. Picollo and manager Mike Matheny expect his big bat to be in the lineup regularly.


Twins P coach leaves for same job at LSU

CLEVELAND (AP) Wes Johnson knows the timing isn't ideal for the Minnesota Twins. It's not easy for him, either, or without some personal pain.

Johnson is leaving the Twins to return to his college coaching roots, taking over LSU's program. He said the decision took an emotional toll on him.

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