• Pittsburgh Pirates' Jordy Mercer watches his grand slam against Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Benny Sieu)

    Jordy Mercer hits grand slam, Pirates hold off Brewers 5-3

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jordy Mercer’s first career grand slam capped a five-run sixth inning that started with two errors by Milwaukee third baseman Jonathan Villar, and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on for a 5-3 win on Friday night over the Brewers.

  • Houston Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis rounds the bases on his game-winning home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Houston. Houston won 5-4. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    HRs by Correa, Gattis give Houston 5-4 win over Rays

    HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis knows he probably shouldn’t have taken a swing at a shoulder-high pitch from Tampa Bay closer Alex Colome in the ninth inning on Friday night.

  • Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Kluber extends win streak to 6, Indians top Rangers 12-1

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Kluber pitched six strong innings for a career-best sixth straight victory and Abraham Almonte hit two run-scoring doubles, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 12-1 on Friday night in a matchup of division leaders.

  • St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Luke Weaver throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Weaver gets 1st big-league win as Cardinals beat A’s 3-1

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jedd Gyorko homered and Luke Weaver pitched six strong innings to earn his first major league win as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Friday night.

  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

    Hernandez, bullpen outpitches Sale, Mariners top White Sox

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale struck out 14 but got outpitched by Felix Hernandez and the Seattle bullpen, and the Mariners ended a three-game skid Friday night by beating the Chicago White Sox 3-1.

  • New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez, right, greets Mark Teixeira after scoring on Teixeira's first-inning, two-run home run in a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in New York, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Sanchez homers again, Yankees rout Orioles 14-4

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Gary Sanchez homered for the eighth time in nine games and drove in four runs as the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-4 Friday night in the opener of their weekend series.

  • In this image provided by the Coglianese Photos, Syndergaard, ridden by John R. Velazquez, wins the Funny Cide Stakes horse race Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Coglianese Photos via AP)

    Horse named for Mets’ Syndergaard wins Funny Cide Stakes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out, Syndergaard is awfully fast on the track, too.

  • Orioles CF Adam Jones leaves with strained hamstring

    NEW YORK (AP) — Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has left the game at Yankee Stadium because of a strained left hamstring.

  • Chicago White Sox's Dioner Navarro, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Avisail Garcia (26) as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp waits during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Blue Jays get C Navarro from White Sox for minor leaguer

    TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have added depth at catcher for the stretch run by re-acquiring veteran switch-hitter Dioner Navarro from the Chicago White Sox.

  • Rays to release OF Desmond Jennings on Saturday

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays will release outfielder Desmond Jennings on Saturday.