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Mariners score twice in ninth inning, beat Rangers 5-3

Austin Nola hit a sacrifice fly that scored Dee Gordon with the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning and Omar Narvaez added an insurance run with an RBI single as the Seattle Mariners snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Texas Rangers.

Reds’ Aristides Aquino breaks NL rookie mark for HR in month with 14th

The Reds’ Aristides Aquino has broken the National League rookie record for homers in a month with his 14th in August. Aquino hit a two-run homer in the first inning against the Marlins’ Robert Dugger. Aquino broke the rookie mark of 13 in a month set by the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger in June 2017. The major league rookie record is 18 by the Tigers’ Rudy York in August 1937. Sammy Sosa holds the record for homers in a month by any major leaguer with 20 in June 1998.

Orioles to add netting in Camden Yards within foul poles

The Baltimore Orioles are extending the protective netting at Camden Yards in an effort to protect fans from foul balls hit into the seats. The netting will extend within the foul poles. It’s expected to be in place for Baltimore’s next home game on Sept. 5 against Texas. The Orioles also will extend protective netting to near the foul poles in 2020 at their spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida.

Twins break homers on road record

The Minnesota Twins broke a major league record for most home runs for a team on the road with 140. Jake Cave led off the third inning with solo shot off Chicago White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease. That broke the record of 138 set by the San Francisco Giants in 2001. Twins teammate C.J. Cron then followed with a homer to center to give the Twins 140 long balls on the road so far.

Bat buddies: Kris Bryant used Pete Alonso’s bat during Mets-Cubs game

Pete Alonso made a friendly offer to Kris Bryant in June, one that gave the Cubs star an appreciation for the Mets slugger’s big heart, but even more so for the breakout rookie’s big muscles. During a series between the Mets and Cubs at Wrigley Field, Alonso gave one of his specially made bats to Bryant. The 2016 NL MVP used it for about a week, and even hit a long homer with it. In the end, the 6-foot-5 Bryant didn’t have the might necessary to power Alonso’s weapon of choice.

MLB roundup: Marcus Semien helps A’s beat Royals 2-1

Marcus Semien provided just enough early offense and Mike Fiers and three Oakland relievers combined to shut down the Kansas City Royals in a 2-1 victory Tuesday night in Kansas City, Missouri. Semien scored in the first inning and drove in a run in the second. That was all the offense the A’s pitchers needed one day after Oakland had a season-high 19 runs.

Mariners’ Keon Broxton banned 2 games after batting glove toss hits ump

Seattle Mariners right fielder Keon Broxton has been suspended for two games by Major League Baseball for throwing a batting glove that hit an umpire after striking out looking. MLB handed down the suspension and undisclosed fine a day after the 29-year-old Broxton was ejected for the first time in his career. The league says Broxton is appealing the discipline, meaning he is allowed to play until the process is complete.