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Jays closer Osuna reveals anxiety issue

FILE - In this June 18, 2017 file photo, Toronto Blue Jays reliever Roberto Osuna pitches to the Chicago White Sox during ninth inning American League baseball action in Toronto. Osuna said he is out of sorts mentally, feeling anxious and weird. And that is why he was unavailable to pitch Friday, June 23. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna says he is out of sorts mentally, feeling "anxious" and "weird." And that is why he was unavailable to pitch Friday.

"I really don't know how to explain it. ... I feel like I'm lost a little bit right now," he said before Saturday's game against Kansas City.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons did not use the 22-year-old reliever when the Royals scored four runs in the ninth off three relievers to win 5-4. Gibbons says Osuna was "just not feeling well." He did not elaborate.

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Royals' Vargas bests Jays for 11th win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jason Vargas missed most of last season after having elbow surgery in 2015. This year he is a candidate to be the AL All-Star Game starter.

Vargas earned his major league-leading 11th victory, pitching seven efficient innings to lead the surging Kansas City Royals over the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Saturday.

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Dozier's HR in 8th gets Twins by Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) The Minnesota Twins aren't planning to go away in the AL Central.

Brian Dozier hit a leadoff homer off closer Cody Allen to break an eighth-inning tie and Minnesota defeated the Cleveland Indians for the second straight day, 4-2 on Saturday.

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O's hold Rays to less than 5, win 8-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Baltimore Orioles' long run of mound misery is over.

Dylan Bundy helped Baltimore avoid a dubious pitching record, throwing seven solid innings as the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 Saturday.

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Nationals pummel struggling Reds 18-3

WASHINGTON (AP) With one of baseball's deepest and toughest lineups, the Washington Nationals showed why they lead the National League in hitting and scoring.

Michael Taylor homered twice among his four hits, Trea Turner finished 5 of 5 with a walk and the Nationals beat the Cincinnati Reds 18-3 on Saturday.

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Bibens-Dirkx pitches Texas past Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) A dozen years of minor league bus rides paid off with a day in the sun at Yankee Stadium for Austin Bibens-Dirkx.

The 32-year-old rookie with a last name right off the Scrabble board pitched seven dazzling innings Saturday, sending the Texas Rangers to an 8-1 victory over New York .

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Ramirez sharp as Angels down Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) JC Ramirez was solid when the Los Angeles Angels needed him.

Blake Parker's ending was needed even more.

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Lester goes 7 strong as Cubs top Marlins

MIAMI (AP) When Jon Lester gave up a three-run homer in the first inning Saturday, he drew upon a long-ago lesson from former teammates Curt Schilling and Josh Beckett: Start the start over.

Lester retired the next 13 in a row, went seven innings and helped the Chicago Cubs rally past the Miami Marlins 5-3.

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DeGrom shines again as Mets beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) It was by chance that Jacob deGrom recently developed a new throwing program. If the early returns are any indication, it seems to be working nicely.

DeGrom pitched eight strong innings and Wilmer Flores homered and drove in two runs as the New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Saturday.

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