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1 min ago | Bless You Boys

Tigers 7, White Sox 1: Justin Verlander cruises to victory

Justin Verlander pitched out of early trouble against the White Sox, ultimately settling in to toss one of his best outings of 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Justin Verlander, Baseball Players, Al Alburquerque, Detroit Tigers, Scott Carroll, Jose Abreu

3 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Royals designate ex-Oriole Chen for assignment

The Kansas City Royals began to steel themselves for the AL Central pennant race Friday, designating journeyman hurler Bruce Chen for assignment.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Louis Coleman, Baseball Players, Kansas City Royals, Bruce Chen

7 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Angels beat A's 4-0 behind Weaver, up AL West edge

Both have pitched a no-hitter, both are three-time All-Stars. Friday night marked the first time they have started against each other in the majors, and Weaver outpitched Lester to lead the Los Angeles Angels over Oakland 4-0 and extend their AL West lead over the A's to three games.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jered Weaver, Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels, Coco Crisp

7 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

A's blanked by Angels; Crisp hurt

A's center fielder Coco Crisp came off the field in the fifth inning with a sprained neck Friday night, the result of a crash against the wall in left-center field.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Jered Weaver, Howie Kendrick, Erick Aybar

Fri Aug 29, 2014

CBS Local

Davis Slam Carries Orioles Past Twins 9-1

Chris Davis hit his fourth career grand slam and the Baltimore Orioles got a dominating pitching performance from Miguel Gonzalez in a 9-1 victory over the skidding Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles, Delmon Young, Trevor May

Camden Chat

Scoreboard watching: American League postseason seeding edition

If the season ends with the same teams in the same places as they are now, the Orioles will be the second seed and host the Royals in the ALDS.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, American League East, American League West, Baltimore Orioles

Call to the Pen

The Cleveland Indians are pursuing the final wildcard spot in the American League

Jul 27, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians second basemen Jose Ramirez singles against the Kansas City Royals during the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Corey Kluber, Baseball Players, Cleveland Indians, Jose Ramirez, Kansas City Royals

The Wichita Eagle

Recap: Kansas City vs. Minnesota

Jordan Schafer and Brian Dozier each knocked in two runs during a six-run 10th inning, as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals, 11-5, to avoid a three-game sweep.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Brian Dozier, Baseball Players, Chris Parmelee, Anthony Swarzak, Salvador Perez, Minnesota Twins

Detroit Free Press

Drew Sharp: Emotion in baseball? You have to just go with the flow

Detroit Tigers players surround Alex Avila celebrating his walk off single for their 3-2 win over the the New York Yankees in Detroit on Thursday, August 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Alex Avila, Baseball Players, Detroit Tigers, Nick Castellanos, Phil Coke

Contra Costa Times

Angels beat A's, take two-game lead in A.L. West

The Angels emerged with a 4-3 win over the A's on Thursday night in the first game of a four-game weekend set with the American League West lead on the line when Howie Kendrick delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Dan Otero, Fernando Abad, Kole Calhoun, Ryan Cook

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Toronto Blue Jays

Buehrle looks to buck trend against Yankees

The Blue Jays are clinging to their playoff hopes, one game over .500 and 5 1/2 games back in the race for the second American League Wild Card spot, and manager John Gibbons is still optimistic that his team can climb back into the race.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Mark Buehrle, Baseball Players, Masahiro Tanaka, Derek Jeter, Toronto Blue Jays

The Miami Herald

Oakland Athletics

Los Angeles comes into the crucial series holding a one-game edge on the A's. These teams met last weekend in Oakland with the A's taking two of three.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

The Medina Gazette

White Sox 3, Indians 2: Kluber, Tribe lose in Chicago

It seems hard to say Corey Kluber appears to be tiring when the Indians' ace right-hander allowed only three runs Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Corey Kluber, Baseball Players, Lonnie Chisenhall, Tyler Flowers, Chicago White Sox

Detroit Free Press

Royals beat Twins again late, increase lead in American League Central

The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Mike Moustakas, Baseball Players, Jarrod Dyson, Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals, Billy Butler

The News Journal

Orioles fall to Smyly and Rays 3-1Orioles fall to Smyly and Rays...

Orioles fall to Smyly and Rays 3-1 Rookie Kevin Gausman labored through four innings for the O's Check out this story on delawareonline.com: http://delonline.us/1pk51Cu The Baltimore Orioles thought they got a break when division rival Tampa Bay traded former Cy Young winner David Price to Detroit last month.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Jeremy Hellickson, Baseball Players, Kevin Gausman, David Price, Baltimore Orioles, Chris Davis

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Trout hits 30th HR in Angels' 6-1 win over Marlins

Mike Trout tied a career high with his 30th home run, Gordon Beckham homered for the first time with his new club, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Baseball Players, Mike Trout

The Washington Post

Qualls blows save as A's down Astros 5-4

His problems continued on Wednesday night when allowed three runs, including a tiebreaking two-run homer by Sam Fuld, in the ninth inning and Athletics rallied for a 5-4 win.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Eric Sogard, Dan Otero, Chris Carter, Coco Crisp

Chico Enterprise-Record

Oakland A's pull out 5-4 victory over Houston Astros

The A's spent eight innings fumbling and bumbling their way to what seemed a sure loss, then regained the poise that has them fighting for the American League West lead with a huge three-run ninth inning, good for a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Fernando Abad, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, Eric Sogard

Cybercast News Service

Yankees chase Price in 3rd, beat Tigers 8-4

The New York Yankees chased David Price with nine straight hits in the third inning, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4 Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, David Price, Baseball Players, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Shane Greene, Robbie Ray

Chico Enterprise-Record

A's Billy Beane: No regrets on trading Cespedes for Lester, Gomes

Four weeks ago, when the A's were playing better than they are now, Billy Beane went out and engineered a shocking trade -- left fielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for starting pitcher Jon Lester and left field Jonny Gomes.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Players, Jon Lester

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