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45 min ago | Chicago Cubs

Royals keep pace in Central with walk-off win

The Royals needed that. Just as the losses were mounting and time was shrinking, a ninth-inning rally pulled them to a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night at Kaufman Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League Central

4 hrs ago | Halos Heaven

Angels American League Divsion Series Ticket Prices

The Angels have qualified for the postseason and are inevitably going to avoid the Wild Card round and will be hosting the American League Division Series. They will play the winner of the Wildcard Game playoff if they retain the best record in the American League.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League Central, Los Angeles Angels

9 hrs ago | Austin American-Statesman

Preview

Houston won Monday's opener to account for the Indians' fourth consecutive loss and the Astros will try to push it to five on Tuesday night when the teams meet in the second of a four-game series at Minute Maid Park. The Monday defeat dropped Cleveland six games back of the American League's second and final wild card berth.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Michael Brantley

13 hrs ago | TwinCities

Losers can be winners with baseball 'worst' awards

Baseball's awards races are winding down, and the Baseball Writers Association of America has some difficult choices to make in the four voting categories for each league. Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Jose Abreu appear to be shoo-ins for American League MVP, National League Cy Young and AL Rookie of the Year, respectively.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jose Abreu, Dan Uggla, Adam Dunn, Brian McCann, Edwin Jackson

17 hrs ago | Hometown Annapolis

With 5-2 victory over Toronto Blue Jays, Orioles on cusp of AL East title

The Orioles are now close enough to their first division title since 1997 that there's really no need for scoreboard watching and magic numbers. Opening up their three-game series with the second-place Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night at Camden Yards , the Orioles' path to the postseason was simple: Win two of the games and punch a ticket to the playoffs.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Zach Britton, Toronto Blue Jays, Matt Wieters, Chris Davis, Manny Machado

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KTVN Reno

Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. . Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker, center, gets a fist bump from a coach in the dugout before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Dustin Ackley, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels, Matt Shoemaker

KARE-TV Minneapolis

Hunter, Cabrera homer; Tigers top Twins 8-6

Hunter, Cabrera homer; Tigers top Twins 8-6 The Detroit Tigers had a 8-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Check out this story on kare11.com: http://www.kare11.com/story/sports/mlb/twins/2014/09/16/hunter-cabrera-homer-in-9th-tigers-top-twins-8-6/15703609/ Sep 15, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter celebrates with first baseman Miguel Cabrera after hitting a home run in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Miguel Cabrera, Baseball Players, Joe Mauer, Casey Fien

NJ.com

Yankees lose 1-0 to Rays on Zobrist's walk-off single

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Ben Zobrist hit a game-ending single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 1-0 on Monday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Ben Zobrist, Baseball Players, Tampa Bay Rays, Derek Jeter, Matt Joyce, Joel Peralta

InsideHalton.com

Orioles beat Blue Jays 5-2, near AL East title

The Baltimore Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night. Baltimore can clinch the division crown with a win over Toronto on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baltimore Orioles, Wei-Yin Chen, Baseball Players

The Maryland Gazette

Before final game at Camden Yards, Yankees' Derek Jeter shares memories

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said his final visit to Camden Yards this week brought back memories of his first full season in pinstripes, playing against the Orioles in the American League Championship Series and being in awe of Cal Ripken, Jr. , who was a role model for Jeter. "I was sort of thrust right into it," Jeter said before his final regular-season game at Camden Yards on Sunday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

The Wichita Eagle

Jerry Brewer: Mariners' disappointing weekend leaves difficult road to playoffs

"We're going to be OK, guys," the Mariners manager told the media as he concluded his postgame remarks after a 4-0 loss to Oakland on Sunday. "I promise.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Kyle Seager, Los Angeles Angels, Fernando Rodney

Deming Headlight

Angels' 10-game streak ends in 6-1 loss to Astros

The Los Angeles Angels scored 86 runs while winning 10 straight games and running out to a huge lead in the AL West. Dallas Keuchel took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and the Houston Astros ended the Angels' 10-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels, Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros

Naples Daily News

Pearce, Harrison among game'sa

The 31-year-old first baseman had never played more than 61 games in a season until 2014, but his 17 home runs - 13 more than his previous career high - have helped put the Orioles on the verge of an AL East title. "It always had a good feel to it, Steve being on the club," manager Buck Showalter said.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, New York Yankees, Baseball Players, Matt Wieters, Manny Machado, Josh Harrison

The Winnipeg Free Press

American League Capsules

Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Detroit Tigers reopened a 1 1/2-game AL Central lead by beating the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep. Kinsler's homer off Bryan Shaw , his first since Aug. 30, followed Rajai Davis' infield single and put the Tigers ahead 4-3.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Ian Kinsler, Baseball Players, Detroit Tigers, Rajai Davis, Phil Coke, Daniel Nava

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Nanaimo Daily News

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Steve Pearce doubled in a ninth-inning run and scored the game-winner on a double by Kelly Johnson as the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2 Sunday night to inch closer to the AL East title. The winning rally came after Brian McCann hit a tiebreaking homer off Darren O'Day in the top of the ninth.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Chris Tillman, Dellin Betances, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Quintin Berry

The Times

Braves fall 10-3 to Rangers, swept in series

Colby Lewis pitched seven innings for his 10th victory, Luis Sardinas doubled his career total with four RBIs and the Texas Rangers completed their first series sweep in nearly five months with a 10-3 win Sunday over the playoff-chasing Atlanta Braves. After being swept in three games to complete a 2-7 trip, the Braves were four games behind Pittsburgh for the National League's second wild card with 13 games left in the regular season.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Colby Lewis, Baseball Players, National League, National League East, Mike Minor, Luis Sardinas, Atlanta Braves

The Wichita Eagle

Escobar riles up crowd, Rays beat Blue Jays in 10

Yunel Escobar riled up the crowd with an exaggerated display after a home run in the eighth inning and Sean Rodriguez hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays over the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. A frequent target of boos in Toronto after being suspended by the Blue Jays for writing an anti-gay slur on his eye-black in 2012, Escobar homered off the facing of the fourth deck against Todd Redmond.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Chris Archer, Baseball Players, Brandon Gomes, Yunel Escobar, Brett Cecil, Sean Rodriguez

The Chronicle-Telegram

Tigers beat Indians again, this time with late home run

Shaw gave up Alex Avila's two-out, two-run homer in the eighth as the third-place Indians blew a lead and lost 5-4 to the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers to fall 5A1 2 games back. "Just a bad pitch.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Alex Avila, Baseball Players, Detroit Tigers, Yan Gomes, Danny Salazar, Michael Brantley

Detroit Free Press

American League playoff race: Revamped Royals beat Red Sox 7-1; A's beat M's in 10

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeremy Guthrie walked out to the mound for the second inning and found he had something rare for a Kansas City Royals pitcher -- a two-run lead.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jarrod Dyson, Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals, Alex Gordon, Alcides Escobar

Chico Enterprise-Record

A's edge Mariners, keep A.L. wild card lead

Jed Lowrie walked on four pitches with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to give the A's the go-ahead run in a 3-2 victory over Seattle that kept the A's ahead of the Mariners and the Kansas City Royals in the American League wild-card race. Squaring off against closer Fernando Rodney, the A's got a leadoff walk in the 10th from Coco Crisp, a bunt from Sam Fuld and an intentional walk to Josh Donaldson.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tom Wilhelmsen, Baseball Players, Charlie Furbush, Major League Baseball, Kansas City Royals, Sonny Gray, Felix Hernandez

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