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45 min ago | Chicago Cubs
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.
4 hrs ago | Halos Heaven
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.
9 hrs ago | Austin American-Statesman
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.
13 hrs ago | TwinCities
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:15 pm
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