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3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Vargas, Twins Avert Sweep With 4-1 Win vs Indians

Kennys Vargas homered and sparked rallies with two other hits, leading the Minnesota Twins past Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Thursday.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Corey Kluber, Baseball Players, Kennys Vargas, Weird

6 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Detroit Tigers

Price will square off against his former teammates on Thursday afternoon looking to pitch the Tigers to a three-game sweep of the Rays.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, David Price, Baseball Players, Detroit Tigers, Alex Cobb, Drew Smyly, Nick Franklin

10 hrs ago | BleacherReport

David Price Must Be the Ace in Detroit Tigers' Playoff Chances

This was a trio of Cy Young Award winners and a reigning ERA champ expected to bury the Kansas City Royals in the American League Central and, at minimum, equal the Oakland A's staff in what quickly became the predicted matchup for the American League Championship Series.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Detroit Tigers, Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Baseball Players

14 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Duffy surrenders grand slam to McBride as Rockies beat Royals 5-2

Duffy was cruising along until a throwing error opened the door for a grand slam by Matt McBride that sent the Colorado Rockies to a 5-2 win over the rolling Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Salvador Perez, Wilin Rosario, Matt McBride, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Miami Herald

Ricky Nolasco struggles as Twins offense comes up empty against Indians

Balls banged off the right field scoreboard. One cleared it. Cleveland looked ready to send Nolasco to another early exit.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Jason Kipnis, Baseball Players, Roberto Perez, Caleb Thielbar, T.J House, Carlos Santana

Detroit News

Tony Paul's MLB Insider: If Tigers win the AL Central, it...

Billy Butler and the Royals are starting to show their swagger as the AL Central leaders.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Billy Butler, Baseball Players, Justin Verlander, Joakim Soria, Miguel Cabrera, National League West, National League

The Washington Post

Indians 1B/OF Swisher done for season

Swisher underwent surgery on both knees Wednesday, procedures the first baseman/outfielder hopes will alleviate pain and prolong his career.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League

The Oregonian

MLB rundown: Battle for postseason heating up, trade deadine revisited, latest buzz and...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen swings in his first at bat in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Pittsburgh.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Andrew McCutchen, Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, American League, Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals

Major League Baseball

Royals' newfound confidence prompted streak

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The Detroit News

History shows Tigers way ahead on trading prospects

Detroit -- Good luck to Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson on their Rangers careers, and the same for Willy Adames on his new life in the Rays system.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Corey Knebel, American League, Jacob Turner, Major League Baseball, Doug Fister, Mauricio Robles, Francisco Martinez

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Detroit Free Press

K.C. 7, Colorado 4: Ex-Tiger Omar Infante helps Royals maintain AL Central lead

Omar Infante had three doubles and drove in four runs to help the streaking Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Greg Holland, Danny Duffy, Baseball Players, Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals, Tyler Matzek

The State

Recap: Tampa Bay vs. Detroit

Torii Hunter scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the 11th inning and the Detroit Tigers took an 8-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a three-game series.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Detroit Tigers, Chris Archer, Baseball Players, Tampa Bay Rays, Max Scherzer, Ben Zobrist

KARE-TV Minneapolis

Twins' Steinbach addresses struggles, team morale

Another series loss for the Minnesota Twins finds them dropping even further back in the American League Central standings.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball

Rant Sports

Minnesota Twins Top Prospects 2014: Stock Update For 5 Best Players

After an impressive run atop the American League Central, the Minnesota Twins have come back to earth in recent years.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Rounding Third: So how are those deadline deals working out?

It was pretty much a fait accompli that these two teams would be the last two standing come American League Championship Series time.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League West, Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals

The State

Cleveland Indians

There have been few things to get excited about this season for the Minnesota Twins.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Kyle Gibson, Baseball Players, Trevor Plouffe, Oswaldo Arcia

Royals Review

Royals Rumblings - News for August 19, 2014

Let's be clear about one thing right up front: Everything that has happened to the Royals begins with the patience, vision and resolve shown by team owner David Glass.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals

Detroit Free Press

Ned Yost takes a more even-keeled approach as Royals surge to first in AL Central

The circumstances are almost identical. Ned Yost manages a young, mostly homegrown team that hasn't reached the postseason in decades, just like he did in Milwaukee.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Greg Holland, Baseball Players, National League, National League Central, Kansas City Royals, Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Bradenton.com

Recap: Minnesota vs. Kansas City

Erik Kratz hit a pair of home runs to help the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins in the finale of a four-game set.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Greg Holland, Baseball Players, Jarrod Dyson, Salvador Perez, Aaron Crow, Kansas City Royals

Camden Chat

Orioles @ White Sox lineups and game notes - August 18

No major surprises in this lineup. Norris starts, Pearce hits second and plays first, Young DH's and Davis hits seventh and plays third.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Chris Sale, Baltimore Orioles

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