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4 hrs ago | Let's Go Tribe

Series preview: Indians at Royals

The Indians travel to Kansas City to take on the Royals , looking to bury them further into the AL Central standings.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jason Vargas, Alex Gordon, Cleveland Indians

8 hrs ago | Venom Strikes

Tigers-Diamondbacks Series Recap: It's Not The Cubs

Jul 22, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero hits a two run single in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Chase Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Miguel Montero, Baseball Players, Arizona Diamondbacks, Justin Verlander, Vidal Nuno, Austin Jackson

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Southside Showdown

Hector Noesi pitches White Sox to victory

Jul 24, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Hector Noesi pitches to the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Danny Santana, Jake Petricka, Alexei Ramirez

The Detroit News

What they're saying: Reactions to the Tigers' trade for Joakim Soria

A look at what people around the country are saying in the wake of Wednesday night's trade that brought closer Joakim Soria to the Tigers from the Rangers: "Most owners speak about long-term asset building and the importance of healthy balance sheets.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Detroit Tigers

CBS Local

Twins Trade 1B Kendrys Morales To Mariners

Kendrys Morales is on his way back to Seattle to try and give the Mariners' struggling offense a boost as they chase a playoff spot.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Stephen Pryor, Joe Mauer

Deep Left Field

Cleveland Indians

Jul 20, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon and shortstop Alcides Escobar warm up before the start of the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Greg Holland, Mike Moustakas, Baseball Players, Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer, Alcides Escobar

Bradenton.com

Detroit Tigers

Richards squares off against another top hurler on Thursday night when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim open a four-game series with Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League West, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Baseball Players, Max Scherzer, Miguel Cabrera

Cleveland Indians

Tribe hopes Kluber can keep rolling at The K

As the American League Central race becomes a game of catch-up with division-leading Detroit, Thursday night's tilt between the second-place Indians and third-place Royals -- the first of a four-game set at Kauffman Stadium -- could help determine which team has the better chance of closing the gap.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Danny Duffy, Baseball Players, Eric Hosmer, Corey Kluber, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Ramirez

Minnesota Twins

Hughes, Twins set for four-game division clash vs. White Sox

When the White Sox last faced the Twins in June, the South Siders were swept away in four games during a rough eight-game losing streak.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Dayan Viciedo, Kyle Gibson, Kris Johnson, Minnesota Twins

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Rangers lose to Yankees 2-1 in rain-shortened game

Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking homer off Darvish, and the Yankees beat the Rangers 2-1 Wednesday night in a rain-shortened game stopped in the fifth inning under bizarre circumstances.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Brett Gardner, Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers, Major League Baseball, American League, Francisco Cervelli, David Phelps

Merced Sun-Star

Reports: Tigers acquire Soria from Rangers

The Detroit Tigers received insurance for the back end of their bullpen by reportedly acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Mike Moustakas, Royals slide into 2-1 victory over White Sox

The throw from center field was true, and Mike Moustakas understood he would require good fortune to snap a ninth-inning deadlock.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Mike Moustakas, Baseball Players, Greg Holland, Salvador Perez, Tyler Flowers

Journalgazette.net

Fill-in Swarzak pitches Twins past Indians

He pitched like he didn't want to go back to the bullpen. The rest of the Minnesota relievers picked him up with a strong performance in his honor.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Corey Kluber, Baseball Players, Oswaldo Arcia, Danny Santana, Glen Perkins, Kyle Gibson

Chicago White Sox

White Sox bested by Chen, Royals' big frame

In putting together the White Sox roster for both the present and the future, the organization's front office might want to think about acquiring , with Carlos Rodon, the club's top pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, on his way after making his one-inning pro debut for the Arizona Rookie League White Sox on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League, Chicago White Sox

Southside Showdown

Chicago White Sox Morning BP: Should the White Sox make trades?

Jul 22, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn runs the bases after hitting a home run against Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Bruce Chen during the fourth inning at U.S Cellular Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Adam Dunn, Baseball Players, Chicago White Sox, Bruce Chen, Seattle Mariners

Bless You Boys

Diamondbacks 5, Tigers 4: Detroit bullpen coughs up eighth inning lead, spoling late comeback

Rick Porcello and the Tigers were in position for a comeback win after scoring two runs in the top of the eighth inning.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Rick Porcello, American League, Major League Baseball, Al Alburquerque, Paul Goldschmidt, Phil Coke, Ian Krol

Royals Review

Royals and sleeper agent Scott Carroll vanquish Pale Hoes 7 - 1

The South Side nine are undermined by the Royals' mole under deep cover. Things are getting positively Cold War in the AL Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Mike Moustakas, Baseball Players, Jarrod Dyson, Scott Carroll, Kansas City Royals, Alex Gordon

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Cleveland.com

Cleveland Indians beat Twins, 8-2, on Danny Salazar's arm, Carlos Santana's bat

The Indians have made a habit of scoring in the late innings this season and they did it again Tuesday night at Target Field with a big ninth inning against veteran reliever Matt Guerrier.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Carlos Santana, Baseball Players, Lonnie Chisenhall, Danny Salazar, Yan Gomes, Carl Pavano

ArizonaSports.com

Detroit Tigers fend off Arizona Diamondbacks: By The Numbers

School: ASU Started with Bonneville Phoenix: June 2013 Moved to Arizona: Summer of '93 -- right after Suns' run to the Finals Favorite sports memory: Staying up late to watch Jake Plummer and ASU shut out top-ranked Nebraska in '96 Favorite all-time athletes: Ben Wallace, Wayman Tisdale, Pat Tillman Favorite sports movies: Field of Dreams, White ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, American League, Baseball Players, Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Victor Martinez

The Wichita Eagle

Royals GM Dayton Moore says manager Ned Yost not in danger

CHICAGO – Dayton Moore planned to board a flight to the Windy City on Tuesday afternoon to meet his freefalling Royals, an under-.500 club with seven losses in their last eight games, a group their manager dubbed a "second-half team" that is winless in the second half.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Alex Gordon, Health

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