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34 min ago | BleacherReport
There are guys who hit home runs, and then there are home run hitters . For most of his superlative career, the Detroit Tigers ' Miguel Cabrera has landed squarely in the second category.
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 | The Capital-Journal
Yes, really. The most bizarre season in Kansas City history took the craziest turn yet Monday night when the Royals rallied for a 4-3 victory against the Chicago White Sox.
13 hrs ago | Cleveland.com
The play in question happened Monday night in the third inning in the Indians' 3-1 loss to Houston at Minute Maid Park. There was one out with Gregorio Petit on first and the Tribe leading, 1-0.
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.
Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning to help the Detroit Tigers tighten their grip on the American League Central by winning their fourth straight game, 8-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. The Tigers lost a 6-0 lead they built by the fifth, but after Joe Mauer's second two-run single tied the game for the Twins in the eighth inning, Hunter hit the first pitch of the ninth from Casey Fien into the bullpen behind left-center field.
White Sox left-hander John Danks was in search of his first victory since July 25 when he took the mound Monday night against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Danks, who entered 9-11 with a 5.05 ERA this season, was unbeaten in 14 starts against the Royals in his career entering Monday, but he was trying to shut down a Royals team fighting with the Tigers for the American League Central lead.
The Cleveland Indians suffered a crushing defeat to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night at Comerica Park, the deciding factor a clutch two-run Alex Avila bomb off of Bryan Shaw in the bottom of the eighth. After the game, a fan lashed out at Jason Kipnis on Twitter, questioning the Tribe's effort and calling the team "pathetic."
Sep 11, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak delivers in the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports The Minnesota Twins took one of three games from the Chicago White Sox over the weekend.
Sep 13, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez celebrates with third baseman Marcus Semien after defeating the Minnesota Twins in game one of a doubleheader at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports Last week the Chicago White Sox made life a little tougher on the Oakland Athletics by winning three of four games against them at US Cellular Field, as the A's are currently fighting for a postseason spot.
The season, now at the 148-game mark, has come to this: For the Kansas City Royals to reach the playoffs, Dayton Moore must step up to the plate. What we witnessed Sunday afternoon in the Royals' 8-4 loss to Boston is inexcusable.
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.
There have been rumblings that the Indians front office plans to show significant interest in Victor Martinez this offseason, and that makes sense on a few fronts. For starters, Terry Francona and Co.
Kyle Lobstein 's five innings with four runs allowed Saturday marked the worst of his five Major League appearances so far, but he kept the Tigers close enough to have a chance to win late. Whether Lobstein gets another chance remains to be seen for two reasons.
Alex Avila hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers kept their slim AL Central lead, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Saturday night. Avila sent a full-count pitch from reliever Bryan Shaw into the right-field stands for his 11th home run.
The Royals will look to maintain their grip on the second American League Wild Card while also attempting to overtake the Tigers in the AL Central standings in Sunday's series finale vs. the Red Sox. Kansas City sits just a half-game back of Detroit in the AL Central following a 7-1 win over Boston on Saturday night.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 06:29 pm
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