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3 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Escobar, Twins bat around twice, pound Tigers 20-6

Eduardo Escobar got a career-high five hits, including a homer and a triple, and the Minnesota Twins batted around twice in a 20-6 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, Trevor Plouffe, Baseball Players, Danny Santana, Oswaldo Arcia

3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

AL Central-leading Royals win 6-3 at Texas

Ventura struck out six in six innings for his 10th victory, he walked three and got help from inning-starting homers by Billy Butler and Josh Willingham to beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Friday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Greg Holland, Baseball Players, Salvador Perez, Billy Butler, Derek Holland, Texas Rangers

5 hrs ago | The China Post

Kershaw pitches Dodgers to win over Padres

Los Angeles pitcher Clayton Kershaw moved into a tie for the most wins in the majors this season, notching victory number 15 as he led the Dodgers to a 2-1 win over San Diego on Thursday, maintaining the team's 3-1/2 game lead atop the National League West.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, American League West, American League, Clayton Kershaw, Baseball Players, Matt Shoemaker, David Price

9 hrs ago | Motor City Bengals

A Royal Pain-Kansas City Seeks To Dethrone Detroit Tigers

So who exactly is this upstart team that dares to depose the acknowledged king of the American League Central Division? Since the All-Star break, the Royals have clearly seized the momentum, going 22-10 while the Tigers have limped along at 15-19.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Greg Holland, Danny Duffy, Mike Moustakas, Baseball Players, Jarrod Dyson, Eric Hosmer

13 hrs ago | Sporting News

Twins GM says manager Ron Gardenhire will return in 2015

The Twins are mired in a rebuilding process and entered Friday's game at 56-70, last in the AL Central.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League

17 hrs ago | Bless You Boys

Game 126 Preview: Tigers at Twins

Tommy Milone is The Terminator and I'm not sure there's anything we can do about it.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Tommy Milone, Robbie Ray, American League West, Trevor Plouffe, Miguel Cabrera

21 hrs ago | Cleveland Indians

Indians put faith in surging Carrasco as Astros pay visit

The Indians turn to an emerging arm in their rotation Friday to begin a three-game home series versus the Astros.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Carlos Carrasco, Justin Masterson, Mike Aviles, Cleveland Indians

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Kansas City Royals

With Butler in top form, Royals surging

There's Billy Butler coming off the bench to belt a pinch-hit home run to sink Cleveland.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Greg Holland, Danny Duffy, Mike Moustakas, Baseball Players, Salvador Perez, Eric Hosmer

KARE-TV Minneapolis

Vargas, Twins avert sweep with 4-1 win vs IndiansVargas, Twins avert...

Kennys Vargas homered and sparked rallies with two other hits, leading the Minnesota Twins past Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Vargas, Twins avert sweep with 4-1 win vs Indians MINNEAPOLIS - Kennys Vargas homered and sparked rallies with two other hits, leading the Minnesota Twins past Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Check out this story on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Kennys Vargas, Corey Kluber, Oswaldo Arcia, Cleveland Indians

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

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

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

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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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

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