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3 hrs ago | Call to the Pen
Jul 27, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians second basemen Jose Ramirez singles against the Kansas City Royals during the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium.
6 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle
Jordan Schafer and Brian Dozier each knocked in two runs during a six-run 10th inning, as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals, 11-5, to avoid a three-game sweep.
11 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press
Detroit Tigers players surround Alex Avila celebrating his walk off single for their 3-2 win over the the New York Yankees in Detroit on Thursday, August 28, 2014.
The Blue Jays are clinging to their playoff hopes, one game over .500 and 5 1/2 games back in the race for the second American League Wild Card spot, and manager John Gibbons is still optimistic that his team can climb back into the race.
Los Angeles comes into the crucial series holding a one-game edge on the A's. These teams met last weekend in Oakland with the A's taking two of three.
It seems hard to say Corey Kluber appears to be tiring when the Indians' ace right-hander allowed only three runs Wednesday night.
The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night.
Mike Trout tied a career high with his 30th home run, Gordon Beckham homered for the first time with his new club, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Wednesday night.
His problems continued on Wednesday night when allowed three runs, including a tiebreaking two-run homer by Sam Fuld, in the ninth inning and Athletics rallied for a 5-4 win.
The A's spent eight innings fumbling and bumbling their way to what seemed a sure loss, then regained the poise that has them fighting for the American League West lead with a huge three-run ninth inning, good for a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros.
The New York Yankees chased David Price with nine straight hits in the third inning, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4 Wednesday night.
Four weeks ago, when the A's were playing better than they are now, Billy Beane went out and engineered a shocking trade -- left fielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for starting pitcher Jon Lester and left field Jonny Gomes.
The A's took a risk Wednesday when they sent first baseman Nate Freiman to Class-A Beloit in order to get Wednesday's starting pitcher, Drew Pomeranz, on the 25-man roster.
After a 2-1 walk-off win on Tuesday, the first-place Royals will try to pad their lead in the American League Central on Wednesday, turning to last-minute callup Liam Hendriks to battle his former team at Kauffman Stadium.
In spite of a painfully familiar 4-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night, the fading Rays remained hopeful that it's not too late to turn things around.
CHICAGO - Zach Walters hit a two-run home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians to an 8-6 victory over the sliding Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
Updated: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:47 pm
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