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Gibson bounces back from back issue, beats Royals

Gibson bounces back from back issue, beats Royals

MLB.com nytimes.com Updated 4 hours ago
Kyle Gibson came back strong in his return from missing a start with lower back stiffness as the right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the Twins to a 2-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
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  • White Sox cruise after thrashing Tigers in seventh

    White Sox cruise after thrashing Tigers in seventh

    MLB.com nytimes.com 4 hours ago
    The White Sox erupted for seven runs in the seventh inning to pull away for an 11-4 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. Alexei Ramirez had a three-run double and Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn homered in the decisive outburst to help le…
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  • Offense comes alive for Mariners in Cleveland

    Offense comes alive for Mariners in Cleveland

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    After struggling to score runs in their last homestand, the Mariners broke out the bats Tuesday to open a six-game road trip with a 5-2 win over the Indians at Progressive Field.
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  • Iwakuma, Mariners Down Indians 5-2

    Iwakuma, Mariners Down Indians 5-2

    nytimes.com 7 hours ago
    Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless since last July, pitching seven strong innings to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
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  • Twins add 'out of nowhere' pitching prospect

    Twins add 'out of nowhere' pitching prospect

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 7 hours ago
    In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitcher who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs in a California summer league but has never been drafted.
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  • Twins lose challenge, Gardy gets ejected

    Twins lose challenge, Gardy gets ejected

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Twins manager Ron Gardenhire unsuccessfully challenged a play in the third inning of Tuesday's game against the Royals and was ejected by home-plate umpire Ted Barrett for arguing the call after the review.
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  • 'Little Big League' again: Twins let 14-year-old with heart con…

    'Little Big League' again: Twins let 14-year-old with heart condition be honorary manager

    yahoo.com 11 hours ago
    In the movie "Little Big League," a 12-year-old named Billy Heywood inherits the Minnesota Twins when his grandfather dies. He eventually hires himself as manager. The film turned 20 years old earlier this month and while the Twins could have …
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  • Royals' Hosmer in lineup; Vargas improving

    Royals' Hosmer in lineup; Vargas improving

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    Left-hander Jason Vargas peered toward the plate, wound up and delivered a fastball with total confidence, and Eric Hosmer took a massive cut with just as much certainty in his swing.
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  • Royals acquire Kratz, Hendriks from Blue Jays

    Royals acquire Kratz, Hendriks from Blue Jays

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    The Royals have a new backup catcher in veteran Erik Kratz and perhaps Mike Moustakas' platooning days are behind him.
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  • Roundup: Loney Helps Rays Defeat the Brewers

    Roundup: Loney Helps Rays Defeat the Brewers

    nytimes.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    Ervin Santana kept the Padres off balance with his slider, and Evan Gattis gave him the support he needed with a homer in the seventh as the Braves won their third in a row.
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  • Santana Hits 2 More HRs, Indians Stop Royals

    Santana Hits 2 More HRs, Indians Stop Royals

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Jul 27 (2 days ago)
    Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson and Jim Rice didn't do it. Neither did Mark McGwire, Albert Pujols, Jim Thome, Barry Bonds nor any other opposing slugger who played at Kansas City.
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  • Fuld's 2-Run Single Lifts Twins Over White Sox 4-3

    Fuld's 2-Run Single Lifts Twins Over White Sox 4-3

    nytimes.com Jul 27 (2 days ago)
    Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run single off Javy Guerra in a three-run seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.
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  • David Freese's Late HR Puts Angels Past Tigers 2-1

    David Freese's Late HR Puts Angels Past Tigers 2-1

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Jul 27 (3 days ago)
    After a weekend filled with mostly miserable swings, David Freese surprised his teammates, the Angel Stadium fireworks crew and even himself when he hit a tiebreaking homer.
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  • Holland helps 'pen scoreless script vs. Tribe

    Holland helps 'pen scoreless script vs. Tribe

    MLB.com Jul 27 (3 days ago)
    Greg Holland bounced back and the rest of the bullpen stayed on their scoreless track in the Royals' 7-5 victory over the Indians on Saturday night.
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  • Sale strikes out 12 as White Sox blank Twins

    Sale strikes out 12 as White Sox blank Twins

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Jul 26 (3 days ago)
    Chris Sale tied a season high with 12 strikeouts in eight dominant innings, Alexei Ramirez hit his 10th homer, and the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 7-0 on Saturday night for their third straight win over the Twins.
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  • Angels' Hamilton (knee) sits out vs. Tigers

    Angels' Hamilton (knee) sits out vs. Tigers

    ESPN.com Jul 25 (4 days ago)
    Josh Hamilton was not in the lineup Saturday, sitting out one day after leaving the Los Angeles Angels' 2-1 win against Detroit in the fourth inning with left knee soreness.
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  • Video - White Sox Roll Tigers 00:45

    White Sox Roll Tigers

    Jul 29
    Jose Abreu hit his league-leading 31st home run of the season in the White Sox's 11-4 win over the Tigers.
  • Video - Freese's Late Home Run Lifts Angels 01:43

    Freese's Late Home Run Lifts Angels

    Jul 27
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: David Freese's sixth home run of the season gave the Angels a 2-1 win over the Tigers.
  • Video - Butler's Blast Lifts Royals 00:30

    Butler's Blast Lifts Royals

    Jul 26
    Billy Butler's fifth home run of the season capped a seven-run comeback for the Royals, who beat the Indians 7-5.
  • Video - Sale, White Sox Shut Down Twins 00:45

    Sale, White Sox Shut Down Twins

    Jul 26
    Chris Sale struck out 12 batters over eight scoreless innings to lead the White Sox past the Twins 7-0.

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