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The Kansas City Royals designated left-hander Bruce Chen for assignment Friday after six seasons with the team.Upvote Share Tweet
Indians sign Branyan to Minor League dealMLB.com 5 hours agoThe Indians on Friday signed veteran infielder Russ Branyan to a Minor League contract. He'll report to Triple-A Columbus after hitting 19 homers in 65 games this season in the Mexican League.Upvote Share Tweet
Nuns high five each other after Adam Dunn's RBI singleyahoo.com 5 hours agoThe Chicago White Sox need more starting pitching, improved relief pitching and a better defense in order to get into a winning habit in 2015. Do they also need more prayer, and perhaps even some divine intervention? Not necessarily. But it might not hu…Upvote Share Tweet
Royals Find Right Recipe for Small-Market Successnytimes.com 16 hours agoThe recipe for small-market success in baseball generally goes something like this: Develop talent through your farm system, strike on a couple reclamation projects, uncover a few diamonds in the rough and then make one or two big trades to put you over…Upvote Share Tweet
Royals' division lead dips with extra-inning lossMLB.com 18 hours agoAlex Gordon belted a game-tying homer in the seventh, but Bruce Chen was tagged for six runs in the 10th inning as the Royals dropped an 11-5 decision to the Twins on Thursday night.Upvote Share TweetThe Indians kept pace in the playoff picture with a 3-2 victory over the White Sox on Thursday night in Chicago. Jason Kipnis drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning to help Carlos Carrasco, who allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings, post a win.Upvote Share TweetJordan Schafer finished with four RBIs, including a two-run single in a big six-run 10th inning as the Twins earned an 11-5 win over the Royals on Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees acquire lefty specialist Outman from IndiansMLB.com 22 hours agoThe Yankees added a layer of specialization to their bullpen on Thursday, acquiring left-hander Josh Outman from the Indians in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 23 hours agoThe Tigers’ designated hitter stands apart from most hitters because of his ability to focus at the plate, according to his manager, Brad Ausmus.Upvote Share Tweet
Royals catcher Salvador Perez wears perfume, says MLB umpires love ityahoo.com 24 hours agoYou know how baseball players are about superstition and routine. Something works once and they stick with it. No matter how odd it is. We've seen MLB players adopt cowboy boots, a souvenir gnome and a horse mask as good-luck charms this season. But Sal…Upvote Share Tweet
Bassitt set to debut Saturday night against TigersRight-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt will make his Major League debut for the White Sox as the starter for Saturday's doubleheader nightcap against the Tigers.Upvote Share TweetWith uncertainty surrounding Anibal Sanchez's return from a strained right pectoral muscle, the Tigers were in serious need of another starter to give them a fighting chance at success in that rotation spot. Kyle Lobstein filled that role splendidly on …Upvote Share TweetThe Kansas City Royals claimed infielder Jayson Nix off waivers Thursday from the Pittsburgh Pirates.Upvote Share Tweet
Roundup: Six-Run Eighth Powers Royals Past Twinsnytimes.com Aug 28 (yesterday)Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run in a six-run eighth inning, sending host Kansas City past Minnesota, 6-1, on Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Detroit sock city: Yanks hammer Price, gain in WC raceBeginning with leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury, nine straight batters collected hits as the Yankees took a swing at the record books in the third inning Wednesday night at Comerica Park. The resulting eight-run inning sent David Price to the showers early a…Upvote Share Tweet
Avila's Walk-Off Single Lifts TigersAug 28Alex Avila hits a two-out walk-off single in the ninth inning to lift the Tigers past the Yankees 3-2.
Twins Rock Royals In Extra InningsAug 28Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Twins scored six runs in the top of the 10th to beat the Royals 11-5.
Web GemsAug 28Does Alcides Escobar's barehanded scoop and throw to first for the out top Alex Gordon's leaping catch into the wall.
Twins Rock Royals In Extra InningsAug 28The Twins scored six runs in the top of the 10th to beat the Royals 11-5.
San Antonio Spurs have interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo AyonAug 29The San Antonio Spurs have expressed interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo Ayon, ESPN.com has learned.
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Team USA fields youngest squad since '92Aug 29USA Basketball will field its youngest team since 1992 when it takes the court for the FIBA World Cup this weekend.
‘I want people to say, Man, I would have loved to play with that guy.’Aug 28Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated/The MMQB Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated/The MMQB Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated/The MMQB Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated/The MMQB Greg Nelson/Sports Illustrated/The MMQB Drew Brees is 35, but he is still a little kid. Or he…