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Gomes back from DL; Gimenez on paternity leave

Gomes back from DL; Gimenez on paternity leave

MLB.com Updated 3 hours ago
Yan Gomes returned from the seven-day concussion disabled list for the start of the Indians' crucial series with the Royals on Friday. Catcher Chris Gimenez was placed on paternity leave.
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  • Royals cut veteran and former starter Chen

    Royals cut veteran and former starter Chen

    ESPN.com MLB.com 1 hour ago
    The Kansas City Royals designated left-hander Bruce Chen for assignment Friday after six seasons with the team.
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  • Indians sign Branyan to Minor League deal

    Indians sign Branyan to Minor League deal

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    The 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.
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  • Nuns high five each other after Adam Dunn's RBI single

    Nuns high five each other after Adam Dunn's RBI single

    yahoo.com 5 hours ago
    The 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…
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  • Royals Find Right Recipe for Small-Market Success

    Royals Find Right Recipe for Small-Market Success

    nytimes.com 16 hours ago
    The 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…
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  • Royals' division lead dips with extra-inning loss

    Royals' division lead dips with extra-inning loss

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    Alex 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.
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  • Carrasco helps Indians keep up playoff push

    Carrasco helps Indians keep up playoff push

    MLB.com nytimes.com 18 hours ago
    The 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.
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  • Twins strike for six in 10th inning to best KC

    Twins strike for six in 10th inning to best KC

    MLB.com nytimes.com 18 hours ago
    Jordan 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.
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  • Yankees acquire lefty specialist Outman from Indians

    Yankees acquire lefty specialist Outman from Indians

    MLB.com 22 hours ago
    The 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.
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  • On Baseball: Fixated on Every Pitch, a Veteran Helps the Tigers…

    On Baseball: Fixated on Every Pitch, a Veteran Helps the Tigers Stay Focused

    nytimes.com 23 hours ago
    The Tigers’ designated hitter stands apart from most hitters because of his ability to focus at the plate, according to his manager, Brad Ausmus.
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  • Royals catcher Salvador Perez wears perfume, says MLB umpires l…

    Royals catcher Salvador Perez wears perfume, says MLB umpires love it

    yahoo.com 24 hours ago
    You 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…
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  • Bassitt set to debut Saturday night against Tigers

    Bassitt set to debut Saturday night against Tigers

    MLB.com Aug 28 (yesterday)
    Right-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.
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  • Lobstein just what the doctor ordered

    Lobstein just what the doctor ordered

    MLB.com Aug 28 (yesterday)
    With 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 …
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  • Central-leading Royals claim Nix off waivers

    Central-leading Royals claim Nix off waivers

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 28 (yesterday)
    The Kansas City Royals claimed infielder Jayson Nix off waivers Thursday from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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  • Roundup: Six-Run Eighth Powers Royals Past Twins

    Roundup: Six-Run Eighth Powers Royals Past Twins

    nytimes.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.
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  • Detroit sock city: Yanks hammer Price, gain in WC race

    Detroit sock city: Yanks hammer Price, gain in WC race

    MLB.com Aug 28 (yesterday)
    Beginning 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…
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  • Video - Avila's Walk-Off Single Lifts Tigers 01:08

    Avila's Walk-Off Single Lifts Tigers

    Aug 28
    Alex Avila hits a two-out walk-off single in the ninth inning to lift the Tigers past the Yankees 3-2.
  • Video - Twins Rock Royals In Extra Innings 02:42

    Twins Rock Royals In Extra Innings

    Aug 28
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Twins scored six runs in the top of the 10th to beat the Royals 11-5.
  • Video - Web Gems 01:05

    Web Gems

    Aug 28
    Does Alcides Escobar's barehanded scoop and throw to first for the out top Alex Gordon's leaping catch into the wall.
  • Video - Twins Rock Royals In Extra Innings 01:01

    Twins Rock Royals In Extra Innings

    Aug 28
    The Twins scored six runs in the top of the 10th to beat the Royals 11-5.

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