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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.Upvote Share Tweet
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…Upvote Share Tweet
Offense comes alive for Mariners in ClevelandMLB.com 5 hours agoAfter 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Iwakuma, Mariners Down Indians 5-2nytimes.com 7 hours agoHisashi 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.Upvote Share TweetIn 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Twins lose challenge, Gardy gets ejectedMLB.com 7 hours agoTwins 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.Upvote Share Tweet
'Little Big League' again: Twins let 14-year-old with heart condition be honorary manageryahoo.com 11 hours agoIn 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Royals' Hosmer in lineup; Vargas improvingESPN.com 11 hours agoLeft-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.Upvote Share TweetThe Royals have a new backup catcher in veteran Erik Kratz and perhaps Mike Moustakas' platooning days are behind him.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.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.Upvote Share TweetHall 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Fuld's 2-Run Single Lifts Twins Over White Sox 4-3nytimes.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.Upvote Share TweetAfter 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.Upvote Share TweetMLB.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.Upvote Share TweetChris 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Angels' Hamilton (knee) sits out vs. TigersESPN.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.Upvote Share Tweet
White Sox Roll TigersJul 29Jose Abreu hit his league-leading 31st home run of the season in the White Sox's 11-4 win over the Tigers.
Freese's Late Home Run Lifts AngelsJul 27Baseball Tonight Spotlight: David Freese's sixth home run of the season gave the Angels a 2-1 win over the Tigers.
Butler's Blast Lifts RoyalsJul 26Billy Butler's fifth home run of the season capped a seven-run comeback for the Royals, who beat the Indians 7-5.
Sale, White Sox Shut Down TwinsJul 26Chris Sale struck out 12 batters over eight scoreless innings to lead the White Sox past the Twins 7-0.
Five Things I Think I Think: Carolina PanthersJul 29.
Five Things I Think I Think: New Orleans SaintsJul 29.
Panthers Report: Cam Newton Might Really Have to be SupermanJul 29
Chris Wallace hired as general manager of Memphis GrizzliesJul 29