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Out since Aug. 19 because of a concussion, Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer said Thursday that he is not close to returning to game action. With the Twins long gone from the pennant race, no sense of urgency should pressure Mauer back to the field for …
O's take care of White Sox one run at a timeUpdated Sep 5 Share TweetA trio of home runs catapulted the Orioles to a 3-1 victory over the struggling White Sox on Thursday night in Baltimore. Adam Jones, J.J. Hardy and Brian Roberts went deep to back Miguel Gonzalez, who struck out six over seven innings.
Lucky 13th: Moose belts walk-off jack vs. M'sUpdated Sep 5 Share TweetAlex Gordon's two-run blast started one of two three-run innings as the Royals came back from a five-run deficit and eventually earned a 7-6 walk-off win over the Mariners on Thursday with Mike Moustakas' homer in the 13th inning.
Mooooooose! Mike Moustakas home run gives Royals much-needed victory in 13thUpdated Sep 5 Share TweetMike Moustakas said he never had hit a "walkoff anything" before Thursday afternoon. With the Kansas City Royals never having made the playoffs since Moustakas was born, he might as well start now. Moustakas hit a long home run in the 13th inn…Source: yahoo.com
Salvy exits with dizziness after foul off maskUpdated Sep 5 Share TweetRoyals catcher Salvador Perez was taken out of Thursday's game against the Mariners in the fifth inning shortly after being struck in the mask by a foul ball. He was removed as a precautionary measure because of mild dizziness.
Matt Adams homers twice in extra innings, leads Cardinals to win after replacing injured Allen CraigUpdated Sep 5 Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. Injuries to important players on contending teams have been starting to pile up over the past week. The list already included names such as Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera and Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig,…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetAfter launching eight homers against Tigers, visions of long playoff run aboundSource: ESPN.com
Royals Rally To Walk Off In 13thSep 5Mike Moustakas' homer in the 13th lifted the Royals to a 7-6 win over the Mariners.
Web GemsSep 5Does Gerardo Parra's throw to get runner out at the plate from right top Jose Iglesias' reigning Web Gem?
Orioles Homer Past White SoxSep 5The Orioles hit three home runs in a 3-1 win over the White Sox.
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Don Banks: NFL Week 1 picksSep 5Week 1 of the NFL season features several heavyweight bouts, including Packers-49ers, Cowboys-Giants and Falcons-Saints. Which teams will emerge from the first week undefeated? What can you expect from Robert Griffin III's return to the field?