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Tigers pile up 16 runs, 26 hits in Royals rout

Tigers pile up 16 runs, 26 hits in Royals rout

ESPN.com Updated Sep 6, 2013
Omar Infante set career highs with five hits and six RBIs, Andy Dirks also went 5 for 5 and the Detroit Tigers pounded the Kansas City Royals 16-2 on Friday night.
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  • Kazmir K's 12 as Swisher, Indians roll Mets

    Kazmir K's 12 as Swisher, Indians roll Mets

    ESPN.com Sep 6, 2013
    Scott Kazmir struck out a season-high 12 in six innings, Nick Swisher hit a grand slam and the Cleveland Indians continued their playoff push with an 8-1 win over the New York Mets on Friday night.
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  • Davis hits 48th HR, backs Feldman's shutout

    Davis hits 48th HR, backs Feldman's shutout

    ESPN.com MLB.com Sep 6, 2013
    Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 48th home run, Scott Feldman pitched a five-hitter for his first career shutout and the Baltimore Orioles beat the White Sox 4-0 Friday night, extending Chicago's losing streak to eight games.
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  • Mauer still not clear of concussion symptoms

    Mauer still not clear of concussion symptoms

    ESPN.com Sep 6, 2013
    Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer has not cleared his concussion symptoms yet.
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  • Indians' Brantley goes home for birth of child

    Indians' Brantley goes home for birth of child

    ESPN.com Sep 6, 2013
    Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has returned to his home in West Palm Beach, Fla., to be with wife Melissa for the birth of their first child.
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  • Comeback falls short as A's slip into second place

    Comeback falls short as A's slip into second place

    MLB.com Sep 6, 2013
    The A's 3-2 loss to the visiting Astros in the opener of a four-game set, which came on the heels of a 9-4 stretch against the Orioles, Tigers, Rays and Rangers, set them back half a game behind the idle Rangers in the American League West.
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  • Video - Kazmir, Indians Pound Mets 00:30

    Kazmir, Indians Pound Mets

    Sep 6
    Scott Kazmir struck out 12 over six scoreless innings and Nick Swisher hit a grand slam in the Indians' 8-1 win over the Mets.
  • Video - Tigers Pound Royals 00:31

    Tigers Pound Royals

    Sep 6
    Omar Infante had six RBIs in the Tigers' 16-2 win over the Royals.
  • Video - Web Gems 01:03

    Web Gems

    Sep 6
    Does Brian Roberts' fielding the ball after it bounced off the bag top Jose Iglesias' barehanded pick and flip to first for the out.
  • Video - AL Wild-Card Impact Players 04:25

    AL Wild-Card Impact Players

    Sep 6
    Nomar Garciaparra and Rick Sutcliffe pick their impact players from the AL wild-card contenders.

Sports Columnists

  • No. 10, 10 Years In

    Sep 6
    Eli Manning has had the Cowboys’ number. - (Rich Schultz/Getty Images) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Giants open at Dallas Sunday. It’ll be the start of Eli Manning’s 10th season in the NFL, which of course seems impossible. Wasn’t it four or five years a…
  • Manning in Full

    Sep 6
    Not since Joe Kapp in 1969, before the AFL-NFL merger, had a quarterback thrown for seven touchdowns. (Joe Mahoney/AP) - DENVER — Long after the East Coast went to bed Thursday night, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning flipped a short throw to his left …
  • Don Banks: Peyton Manning helps Broncos bury pain of playoff loss to Balti…

    Sep 6
    DENVER -- When they trudged off the field in the ugly aftermath of their 38-35 double overtime divisional-playoff loss to Baltimore last January, making it a stunning one-and-done postseason in Denver, the Broncos had to be thinking about this game, the…
  • Bill Simmons ranks the teams in the NFC

    Sep 6
    The Sports Guy finishes up his look at the 2013 NFL season by ranking the teams in the National Football Conference.