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  • Cards hit 3 HRs, top Reds, move closer to playoffs

    Cards hit 3 HRs, top Reds, move closer to playoffs

    Posted 10:40 AM 9/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Tony Cruz hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals connected three times, beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 on Saturday night and moving closer to their fourth straight playoff berth.

    The Cardinals cut their magic number to one for clinching a postseason berth. The (More)

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  • Tigers top Royals to lead AL Central

    Tigers top Royals to lead AL Central

    Posted 4:27 PM 9/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead.

    The Tigers increased their edge to 2 1/2 games over the Royals. Kansas City (More)

  • Cardinals beat Reds 2-1, stay 2 1-2 up in Central

    Cardinals beat Reds 2-1, stay 2 1-2 up in Central

    Posted 9:27 AM 9/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - John Lackey powered back into the St. Louis postseason rotation picture with 7 2-3 dominant innings, and Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday hit consecutive homers in the first inning of the Cardinals' 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

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  • Tigers pound Royals 10-1 to pad AL Central lead

    Tigers pound Royals 10-1 to pad AL Central lead

    Posted 9:24 AM 9/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer, everyone in the Detroit starting lineup had a hit by the fourth inning and the Tigers pounded Jason Vargas and the second-place Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Friday night to add another game to their AL Central lead.

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  • Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings

    Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings

    Posted 9:51 AM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Tony Cruz singled in the winning run in the 13th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals moved closer to their second straight NL Central title with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.

    The defending National League champions took two of three in a tight (More)

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  • Wainwright breaks up no-hitter, pitches complete game shutout

    Wainwright breaks up no-hitter, pitches complete game shutout

    Posted 9:57 PM 9/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adam Wainwright posted his 19th win, pitching a shutout Wednesday night as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to hold their 2½-game edge in the NL Central.

    Wainwright (19-9) worked around seven hits and tied for the major league lead in wins and (More)

  • Aoki breaks record in Royals victory over White Sox

    Aoki breaks record in Royals victory over White Sox

    Posted 10:13 PM 9/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.

    The first-place Tigers led the Royals (More)

  • Rare flop for Royals bullpen in 7-5 loss to White Sox

    Rare flop for Royals bullpen in 7-5 loss to White Sox

    Posted 6:59 AM 9/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis both gave up runs for the first time in nearly three months as the Kansas City Royals' dominant bullpen was touched up Tuesday night in a 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

    Davis replaced Herrera with two on in the seventh inning and walked (More)

  • Brewers knock off Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

    Brewers knock off Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

    Posted 6:57 AM 9/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Carlos Gomez walked, stole second and third and scored the go-ahead run on a bloop hit by rookie Hector Gomez in the 12th inning as the Milwaukee Brewers ended the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals' three-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night.

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  • Dyson, Gore score in 9th as Royals beat White Sox

    Dyson, Gore score in 9th as Royals beat White Sox

    Posted 10:54 PM 9/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Pinch-runners Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore scored in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.

    Mike Moustakas doubled with one out in the ninth. Dyson ran for him and stole third and came around to (More)

  • Gonzales, Cardinals top Rockies for 3rd win in row

    Gonzales, Cardinals top Rockies for 3rd win in row

    Posted 5:18 PM 9/14/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rookie Marco Gonzales struck out nine, Jhonny Peralta homered and the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 Sunday for their third straight win.

    The Cardinals held their 3 1-2-game division lead over Pittsburgh.

    Colorado lost all six (More)

  • Nava hits slam, Red Sox rally past skidding Royals

    Nava hits slam, Red Sox rally past skidding Royals

    Posted 4:52 PM 9/14/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Daniel Nava hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts added a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the skidding Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Sunday.

    Kansas City blew a four-run lead and dropped three of four to the last-place Red Sox.

    The Royals fell 1 1-2 (More)

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