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  • Royals miss chance at 1st place, lose to White Sox

    Royals miss chance at 1st place, lose to White Sox

    Posted 11:11 PM 9/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    CHICAGO - Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer, and the Chicago White Sox kept Kansas City out of first place in the AL Central with a 5-4 victory over the Royals on Saturday night.

    The Detroit Tigers, who lost 12-3 at Minnesota on Saturday, stayed one game ahead of the Royals entering the final (More)

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  • Cardinals beat Arizona in 10, stay alone in 1st

    Cardinals beat Arizona in 10, stay alone in 1st

    Posted 12:44 AM 9/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    PHOENIX (AP) - Jhonny Peralta drove in three runs, one with the go-ahead single in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals survived an Arizona rally to beat the Diamondbacks 7-6 Friday night and stay alone atop the NL Central.

    The game came hours after the Diamondbacks announced (More)

  • Royals clinch playoff spot with win over White Sox

    Royals clinch playoff spot with win over White Sox

    Posted 12:03 AM 9/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    CHICAGO (AP) - Kansas City's long postseason drought is over.

    The Royals clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 29 years, beating the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Friday night behind seven scoreless innings from Jeremy Guthrie.

    Kansas City secured at least a wild card and ended (More)

  • Royals beat White Sox, now just one win away from playoff berth

    Royals beat White Sox, now just one win away from playoff berth

    Posted 10:51 PM 9/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    CHICAGO (AP) - Eric Hosmer homered and drove in two runs, Lorenzo Cain had four hits and scored twice, and the Kansas City Royals put themselves on the verge of a playoff spot with a 6-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

    One more win for Kansas City, or a loss by (More)

  • Construction begins on renovated stadium in Joplin

    Construction begins on renovated stadium in Joplin

    Posted 1:41 PM 9/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - Construction is scheduled to begin on a renovated stadium in Joplin that will be the home of an independent league baseball team.

    Joplin city officials and supporters of the new team, called the Joplin Blasters, participated at a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for the new (More)

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  • Arrieta flawless in Cubs' victory over Cardinals

    Arrieta flawless in Cubs' victory over Cardinals

    Posted 10:19 PM 9/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    CHICAGO (AP) - Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings to outduel St. Louis' John Lackey and lead the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday night.

    Arrieta (10-5), coming off a one-hit shutout against Cincinnati last week, limited St. Louis to two hits and an (More)

  • Royals can't complete sweep in 6-4 loss

    Royals can't complete sweep in 6-4 loss

    Posted 9:57 PM 9/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer, Michael Brantley got three more hits and the Cleveland Indians stayed in the AL wild-card chase for at least one more day with a 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

    A loss would have eliminated the Indians, but after (More)

  • Castillo's HR in 10th lifts Cubs over Cards 4-3

    Castillo's HR in 10th lifts Cubs over Cards 4-3

    Posted 10:53 PM 9/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    CHICAGO (AP) - Welington Castillo homered and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that tightened the NL Central race Tuesday night.

    St. Louis' lead was reduced to 1 1/2 games over second-place Pittsburgh (More)

  • Royals roll on, shut out Indians 7-1

    Royals roll on, shut out Indians 7-1

    Posted 10:17 PM 9/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Rookie Yordano Ventura blanked Cleveland's punchless offense for seven innings as the Kansas City Royals kept pressure on first-place Detroit in the AL Central with a 7-1 win over the Indians on Tuesday night.

    The hard-throwing Ventura (14-10) allowed four singles and (More)

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  • Wainwright wins 20th, Cardinals beat Cubs 8-0

    Wainwright wins 20th, Cardinals beat Cubs 8-0

    Posted 10:28 PM 9/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    CHICAGO (AP) - Adam Wainwright joined Clayton Kershaw as the majors' only 20-game winners, pitching three-hit ball over seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-0 on Monday night.

    Wainwright hit the 20-win mark for the second time while matching his career-high (More)

  • Royals lose suspended game 4-3 to Indians

    Royals lose suspended game 4-3 to Indians

    Posted 5:37 PM 9/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Scott Atchison struggled but got three outs in the 10th inning as the Cleveland Indians moved within 2½ games of Kansas City in the AL wild-card chase on Monday by completing a 4-3 win over the Royals in a game suspended on Aug. 31.

    Atchison gave up a two-out RBI (More)

  • Royals beat Indians 2-0, gain on Tigers

    Royals beat Indians 2-0, gain on Tigers

    Posted 2:56 PM 9/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night.

    Duffy (9-11), who had (More)

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