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  • AL East a beast no more: 88 victories enough for crown at current pace

    AL East a beast no more: 88 victories enough for crown at current pace
    A decade ago, it was nicknamed the “American League Beast,” the biggest, baddest division in all of baseball. It featured the sport's two free-spending behemoths and three other talented but inferior teams that seemingly prayed for the gift of...
  • Baseball draft ends with nepotism phase

    Baseball draft ends with nepotism phase
    Baseball’s draft concluded on Wednesday with the now traditional “nepotism phase” in which teams select players related to some VIPs within the organization. The Phillies chose Andrew Amaro, the nephew of general manager Ruben Amaro,...
  • Hunter in Twins lineup after appealing 2-game suspension

    Torii Hunter has appealed a two-game suspension that he believes is a "little harsh" for his equipment-throwing outburst after being ejected earlier this week, Major League Baseball also Friday fined the Minnesota Twins outfielder an undisclosed amount...
  • Garcia, Cards blank Royals, 4-0

    ST. LOUIS St. Louis Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia pitched eight scoreless innings on the way to a 4-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday in the first of a three-game series. Garcia, now 2-3 on the season, struck out six hitters and allowed...
  • Young flirts with no-hitter as Royals top Twins, 2-0

    MINNEAPOLIS Chris Young sauntered through the clamor of the Royals clubhouse, pantomiming his delivery hours before taking the mound. He pronated his right elbow as he crossed the room. At his locker, he raised his left leg and mimicked his follow-...
  • Young shines in Royals' 2-0 win over Twins

    As ugly as the numbers looked for Chris Young over his previous two starts, the big right-hander felt he was just a couple of pitches away in each of those from breaking through. He was probably only one pitch away from doing something really special...
  • Tigers' Price encourages fans to stuff All-Star ballots for Cabrera, slams voting system

    Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has better numbers than the Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer in just about every category. Through Tuesday, he was hitting .330 to Hosmer's .301. He has 12 homers to Hosmer's seven. And 39 RBIs to Hosmer's 35. So...
  • Sweep, it is: Gordon, Volquez guide Royals past Twins 7-2

    The Kansas City Royals reclaimed first place with a resounding three-game sweep on the road of division rival Minnesota. The Twins were beaten so soundly, well, they lost their shirt. One of them, at least. Alex Gordon hit a three-run homer, Edinson...
  • Twins' Hunter suspended two games for tirade, will appeal

    ARLINGTON, Texas Major League Baseball handed out its punishment for Torii Hunter on Friday, suspending the veteran Twins outfielder two games for his eighth-inning tirade Wednesday night as his team was getting swept by the Kansas City Royals at Target...
  • Jason Vargas shuts down Twins as Royals win, 3-1

    MINNEAPOLIS The pocket of Kansas City fans parked along the third-base line at Target Field erupted with two outs in Monday's eighth inning. The reaction coincided with Eric Hosmer's single slicing through the right side of the Minnesota infield,...
  • Mike Pelfrey's shutout outing keeps Twins in first place

    MINNEAPOLIS For about 100 feet, it looked like Ryan Braun had spoiled Mike Pelfrey's day, had made a mockery of Paul Molitor's trust in his right-hander, had rallied the Brewers to a deflating sweep of the Twins at Target Field. But at that 101st foot,...