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Archive for Wednesday, September 10, 2008

American League Roundup: K.C. falls at Minnesota

September 10, 2008

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Twins 7, Royals 2

Minneapolis - Denard Span had three hits, and Justin Morneau homered for Minnesota, which closed within a game of Chicago in the Central.

Rays 5, Red Sox 4

Boston - Pinch-hitter Dan Johnson homered in the ninth inning to tie it.

Indians 6, Orioles 1

Baltimore - Jeremy Sowers pitched eight innings of four-hit ball, and Travis Hafner had two singles in his long-awaited return for Cleveland.

Blue Jays 3, White Sox 1
Blue Jays 8, White Sox 2

Chicago - Marco Scutaro hit a leadoff homer for Toronto in the second game to sweep the doubleheader and extend its winning streak to 10.

Athletics 3, Tigers 2

Detroit - Emil Brown's sacrifice fly capped Oakland's two-run eighth inning.

Rangers 7, Mariners 3

Seattle - Marlon Byrd and Taylor Teagarden both had two-out, two-run doubles and drove in three runs for Texas.

Vicente Padilla came off the disabled list to win for the first time since July 25. Padilla (13-7) went 52â3 innings, allowing six hits.

Yankees 7, Angels 1

Anaheim, Calif. - Johnny Damon homered twice, Alex Rodriguez added a three-run shot, and New York kept the Angels' AL West title celebration on ice.

The Angels' loss left their magic number at two for clinching their fourth division crown in five years.

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