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Baseball-Highlights of Saturday's Major League Baseball games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2016 at 11:26 PM

Highlights of Saturday's Major League Baseball games: Yankees 13, Orioles 3 Gary Sanchez became the quickest player in major league history to reach 11 career home runs and the New York Yankees collected 18 hits in a 13-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. After becoming the third player to get 10 home runs in his first 21 games on Friday, Sanchez reached 11 in his 79th career at-bat when he l

Dustin Pedroia falls one hit short of rarely challenged record (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2016 at 11:20 PM

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia got hot in a hurry this weekend and nearly tied a major-league record that hasn’t been equaled in 64 years. Beginning with his 3-for-4 game on Thursday night, Pedroia started a run of 11 straight hits in 11 straight at-bats. Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox collected 11 straight hits, nearly tying an MLB record.

Twins-Blue Jays preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2016 at 07:50 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays will try to finish their six-game home stand with a winning record on Sunday when they go for a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins. The Blue Jays are assured of a split in the six games against the Los Angeles Angels and the Twins after their comeback 8-7 win on Saturday. The Twins will not only be trying to avoid the sweep on Sunday but trying to end a losing streak t

Upton, Blue Jays overcome 5-run deficit, Twins' skid hits 9 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2016 at 05:02 PM

Even in Little League, Melvin Upton Jr. couldn't remember circling the bases quite this way. Upton Jr. hit an RBI triple past a diving outfielder and continued home on a misplay, completing Toronto's rally from a five-run deficit and sending the AL East-leading Blue Jays over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Saturday. The speedy Upton, acquired in a trade with San Diego last month, has nine RBIs in his p

Baseball-Highlights of Friday's Major League Baseball games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2016 at 09:38 AM

Highlights of Friday's Major League Baseball games: Cubs 6, Dodgers 4 (10 innings) Kris Bryant homered twice, including a game-winning two-run homer in the 10th, and rallied the Chicago Cubs to a 6-4 road victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bryant, who went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, tagged Dodgers reliever Adam Liberatore (2-1) after Dexter Fowler singled to start the inning.

Royals-Red Sox preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 26, 2016 at 11:20 PM

BOSTON -- The second contest of the three-game series between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals on Saturday at Fenway park features two of the hottest pitchers in baseball.

Trio of homers lift Royals to 6-3 win over Red Sox (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 26, 2016 at 10:56 PM

August continues to be kind to the Kansas City Royals. Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon homered, and Ian Kennedy allowed one run through five innings as the Kansas City Royals continued their monthlong hot streak with a 6-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. Kansas City has won 11 of its last 12 games and is 18-6 in August.

Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 26, 2016 at 06:26 PM

Texas Rangers right-handed relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested on a drunk-driving charge early on Friday morning. According to a Dallas County arrest warrant, the 28-year-old Jeffress was jailed at 5:13 a.m. and charged with DWI. Bail was set at $500 and he was released from jail at about 11 a.m. after posting bond, the Dallas County sheriff's office said.

Twins call up 2010 1st-round pick Alex Wimmers (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 26, 2016 at 02:32 PM

TORONTO (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Alex Wimmers from Triple-A Rochester, promoting their 2010 first-round draft pick to the major leagues for the first time.

Twins-Blue Jays preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 26, 2016 at 09:38 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays are sputtering on offense. The American League East co-leaders dropped the final two games of a three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels by scores of 8-2 on Wednesday and 6-3 on Thursday. The Blue Jays face another non-playoff contender Friday, the Minnesota Twins, in the opener of a three-game series at Rogers Centre.

Royals-Red Sox preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 25, 2016 at 10:44 PM

Ian Kennedy shoots for a club record and the Kansas City Royals look to continue a second-half push when they open a three-game series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Friday night. The veteran right-hander, who faces knuckleballer Steven Wright on Friday, has had five straight outings of at least six innings and one earned run or fewer, matching Larry Gura's club mark set in 1981. Kennedy

Pujols reaches 100 RBIs for 13th time, Angels beat Jays 6-3 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 25, 2016 at 10:32 PM

TORONTO (AP) -- Albert Pujols followed up a milestone homer by joining a select group of run producers.

McCann powers Norris, Tigers past Twins 8-5 for series sweep (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 25, 2016 at 05:20 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers slipped back toward the pack in the wild-card race with an ill-timed stretch this month of 10 losses in 13 games.

Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 25, 2016 at 09:38 AM

Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Wednesday: Rangers 6, Reds 5 Yu Darvish hit his first career home run in a no-decision and Adrian Beltre drove in the eventual winning run with a double in the eighth inning, lifting the Texas Rangers to a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park. The Rangers gained a split of the two-game interleague series

Cabrera, Upton homer to lead Tigers over Twins 9-4 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 24, 2016 at 11:44 PM

Miguel Cabrera has been just what the Detroit Tigers expect in the middle of the order. Justin Upton is getting back to the player they hoped would deepen their lineup. Cabrera had four hits, including his 28th home run, and Upton added a three-run homer as Detroit beat the Minnesota Twins 9-4 on Wednesday night.

A New King of Closers? (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 24, 2016 at 12:44 PM

Brad Johnson covers the latest closer and stolen base news as the calendar inches towards the stretch run.

Baseball-Highlights of Tuesday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 24, 2016 at 09:38 AM

Aug 23 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Tuesday: Cubs 5, Padres 3 Jake Arrieta shut out the Padres on two hits over eight innings Tuesday and Kris Bryant and Addison Russell each hit their second homers in as many nights at Petco Park as the Cubs held on to defeat the Padres 5-3 before a crowd of 33,614 that was packed with Cubs partisans. Arrieta took over the N

Tigers-Twins preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 23, 2016 at 11:44 PM

The Detroit Tigers will try and continue their dominance over the Minnesota Twins when the clubs play the second of a three-game series at Target Field on Wednesday night. Detroit's bats came alive in the middle innings in the series lid-lifter on Tuesday, as the Tigers posted three-run innings in each the sixth and seventh frames in an 8-3 victory. The win improved Detroit to 8-2 against their

Maybin, Sanchez spark Tigers in 8-3 win over Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 23, 2016 at 11:32 PM

Cameron Maybin's sprained left thumb can heal later, once the chase for the playoffs is over. Maybin reached base three times and drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning, to help spark the Tigers in an 8-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. ''It's just going to be worse if you make it,'' said Maybin, who appeared in his second game after a sti

Tigers-Twins preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 22, 2016 at 10:38 PM

The Detroit Tigers haven't played their best baseball during the last two weeks but finally have a chance to get back on track when they open a three-game series against the last-place Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field. The Tigers, 4-6 in their last 10 games and clinging to viability in the American League Central standings, have played a grueling schedule since the month began, in