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Paredes homers as Orioles beat Twins 3-2 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM

When Steve Pearce went down with an injury, Orioles utility infielder Jimmy Paredes knew it was an opportunity to make his mark on a first-place team. Paredes homered and Chris Davis hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh inning and the Orioles beat Minnesota 3-2. The Orioles have won five of their past six games and lead the Yankees by eight games in the AL East.

Orioles defeat Twins for third straight victory (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 30, 2014 at 11:23 PM

The Baltimore Orioles stayed busy both on and off the field on Saturday night in their attempt to lock up the American League East. On the field, Chris Davis came through with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly that scored Adam Jones and gave the Orioles a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. That win, combined with New York's 2-0 loss to Toronto earlier in the day, gave the Oriol

Davis slam carries Orioles past Twins 9-1 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 30, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Chris Davis hit his fourth career grand slam and the Baltimore Orioles got a dominating pitching performance from Miguel Gonzalez in a 9-1 victory over the skidding Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Delmon Young also homered for the AL East-leading Orioles, who built an 8-0 lead in the fifth inning against rookie Trevor May (0-4). Baltimore's fourth win in five games was marred by an injury to fi

Game roundup: Ellsbury powers Yankees past Blue Jays (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 29, 2014 at 11:41 PM

TORONTO -- Jacoby Ellsbury capped a five-run seventh inning with a two-run homer and also tripled as the New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday.

Twins-Orioles Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 29, 2014 at 11:11 PM

With Chris Davis' help, the Baltimore Orioles continue to have few problems winning at home lately. They've had even fewer during recent starts from Chris Tillman. The right-hander will seek to finish the month 5-0 by earning his first win in five career starts against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. Baltimore (77-56) didn't sweat too much in its 19th victory in 25 home games and the fou

Orioles 9, Twins 1 (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 29, 2014 at 09:11 PM

Chris Davis hit his second grand slam of the season Friday night and Delmon Young added a two-run homer as the Baltimore Orioles posted a 9-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. This one, a grand slam to right field, proved to be the big hit in a five-run fourth inning that put the Orioles (77-56) up 5-0 over the Twins (59-75) and broke the game open. The Orioles now have won four of their last fi

Orioles 1B Pearce leaves with abdominal strain (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 29, 2014 at 07:23 PM

First baseman Steve Pearce has left Baltimore's game against Minnesota with a right abdominal strain. The injury appeared to occur in the third inning when Pearce went to his right to snare a grounder before throwing to pitcher Miguel Gonzalez.

Schafer drives in 4, Twins top Royals 11-5 in 10th (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 28, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5. Bruce Chen (2-4), the sixth pitcher for the AL Central-leading Royals, gave up five hits and walked two in the 10th. Eduardo Nunez singled home the go-ahead run and Brian Dozier added a two-run double. Kurt Suzuki capped the bur

Orioles beat Rays 5-4 to stretch lead in AL East (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 28, 2014 at 11:23 PM

On a night in which the Baltimore Orioles found all sorts of ways to score, their final run was appropriately the result of an intentional walk to a .188 hitter and an opposite-field bloop. J.J. Hardy put Baltimore ahead with a seventh-inning single, and the Orioles rallied past Tampa Bay 5-4 Thursday night to lengthen their lead in the AL East. Steve Pearce homered for the Orioles, who took thr

Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 28, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Aug 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's Major League baseball games - - - Pirates 3, Cardinals 1 Jeff Locke pitched into the eighth inning and Ike Davis hit a two-run home run to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the St Louis Cardinals. Locke (6-3) allowed one run on six hits in 7 1/3 innings to beat St Louis (71-61) pitcher Adam Wainwright, who remained stuck on 15

Twins-Royals Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2014 at 11:41 PM

With every victory, the Kansas City Royals grow more confident. Following a second straight comeback win, the Royals look to complete a three-game sweep by handing the visiting Minnesota Twins a fifth consecutive loss Thursday night. One day after Alex Gordon's two-run homer in the ninth propelled Kansas City (74-58) to a 2-1 victory Tuesday, the Royals scored all their runs in the eighth inning

Royals score 6 runs in 8th to beat Twins 6-1 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2014 at 10:47 PM

The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night. Shut down most of the night by the Twins' Phil Hughes, the Royals finally broke through with six runs in the eighth. Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run, and Billy Butler and Salvador Perez each drove in a pair during the surge, sending the Royals to a 6-1 victory. ''That's kind of who we are,'' Royals manager Ned

Royals' Yost implores fans to show up to games (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2014 at 05:53 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost pleaded with fans on Wednesday to show up for their remaining home games, one night after Alex Gordon's walk-off homer gave Kansas City a dramatic win over Minnesota that was seen by just 13,847 at Kauffman Stadium. ''You go back and talk to people about the '85 year when they won the World Series, they remember that, and they've been longing for that, and it's been a long

The Thinning Herd (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM

The top tiers of the reliever rankings are thinning.

Gordon, Royals blast Twins in ninth (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 26, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Kansas City's impoverished offense did zilch for eight innings, but Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth to lift the Royals to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Third baseman Gordon homered on the second pitch from Glen Perkins (3-1) with shortstop Alcides Escobar aboard. "I don't think any of us saw that one coming -- a bloop and a blast," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. Royal

Game roundup: Pirates win game, lose two players (The SportsXchange)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 26, 2014 at 11:23 PM

PITTSBURGH -- Ike Davis' pinch-hit, three-run home run in the eighth inning lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

Gordon's 2-run homer in 9th gives Royals 2-1 win (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 26, 2014 at 11:05 PM

The Royals were trailing the Twins by a run in the ninth inning Tuesday night, and Kansas City manager Ned Yost was on the top step of the dugout, conferring with catching coach Pedro Grifol about the potential decisions he would have to make. Alcides Escobar led off with a blooper to shallow right for a single, and Alex Gordon swatted the second pitch he saw over the right-field wall to give the

Royals to skip Ventura due to back soreness (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 26, 2014 at 05:53 PM

The Royals are skipping right-hander Yordano Ventura's next turn in the rotation to rest his sore back, clearing the way for Liam Hendriks to make his first start for the club since arriving in a trade from Toronto. Royals manager Ned Yost said before Tuesday night's series opener against Minnesota that Ventura experienced some pain in his lower back after his last start Friday night in Texas.

Yankees rout Royals 8-1 in makeup of June rainout (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 26, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Michael Pineda kept throwing strikes. The Royals kept taking them, trying in vain to drive his pitch count up. When Yankees catcher Brian McCann looked up in the third inning, his right-hander had still thrown just 35 pitches. He knew then that Pineda was in a groove.

Twins-Royals Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins August 25, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Having lost back-to-back games for the first time in nearly a month, the Kansas City Royals will try to keep that skid brief by continuing their success against the Minnesota Twins. In Tuesday night's series opener, the AL Central leaders will also get to face Ricky Nolasco, who was lackluster against Kansas City in his return from the disabled list less than two weeks ago. The Royals' 8-1 loss