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Just call them champions, young Guardians win AL Central

Sep. 25, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A sturdy pair goggles was mandatory attire Sunday in Cleveland's clubhouse, where impromptu showers of Champagne and beer broke out inside a thick haze of cigar smoke. The Guardians, baseball's youngest team, finished an unexpected run to the top of the AL...

Guardians clinch AL Central title with White Sox defeat

Sep. 25, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians clinched their first AL Central title since 2018 when the second-place Chicago White Sox lost to the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Suday. Cleveland was in the ninth inning of its game at Texas when the title was sealed. The Guardians won the...

Guardians closer to AL Central title after 6-3 win in Texas

Sep. 24, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Morris and Will Brennan are both only a few games into their big league careers. They are already doing their parts to help the Cleveland Guardians get closer to the AL Central title. Morris pitched five innings in his fifth MLB start for his first...

Bieber wins again as Guardians beat White Sox 4-2 for sweep

Sep. 22, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Shane Bieber pitched two-run ball into the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Thursday night for a three-game series sweep. Cleveland opened a seven-game lead over Chicago in the AL Central with its 15th win in 18 games. The...

Kwan, McKenzie pace Guardians to 8-2 victory over White Sox

Sep. 21, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Steven Kwan homered among his three hits and Triston McKenzie struck out 13 in eight strong innings as the Cleveland Guardians beat the Chicago White Sox 8-2 Wednesday night to move closer to their first American League Central title since 2018. Kwan had hits in each...

Straw leads Guardians to 10-7 win over White Sox in 11

Sep. 21, 2022 02:24 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Myles Straw had a tiebreaking two-run double in Cleveland's five-run 11th inning, and the Guardians beat the Chicago White Sox 10-7 Tuesday night to move closer to the American League Central title. The Guardians won for the 12th time in 16 extra-inning games this...

Ryan pitches shutout ball again, Twins beat Guardians 3-0

Sep. 18, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Ryan pitched shutout ball for the second straight outing and become only the second Minnesota starter to reach the eighth inning this season, leading the Twins over the AL-Central leading Cleveland Guardians 3-0 on Sunday. Jake Cave hit a solo homer in the...

Guardians beat Twins 7-6 in 15 innings, sweep doubleheader

Sep. 18, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Austin Hedges scored on an error by shortstop Jermaine Palacios in the 15th inning and the AL Central-leading Cleveland Guardians beat the Minnesota Twins for the eighth straight time, 7-6 to sweep a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Amed Rosario, who went 8 for 13...

Clement scores from 2nd on wild pitch, Guardians top Twins

Sep. 16, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pinch-runner Ernie Clement raced home from second base on a wild pitch in the eighth inning for the go-ahead run and the AL-Central leading Cleveland Guardians rallied for a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night in the opener of a crucial five-game series. ...

White Sox pound 5 homers, rock Central-leading Guardians 8-2

Sep. 15, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Elvis Andrus believes the Guardians will soon crumble. On Thursday, he did what he could to trigger a collapse. Andrus hit one of Chicago's five home runs off rookie Hunter Gaddis — and backed up a pregame swipe at the AL Central leaders — as the White Sox cut...