Latest AL Central News

Valdez, Alvarez lead Astros to 3-2 win over White Sox

Aug. 18, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Houston Astros got back in the win column after blowing late leads in consecutive losses — not exactly shocking considering they own the best record in the American League. Framber Valdez threw solid seven innings, Yordan Alvarez drove in a run and scored one,...

Guardians score 6 runs in 8th, rally past Tigers 8-4

Aug. 17, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — All-Star José Ramírez blooped a go-ahead, two-run double as the Cleveland Guardians scored six runs with two outs in the eighth inning, rallying for a 8-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. Rookies Steven Kwan and Oscar Gonzalez had RBI doubles,...

Mahle exits early; Twins beat Royals 4-0 for 3-game sweep

Aug. 17, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Emilio Pagán pitched two scoreless innings after Tyler Mahle departed with right shoulder fatigue, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 4-0 on Wednesday for a three-game sweep. Jose Miranda homered for Minnesota, which is fighting with Cleveland...

Mike Trout plans to return for Angels on Friday in Detroit

Aug. 17, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Three-time AL MVP Mike Trout intends to return to the Los Angeles Angels' lineup on Friday in Detroit. Trout hasn't played since July 12, missing the Angels' past 30 games with an injury to his upper back and ribcage. He faced live pitching Monday and worked...

Twins starter Mahle leaves start with shoulder fatigue

Aug. 17, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota starter Tyler Mahle left Wednesday’s game against Kansas City in the third inning with right shoulder fatigue. Making his third start since being acquired from Cincinnati at the trade deadline, Mahle faced eight batters before manager Rocco Baldelli...

Moncada hits winning single in 8th again, ChiSox beat Astros

Aug. 17, 2022 00:46 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox came into the season with huge expectations and their sights set on a deep postseason run. Though it hasn't gone the way they envisioned, they are rolling at the moment — and closing in on the AL Central lead. Yoán Moncada came...

Carpenter hits HR, Francona ejected as Tigers beat Guardians

Aug. 17, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians saw their AL Central lead reduced to one game on Tuesday night. They also had a beef with the umpires during and after their 4-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Cleveland manager Terry Francona was ejected in the ninth inning for...

Gray fans 10, Urshela 4 hits as Twins blank Royals 9-0

Aug. 16, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sonny Gray matched his season high with 10 strikeouts and Gio Urshela had four hits as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 9-0 on Tuesday night. Gilberto Celestino homered and Luis Arraez picked up three more hits to raise his MLB-best batting average...

Astros OF Diaz exits against Chisox with discomfort in groin

Aug. 16, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Houston Astros left fielder Aledmys Díaz exited Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox because of discomfort in his left groin. Diaz caught Yasmani Grandal's line drive to end the third inning. He was replaced by Chas McCormick in the bottom of the fourth. ...

Braves call up RHP Tarnok, INF Goins before game vs Mets

Aug. 16, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves juggled their roster before Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets, calling up pitching prospect Freddy Tarnok and selecting infielder Ryan Goins to the major league roster, Tarnok gives the Braves a fresh arm with the team in the midst of...