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Buxton's homer spoils Berríos’ return; Twins beat Jays 3-1

Sep. 24, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton’s two-run homer spoiled José Berríos’ return to Minnesota and dealt a blow to Toronto’s postseason hopes as the Twins beat the Blue Jays 3-1 on Friday night. Buxton hit his 15th home run of the season in a three-run third inning...

Hernandez, Merrifield lead Royals to 3-1 win over Tigers

Sep. 24, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Carlos Hernandez pitched five shutout innings and Whit Merrifield drove in a pair of runs as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Friday night. The win clinched the season series for the Royals, who lead 10-7 with two games remaining. ...

Cease hit on arm by comebacker, White Sox top Indians 1-0

Sep. 24, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Chicago starter Dylan Cease left after being struck on the right arm by a comebacker in the sixth inning as the White Sox beat Cleveland 1-0 on Friday night in Indians ace Shane Bieber's return. The playoff-bound White Sox said Cease has a right triceps...

White Sox RHP Cease struck on right arm, leaves game

Sep. 24, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Chicago White Sox starter Dylan Cease left a game Friday night after being struck on the right arm by a comebacker in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians. The White Sox said Cease has a right triceps contusion and that X-rays were negative. ...

Indians activate Bieber from IL to start against White Sox

Sep. 24, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have activated right-hander Shane Bieber from the 60-day injured list for a start Friday night against the Chicago White Sox. Bieber, who won the AL Cy Young Award last season, hasn’t pitched since June 13 because of a strained...

Name drop: Cleveland set to say goodbye to Indians for good

Sep. 24, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — There's no more debate or decisions forthcoming. There's still some anger and disbelief, but also the excitement that comes along with change. The Cleveland Indians are about to become history. On Monday, one of the American...

Twins bump Blue Jays back in wild card race, as Gurriel hurt

Sep. 24, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays were relieved when surging left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. escaped a freak play in the outfield without serious injury. Now they've got some hard work ahead of them to return to the postseason. Nick Gordon...

White Sox clinch AL Central with victory over Indians

Sep. 23, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tony La Russa stood in the dugout, soaking in the moment as the Chicago White Sox celebrated winning their first AL Central title since 2008. The Hall of Fame manager came out of retirement for moments like this, but it was still hard for him to believe...

LEADING OFF: Bassitt back, Chisox close, Max starts, Cards W

Sep. 23, 2021 05:22 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt promised to return to the mound by season’s end following a frightening 100 mph line drive to the face on Aug. 17. He’ll get his...

LEADING OFF: Bassitt back, Chisox try to clinch, Max starts

Sep. 23, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Thursday: ___ Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt promised to return to the mound by season’s end following a frightening 100 mph line drive to the face on Aug. 17. He’ll get...