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The Orioles entered the American League Division Series with a big win over the Texas Rangers.
Minnesota Twins teammates Jason Kubel and Delmon Young shared the American League Player of the Week for the last week of the season. Kubel and Young led the Twins' late surge, which saw the team go 5-2 to finish its regular season tied for with Detroit for the American League Central division lead. The Twins and the Tigers will play a one-game playoff in Minnesota Tuesday to determine the division champion, with the winner playing the Yankees in New York in the American League Divisional...
Mike Napoli had two hits Sunday, including a solo homer, to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a regular season-ending 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. The homer, Napoli's 20th of the season, drew the Angels within 2-1 leading off the top of the third. Bobby Abreu, Torii Hunter and Kendry Morales each drove in a run, one run scored on Craig Breslow's sixth-inning balk, and Erick Aybar had three hits for the AL West champion Angels, who carry a three-game sweep into the AL Division Series...
Minnesota and Detroit will engage in a one-game playoff for the AL Central championship Tuesday to complete the major league post-season lineup. The Twins, who caught the Tigers with a late-season surge, will be the only team ever to engage in a one-game playoff in back-to-back seasons.
Jed Lowrie's first career grand slam Sunday led the Boston Red Sox to a 12-7 win over Cleveland and a four-game sweep to end the regular season. Lowrie's two-out slam, his second homer this season, capped a five-run sixth and put Boston in front 12-6. J.D.
Minnesota, powered by Jason Kubel's six RBI, ripped Kansas City 13-4 Sunday, setting up a playoff with Detroit for the American League Central Division title. Kubel hit two three-run home runs, Michael Cuddyer clubbed a two-run homer and Delmon Young smacked two solo shots for the Twins. Minnesota will take on the Tigers, who earlier Sunday had beaten the Chicago White Sox 5-3, in the Metrodome in Minneapolis at 5 p.m.
Delmon Young's two hits and three RBI Saturday led Minnesota to a 5-4 win over Kansas City that pulled the Twins into a first-place tie in the AL Central. Young's three-run double put Minnesota up 4-0 with one out in the bottom of the sixth. Later, Michael Cuddyer's solo homer broke a 4-4 tie with one
Victor Martinez hit a grand slam in a seven-run second Saturday, leading Boston to an 11-6 win over Cleveland. The slam by Martinez against his former team was his 23rd homer this season and gave Boston an 8-4 lead with one out in the bottom of the second, breaking a 4-4 tie. Brian Anderson had three
Jered Weaver allowed three hits in a five-inning stint while warming up for the playoffs Friday and the Los Angeles Angels held on to defeat Oakland 5-2. The Angels took a shutout into the ninth before Kurt Suzuki and Daric Barton singled in runs.