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2009-09-30 22:26:53

John Buck tripled in Mark Teahen with the deciding run in the seventh inning Wednesday, giving the Kansas City Royals a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees. Kansas City let a 3-1 lead get away in the fifth when Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer but the Royals responded to win for the second time in eight games. Brayan Pena had RBI singles in the first and fourth innings for the Royals. Jamey Wright (3-5) picked up the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Joakim Soria worked the ninth for...

2009-09-30 21:41:34

Ramon Santiago singled in the go-ahead run in the second inning Wednesday and Detroit took a giant step toward a division crown by downing Minnesota 7-2. The Tigers moved three games in front of the Twins with four games to play and can clinch the American League Central pennant on Thursday with another victory over Minnesota. Detroit's last division title came 22 years ago. The Twins closed to within one game of the division lead with a victory in the opening game of a doubleheader Tuesday,...

2009-09-29 22:23:06

Magglio Ordonez and Brandon Inge each had two RBI Tuesday when the Detroit Tigers beat Minnesota 6-5 to split a doubleheader. Minnesota won the first game 3-2 to close to within one game of Detroit in the American League Central race. Detroit's win in the nightcap pushed its lead in the division back to two games. Miguel Cabrera hit a solo home run, walked and scored twice and Curtis Granderson homered in the bottom of the eighth for the Tigers. Justin Verlander (18-9) gave up four runs on...

2009-09-27 21:15:54

Kendry Morales had three hits and three RBI Sunday, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-4 win over the Oakland Athletics. Morales' 32nd homer of the season, a two-run blast, gave Los Angeles a 4-0 lead with two outs in the bottom of the third. Maicer Izturis hit a two-run eighth-inning double, Mike Napoli hit a solo homer, and Vladimir Guerrero added an RBI single for the Angels -- who snapped a four-game losing streak and reduced their magic number for clinching the AL West title to two....

2009-09-27 04:19:30

Jack Cust and Kurt Suzuki hit two-run homers Saturday, leading Oakland to a wild 15-10 win over the LA Angels. Both players had three hits and four RBI, with Cust hitting an RBI double to snap a 10-10 tie in Oakland's six-run top of the eighth. Mark Ellis hit a three-run homer. Daric Barton had four hits and two RBI. Adam Kennedy had three hits and one RBI, while a run scored on Darren Oliver's sixth-inning wild pitch for the Athletics, who have won three in a row. The winner was reliever...

2009-09-27 01:18:26

Miguel Cabrera drove in four runs on four hits Saturday as Detroit defeated the Chicago White Sox 12-5. The Tigers sent the minimum 12 men to the plate over the first four innings and entered the fifth trailing 5-0 before their bats came alive. Cabrera, who put the Tigers on the board with a solo shot to left to open the fifth, reached 100 RBIs for the sixth straight season. Curtis Granderson added three RBI on three hits, one of them a triple, and scored twice. Placido Polanco drove in two,...

2009-09-24 18:25:11

Brett Anderson limited the Rangers to three runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings Thursday, leading Oakland's 12-3 rout of Texas. Anderson (11-10) did not walk a batter and fanned six in 90 pitches. Relievers Brad Ziegler and Jerry Blevins completed the six-hitter. Eric Patterson had two hits and three RBI, Cliff Pennington hit a two-run seventh-inning triple and Adam Kennedy had three hits and one RBI. One of two hits by Jack Cust was a solo homer, while a run scored on a third-inning throwing...

2009-09-24 10:24:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- New Era Cap Co., Inc., the leading headwear designer and official on-field cap for Major League Baseball, along with legendary filmmaker and dedicated New York Sports fan Spike Lee, are set to unveil the latest addition to the "Spike Lee Joint" cap collection on September 25, 2009, at Yankee Stadium. The Yankee inspired cap, dubbed "Spike Lee Joint 2.0," is the second cap in the "Spike Lee Joint" series, which launched in 2008, and the third cap...

2009-09-24 00:30:06

Hank Blalock drove in four runs Wednesday, two of them with a fourth-inning homer, and Texas overcame the loss of a four-run lead to defeat Oakland 9-8. The Rangers won for only the third time in 10 games and inched within 6 1/2 games of the division-leading Los Angeles Angels in the American League West. Texas trails Boston by seven games in the AL wild-chard chase. Texas took a 4-0 lead, only to have the Athletics score five times in the fourth inning. The Rangers came back with four runs...

2009-09-23 00:56:45

Trevor Cahill held Texas to one run and led the Oakland Athletics to a 9-1 victory over the Rangers Tuesday. Cahill (10-12) limited the Rangers to six hits in 5 2/3 innings and knocked them down to seven games in back of Boston in the American League wild-card hunt. Texas' loss also allowed the New York Yankees to clinch a berth in the AL playoffs. Kurt Suzuki and Daric Barton each had two RBI for the A's, who have won eight of their last nine games. Oakland scored five runs in the seventh...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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