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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/28/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/28/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Green Bay Packers 38 (2-2) - Chicago Bears 17 (2-2)

Indianapolis Colts 41 (2-2) - Tennessee Titans 17 (1-3) 

Baltimore Ravens 38 (3-1) - Carolina Panthers 10 (2-2)

Detroit Lions 24 (3-1) - New York Jets 17 (1-3)

Miami Dolphins 38 (2-2) - Oakland Raiders 14 (0-4)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 (1-3) - Pittsburgh Steelers 24 (2-2)

Houston Texans 23 (3-1) - Buffalo Bills 17 (2-2)

San Diego Chargers 33 (3-1) - Jacksonville Jaguars 14 (0-4)

Minnesota Vikings 41 (2-2) - Atlanta Falcons 28 (2-2) 

San Francisco 49ers 26 (2-2) - Philadelphia Eagles 21 (3-1)

Dallas Cowboys 38 (3-1) - New Orleans Saints 17 (1-2)

MLB: Cleveland Indians 7 (85-77) - Tampa Bay Rays 2 (77-85)

Cincinnati Reds 4 (76-86) - Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (88-74)

Baltimore Orioles 1 (96-66) - Toronto Blue Jays 0 (83-79)

New York Mets 8 (79-83) - Houston Astros 3 (70-92)

Detroit Tigers 3 (90-72) - Minnesota Twins 0 (70-92)

Washington Nationals 1 (96-66) - Miami Marlins 0 (77-85)

Atlanta Braves 2 (79-83) - Philadelphia Phillies 1 (73-89)

New York Yankees 9 (84-78) - Boston Red Sox 5 (71-91)

Kansas City Royals 6 (89-73) - Chicago White Sox 4 (73-89)

Chicago Cubs 5 (73-89) - Milwaukee Brewers 2 (82-80)

Oakland Athletics 4 (88-74) - Texas Rangers 0 (67-95)

St. Louis Cardinals 1 (90-72) - Arizona Diamondbacks 0 (64-98)

San Francisco Giants 9 (88-74) - San Diego Padres 3 (77-85)

Seattle Mariners 4 (87-75) - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1 (98-64)

Los Angeles Dodgers 10 (94-68) - Colorado Rockies 5 (66-96)

NASCAR: Jeff Gordon won the Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.

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Scoreboard Roundup 9/27/14

Scoreboard Roundup 9/27/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Top 25 College Football: (1) Florida State 56 (4-0) - NC State 41 (4-1)

(5) Auburn 45 (4-0) - Louisiana Tech 17 (2-3)

(6) Texas A&M 35 (5-0) - Arkansas 28 (3-2) In Overtime

(7) Baylor 49 (4-0) - Iowa State 28 (1-3)

(8) Notre Dame 31 (4-0) - Syracuse 15 (2-2)

(9) Michigan State 56 (3-1) - Wyoming 14 (3-2)

(10) Mississippi 24 (4-0) - Memphis 3 (2-2)

(12) Georgia 35 (3-1) - Tennessee 32 (2-2)

Missouri 21 (4-1) - (13) South Carolina 20 (3-2)

(16) Stanford 20 (3-1) - Washington 13 (4-1)

(17) LSU 63 (4-1) - New Mexico State 7 (2-3)

(18) USC 35 (2-1) - Oregon State 10 (3-1)

(19) Wisconsin 27 (3-1) - South Florida 10 (2-3)

(21) Nebraska 45 (5-0) - Illinois 14 (3-2)

(22) Ohio State 50 (3-1) - Cincinnati 28 (2-1)

(25) Kansas State 58 (3-1) - UTEP 28 (2-2)

MLB: Boston Red Sox 10 (71-90) - New York Yankees 4 (83-78)

Cincinnati Reds 10 (75-86) - Pittsburgh Pirates 6 (88-73) - 10 Innings

Toronto Blue Jays 4 (83-78) - Baltimore Orioles 2 (95-66)

Washington Nationals 5 (95-66) - Miami Marlins 1 (77-84)

San Francisco Giants 3 (87-74) - San Diego Padres 1 (77-84)

Tampa Bay Rays 2 (77-84) - Cleveland Indians 0 (84-77)

Minnesota Twins 12 (70-91) - Detroit Tigers 3 (89-72)

Atlanta Braves 4 (78-83) - Philadelphia Phillies 2 (73-88)

New York Mets 2 (78-83) - Houston Astros 1 (70-91)

Milwaukee Brewers 2 (82-79) - Chicago Cubs 1 (72-89)

Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (64-97) - St. Louis Cardinals 2 (89-72)

Texas Rangers 5 (67-94) - Oakland Athletics 4 (87-74)

Chicago White Sox 5 (73-88) - Kansas City Royals 4 (88-73)

Seattle Mariners 2 (86-75) - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1 (98-63) 11 Innings

Los Angeles Dodgers 6 (93-68) - Colorado Rockies 5 (66-95) 12 Innings

NASCAR: Nationwide Series: Kyle Busch wins Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway

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Royals Clinch First Postseason Berth Since 1985

Royals Clinch First Postseason Berth Since 1985

Zoonar/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- For the first time in 29 years, the Kansas City Royals are heading to the playoffs. Kansas City clinched their first postseason berth since 1985 with a 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night, ending the longest playoff drought in any of the four major North American sports.

Jeremy Guthrie (13-11) tossed seven scoreless innings for the Royals (88-72), who scored three times in the first inning. Norichika Aoki tripled, scoring Alcides Escobar, while a pair of RBI singles from Lorenzo Cain and Billy Butler added to the advantage.

It the White Sox (72-88) until the eighth inning before finally scoring, getting an RBI single from Alexei Ramirez. In the bottom of the ninth, Greg Holland retired the side in order, getting Michael Taylor to pop up to secure the win. The last time Kansas City was in the postseason, George Brett led the squad to a World Series title over the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Royals are still in contention for the AL Central division crown. The Detroit Tigers sit just one game ahead in the standings with two contests left in the regular season.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/23/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/23/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Baltimore Orioles 5 (94-63) – New York Yankees 4 (81-76)

Kansas City Royals 7 (86-71) – Cleveland Indians 1 (82-76)

Washington Nationals 4 (92-64) – New York Mets 2 (76-81)

Toronto Blue Jays 10 (80-77) – Seattle Mariners 2 983-74)

Detroit Tigers 4 (87-70) – Chicago White Sox 3 (72-65)

Cincinnati Reds 3 (73-84) – Milwaukee Brewers 1 (80-77)

Miami Marlins 2 (75-81) – Philadelphia Phillies 0 (71-86)

Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (86-71) – Atlanta Braves 2 (76-81)

Tampa Bay Rays 6 (76-81) – Boston Red Sox 2 (68-89)

Texas Rangers 2 (64-93) – Houston Astros 1 (69-89)

Chicago Cubs 4 (70-88) – St. Louis Cardinals 3 (88-70) - 10 Innings

Minnesota Twins 6 (67-90) – Arizona Diamondbacks 3 (63-95)

Los Angeles Dodgers 4 (90-68) – San Francisco Giants 2 (85-72)

Los Angeles Angels 2 (97-61) – Oakland Athletics 0 (86-71)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/22/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/22/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Chicago Bears 27 (2-1) – New York Jets 19 (1-2) 

MLB: New York Yankees 5 (81-75) – Baltimore Orioles 0 (93-63)

Kansas City Royals 2 (85-71) – Cleveland Indians 0 (82-75)

Toronto Blue Jays 14 (79-77) – Seattle Mariners 4 (83-73)

Chicago White Sox 2 (72-84) – Detroit Tigers 0 (86-70)

Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (85-71) – Atlanta Braves 0 (76-80)

Texas Rangers 4 (63-93) – Houston Astros 3 (69-88)

Arizona Diamondbacks 6 (63-94) – Minnesota Twins 2 (66-90) 

St. Louis Cardinals 8 (88-69) – Chicago Cubs 0 (69-88) 

Oakland Athletics 8 (86-70) – Los Angeles Angels 4 (96-61)

San Diego Padres 1 (75-81) – Colorado Rockies 0 (65-92)

San Francisco Giants 5 (85-71) – Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (89-68) -13 Innings

 

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/17/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/17/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Colorado Rockies 16 (61-91) – Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (86-66)

San Francisco Giants 4 (84-68) – Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (62-90)

Pittsburgh Pirates 9 (81-70) – Boston Red Sox 1 (66-86)

Baltimore Orioles 6 (92-60) – Toronto Blue Jays 1 (77-74)

Miami Marlins 4 (74-77) – New York Mets 3 (73-80)

New York Yankees 3 (77-74) – Tampa Bay Rays 2 (74-79)

Atlanta Braves 3 (76-76) – Washington Nationals 1 (87-64)

Chicago Cubs 3 (68-84) – Cincinnati Reds 1 (71-82)

Kansas City Royals 6 (83-68) – Chicago White Sox 2 (69-83)

Cleveland Indians 2 (78-73) – Houston Astros 0 (67-85)

St. Louis Cardinals 2 (84-68) – Milwaukee Brewers 0 (79-73)

Philadelphia Phillies 5 (70-82) - San Diego Padres 2 (70-81)

Los Angeles Angels 5 (95-57) - Seattle Mariners 0 (81-70)

Minnesota Twins 8 (65-87) - Detroit Tigers 4 (84-68)

Texas Rangers 6 (59-92) - Oakland Athletics 1 (83-68)

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Tigers Beat Royals, Earn Tie Atop AL Central

Tigers Beat Royals, Earn Tie Atop AL Central

David Banks/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- Max Scherzer gave up just one run in six and two-thirds innings, helping the Detroit Tigers defeat Kansas City 4-2 on Tuesday night. The victory pulled Detroit (80-65) within percentage points of the Royals (79-64) atop the American League Central.

Rajai Davis and J.D. Martinez both homered in the game, as Detroit took a 3-0 lead after two innings. Kansas City made an attempt at a comeback in the fifth on an RBI single by Omar Infante, but could not complete the big inning against Scherzer.

Last year's Cy Young winner only gave up seven hits and four walks, but did strike out six to improve to 16-5 on the year. Closer Joe Nathan almost gave up the lead, allowing a pair of infield singles in the ninth, but finished the job to earn his 30th save of the year.

The Tigers, who had been scuffling in August, have stayed in the pennant race thanks to impressive play against Kansas City. Detroit is 11-4 this season against the Royals and can sweep their division rivals on Wednesday.

Both teams did leapfrog the Seattle Mariners for the second wild card spot on Tuesday, thanks to Seattle's 2-1 loss to Houston.

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Royals’ Danny Duffy Will Miss Next Start

Royals’ Danny Duffy Will Miss Next Start

BananaStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy will miss his next start due to rotator cuff inflammation, the team announced Monday.

Duffy underwent an MRI and examination on Sunday and general manager Dayton Moore said his starter's left shoulder is "structurally sound," but that he will miss his next scheduled start "and will require three, four days' rest before being re-evaluated."

Duffy is 8-11 and has a 2.42 ERA in 29 games this season.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/6/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/6/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Top 25 College Football: (1) Florida State 37 (2-0) - Citadel 12 (0-2)

(2) Alabama 41 (2-0) - Florida Atlantic 0 (0-2)

(3) Oregon 46 (2-0) - (7) Michigan State 27 (1-1)

(4) Oklahoma 52 (2-0) - Tulsa 7 (1-1)

(5) Auburn 59 (2-0) - San Jose State 12 (1-1)

Virginia Tech 35 (2-0) - (8) Ohio State 21 (1-1)

(9) Texas A&M 73 (2-0) - Lamar 3 (1-1)

(10) Baylor 70 (2-0) - Northwestern State 6 (0-2)

(11) UCLA 42 (2-0) - Memphis 35 (1-1)

(12) LSU 56 (2-0) - Sam Houston State 0 (1-2)

(14) USC 13 (2-0) - (13) Stanford 10 (1-1)

(15) Mississippi 41 (2-0) - Vanderbilt 3 (0-2)

(16) Notre Dame 31 (2-0) - Michigan 0 (1-1)

(17) Arizona State 58 (2-0) - New Mexico 23 (0-2)

(18) Wisconsin 37 (1-1) - Western Illinois 3 (1-1)

(19) Nebraska 31 (2-0) - McNeese State 24 (0-1)

(20) Kansas State 32 (2-0) - Iowa State 28 (0-2)

(21) South Carolina 33 (1-1) - East Carolina 23 (1-1)

(21) North Carolina 31 (2-0) - San Diego State 27 (1-1)

(23) Clemson 73 (1-1) - South Carolina State 7 (1-1)

(24) Missouri 49 (2-0) - Toledo 24 (1-1)

(25) Louisville 66 (2-0) - Murray State 21 (1-1)

MLB: Cincinnati Reds 2 (67-75) - New York Mets 1 (67-75)

Philadelphia Phillies 3 (66-75) - Washington Nationals 1 (79-61)

Oakaland Athletics 4 (80-61) - Houston Astros 3 (62-80)

New York Yankees 6 (73-67) - Kansas City Royals 2 (78-62)

San Francisco Giants 5 (78-64) - Detroit Tigers 4 (77-65)

Tampa Bay Rays 3 (69-74) - Baltimore Orioles 2 (82-59)

Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (72-68) - Chicago Cubs 3 (64-77) -11 Innings (Resumption of Friday night's game)

Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (73-68) - Chicago Cubs 0 (64-78)

Cleveland Indians 3 (73-67) - Chicago White Sox 1 (63-78)

Atlanta Braves 4 (74-68) - Miami Marlins 3 (68-72) - 10 Innings

Los Angeles Angels 8 (86-55) - Minnesota Twins 5 (61-81)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (78-64) - Milwaukee Brewers 3 (74-68)

Los Angeles Dodgers 5 (80-62) - Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (59-83)

Boston Red Sox 4 (63-79) - Toronto Blue Jays 3 (72-69)

Colorado Rockies 7 (58-84) - San Diego Padres 6 (66-75) - 12 Innings

Seattle Mariners 4 (78-63) - Texas Rangers 2 (53-89)

 

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/5/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/5/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Kansas City Royals 1 (78-61) - New York Yankees 0 (72-67)

Miami Marlins 11 (68-71) - Atlanta Braves 3 (73-68)

Cleveland Indians 2 (72-67) - Chicago White Sox 1 (63-77) - 10 Innings

Tampa Bay Rays 3 (68-74) - Baltimore Orioles 0 (82-58)

New York Mets 14 (67-74 ) - Cincinnati Reds 5 (66-75)

Boston Red Sox 9 (62-79) - Toronto Blue Jays 8 (72-68) - 10 Innings

Colorado Rockies 3 (57-84) - San Diego Padres 0 (66-74)

Milwaukee Brewers 6 (74-67) - Cardinals 2 (77-64) 

Seattle Mariners 7 (77-63) - Texas Rangers 5 (53-88)

Philadelphia Phillies 9 (65-75) - Washington Nationals 8 (79-60) - 11 Innings

San Francisco Giants 8 (77-64) - Detroit Tigers 2 (77-64)

Los Angeles Angels 7 (85-55) - Minnesota Twins 6 (61-80) - 10 Innings

Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (79-62) - Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (59-82)

Houston Astros 4 (62-79) - Oakland Athletics 3 (79-61)

Pittsburgh Pirates - Chicago Cubs - Suspended (Rain)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/2/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/2/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Boston Red Sox 9 (61-77) – New York Yankees 4 (70-66)

Detroit Tigers 4 (76-62) – Cleveland Indians 2 (70-66)

New York Mets 8 (65-74) – Miami Marlins 6 (67-70)

Philadelphia Phillies 4 (64-74) – Atlanta Braves 0 (72-67)

Toronto Blue Jays 8 (70-67) – Tampa Bay Rays 2 (67-72)

Kansas City Royals 2 (76-61) – Texas Rangers 1 (53-85)

San Francisco Giants 12 (76-63) - Colorado Rockies 7 (55-84)

Houston Astros 8 (60-79) - Los Angeles Angels 3 (83-54)

Chicago White Sox 3 (63-75) - Minnesota Twins 2 (60-78) - 10 Innings

St. Louis Cardinals 6 (75-63) - Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (71-67)

Chicago Cubs 7 (63-76) - Milwaukee Brewers 1 (73-65)

Baltimore Orioles 5 (80-57) - Cincinnati Reds 4 (66-72)

San Diego Padres 2 (66-71) - Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (57-81)

Los Angeles Dodgers 4 (78-61) - Washington Nationals 1 (78-59)

Seattle Mariners 6 (74-63) - Oakland Athletics 5 (79-59)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/1/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/1/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Philadelphia Phillies 7 (63-74) - Atlanta Braves 0 (72-66)

Miami Marlins 9 (67-69) - New York Mets 6 (64-74)

Minnesota Twins 6 (60-77) - Baltimore Orioles 4 (79-57)

Tampa Bay Rays 4 (67-71) - Boston Red Sox 3 (60-77) - 10 Innings

Chicago Cubs 4 (62-76) - Milwaukee Brewers 2 (73-64)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (74-63) - Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (71-66)

San Francisco Giants 4 (75-62) - Colorado Rockies 2 (54-83) - Game 1 (Suspended Game from May 22)

Colorado Rockies 10 (55-83) - San Francisco Giants 9 (75-63) - Game 2

Oakland Athletics 6 (79-58) - Seattle Mariners 1 (73-63)

San Diego Padres 3 (65-71) - Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (57-80)

Detroit Tigers 12 (75-62) - Cleveland Indians 1 (70-65)

Kansas City Royals 4 (75-61) - Texas Rangers 3 (53-84)

Washington Nationals 6 (78-58) - Los Angeles Dodgers 4 (77-61)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/28/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/28/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Detroit Tigers 3 (72-60) - New York Yankees 2 (69-63) 

Cincinnati Reds 7 (65-69) - Chicago Cubs 2 (59-74)

San Francisco Giants 4 (71-62) – Colorado Rockies 1 (53-80)

Baltimore Orioles 5 (76-56) – Tampa Bay Rays 4 (65-69)

Atlanta Braves 6 (70-64) – New York Mets 1 (62-72)

Cleveland Indians 3 (68-64) - Chicago White Sox 2 (60-73)

Minnesota Twins 11 (59-74) - Kansas City Royals 5 (74-59) - 10 Innings

Los Angeles Angels 4 (80-53) - Oakland Athletics 3 (78-55) - 10 Innings

Top 25 College Football: (21) Texas A&M 52 (1-0) – (9) South Carolina 28 (0-1)

(18) Ole Miss 35 (1-0) - Boise State 13 (0-1)

(19) Arizona State 45 (1-0) - Weber State 14 (0-1) *

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/27/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/27/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (69-64) – St. Louis Cardinals 1 (71-61)

Texas Rangers 12 (52-80) – Seattle Mariners 4 (72-60)

Tampa Bay Rays 3 (65-68) – Baltimore Orioles 1 (75-56)

Philadelphia Phillies 8 (61-72) – Washington Nationals 4 (75-57)

Toronto Blue Jays 5 (67-66) – Boston Red Sox 2 (58-75)

New York Yankees 8 (69-62) – Detroit Tigers 4 (71-60)

Atlanta Braves 3 (69-64) – New York Mets 2 (62-71)

Cincinnati Reds 7 (64-69) – Chicago Cubs 5 (59-73)

Kansas City Royals 6 (74-58) – Minnesota Twins 1 (58-74)

Los Angeles Angels 6 (79-53) - Miami Marlins 1 (65-67)

Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (76-58) - Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (55-78)

Oakland Athletics 5 (78-54) - Houston Astros 4 (56-78)

San Diego Padres 3 (62-70) - Milwaukee Brewers 2 (73-60) -10 Innings

Chicago White Sox 3 (60-72) - Cleveland Indians 2 (67-64)

San Francisco Giants 4 (70-62) - Colorado Rockies 2 (53-79)

 

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SP Ventura Will Miss Wednesday’s Start

SP Ventura Will Miss Wednesday’s Start

Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Kansas City Royals skipper Ned Yost has elected to scratch pitcher Yordano Ventura from his start Wednesday while the rookie deals with a sore back. Ventura complained of pain in his lower back after his start last Friday night against the Rangers. An MRI revealed inflammation but no damage.The Royals are currently 1.5 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers for first place in the American League Central."There's the hope that he's not going to miss anything more. He's made good progress to this point. He's feeling much better," Yost said. "We could try to push it, but it doesn't make much sense right now. Let him get through it."The Royals called up 25-year-old Liam Hendriks from Triple-A Omaha to take Ventura's place. Hendriks has pitched 143 innings this season split between Omaha and Buffalo. During that time, he has compiled a 12-2 record with a 2.45 ERA, 126 strikeouts and 13 walks.Ventura has been solid all season for the Royals, posting a 10-9 record with a 3.40 ERA and 125 strikeouts in 145 2/3 innings pitched.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/26/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/26/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (68-64) – St. Louis Cardinals 2 (71-60)

Baltimore Orioles 4 (75-55) – Tampa Bay Rays 2 (64-68)

Philadelphia Phillies 4 (60-72) – Washington Nationals 3 (75-56)

Detroit Tigers 5 (71-59) – New York Yankees 2 (68-62)

New York Mets 3 (62-70) – Atlanta Braves 2 (68-64)

Chicago Cubs 3 (59-72) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (63-69)

Kansas City Royals 2 (73-58) – Minnesota Twins 1 (58-73)

Houston Astros 4 (56-77) – Oakland Athletics 2 (77-54)

San Francisco Giants 3 (69-62) - Colorado Rockies 0 (53-78)

Cleveland Indians 8 (67-63) - Chicago White Sox 6 (59-72) -10 Innings

Boston Red Sox 11 (58-74) - Toronto Blue Jays 7 (66-66) -11 Innings

Seattle Mariners 5 (72-59) - Texas Rangers 0 (51-80)

Los Angeles Angels 8 (78-53) - Miami Marlins 2 (65-66)

San Diego Padres 4 (61-70) - Milwaukee Brewers 1 (73-59)

Los Angeles Dodgers 9 (75-58) - Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (55-77)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/18/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/18/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Chicago Cubs 4 (54-70) - New York Mets 1 (59-67)

Washington Nationals 5 (70-53) – Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (53-72) 11 Innings

Atlanta Braves 7 (65-60) – Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (64-61)

Philadelphia Phillies 4 (55-70) – Seattle Mariners 1 (67-57)

Los Angeles Angels 4 (73-50) – Boston Red Sox 2 (56-68) 

Baltimore Orioles 8 (71-52) - Chicago White Sox 2 (59-66)

Kansas City Royals 6 (69-55) - Minnesota Twins 4 (55-68)

St. Louis Cardinals 6 (67-57) - Cincinnati Reds 5 (61-64) 10 Innings

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Royals Acquire OF Josh Willingham from Twins

Royals Acquire OF Josh Willingham from Twins

Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) --  In attempt to bolster their lineup, the Kansas City Royals have acquired outfielder Josh Williingham from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league pitcher Jason Adam.

Willingham was hitting just .210 this season for the Twins, but the Royals were looking to add power to their lineup and were intrigued by the 35-year-old.  Just two years ago he hit 35 home runs and drove in 110 runs for Minnesota.

"Obviously the goal was to win with the Twins," Willingham said upon hearing about the trade. "Unfortunately, we weren't. Now I have a chance to go help another club and hopefully make the playoffs."

Willingham is expected to play Tuesday night when the Royals take on the Oakland Athletics at home.

The Royals hope Willingham will help the team make the playoffs for the first time since 1985, when they beat the St. Louis Cardinals to win the World Series.

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Royals Take AL Central Lead with Win

Royals Take AL Central Lead with Win

Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Just over a week ago, Kansas City was five games behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. Now, the Royals (64-53) won their eighth straight on Monday and overtook the Tigers in the division race with a 3-2 win over Oakland.

Kansas City jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after two innings, but Brandon Moss singled home a pair of runs for the Athletics (72-46) in the third to tie the game.

It remained deadlocked until Alcides Escobar singled in a run in the seventh, giving the Royals a 3-2 advantage.

Yordany Ventura out dueled Sonny Gray by allowing two runs on two hits over six innings. Gray went seven strong, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out a pair.

Kansas City was able to gain the top spot in the AL Central when Pittsburgh defeated Detroit 11-3. It marks the latest point in the season since 2003 that the Royals have been in first place.

"You want to be in first place. Our goal was to get back to first place," said Royals manager Ned Yost, who has won eight games in a row. "Now our goal is to stay in first place."

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/11/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/11/14

Photos.com​/Thinkstoc​k(NEW YORK) -- MLB: New York Mets 5 (57-62) - Philadelphia Phillies 3 (53-66)

Pittsburgh Pirates 11 (63-55) – Detroit Tigers 6 (63-55)

Baltimore Orioles 11 (68-50) – New York Yankees 3 (61-57)

Los Angeles Dodgers 6 (68-52) – Atlanta Braves 2 (60-58)

Miami Marlins 6 (58-60) – St. Louis Cardinals 5 (62-55)

Kansas City Royals 3 (64-53) – Oakland Athletics 2 (72-46)

Tampa Bay Rays 7 (58-60) - Texas Rangers 0 (46-72)

Minnesota Twins 4 (53-64) - Houston Astros 2 (49-70)

Milwaukee Brewers 3 (66-53) - Chicago Cubs 1 (50-67)

Seattle Mariners 11 (63-55) - Toronto Blue Jays 1 (63-57)

San Diego Padres 4 (55-62) - Colorado Rockies 3 (46-72)

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