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Twins cool Tribe's bats as big 2nd backs Mejia
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The Indians returned home as the American League Central leaders, but the Twins still plan on having a say in the race this summer. On Friday night, Minnesota lefty Adalberto Mejia quieted Cleveland’s recently scorching lineup, guiding the Twins to a 5-0 win at Progressive Field.

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Sanchez aims for success vs. Padres
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The Tigers are hoping for another strong outing from veteran Anibal Sanchez when he faces the Padres on Saturday. San Diego will go with talented rookie Dinelson Lamet, who struck out a career-high 12 batters in his last start.

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Struggling K-Rod released by Tigers
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The Tigers announced the release of veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez on Friday.

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Royals agree to deal with Feliz; Young DFA'd
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The Royals have agreed to a deal with right-handed reliever Neftali Feliz and designated right-handed pitcher Chris Young for assignment.

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Lupica: Wait and C … Tribe, Tribe again
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For the first time this season, the Indians are starting to look like the team to beat in the AL, writes Mike Lupica, even though the Astros were the first to 50 wins.

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Fulmer's gem goes for naught as skid hits 7
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Austin Hedges knocked in the only run of the game Friday, as the Padres edged the Tigers. Detroit, which has now dropped its last seven games, got a strong start from Michael Fulmer, as he allowed one run on two hits in seven innings with eight strikeouts. San Diego starting pitcher Luis Perdomo tossed six […]

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Big Slick celebrity softball game always a hit
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Actors and comedians David Koechner, Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis and Eric Stonestreet are back in Kansas City for Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, which raises money for Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers.

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Vargas eyeing MLB-leading 11th win vs. Jays
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Royals left-hander Jason Vargas has already built a strong case that he deserves to be on the American League All-Star team. On Saturday, he’ll have the opportunity to provide more convincing evidence against righty Marco Estrada and the Blue Jays.

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Down 3 in 9th, Royals walk off against Jays
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Whit Merrifield’s two-run double capped a wild ninth inning as the Royals rallied for a 5-4 win over the Blue Jays on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. It was Merrifield’s first career walk-off hit.

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Tribe's Allen returns from paternity list
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The Indians’ bullpen returned to order on Friday, when closer Cody Allen was reinstated from Major League Baseball’s paternity list.

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ALL-STAR VOTE: Time is running out!
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#VoteAvi, #VoteAbreu, #VoteWhiteSox. Hurry up and vote. All-Star balloting ends Thursday at 10:59 p.m. CT. Enter for a chance to win signed memorabilia when you vote and select the Chicago White Sox as your “favorite” club. See rules for details.

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Buehrle was one of a kind in time with Sox
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Here are 10 moments that speak loudly about Mark Buehrle’s career and personality.

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