Twins bullpen falters in loss to Chisox, key road trip looms

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minus closer Glen Perkins and set to start a nine-game road trip, the Minnesota Twins can't afford any mistakes if they want to remain in the AL wild-card race.

A steady bullpen that's...

Royals believe chickenpox cases limited to 2 players

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The AL Central-leading Royals are confident no other players will come down with chickenpox after reliever Kelvin Herrera and left-fielder Alex Rios were diagnosed last weekend.

Royals...

Tigers bring Lobstein off DL to start Friday vs Cleveland

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Tigers have activated left-hander Kyle Lobstein from the 60-day disabled list to start the opener of a weekend series against the Cleveland Indians.

Detroit made the move before...

Orioles' untimely skid severely damages their playing hopes

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles were right in the middle of the AL playoff race until plummeting into an inexplicable nosedive that negated everything they accomplished over the first 4 1/2 months of the...

Twins rookie slugger Sano, closer Perkins out vs White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are without rookie slugger Miguel Sano and closer Glen Perkins for the game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

Sano is dealing with a hamstring injury that...

Giants swept out of LA in 2-1 loss to 1st-place Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After staggering through 26 games against playoff-contending teams with a 10-16 record, the San Francisco Giants face a slew of lesser competition.

That might just be what they need if they...

Kershaw's 15 Ks lead Dodgers over Giants 2-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once Dodgers manager Don Mattingly crossed the foul line without signaling the bullpen in the ninth inning, Clayton Kershaw knew he was safe to finish off the San Francisco...

D-backs fail to contain Gonzalez om 9-4 loss to Rockies

DENVER (AP) — Chip Hale's high-percentage move was spoiled by Carlos Gonzalez.

Gonzalez homered twice, including a grand slam, and had a career-high seven RBIs to give the Colorado Rockies a 9-4 victory over...