Miguel Cabrera followed a pregame retirement celebration by scoring the first run and driving in another, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Guardians to clinch second place in the AL Central.
Rookie Elly De La Cruz had his first two-homer game and drove in four runs, Luke Maile had three RBIs and the Cincinnati Reds improved their slim playoff hopes with an 11-7 victory over the Cleveland Guardians. De La Cruz hit a solo shot in the fourth off Lucas Giolito and hammered a 467-foot blast to right in the eighth against Xzavion Curry. Fellow rookie Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Maile and TJ Friedl also homered for Cincinnati. The Reds moved within two games of the second and third NL wild-card spots shared by Arizona and the Cubs. Cincinnati has four games remaining. Bo Naylor belted a three-run homer and Kole Calhoun had a two-run shot for the Guardians in the second-to-last home game for manager Terry Francona.
Kyle Gibson pitched seven strong innings, Adley Rutschman reached base four times and the Baltimore Orioles moved closer to clinching the AL East title, defeating the Cleveland Guardians 5-1 on Sunday.
MJ Melendez homered and drove in three runs, late-season revelation James McArthur struck out three straight batters to end an eighth-inning threat, and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Cleveland Guardians 7-6 on Tuesday night.
Steven Kwan drove in Bo Naylor following Tyler Freeman’s tying single in the eighth inning, rallying the Cleveland Guardians to a 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers. The Rangers, who remain in the second AL wild-card position, dropped their second straight in the series. They entered the day a half-game behind first-place Houston and one game ahead of third-place Seattle in the AL West. Ramón Laureano doubled and Naylor walked against Will Smith with one out in the eighth, then came around on two-out singles by Freeman and Kwan off José Leclerc. Reynaldo López pitched a 1-2-3 eighth for the Guardians, and Emmanuel Clase worked the ninth for his major league-best 41st save.
Lucas Giolito struck out a season-high 12 over seven scoreless innings, Josh Naylor and Andrés Giménez each drove in three runs, and the Cleveland Guardians routed the Texas Rangers 12-3 on Friday night.
Kenny Rosenberg gave up one run over five innings to earn his first career win as the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Guardians. Mike Moustakas and Randal Grichuk each drove in a run for the Angels, who took advantage of two balk calls on Guardians starter Tanner Bibee in the third. Cleveland lost three of four in the series and is 7 1/2 games behind first-place Minnesota in the AL Central. Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani missed his seventh straight game with an oblique strain. Los Angeles manager Phil Nevin was optimistic Ohtani will return Monday at Seattle. Kole Calhoun homered for the Guardians against his former team, and Bibee allowed two hits over seven innings.
Logan O’Hoppe and Randal Grichuk homered, Tyler Anderson earned his second win since the All-Star break and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Cleveland Guardians 6-2. The teams combined for 11 hits, with six going out of the park — including four by the Angels. Brett Phillips and Matt Thaiss had solo shots for the Angels, who won for just the second time in nine September games.. Three of the homers came off Cleveland starter Lucas Giolito, who was claimed by the Guardians on Aug. 31 after he was put on waivers by the Angels. José Ramírez and Josh Naylor went deep for the Guardians, who have dropped two of three in the four-game series.
Kyren Paris tied it with his first career RBI before Randal Grichuk delivered a walk-off single, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped their six-game skid with a 3-2 comeback victory over the Cleveland Guardians
Jorge Polanco hit a tie-breaking sacrifice fly and Donovan Solano added a three-run triple in Minnesota’s five-run eighth inning as the Twins pushed their lead in the AL Central over second-place Cleveland to seven games with an 8-3 win over the Guardians. By winning the first two games of the critical three-game series, Minnesota moved seven games above .500 for the first time in 2023. More importantly, they probably put away the defending division champion Guardians with just 23 games left. Christian Vázquez homered for the Twins. Rookie Bo Naylor hit a two-run shot for the Guardians.
Taylor Walls drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning as the Tampa Bay Rays salvaged the series finale with a 6-2 win Sunday over the Cleveland Guardians, who missed a chance to gain ground on Minnesota in the AL Central.
Royce Lewis hit his second grand slam in as many games, giving the Minnesota Twins a second-inning jolt on their way to a 10-6 victory Monday over the Cleveland Guardians that stretched their AL Central lead to a season-high seven games.
Pat Corrales, who managed the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies before a long stint on the Atlanta Braves coaching staff under Hall of Fame skipper Bobby Cox, has died at age of 82.
Kole Calhoun’s towering three-run homer capped Cleveland’s five-run seventh inning as the Guardians rallied for an 8-3 win on Tuesday night and cooled off the Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost for just the third time in August.
Miguel Cabrera singled in his final at-bat at Progressive Field, Spencer Torkelson and Kerry Carpenter homered, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Guardians 4-1 on Sunday to win the season series for the first time since 2015.