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. Baltimore has a 2 1/2-game lead over second-place Tampa Bay in the division and reduced its magic number to three. Baltimore has six games remaining and holds the tiebreaker over the Rays. Gibson (15-9) allowed one run and five hits while striking out four.
Posted: September 25, 2023, 2:03 am
John Means carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and Anthony Santander drove in a pair of runs, sending the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles over the Cleveland Guardians 2-1 on Saturday night. Means, a 30-year-old left-hander, was making his third start in 17 months following Tommy John surgery. Cleveland's only hit — and lone hard-hit ball — occurred when Andrés Giménez pulled a changeup to right for a 406-foot homer. “I felt in control, like I was locating the ball just as well as I used to,” said Means, who threw Baltimore's most recent no-hitter on May 5, 2021, at Seattle.
Posted: September 24, 2023, 3:07 pm
The Minnesota Twins have the AL Central title in hand. Now they can get back to the unfinished business of trying to stop that record postseason losing streak. The Twins secured their third division title in five years on Friday night, eliminating the Cleveland Guardians and Detroit Tigers with an 8-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels and popping the champagne in their raucous clubhouse afterward.
Posted: September 23, 2023, 6:51 am
Cleveland Guardians pitcher Triston McKenzie allowed two home runs in his start for the Clippers.
Posted: September 20, 2023, 12:06 pm
Matt Moore appeared in just five games after first being claimed off waivers by the Guardians.
Posted: September 20, 2023, 3:58 am
The Kansas City Royals have won 6 of 7, the latest thanks to MJ Melendez, Tyler Cropley and some late bullpen heroics.
Posted: September 20, 2023, 3:08 am
The Kansas City Royals are shutting down Brady Singer for the remainder of the season after the young right-hander complained of back pain following his shaky outing against the Cleveland Guardians. Royals manager Matt Quatraro said before Tuesday night's game against Cleveland that Singer had been dealing with his back off and on during what has been a difficult season. Singer was expected to be one of the Royals' front-line starters, but he went 8-11 with a career-worst 5.52 ERA and did not win another start after facing Boston on August 8.
Posted: September 19, 2023, 9:32 pm
Sep. 18—'Tis the season of turnover. The Chicago White Sox have a new general manager. The Boston Red Sox are looking for a new front office chief. The Cleveland Guardians are planning for life after Terry Francona. And the Twins ... well, the Falvine regime, which took over the operation after the 2016 season, appears as secure as ever. It's possible that some organization will someday pry ...
Posted: September 18, 2023, 11:31 pm
Bibee was forced to leave his start on Saturday night against Texas after 5 1/3 innings with what the team called tightness in his hip.
Posted: September 18, 2023, 4:35 pm
Steven Kwan drove in Bo Naylor following Tyler Freeman’s tying single with two outs in the eighth inning, rallying the Cleveland Guardians to a 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. The Rangers, who remain in the second AL wild-card position, dropped their second straight in the series. “This is a tough one, no getting around it,” Texas manager Bruce Bochy said.
Posted: September 17, 2023, 1:12 am
Kyle Harrison started Wednesday's series finale, but it was another Giants left-hander who took the spotlight by the end of the day.
Posted: September 14, 2023, 12:24 am
Kyle Harrison labored through four innings and the Giants' offense went cold for most of the game before a late comeback capped off a series victory over the Guardians.
Posted: September 13, 2023, 11:08 pm
The Giants made a roster move prior to Wednesday's series finale against the Guardians.
Posted: September 13, 2023, 7:07 pm
For the first few months of the season, Cal Quantrill's nagging shoulder kept him from feeling quite right physically. Quantrill (3-6), the former Stanford pitcher who missed 72 games total this year over two stints on the injured list with inflammation in his pitching shoulder, allowed one run on five hits over six innings to win for the first time in nine starts since beating Minnesota on May 7. Tyler Freeman hit a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth moments after San Francisco starter Sean Manaea exited with the bases loaded, and Quantrill and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Giants 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Posted: September 13, 2023, 4:11 am
Akron RubberDucks conclude 2023 baseball season this week at home with talented infielders.
Posted: September 12, 2023, 9:50 am