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That large early lead was long gone for the Detroit Tigers. They saw Kansas City’s comeback slowly unfolding on the out-of-town scoreboard. One big swing by Torii Hunter eased the pennant-race tension. Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning to help the Tigers tighten their grip on the American League Central by winning their fourth straight game, 8-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

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The Detroit Tigers aren’t getting caught looking ahead to the weekend’s crucial series against Kansas City, instead doing everything they can to maintain their slim AL Central lead against the last-place Minnesota Twins. Detroit looks to win a fifth straight game while beating host Minnesota for the fourth consecutive time Tuesday night. The Tigers (84-66) have won the last three Central titles, but they lead the second-place Royals by just 1 1/2 games with a three-game set beginning Friday in Kansas City. Detroit’s other nine remaining games are against the Twins (63-87) and Chicago White Sox, who blew a three-run lead in Monday’s 4-3 loss the Royals.

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(Adds late games) Sept 15 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Monday’s Major League baseball games – - – - Nationals 4, Braves 2 Right-hander Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to help Washington to a win over the Atlanta Braves and reduce the Nationals’ magic number for winning the National League East to two. The Nationals (86-63) could clinch their second division title in three years by beating Atlanta on Tuesday. Atlanta (75-75) have lost four successive games. Atlanta starter Ervin Santana (14-9) threw six solid innings, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks, with six strikeouts.

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This was one of those wins that playoff-caliber teams have to eke out. And as weird as it may seem still, when we’re talking about the Kansas City Royals, we’re talking about a team that has every intention of playing in the postseason. If that happens, Monday night’s win may be one of those signature moments that makes the postseason DVD. The Royals beat the White Sox 4-3 , earning a walk-off win after scoring twice in the bottom of the ninth. The Royals had lost five of seven and slipped out of first place in the AL Central. They’re owners of the second AL wild card and 1 1/2 back in the division, keeping pace with the Detroit Tigers who also won in the ninth inning Monday night. One win doesn’t get a team back on track, but it sure can help. Especially after Royals manager Ned Yost bumbled away the game Sunday by not using his best pitchers in the game’s biggest moments. The managerial call this time around was simpler and less controversial — put fast guys on the bases and have them run.

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Minnesota Twins rookie Trevor May came out sizzling, pitching three perfect innings and striking out five. May struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and Minnesota overcame Jose Abreu’s 35th home run, beating Chicago 6-4 to end a four-game losing streak. After pitching coach Rick Anderson visited the mound, May struck out the next three Chicago batters. ”(Anderson) went out there and told him to trust his stuff and pitch off the fastball,” manager Ron Gardenhire said.

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Steve Pearce may be the perfect embodiment of Baltimore’s surprising year. The 31-year-old first baseman had never played more than 61 games in a season until 2014, but his 17 home runs – 13 more than his previous career high – have helped put the Orioles on the verge of an AL East title. ”It always had a good feel to it, Steve being on the club,” manager Buck Showalter said. I’ll be ready, appreciate the opportunity, it’s an honor to be in the big leagues.”’ Pearce made his major league debut in 2007 with Pittsburgh, and he’s also played for Houston and the New York Yankees, but he’s never hit like this.

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Daniel Nava of the Boston Red Sox handed the Kansas City Royals a major setback to their playoff aspirations Sunday. But did the Royals, who haven’t reached the postseason since winning the World Series 29 years ago, have to be so darned helpful to him? With several better options seemingly available, Royals manager Ned Yost used right-hander Aaron Crow to face Nava, a switch-hitter, with the bases loaded and Kansas City leading by a run in the top of the sixth inning. Nava turned on the first pitch, a 93 mph fastball on the inside corner, and crushed it to right for a grand slam. The Royals lost 8-4 and, with the Detroit Tigers beating the Cleveland Indians, fell 1 1/2 games back in the American League Central. Why was using Crow a bad idea?

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The Kansas City Royals have not been to the playoffs in 29 years and are skidding towards a 30th straight season. Daniel Nava hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts added a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the Royals 8-4 on Sunday. Kansas City blew a four-run lead and dropped three of four to the last-place Red Sox. The Royals fell 1 1-2 games behind Detroit, which beat Cleveland, in the AL Central.

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