EARLY AMERICAN LEAGUE FINALS
September 3, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Final Score: Cleveland 3, Detroit 2
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Corey Kluber spun six strong innings to earn his first major league victory, as the Cleveland Indians downed the Detroit Tigers, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set Monday at Comerica Park. Kluber (1-3), making his seventh big league start, allowed two runs on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts.
Final Score: Baltimore 4, Toronto 0
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Joe Saunders' second start as an Oriole went much better than his first. Saunders pitched into the seventh inning and the Orioles took the opening game of a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-0.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, New York 3
St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Chris Gimenez drove in two runs, including the deciding score in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Tampa Bay Rays clipped the New York Yankees, 4-3, in the opener of a three-game set.
Final Score: Texas 8, Kansas City 4
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Geovany Soto hit a three-run home run, one of five longballs for the visitors, as the Texas Rangers downed the Kansas City Royals by an 8-4 count in the opener of a four-game series. Michael Young clubbed a two-run shot, while Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz added solo blasts for the Rangers, who have won three of four.