MLB: AMERICAN LEAGUE FINALS
September 4, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
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.
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.
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 8, Oakland 3
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Ianetta had three hits, including a solo homer, and drove in three runs to lead the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to an 8-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday.
Final Score: Seattle 4, Boston 1
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - After a first-inning RBI single by Cody Ross, Jason Vargas neutralized the Boston Red Sox over his final six innings of work, helping the Seattle Mariners to a 4-1 victory in the opener of a three- game set. In all, Vargas (14-9) pitched seven innings, allowing six hits and one run, while striking out five.
Final Score: Chicago 4, Minnesota 2
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago White Sox are glad to be back home. Following a rough 1-6 road trip, Gordon Beckham tallied two hits, including a two-run homer, and three RBI as the White Sox won their eighth straight home game in a 4-2 triumph over the Minnesota Twins in the opener of a three-game set.