AMERICAN LEAGUE FINALS
September 12, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Final Score: Baltimore 9, Tampa Bay 2
Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - J.J. Hardy hit a pair of two-run home runs and drove in five as the Baltimore Orioles took down the Tampa Bay Rays, 9-2, in the opener of a three-game set.
Final Score: Boston 4, New York 3
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - While the New York Yankees are desperately trying to reach the postseason, Boston's motivation is only the rival on the other side of the diamond. That was plenty good enough on Tuesday at Fenway. Jacoby Ellsbury's fourth hit of the game, a solid single to right, plated Pedro Ciriaco with the winning run in the ninth, as Boston edged the Yankees, 4-3, in the first contest of a three-game set.
Final Score: Detroit 5, Chicago 3
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Doug Fister pitched seven solid frames and Austin Jackson hit a two-run home run, as Detroit moved closer to Chicago in the American League Central standings with a 5-3 victory over the White Sox at Comerica Park.
Final Score: Oakland 4, LA Angels of Anaheim 3
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Brandon Moss and Yoenis Cespedes each clubbed home runs to back a solid outing from Dan Straily on Tuesday, as the Oakland Athletics held off the Los Angeles of Anaheim, 4-3, in the second installment of a four-game set.
Final Score: Texas 6, Cleveland 4
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Adrian Beltre clubbed a solo home run and scored twice to help the Texas Rangers take a 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a three-game set on Tuesday.
Final Score: Kansas City 9, Minnesota 1
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Will Smith spun seven scoreless innings on Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals thumped the Minnesota Twins, 9-1, in the opener of a three-game series at Target Field.
Final Score: Seattle 4, Toronto 3
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Erasmo Ramirez worked seven effective innings Tuesday and the Seattle Mariners snuck past the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-3, in the opener of a three-game series at Rogers Centre.