AMERICAN LEAGUE FINALS
September 17, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Final Score: New York 6, Tampa Bay 4
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Russell Martin capped a five-run third inning with a three-run homer, leading the New York Yankees to a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the rubber match of a three-game set at Yankee Stadium.
Final Score: Toronto 5, Boston 0
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Adeiny Hechavarria hit a two-run homer and Brandon Morrow tossed six scoreless innings, as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-0, to avoid a three-game sweep. With the loss, the Red Sox clinched their first non-winning season since 1997 (78-84).
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 4, Kansas City 3
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Mark Trumbo's three-run home run in the second inning proved to be the difference Sunday as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim edged the Kansas City Royals, 4-3, in the finale of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium.
Final Score: Chicago 9, Minnesota 2
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Dayan Viciedo hit a two-run home run and drove in three as the Chicago White Sox took a 9-2 win over the Minnesota Twins to sweep a three-game set. Chicago now holds a two-game lead over Detroit for first place in the AL Central as the Tigers blew a ninth-inning lead to Cleveland on Sunday.
Final Score: Cleveland 7, Detroit 6
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Lonnie Chisenhall's run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Cleveland Indians over the Detroit Tigers, 7-6, in the finale of a three-game series.
Final Score: Texas 2, Seattle 1
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Matt Harrison celebrated his 27th birthday with another victory over the Mariners, as the Rangers left-hander tossed 8 2/3 stellar innings in Texas' 2-1 win. Harrison (17-9) has won nine consecutive starts against the Mariners, beating them four times this year alone.
Final Score: Baltimore 9, Oakland 5
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Matt Wieters clubbed two solo home runs and scored three times as the Baltimore Orioles knocked off the Oakland Athletics, 9-5, in the finale of a three-game series at the Coliseum on Sunday.