AMERICAN LEAGUE FINALS
September 19, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Final Score: Chicago 3, Kansas City 2
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Alex Rios hit the game-deciding solo home run in the seventh inning, as the Chicago White Sox clipped the Kansas City Royals, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set.
Final Score: Detroit 12, Oakland 2
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Miguel Cabrera hit a pair of homers, including the Detroit Tigers' first grand slam of the season, in a 12-2 thumping over the Oakland Athletics in the opener of a three-game set. Detroit sits three games behind the Chicago White Sox for the AL-Central lead after they defeated the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.
Final Score: Baltimore 4, Seattle 2 (18 innings)
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Chalk up another extra-inning win for the Baltimore Orioles, who outlasted the Seattle Mariners, 4-2, in 18 innings at Safeco Field in the early hours Wednesday morning.
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 11, Texas 3
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Jered Weaver tossed seven effective innings and the Angels' offense put up eight runs in the fourth inning en route to an 11-3 rout of the Texas Rangers in the opener of a three-game series.
Final Score: Boston 7, Tampa Bay 5
St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Ryan Lavarnway hit a key two-run double in the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-5, in the second edition of a four-game series. Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, James Loney and Jarrod Saltalamacchia posted an RBI each for the Red Sox, who have won the first two in the set and four of five overall.
Final Score: Minnesota 6, Cleveland 5 (12 innings)
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Alexi Casilla drove in the go-ahead run and scored a vital insurance run in the top of the 12th inning, as the Minnesota Twins held off the Cleveland Indians, 6-5, in the opener of a three-game series.
Toronto at New York, postponed
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Tuesday's game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium has been postponed due to inclement weather.