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Escobar, Ventura lead Royals past Twins, 6-3

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:16 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alcides Escobar hit a two-run triple and Yordano Ventura pitched seven effective innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Thursday.

Escobar's triple highlighted a four-run seventh. The inning also included Jarrod Dyson's run-scoring single. Dyson stole second and third and scored on catcher Eric Fryer's throwing error.

Ventura (8-8) limited the Twins to two runs, one earned, on five hits, while striking out seven.


Umpire Jerry Layne leaves Braves-Dodgers game

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:14 PM
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Umpire Jerry Layne has removed himself from Thursday night's Dodgers-Atlanta Braves game in the third inning because of an undisclosed reason.

Layne was replaced at first base by Mike Estabrook, who started out at second.


Frontier League

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:05 PM
East Division
WLPct.GB
Evansville3924.619
Washington4025.615
Southern Illinois3926.6001
Lake Erie3530.5385
Florence2637.41313
Traverse City2441.36916
Frontier2243.338

Royals 6, Twins 3

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:04 PM

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Rose acknowledges tension with Bulls

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:03 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose acknowledged tension between members of his inner circle and team management.

Rose tells the Chicago Sun-Times in an article posted Thursday that he knows "it's been there." He says things seemed fine when he "was around," but he would then hear they weren't.


Blue Jays 6, Astros 5

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:03 PM

Toronto Houston
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Frontier League

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:59 PM
East Division
WLPct.GB
Evansville3923.629
Washington4025.615½
Southern Illinois3925.6091
Lake Erie3530.538
Florence2637.41313½
Traverse City2441.36916½
Frontier2243.338

Mahalo Princess pulls upset at Del Mar

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:53 PM

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Mahalo Princess held off 8-5 favorite Upbeat Mood by a head to win the $77,000 feature at Del Mar on Thursday.

Ridden by Kayla Stra, Mahalo Princess ran five furlongs on the turf in 56.85 seconds and paid $30.60, $10.60 and $5 at 14-1 odds.

Upbeat Mood returned $3 and $2.60, denying jockey Tyler Baze his 2,000th career victory. Lemon de Oro was another half-length back in third and paid $2.80 to show.


Phillies 10, Nationals 4

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:49 PM

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Zunino's homer lifts Mariners past Indians, 6-5

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:47 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Zunino's two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners to a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.

Bryan Shaw (4-3) walked Kyle Seager to start the inning before Zunino hit a 2-0 pitch into the left-field bleachers for his 17th home run.

Joe Beimel (3-1) pitched one-third of an inning while Fernando Rodney worked the ninth for his AL-leading 30th save.

Carlos Santana drove in two runs for Cleveland, including a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh that broke a 4-all tie.


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