DETROIT (AP) — Prince Fielder was thrown out at home plate to end the game, preserving Ervin Santana’s impressive outing and leading the Kansas City Royals to a 1-0 victory Saturday over the Detroit Tigers.
The play at the plate helped the Royals gain ground on the two teams ahead them in the race for the second AL wild card, the Yankees and Orioles, who both lost earlier. Kansas City moved to three games back of Tampa Bay. The Rays were playing at Minnesota.
Santana (9-9) won for the first time since Aug. 4, outpitching Doug Fister (12-9). He allowed five hits in 6 2-3 innings, walking one and striking out five.
Will Smith, Luke Hochevar and Greg Holland completed the seven-hitter.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie James Paxton gave up two hits in six shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners ended a five-game losing streak, beating St. Louis 4-1 last night to drop the Cardinals into a first-place tie for the NL Central lead. St. Louis and Pittsburgh share the division lead after the Pirates topped the Cubs 2-1 Saturday.
Seattle 4, St. Louis 1
Boston 5, N.Y. Yankees 1
Oakland 1, Texas 0
Toronto 4, Baltimore 3
Cleveland 8, Chicago White Sox 1
L.A. Angels 6, Houston 2
Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 0
Cincinnati 7, Milwaukee 3
Miami 3, N.Y. Mets 0, 1st game
N.Y. Mets 3, Miami 1, 2nd game
Pittsburgh 2, Chicago Cubs 1
Philadelphia 5, Washington 4
Atlanta 2, San Diego 1
Arizona 9, Colorado 2
San Francisco 19, L.A. Dodgers 3
(Sports Network) – For more than a decade the Dallas Cowboys had to stare across the field twice a year at Andy Reid.
The former head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles will man that same position today, only this time he will be donning the colors of the Kansas City Chiefs in a showdown at Arrowhead Stadium.
Reid will make his K.C. debut and was a nine-time playoff participant and one- time Super Bowl runner-up in 14 seasons with the Eagles, but was let go after the Eagles foundered to a 4-12 finish in 2012. His Eagles teams gave Dallas fits at times and now he has the keys to a new ride.
Tamba Hali, Justin Houston and Derrick Johnson are very productive for the Chiefs and hope to disrupt Dallas’ offensive scheme. Romo was sacked twice in last Sunday’s win over the Giants.
Kickoff is at noon.
12:00 p.m. – St. Louis Rams at Atlanta Falcons
12:00 p.m. – Carolina Panthers at Buffalo Bills
12:00 p.m. – Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
12:00 p.m. – Washington Redskins at Green Bay Packers
12:00 p.m. – Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts
12:00 p.m. – Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
12:00 p.m. – Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans
12:00 p.m. – San Diego Chargers at Philadelphia Eagles
3:05 p.m. – Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals
3:05 p.m. – New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3:25 p.m. – Jacksonville Jaguars at Oakland Raiders
3:25 p.m. – Denver Broncos at New York Giants
7:30 p.m. – San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — NASCAR has told teams and drivers in advance of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland that attempts to “artificially alter” a race will face severe punishment. The warning comes in the wake of a series of penalties handed out by NASCAR this week after attempts to manipulate the outcome of Saturday’s race at Richmond.