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Royals rally to beat A’s in 12-inning thriller

Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball’s postseason.

Houston Astros hire A.J. Hinch as manager

A.J. Hinch is the new manager of the Houston Astros, a person familiar with the hiring tells The Associated Press

Minnesota Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire

The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years.

MLB batting average lowest in over 40 years

The final numbers are in, and Major League Baseball’s batting average hasn’t been this low since Richard Nixon was in the White House, a gallon of gasoline cost 55 cents and the designated hitter was a radical proposal limited to spring training experiments.

 
Jeter’s 20-year career closes in Boston

Derek Jeter chopped a high-hopper and beat it out for a third-inning, RBI-single on Sunday in the last at-bat of a 20-year career with the New York Yankees that will surely carry him to the Hall of Fame.

Tigers sew up Central with season-ending win

David Price pitched Detroit to its fourth straight AL Central title with the type of performance the Tigers acquired him for, taking a shutout into the eighth inning of a 3-0 victory over Minnesota on Sunday that wrapped up the division on the regular season’s final day.

Zimmermann throws 1st Nationals no-hitter

Jordan Zimmermann pitched the first no-hitter for the Washington Nationals, the gem preserved when defensive replacement Steven Souza Jr. made a diving catch in left field for the final out in a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins in a regular-season finale Sunday.

Royals end 29-year postseason drought

Kansas City’s long postseason drought is over. The Royals clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 29 years, beating the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Friday night behind seven scoreless innings from Jeremy Guthrie.

Jeter has to share marquee

And now, the end is near. For the career of a certain Yankees shortstop who you might have heard is retiring after this season.

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