James Shields pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in nearly a month, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Sunday.
The Royals tacked on another run before Grant Balfour retired the final two batters with two aboard to preserve a 6-3 victory and earn his 40th straight save, tying Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley’s franchise record.
In what is believed to be a baseball first when it comes to ceremonial first pitches, 13-year-old Nick LeGrande made the toss before the Yankees-Athletics game on Wednesday night from his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, by using a telerobotic pitching machine.
C.J. Sapong broke a seven-match goal drought, and Kei Kamara scored his team-leading fifth goal and added an assist to help Sporting Kansas City beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Sunday.
A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that outfielder Melky Cabrera and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration.
The Kansas City Royals scored five times in the ninth inning to beat the Athletics 11-6 on Monday.
Mike Aviles’ sacrifice fly scored Jarrod Dyson from third base Saturday night, lifting Kansas City past Oakland 4-3, the Royals’ sixth walkoff win this season.
Best of Madden: In this replay from December of 2004, John Madden talks about Kansas City receiver Johnny Morton’s unusual endzone celebration.
Michael Bush rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown and the short-handed Oakland Raiders beat playoff-bound Kansas City 31-10 Sunday to gain a unique NFL distinction.
When the season began, no one saw this coming. The Raiders and Chiefs playing a big game in November?