Central Sports News

Aviles sac fly lifts Indians over Astros in 13 (Yahoo Sports)

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HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Aviles’s sacrifice fly in the 13th inning scored Jose Ramirez and gave the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.     

Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings (Yahoo Sports)

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tony Cruz singled in the winning run in the 13th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals moved closer to their second straight NL Central title with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.

Five-run seventh gives Dodgers 8-4 win over Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

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Dee Gordon and pinch-hitter Andre Ethier hit RBI doubles in Los Angeles’ five-run seventh inning, and the Dodgers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 on Thursday night and extend their lead in the NL West. The Dodgers trailed 4-1

Jeter homers as Yankees beat Blue Jays 3-2 (Yahoo Sports)

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Derek Jeter turned on R.A. Dickey’s fastball, sent it deep into the left-field seats and circled the bases at Yankee Stadium for the first time in 14 months. With his usual flair, Jeter began his final homestand in dramatic fashion.

Hamilton still out of Angels’ lineup with new pain (Yahoo Sports)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Josh Hamilton is still out of the Los Angeles Angels with pain in his chest and ribcage.    

No. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State, 20-14 (Yahoo Sports)

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night.     

Wild sign goalie Darcy Kuemper (Yahoo Sports)

Darcy Kuemper is on his way back to Minnesota to try to save the Wild’s muddled goaltending situation. Kuemper ended a summer-long stalemate with the Wild when he signed a two-year contract on Thursday night, one day after starting goalie

Wild sign goalie Darcy Kuemper (Yahoo Sports)

Darcy Kuemper is on his way back to Minnesota to try to save the Wild’s muddled goaltending situation. Kuemper ended a summer-long stalemate with the Wild when he signed a two-year contract on Thursday night, one day after starting goalie

Pirates get late break in playoff push, top Bosox (Yahoo Sports)

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant

Gonzalez, Harper lead Nationals past Marlins, 6-2 (Yahoo Sports)

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Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings, Bryce Harper had three hits, and the Washington Nationals kept up their push for home-field advantage in the NL playoffs by beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Thursday night. Kevin Frandsen and