Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night.

Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night.

Eric Stults pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres won their fifth straight game, beating the Colorado Rockies 1-0 on Monday night.

Nick Shore scored in the fourth round of the shootout, and the Los Angeles Kings opened the preseason with a 4-3 split-squad victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.

The New York Jets were upset with their weak work in scoring range — and with what they claimed was a lack of execution by the officials on a critical second-quarter play Monday night.

The only thing that could have made Chris Bassitt's first major league win any better was if it was his team in the middle of a pennant race, not the opponent.

Henrik Samuelsson had a goal, two assists and scored in a shootout to lift the Arizona Coyotes to a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings in a split-squad game Monday night.

A season of futility for Ricky Nolasco was at least looking to end on a halfway decent note when the Minnesota Twins' prize offseason acquisition had put together three straight solid starts heading into the home stretch.

Travis Wood was sailing along, matching Adam Wainwright out for out. Then, in a flash, everything unraveled for him.

Nick Tropeano is getting some valuable experience pitching down the stretch for the Houston Astros.

Dany Heatley scored in the opening minute of his first game with the Anaheim Ducks, helping them beat Colorado 4-0 in one of two split-squad games with the Avalanche on Monday night.

On a day that began with the firing of general manager Frank Wren, the Atlanta Braves stayed true to their script this month.

Even with a loss, the Baltimore Orioles achieved another goal.

Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night.

Dustin Byfuglien broke open a scoreless game in the second period to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.

The Indians waited more than three weeks to gain a little ground on the Royals. They gave it right back in a few hours.

Josh Collmenter sympathized with the Minnesota Twins after stifling their batters.

Andrew Cogliano and Patrick Maroon scored 44 seconds apart in the third period, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche in a split-squad exhibition game Monday night.

Seattle rookie James Paxton got emotional about making his first career start in Canada.

A woman told a 911 dispatcher former Titans kicker Rob Bironas was driving erratically just before his SUV crashed.

San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o has a fractured right foot and is expected to miss significant time, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday night.

Mike Matheny looked at Adam Wainwright's run over the past five years and summed it up with one word.

Jordie Benn and rookies Curtis McKenzie and Jason Dickinson scored third-period goals and the Dallas Stars rallied to defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Monday night.

David Booth scored the only shootout goal, and the Toronto Maple Leafs edged a Philadelphia Flyers split squad 3-2 in a preseason game Monday night.

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Johan De Jesus has been suspended 72 games without pay for a violation of baseball's minor league drug program.

Guilder Rodriguez played 13 seasons and 1,095 games in the minor leagues before the Texas Rangers called up the 31-year-old switch-hitting infielder earlier this month.

The Sacramento Kings have signed guard Ramon Sessions.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have played three straight 1-0 games, but they're pitching so well that maybe it doesn't matter.

Virginia placekicker Ian Frye was feeling pretty good as he headed for the locker room in Saturday's road game at BYU.

Derek Jeter seems to be trying to will the New York Yankees into the playoffs against the mighty odds.

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