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The Los Angeles Angels inched closer to the AL West title despite one of their most lopsided losses of the season.

Liam Hendriks' abbreviated start forced Royals relievers to work six innings, and that didn't work out very well.

KANSAS CITY, Mo.-The baseball sliced into the outfield, eliciting a vapor trail of gasps and groans in its wake. With one swing, Chicago White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie shattered a pair of scoreless inning streaks, punished Royals manager Ned Yost for his aggressive deployment of his relievers and cost Kansas City the lead in an eventual 7-5 defeat.

DENVER - If Hyun-Jin Ryu can't pitch in October, Dan Haren will be the Los Angeles Dodgers' No. 3 starter in the playoffs.

ST. LOUIS - The Milwaukee Brewers tied the game in the ninth, then beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 in the 12th inning Tuesday at Busch Stadium.

ANAHEIM, Calif.-The Angels have thrived in the wake of season-ending injuries to pitchers Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs, moving to the brink of the American League West title despite Tuesday night's 13-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners.

OAKLAND, Calif.-Apparently three victories in a row is still too much to ask of the A's, even going for the third one at home against the team with the worst record in baseball.

ANAHEIM, Calif.-The Angels have thrived in the wake of season-ending injuries to pitchers Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs, moving to the brink of the American League West title despite Tuesday night's 13-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners.

Injured right-hander Matt Cain showed up in the visiting clubhouse at Chase Field this week and fraternized with teammates old and new. Asked about one of the newest Giants, fellow right-hander Jake Peavy, the longest-tenured one had a quick answer.

Jose Altuve enjoyed a record-breaking moment in his amazing season.

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