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Royals beat Indians 2-0, gain on Tigers

CLEVELAND (AP) 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.

Duffy (9-11), who had thrown just one pitch in September before the start, held the Indians to six hits. The left-hander had been sidelined since Sept. 6 with a sore shoulder.

Greg Holland worked the ninth for his 44th save as the Royals, seeking their first postseason appearance since 1985, moved within one game of first-place Detroit. The Tigers lost 2-0 at home to the White Sox.

AVG: N. Aoki.282
HR: A. Gordon19
RBI: A. Gordon71
SB: J. Dyson35
W: J. Shields14
ERA: J. Shields3.18
Saves: G. Holland43
K: J. Shields176
AL Central
Detroit 8670.551-
Kansas City 8571.5451
Cleveland 8275.5224.5
Chi White Sox 7284.46214
Minnesota 6689.42619.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .261 (4)
Runs: 618 (16)
Hits: 1382 (5)
Home Runs: 93 (30)
Stolen Bases: 146 (1)
OBP: .312 (18)
SLG: .375 (21)
Total Bases: 1985 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.54 (13)
Runs Allowed: 604 (13)
Saves: 49 (4)
Strikeouts: 1111 (25)
OpBA: .251 (17)
OBP: .310 (13)
SLG: .377 (11)
Run Support: 4.00 (17)
Date Player Transactions
9/19 T. Collins Called Up from Minors
9/17 C. Colon Placed on 15-Day DL (Fractured right middle finger)
9/11 C. Dwyer Outrighted to Minors
9/11 B. Wood Outrighted to Minors
9/8 B. Chen Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
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Date Player Status
9/7 C. Colon Fractured right middle finger (on 15-day DL)
9/6 D. Duffy Left shoulder soreness (day-to-day)
8/28 M. Mariot Strained right hamstring (on 60-day DL)
8/18 S. Perez Sore knee (day-to-day)
8/3 S. Downs off 15-day DL
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