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Cleveland Guardians (89-68)


Thu. 9/29 Fri. 9/30 Sat. 10/1 Sun. 10/2 Mon. 10/3
vs. TB
W 2-1
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vs. KC
W 6-3
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KC 7 - 1 Cle
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vs. KC
10:40 AM PT11:40 AM MT12:40 PM CT1:40 PM ET13:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE11:40 AM CT
vs. KC
3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)4:10 PM CT

Perez has 4 hits, Royals beat AL Central champion Guardians

CLEVELAND (AP) Salvador Perez had four hits and drove in a pair of runs, Kris Bubic struck out a season-high eight and the Kansas City Royals beat the AL Central champion Cleveland Guardians 7-1 on Saturday night.

Perez collected three singles and a solo homer in four plate appearances, spoiling the return of Cleveland right-hander Zach Plesac (3-12) following a one-month stay on the injured list with a broken pitching hand.

The Guardians will host either Toronto, Seattle or Tampa Bay in a best-of-three wild-card series next weekend. Cleveland has won 10 of 12 and is an MLB-best 21-5 since Sept. 5.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Giménez.303
HR: J. Ramírez29
RBI: J. Ramírez122
SB: M. Straw20
W: C. Quantrill14
ERA: S. Bieber2.91
Saves: E. Clase40
K: S. Bieber195
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Cleveland 8969.563-
Chi White Sox 7879.49710.5
Minnesota 7781.48712
Detroit 6493.40824.5
Kansas City 6494.40525
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .253 (8)
Runs: 674 (17)
Hits: 1361 (7)
Home Runs: 124 (29)
Stolen Bases: 114 (3)
OBP: .315 (14)
SLG: .382 (21)
Total Bases: 2056 (16)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.48 (6)
Runs Allowed: 612 (8)
Saves: 49 (4)
Strikeouts: 1346 (14)
OpBA: .230 (5)
OBP: .292 (5)
SLG: .374 (5)
Run Support: 4.30 (19)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/1 T. Freeman Sent to Minors
10/1 B. Naylor Purchased From Minors
10/1 Z. Plesac Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
10/1 Z. Plesac Removed From 15-Day IL (Fractured right hand)
10/1 B. Shaw Designated for Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/2 A. Civale Right forearm inflammation (15-day IL)
9/2 Z. Plesac Fractured right hand (on 15-day IL)
7/14 A. Civale Sprained right wrist (15-day IL)
7/3 A. Gose Strained left triceps (on 60-day IL)
6/30 O. González Right intercostal strain (10-day IL)
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