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Athletics, Royals set rosters for AL wild-card

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Royals manager Ned Yost went with a nine-man pitching staff and Oakland counterpart Bob Melvin opted to keep eight pitchers for their AL wild-card game Tuesday night.

The winner advances to face the Los Angeles Angels in the division series Thursday.

The Royals are sending James Shields to the mound to start their first postseason game in 29 years. He'll be backed by one of the strongest bullpens in baseball, which includes left-hander Brandon Finnegan, the club's first-round pick out of TCU just this year.

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Leaders
AVG: N. Aoki.285
HR: A. Gordon19
RBI: A. Gordon74
SB: J. Dyson36
W: J. Shields14
ERA: Y. Ventura3.20
Saves: G. Holland46
K: J. Shields180
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Detroit 9072.556-
Y-Kansas City 8973.5491
Cleveland 8577.5255
Chi White Sox 7389.45117
Minnesota 7092.43220
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .263 (4)
Runs: 651 (14)
Hits: 1456 (5)
Home Runs: 95 (30)
Stolen Bases: 153 (1)
OBP: .314 (15)
SLG: .376 (19)
Total Bases: 2085 (19)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.51 (12)
Runs Allowed: 624 (12)
Saves: 53 (4)
Strikeouts: 1168 (25)
OpBA: .250 (15)
OBP: .310 (14)
SLG: .377 (12)
Run Support: 4.04 (14)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/29 A. Brooks Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
9/29 J. Lamb Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
9/28 C. Colon Removed From 15-Day DL (Fractured right middle finger)
9/19 T. Collins Called Up from Minors
9/17 C. Colon Placed on 15-Day DL (Fractured right middle finger)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/7 C. Colon off 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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