MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer has not considered sitting out the rest of the season to let his concussion heal.
Mauer said Thursday he's feeling better, 10 days after he got hit in the facemask with a foul tip behind the plate.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins right-hander Samuel Deduno has soreness in his throwing shoulder.
Deduno was pulled from his start against Kansas City on Thursday after three innings because of discomfort.
He gave up four hits, three runs and a walk while striking out four.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Salvador Perez had four hits and two home runs, Danny Duffy pitched 6 2-3 shutout innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 8-1 Wednesday night.Perez hit two-run homers in the fourth and eighth innings to power the Royals to their fourth straight win.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Marlon Byrd celebrated his arrival in Pittsburgh with a three-run homer, and the Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 on Wednesday night.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) Ryusei Hirooka lined a decisive two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning, Shunpei Takagi hit two solo home runs, and Tokyo beat Chula Vista, Calif., 6-4 on Sunday to win the Little League World Series.
CLEVELAND (AP) Drew Stubbs hit a tiebreaking, two-out homer in the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians overcame four errors to beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 Sunday.
CINCINNATI (AP) Caleb Gindl homered for the second straight game, and rejuvenated Marco Estrada held Cincinnati's lineup to one single over seven shutout innings on Sunday, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 victory over the Reds.
CINCINNATI (AP) Ryan Ludwick hit his first homer since last October, another indication his swing is coming around, and Zack Cozart had a tiebreaking two-run shot Saturday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
CLEVELAND (AP) Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis hit two-run homers, Zach McAllister won his third straight start and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Saturday night.
The win moved the Indians into third place in the crowded American League wild card race.
MILWAUKEE (AP) Ryan Braun has finally admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011.