The biggest series in nearly 30 years at Kauffman Stadium got off to a very disappointing start for the home-standing Royals. Before the 37.945 fans had a chance to settle in, Detroit struck for three first-inning runs, including an RBI double from Miguel Cabrera that was horribly misjudged by left fielder Alex Gordon. With a locked-in Justin Verlander on the hill, they never looked back, cruising to a big 10-1 victory . ”We just went out there and did what we’re capable of doing,” Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter said. ”But there are no statements. Our intent is just to play the game.” The Tigers have been in this position before, so their mindset isn’t surprising. Yet they definitely looked like the hungrier team, at least for one night. Every batter in Detroit’s order had a hit before the fourth inning. Ian Kinsler paced the 19-hit attack with three hits and three RBIs. He doubled home Detroit’s fifth inning run and later capped the scoring with a two-run homer. Victor and J.D. Martinez both remained hot, combining to go 5 for 10 with three runs scored. It was an all around shellacking, but Royals skipper Ned Yost doesn’t seem concerned by the result.  ”There’s no carry-over,” Yost said. ”They whipped us, they beat us, they spanked us, whatever you want to say. We’ll show up again tomorrow and be ready to play.” And we’ll be ready to watch. Saturday’s matchup should be a dandy with Max Scherzer set to face James “Big Game” Shields.  OAKLAND WINS BEHIND JON LESTER: It wasn’t much of a breakout, but it was enough. The A’s offense scored three runs in the second inning on consecutive RBIs from Derek Norris, Eric Sogard and Coco Crisp, and then rode their pitching to the finish line in a 3-1 win .  Starter Jon Lester went seven innings, allowing one earned run on five hits while striking out seven. Ryan Howard got him for a solo homer in the fourth, but Philadelphia never truly threatened to turn the game around. Luke Gregorson handled the eighth, and then closer Sean Doolittle, who imploded against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, bounced back with a perfect ninth to seal it.  With the win, Oakland regained the lead in the wild-card by one-half game over Kansas City. As for the Mariners… SEATTLE’S FOUR HOMERS SINK HOUSTON :

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Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Saturday: – - – - BASEBALL AL wins leader Weaver takes mound for Angels American League wins leader Jered Weaver seeks his 18th win of the season when he takes the mound for the Los Angeles Angels against the visiting Seattle Mariners in one of 15 games on the Major League Baseball schedule. (BASEBALL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 975 words) – - – - NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. …

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Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Friday: – - – - SOCCER Euro 2020 London’s Wembley stadium to host climax of Euro 2020 GENEVA – UEFA president Michel Platini’s vision of a European Championship spread across the continent came to fruition on Friday as London’s Wembley Stadium was chosen to host the climax of Euro 2020 with 12 other cities joining the party. (UEFA-EURO/, moved, by Martyn Herman, 700 words) – - LONDON – We continue the build-up to the weekend’s Premier League matches when champions Manchester City play league leaders Chelsea. …

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Robinson Cano was supposed to fade into irrelevance after leaving the Yankees for the Mariners. Well, who’s missing who now?

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Once accustomed to reaching the postseason, the Angels have had a long and sometimes bumpy road to make it back.

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There’s so little time left to make up ground in saves and steals, but there are options for you nonetheless.

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Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker is expected to miss at least one turn in the rotation because of a mild strain on his left side. Angels manager Mike Scioscia made the announcement Tuesday, one day after his team became the first in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season. Right fielder and cleanup hitter Josh Hamilton returned to the lineup against Seattle, batting sixth for the runaway AL West leaders after missing 11 games because of an injured right shoulder.

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Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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