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AL Central-leading Royals win 6-3 at Texas

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar (2) jumps to catch the pickoff throw against Texas Rangers Alex Rios (51) at second base during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura struck out six in six innings for his 10th victory, and Billy Butler and Josh Willingham had inning-starting homers for the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals in a 6-3 win at Texas on Friday night.

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Prado has big hit in 9th, Yankees rally for win

New York Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury follows through on an RBI double off of Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks in the fifth inning of a baseball game as Tyler Flowers catches for the White Sox at Yankee Stadium on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Prado hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

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Raiders LB Sio Moore taken off on stretcher

Oakland Raiders' Sio Moore gives a thumbs up as he is taken off the field on a stretcher during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore was taken off the field on a stretcher with a neck injury after getting hurt in the second quarter of a preseason game Friday against the Green Bay Packers.

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Singleton, Astros defeat sloppy Indians

Houston Astros' Jon Singleton gets doused with water in the dugout after a three-run home run against the Cleveland Indians in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jon Singleton’s homer capped a four-run ninth inning and the Houston Astros took advantage of Cleveland’s sloppy defense to defeat the Indians 5-1 on Friday night.

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Orozco takes lead at US gymnastics championships

PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Orozco grabbed the early lead in the U.S. men’s gymnastics championships on Friday, posting an all-around score of 90.750 to top a crowded field.

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