OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski as the Oakland Athletics lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers last night. Oakland made two errors, threw two wild pitches and got another rough outing from Kazmir to lose for the 15th time in 22 games. The A's failed in their attempt to win three straight for the first time since August 7-9.
HOUSTON (AP) - Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings as the Cleveland Indians halted their four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros last night. Kluber allowed one run and seven hits to earn his third straight win. His previous high for strikeouts was 13 against the Chicago White Sox on May 4th.
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston rookie George Springer won't play again this season. He's been out since July 20th with a left quadriceps injury. Interim manager Tom Lawless says that team officials and Springer came to the decision together and decided that getting a few more at-bats this season wasn't worth the risk of having a setback.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list. The move requires him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges. Peterson is charged with a felony for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.
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