Tristan H. Cockcroft discusses the latest American League news, including Mike Mussina being in danger of losing his rotation spot and Emil Brown taking advantage of his opportunity.
Emil Brown hit his first home run in over a month, Brian Bannister pitched a four-hitter for his first career complete game and Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 9-2 on Friday night.
Emil Brown hit a three-run homer in the third inning and the Kansas City Royals hung on for a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Emil Brown drove in the winning run in the 11th and the Royals snapped the M's eight-game win streak.
Emil Brown hit a three-run homer and Odalis Perez won for the first time since late April as the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 9-4 on Saturday night.
Emil Brown hit a three-run homer to left in the eighth inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.
Emil Brown and Paul Phillips led off the 11th inning with homers and Jeff Keppinger followed with a two-run shot to lift the Royals to a 9-7 victory over Detroit, just their second win in 16 games against the Tigers.
Jorge De La Rosa pitched five solid innings, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 6-2 win over the Cleveland Indians and their first road sweep in more than three years.
Mark Teahen and Emil Brown homered and the Royals beat the White Sox 4-2 to stop Chicago's five-game winning streak.
Luke Hudson won his fifth straight decision and Emil Brown had three RBI as the Royals overcame David Ortiz's major league-leading 41st homer to beat the Red Sox 6-4.
Emil Brown drove in four runs to lead Kansas City's comeback, and Matt Stairs hit a two-run homer in the ninth that gave the Royals a rare road victory Tuesday night, 9-8 over the Cincinnati Reds.
Emil Brown and Tony Graffanino drove in three runs apiece, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 15-7 victory Thursday and a three-game sweep of the hapless Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Royals ended their 11-game losing streak, beating the Indians 11-5 Saturday night behind Emil Brown's three RBI.
Kansas City 6, Texas 4
Emil Brown defeated the Kansas City Royals in salary arbitration Thursday and will get his request for $1,775,000 rather than the team's offer of $1.4 million.
Emil Brown and the Kansas City Royals argued Tuesday in the second salary arbitration hearing of the year, with the outfielder asking for $1,775,000 and the team offering $1.4 million.