When Ryan Hanigan was bold enough to run against the cannon arm of Yoenis Cespedes in the bottom of the 10th inning on Monday, Red Sox manager John Farrell hoped he would be the beneficiary of a replay challenge.
After a three-game dry spell and one very wet suspended game, the Royals got back in the win column. Salvador Perez knocked in three runs with a home run and a double as Kansas City worked on a 4-3 Labor Day victory over the Texas Rangers on a 75-degree Monday evening.
The Tigers shelled Indians ace Corey Kluber in the first game of a four-game slate at Progressive Field, so for Game 2 on Tuesday, the Indians will send their ace-of-the-moment, Carlos Carrasco, to the hill.
Phil Hughes continued his recent run of success and Joe Mauer added four RBIs, including a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth to lead the Twins to a 6-4 win over the Orioles on Monday afternoon at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.