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Last Update on September 23, 2014 05:32 GMT

ROYALS-INDIANS

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night.

Duffy (9-11), who had thrown just one pitch in September before the start, held the Indians to six hits. The left-hander had been sidelined since Sept. 6 with a sore shoulder.

Greg Holland worked the ninth for his 44th save as the Royals, seeking their first postseason appearance since 1985, moved within one game of first-place Detroit. The Tigers lost 2-0 at home to the White Sox.

Carlos Carrasco (8-6) couldn't keep the momentum going for the Indians, who earlier completed a 4-3 win in 10 innings in a game suspended on Aug. 31 in Kansas City.

JIM HASLAM-ACCIDENT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Pilot Flying J founder Jim Haslam, the father of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, has been involved in a three-car traffic accident in Knoxville.

A family spokesman says the elder Haslam was examined and released by his doctor after the Monday wreck.

According to Knoxville police spokesman Darrell DeBusk, Haslam's 2014 Mercedes drifted across the center line, sideswiped an SUV and then went off the roadway and struck a wall. The third vehicle then hit the rear of the Mercedes.

Haslam played tackle for the University of Tennessee under Gen. Robert R. Neyland before founding Pilot Corp. in 1958 with a single gas station in Gate City, Virginia. The privately held company now has annual revenues of more than $30 billion.

National Sports News

Last Update on September 23, 2014 08:16 GMT

NFL-BEARS/JETS

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have improved to 2-1 by taking advantage of a pair of first-quarter turnovers by the New York Jets.

Ryan Mundy returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown to put the Bears ahead to stay just 32 seconds into a 27-19 victory over the New York Jets at the Meadowlands. Chicago also scored its second TD off a turnover as Jay Cutler hit Martellus Bennett for a seven-yard score after the Jets fumbled a punt.

The 1-2 Jets still had a chance to tie the game in the final minute, moving to the Chicago 9 yard line before losing the ball on downs.

Cutler was 23 of 38 for 225 yards and a pair of touchdowns to Bennett. He fared better than Geno Smith, who was picked off twice while completing 26 of his 43 throws for 316 yards and a TD.

The Jets lost despite outgaining the Bears 414 yards to 257.

RAVENS-RICE

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti (bih-SHAH'-tee) kept a low profile when running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL earlier this month. However, he was front and center following an ESPN report that suggested he, president Dick Cass and general manager Ozzie Newsome pushed Commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL') for leniency for Rice.

Bisciotti criticized the report at a news conference on Monday, saying that the majority of sources work for Rice and are building a case for reinstatement.

Rice initially received a two-game suspension in July, five months after he was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator. The punishment was increased to an indefinite suspension two weeks ago, after a second and more revealing videotape of the incident was released by TMZ. The Ravens released Rice the same day the second tape was released.

Bisciotti said there has been no misdirection or misinformation by the Ravens, but added that the team did not do all it should have done, and no amount of explanation can remedy that. He said the team should have worked harder to gain access to the second videotape.

NFL-INJURIES

UNDATED. (AP) -- Week 3 took its toll on a number of standout NFL players.

Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL he suffered while celebrating a sack. Tulloch injured his knee in the first quarter of Detroit's 19-7 victory over Green Bay on Sunday. He returned to action shortly after but was unable to continue playing.

In other NFL injury news:

-- Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has undergone season-ending surgery to repair a dislocated right hip. The injury occurred in Sunday's game against Cleveland, when Pitta went down without being touched and had to be removed from the field on a cart.

-- Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall has a ruptured left Achilles and is done for the season. The three-time Pro Bowl player went down without being touched in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to Philadelphia. Defensive end Jason Hatcher injured a hamstring in Sunday's game but says he's confident he will play Thursday against the New York Giants in a short week for Washington.

-- San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy says running back Danny Woodhead has a broken lower right leg and will miss the rest of the season.

-- Pittsburgh cornerback Ike Taylor underwent surgery Monday to repair the right forearm he broke in the third quarter of Sunday night's 37-19 win over Carolina.

-- Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert has a hairline fracture in his right leg and running back Jonathan Stewart has a severely sprained right knee. Rivera says Tolbert won't play Sunday at Baltimore and will be reevaluated on a week-to-week basis, while Stewart will be reassessed on Friday.

-- Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker hurt his wrist in Tennessee's loss to Cincinnati. Coach Ken Whisenhunt (WIHZ'-en-hunt) says Locker had an MRI on his right wrist Monday morning. Locker's availability for Sunday's game at Indianapolis will be known later this week.

MLB SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers' lead in the American League Central is down to one game over Kansas City with six to play.

Chris Bassitt pitched into the eighth inning and Tyler Flowers belted a two-run homer as the Chicago White Sox beat the Tigers 2-0 in Detroit. Bassitt held the Tigers to six hits and a walk over 7 2/3 innings for his first major league victory. He kept the White Sox ahead after Flowers belted a two-run shot in the second inning.

The Royals won one and lost one in Cleveland, dropping their completion of their August 31 suspended game before taking the nightcap.

The Indians took the suspended game 4-3. The game resumed in the bottom of the 10th, moments before Alex Gordon homered to pull the Royals within a run. Kansas City put the tying run on second before Scott Atchison closed out the victory for Cleveland.

Danny Duffy led the Royals to a 2-0 shutout of the Indians in the regularly-scheduled game, allowing six hits in as many innings. Eric Hosmer and Alcides (al-SEE'-dehs) Escobar hit RBI singles as Kansas City moved 3 1/2 games ahead of Cleveland with six games left.

The Royals also stay one game behind Oakland for the AL's first wild-card berth.

Elsewhere in the majors:

-- Jose Bautista was 3-for-3 with a solo homer, two RBIs and three runs scored as Toronto ripped Seattle 14-4. Kevin Pillar (PEE'-lahr) and Anthony Gose also homered against the Mariners, who have dropped nine of their last 13 to fall two games behind Kansas City for the final AL wild-card berth.

-- The Athletics still own sole possession of the AL's top wild-card slot after put together a six-run first inning to beat the Anaheim Angels 8-4. The big rally featured a pair of bases-loaded walks, Geovany Soto's two-run single and a throwing error by third baseman David Freese (freez) that brought home two more runs. Jeff Samardzija allowed an unearned run and five hits in seven innings to get the win.

-- St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has joined Clayton Kershaw as the majors' only 20-game winners by pitching three-hit ball over seven innings of an 8-0 shutout of the Cubs in Chicago. Jon Jay had three RBIs to help the NL Central leaders stay 2 1/2 games ahead of the Pirates with five games remaining.

-- Pittsburgh has opened a five-game lead over Milwaukee in the battle for an NL wild-card berth by blanking the Braves 1-0 in Atlanta. Andrew McCutchen hit a sixth-inning homer to back Francisco Liriano, who struck out seven while surrendering just three hits in six innings.

-- San Francisco still shares the NL wild-card lead with Pittsburgh and has pulled within 3 1/2 games of West-leading Los Angeles by scoring three runs in the 13th inning to beat the Dodgers 5-2. Andrew Susac (SOO'-sak) supplied the tiebreaking, RBI single with two out before scoring on Gregor Blanco's two-run double. The Giants' bullpen tossed six hitless innings of relief after Jake Peavy gave up two runs and four hits in seven innings.

-- Derek Jeter had three RBIs and Michael Pineida combined with three relievers on a one-hitter as the New York Yankees beat Baltimore 5-0. Pineida struck out eight over 7 1/3 innings and had a no-hitter until J.J. Hardy hit a one-out single in the fifth.

-- Guilder Rodriguez had his first two major league hits, including a tiebreaking RBI single as Texas won for the ninth time in 10 games 4-3 against Houston. Rougned Odor (ROOG'-nehd oh-DOHR') had a three-run triple for the Rangers, who have avoided their first 100-loss season since 1973.

-- The Diamondbacks also avoided a 100-loss campaign after Mark Trumbo hit a two-run homer and Josh Collmenter allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings of Arizona's 6-2 win at Minnesota. Didi Gregorius hit three doubles and drove in a run as the Diamondbacks ended a six-game skid.

-- Eric Stults avoided his major league-leading 18th loss by combining with four relievers on a seven-hitter in San Diego's 1-0 verdict over Colorado. Neither team scored after Rene Rivera's RBI double in the bottom of the first.

MLB-METS/ALDERSON

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sandy Alderson is keeping his current job.

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the New York Mets and their general manager have agreed to a multiyear contract. Alderson replaced Omar Minaya before the 2010 season, signing a four-year contract with a club option for 2015. Rather than just exercise the option, the Mets are giving him a new deal that keeps him under contract longer.

CBSSports.com reported Monday that Alderson and the Mets agreed to a three-year deal that runs through 2017.

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