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Royals keep winning...Arrieta fans 11...Spain loses

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 18, 2014 at 3:42 p.m.



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DETROIT (AP) — The Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to 10 behind the pitching of Jeremy Guthrie in a 2-1 win over Detroit. Guthrie struck out nine and gave up a run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings to help the Royals open a game-and-a-half lead over Detroit at the top of the AL Central.

MIAMI (AP) — Jake Arrieta put up a career-high 11 strikeouts to help the Cubs subdue Miami 6-1. Nate Schierholtz broke out of 3-for-26 slump with a three-run homer for the Cubs who won consecutive road series for the first time since June of last year.

BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz and Mike Napoli hit back-to-back one-out homers in the bottom of the 10th off of reliever Casey Fien to give Boston a 2-1 win over Minnesota. The Twins took the lead in the top of the inning on a home run by Chris Parmalee.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bartolo Colon worked eight dominant innings helping the Mets beat St. Louis 3-2 to end the Cardinals five-game winning streak. At one point, the 41-year old Colon retired 13 in a row before giving up a two-out single in the eight.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Defending champion Spain has been eliminated from World Cup contention with a 2-0 loss to Chile. The defeat came on the heels of a lop-sided 5-1 loss to the Netherlands in Spain's first match. Spain won the European Championships in 2008 and 2012, in addition to the 2010 World Cup.

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