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  • Cubs option RHP Ramirez to Triple-A Iowa

    Updated: 42 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs optioned right-handed reliever Neil Ramirez to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday and recalled right-handed pitcher Blake Parker. Ramirez has pitched 28 innings in relief this season, leading all Cubs relievers with a 0.96 ERA. Manager Rick Renteria indicated that the...

  • Braves option Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett

    Updated: 57 min ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have optioned infielder Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled second baseman Phil Gosselin from Gwinnett. Pastornicky had a brief stint as Atlanta's starting second baseman this season before assuming a utility role after rookie Tommy La Stella...

  • Rays recall RHP Jeremy Hellickson from minors

    Updated: 59 min ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled right-hander Jeremy Hellickson from Single-A Charlotte and designated reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo for assignment. The moves were announced Saturday. Hellickson, coming back from right elbow surgery in January, was brought back to...

  • Giants acquire righty Jake Peavy from Red Sox

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner will start Sunday night's series finale against the Los...

  • Cardinals sign veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have signed veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Pierzynski, 37, was in the starting lineup and batting sixth for the Cardinals' afternoon matchup against the Chicago Cubs. Catcher George Kottaras was designated for assignment to make room on the roster. The...

  • Baseball HOF cuts election eligibility to 10 years

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made Saturday. The Hall of Fame's board cut a player's eligibility from 15 years to 10, which gives McGwire a maximum of two more...

  • King Felix not enough for Mariners in 2-1 loss

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — For the past two months, Felix Hernandez has given the Seattle Mariners a great chance to win every time out. They haven't always rewarded him, though. Chris Davis hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning, Nelson Cruz also went deep and the Baltimore Orioles overcame a...

  • Davis homers in 10th, Orioles edge Mariners 2-1

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — After leading the majors with 53 homers and 138 RBIs last year, Chris Davis has struggled to follow up his huge season at the plate. He picked a good time for a flashback Friday night. Davis hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning, Nelson Cruz also went deep and the Baltimore...

  • Angels slip past Tigers 2-1 with 6th-inning rally

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Efren Navarro and Kole Calhoun drove in runs in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels overcame Drew Smyly's early dominance for a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Tyler Skaggs yielded five hits in 5 2-3 resourceful innings for the Angels, who...

  • Indians' Axford gives up 2nd straight winning hit

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — For the second straight game, Cleveland reliever John Axford gave up the winning hit. Billy Butler's two-run, two-out, eighth-inning, pinch-homer off Axford was the difference in the Kansas City Royals' 6-4 victory over the Indians on Friday night. On Thursday, Nori...

  • Keuchel better, but Astros lose to Marlins 2-0

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros hope his latest start is a big step in the right direction. After another loss Friday night, a 2-0 setback to the Miami Marlins, the Astros are a season-high 19 games under .500. Keuchel, though, pitched seven strong innings in defeat. Miami...

  • Butler's pinch-hit HR lifts Royals over Indians

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Struggling Billy Butler found himself in a strange place, on the bench and out of the Kansas City Royals starting lineup. But Butler was needed late on Friday night and he delivered a pinch two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to send the Royals over the...

  • Anderson leads Rockies over Pirates 8-1

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Brett Anderson left Friday night's game before he wanted to. Still, he was a winner for the first time in 15 months. Anderson pitched effectively into the seventh inning before a blister ended his night and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1. "It's good. Your...

  • Hand, Mathis send Marlins to 2-0 win over Astros

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Brad Hand knows he has to prove he belongs in Miami's rotation. His last five starts might be making the decision easier. The left-hander pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and Jeff Mathis had a two-run double for the Marlins in their 2-0 victory over the Houston...

  • Correia tagged, Twins fall to Abreu, White Sox

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Too bad for Kevin Correia, it was a good night for hitting at Target Field. Jose Abreu launched his major league-leading 30th homer and drove in three runs, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Twins 9-5 Friday. Correia (5-13) allowed a season-high 10 hits and seven runs....

  • Abreu hits 30th HR, White Sox beat Twins 9-5

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chicago manager Robin Ventura is no longer surprised when Jose Abreu hits a long home run or does something else spectacular. Abreu hit his major league-leading 30th homer and drove in three runs, leading the White Sox past the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Friday night. "I think...

  • White Sox: Reinsdorf hospitalized in Cooperstown

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox say owner Jerry Reinsdorf has been hospitalized after feeling lightheaded in Cooperstown, New York. The team says all tests Friday night indicate he is fine. The 78-year-old Reinsdorf, also chairman of the NBA's Chicago Bulls, is coherent and resting...

  • Miley hit hard in Arizona's 9-5 loss to Phillies

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wade Miley was on a roll in July until he cooled off against the Phillies. Domonic Brown homered, doubled and drove in three runs to lead Philadelphia to a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Miley (6-7) struggled for the first time this month, giving...

  • Brewers can't hold lead in 9th, fall 3-2 to Mets

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was feeling pretty good Friday night. The Brewers had a two-run lead going into the ninth inning, and closer Francisco Rodriguez was on the mound. But for only the fourth time this season, Rodriguez failed to convert a save. He couldn't...

  • Rangers use record 31st pitcher, beat A's 4-1

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jerome Williams became the record 31st pitcher for Texas this season, Neftali Feliz was back in a familiar finishing role and the Rangers finally got a home victory in July. Williams pitched six solid innings in an unlikely start and Feliz got his first save in three...


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