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  • Scutaro makes season debut for Giants

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Marco Scutaro stepped into the batter's box for the first time this year and was supported by a standing ovation. It was a special moment, for sure, for the veteran second baseman. Scutaro played in his first game with San Francisco after missing the first half of the...

  • Cards win, Brewers SS Segura out after son's death

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright knew how tough it was for the Milwaukee Brewers to play Saturday after finding out that shortstop Jean Segura's 9-month-old son had died. But Wainwright had to push those thoughts aside as he pitched seven strong innings to lead the...

  • McAllister, Indians fall to White Sox 6-2

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Zach McAllister didn't pitch poorly in his first big league appearance since May 21. He also didn't pitch well enough to end his long victory drought. All-Star first baseman Jose Abreu hit his major league-leading 29th home run, a two-run shot in the fourth inning, as the...

  • Orioles get only 5 hits in 3-0 loss to Yankees

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles couldn't blame the early-evening shadows at Camden Yards for their hitting woes, nor could they cite their unfamiliarity with the opposing pitcher. After getting handcuffed by a rookie making his second big league start, the Orioles had no excuses...

  • Hill, Miley lead Diamondbacks over Giants

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hitting his first home run in a month gave Aaron Hill a sense of relief. Doing so in a victory made it even better. Hill homered, doubled and scored twice, Wade Miley pitched seven shutout innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Saturday....

  • Abreu hits 29th HR, White Sox beat Indians

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — White Sox slugger Jose Abreu has already done a lot of damage in the first half of his rookie season. He kept on going Saturday in Chicago's 6-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. Abreu hit his major league-leading 29th homer, a two-run shot that helped the White Sox end a...

  • Angels recall INF Navarro, send down RHP Rucinski

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have recalled infielder Efren Navarro from Triple-A Salt Lake to provide extra depth on the bench the last two games before the All-Star break. Navarro was recalled before Saturday's game against Texas. The Angels optioned right-hander Drew...

  • Rangers bring up LHP Feierabend from Triple-A

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have purchased the contract of left-hander Ryan Feierabend from Triple-A Round Rock, and he could start the team's final game before the All-Star break. To make room on the roster, the Rangers optioned left-hander Aaron Poreda to Round Rock. Poreda...

  • Tigers manager Ausmus feeling better after illness

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is feeling a little better after a stomach illness set him back for a day. Ausmus was running the team for Saturday night's game at Kansas City. Tigers bench coach Gene Lamont guided the club Friday night to a 2-1 win over the...

  • Reds option RH Partch, call up INF Soto

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds promoted infielder Neftali Soto before the second game of their series on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, shoring up their depleted infield and bench. They're also keeping a close watch on two injured starters. The Reds have put three infielders on the...

  • Segura leaves Brewers after infant son's death

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is heading home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month old son. The 24-year-old Segura learned his son, Janniel, had died after the Brewers' 7-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Segura's mother, who...

  • Blue Jays put Reimold on DL

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have placed outfielder Nolan Reimold on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf and recalled outfielder Anthony Gose from Triple-A Buffalo. The moves were announced before Saturday's game against Tampa Bay. Reimold was hurt running...

  • Adams pitches Naturals to 3-1 win over Springfield

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Right-hander Jason Adam has pitched the Northwest Arkansas Naturals to a 3-1 win over the Springfield Cardinals. Adam provided seven scoreless innings Friday night and struck out seven to earn his second straight victory. A key for Adam was jumping ahead of batters....

  • Orioles RHP Gonzalez sent to minors _ temporarily

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk, a move that has nothing to do with his performance in Baltimore. Gonzalez pitched eight strong innings Friday night against the New York Yankees. But he won't be needed again until well after the...

  • Target Field is ready for its All-Star close-up

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the All-Star game coming to the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Twins see the mid-summer party as more than a way to distract from another disappointing season. In some ways, it's a referendum on the success of outdoor baseball in the chilly north country and the first...

  • Indians recall McAllister

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have recalled right-hander Zach McAllister from Triple-A Columbus to start Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox. McAllister began the season in Cleveland's rotation and was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sore back on May 22. He was...

  • Former EMU baseball coach Oestrike dies at 82

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Ron Oestrike, the most successful baseball coach at Eastern Michigan, has died at age 82. Oestrike's death was announced Friday by the Ypsilanti school. He was baseball coach for 23 seasons and had a record of 657-508-8. His last season was 1987. Oestrike's 1976 team...

  • Haren struggles again in Dodgers' loss to Padres

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dan Haren pitched much better last season after the All-Star break than he did before it — and he's hoping the same scenario will play out this time around. Less than two weeks after he beat Cleveland 1-0 with seven sharp innings — and allowed his only hit on an...

  • Quentin's 3 RBIs help Padres beat Dodgers 6-3

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jesse Hahn has given the San Diego Padres more than they bargained for when they acquired him and reliever Alex Torres during the winter in seven-player trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. Hahn pitched six solid innings Friday night, Carlos Quentin drove in three runs and Alexi...

  • King Felix crowns Oakland in Seattle's 3-2 win

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Nick Punto tossed the bat and was already leaning toward first base, certain Oakland would get another chance in the ninth inning. "I felt like I put myself in a pretty good position to get on base and keep the inning extended a bit," Punto said. "It just didn't work out."...


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