• A's call up righty reliever Chad Smith, demote Ryan Cook

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Athletics have recalled right-handed reliever Chad Smith from Triple-A Nashville and demoted righty Ryan Cook. Smith was 1-1 with a 2.31 ERA as the closer with Nashville, getting two saves in four chances. He had a blown save Saturday night at Round Rock....

  • Cardinals' Jordan Walden goes on 15-day disabled list

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals setup man Jordan Walden has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of an inflamed right biceps. Reliever Sam Tuivailala was recalled from Triple-A Memphis. Walden stopped warming up in the eighth inning Saturday. He's 0-1 with an 0.87 ERA in 12...

  • Orioles' Hardy, Flaherty to start rehab assignments

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Injured Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy and infielder Ryan Flaherty will both start minor league rehab assignments Monday with Double-A Bowie. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday the pair will play at least three games with Bowie. Hardy...

  • Rays place CF Jennings on 15-day DL with left knee soreness

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays placed center fielder Desmond Jennings on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with left knee soreness. Jennings hasn't played since leaving a game April 25 with the injury and said there is still some pain in the knee. He is the 14th Tampa...

  • Royals' Lorenzo Cain drops appeal, begins serving suspension

    Updated: 4 min ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain was hoping that nobody saw him throw the punch. Then the Royals outfielder learned just how many video cameras there are in big league ballparks these days. After seeing footage that Major League Baseball has of him throwing the haymaker in a...

  • Pederson, Turner homer in Dodgers' 6-4 win over D-Backs

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The day at the ballpark began for Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and his players watching the Kentucky Derby live on video screens during batting practice. It ended with them transfixed at their lockers watching the final few rounds of Floyd Mayweather...

  • Diamondbacks blow lead in 7th, lose 6-4 to Dodgers

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the second time in a matter of hours, a major league game ended with a baserunner getting hit by a batted ball for the final out. Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale watched in anguish as it happened to his team, and now he knows how Los Angeles Angels...

  • Bullpen can't hold lead after 6-run 7th, A's lose 8-7 in 10

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — After Oakland took the lead with a six-run seventh inning, the Athletics' bullpen couldn't hold on to it. Shin-Soo Choo hit a tying three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh and scored the winning run in the 10th to lift the Texas Rangers to an 8-7 victory...

  • Odor's RBI single in 10th lifts Rangers past A's

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shin-Soo Choo regained his hitting touch in a big way and helped the Texas Rangers get a walk-off win for the first time this season. Choo hit a tying three-run homer in the seventh inning and scored the winning run in the 10th to lift Texas to an 8-7 victory...

  • Volquez outpitched by Tigers' Price in Royals' 2-1 loss

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Edinson Volquez was pleased with the way he pitched on Saturday. However, Detroit Tigers ace David Price tossed a gem. Price took a shutout into the ninth inning before finishing with a five-hitter as the Tigers beat the Royals 2-1 Saturday night. "I thought...

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