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  • McCarthy, Yankees avoid sweep, beat Astros

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, Brandon McCarthy did a pretty nifty imitation of Masahiro Tanaka. McCarthy pitched a four-hitter and the New York Yankees, trying to claw closer in the AL wild-card chase, avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Houston Astros 3-0 Thursday. McCarthy...

  • Rays get just 1 hit off Price, beat Tigers 1-0

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Price allowed only one hit in his first start against his former team, an RBI triple to Brandon Guyer, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. Ben Zobrist reached on a throwing error by shortstop...

  • Fill-in Fiers making a pitch for Brewers rotation

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Fiers walked around the clubhouse in a workout shirt featuring the patriotic shield of cartoon character Captain America on his chest. The Milwaukee Brewers pitcher isn't quite that invincible, though it has sure felt that way when he has taken the mound the last...

  • Yankees add INF-OF Wheeler, send Whitley to minors

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have called up infielder-outfielder Zelous Wheeler from the minors and sent right-hander Chase Whitely to Triple-A. The Yankees made the moves before Thursday's game against Houston. Wheeler homered in his major league debut on July 3. He hit .267...

  • Dodgers trail early and lose 4-1 to Padres

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers trailed early again and Roberto Hernandez fell behind in pitching counts, too. Neither the NL West leaders nor Hernandez could do much about it in a 4-1 loss to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. "We keep trying to move in the right direction,"...

  • Padres beat Dodgers 4-1 to end 2-game skid

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric Stults is having quite a month of August and going against his old team didn't hurt either. The left-hander allowed one run on four hits in five innings of the San Diego Padres' 4-1 win over the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. "I'm just...

  • Jackson hit hard, Cubs beaten by Giants

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — First, the Chicago Cubs got a win wiped away. Then, they saw struggling starter Edwin Jackson get battered during an 8-3 loss Wednesday night to the San Francisco Giants. Jackson (6-14) went 2 2-3 innings, his shortest outing of the season. He allowed seven runs on...

  • Buchholz hurt by 1 inning, Angels top Red Sox 8-3

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Through four innings, Clay Buchholz was in charge. Then he was in trouble. The inconsistent right-hander took a two-run lead into the fifth then allowed five runs in that inning. The Boston Red Sox never threatened again and lost to the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 on...

  • Cueto has clunker, Reds swept by Cardinals

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Johnny Cueto whiffed on a chance at becoming the majors' first 16-game winner. "He's one of the best pitchers in baseball, but there's no excuses," Cincinnati Reds teammate Brandon Phillips said after the St. Louis Cardinals caught the right-hander on a rare...

  • Lynn, Peralta lead Cardinals to sweep of Reds

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Facing Johnny Cueto definitely brought out the best in the Cardinals' Lance Lynn. "It didn't hurt my feelings one bit beating him," the right-hander said after working seven scoreless innings against the 15-game winner in St. Louis' 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati...

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