• Angels get Mets minor leaguer for international bonus slot

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired minor league right-hander Gaither Bumgardner from the New York Mets for an international bonus pool slot. Bumgardner was taken in the 23rd round of the 2013 Major League draft out of the University of South Carolina - Upstate. A...

  • Kazmir helps A's blank Mariners 4-0

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scott Kazmir wanted to establish control of the inner half of the plate early on. From there, it was just a matter of commanding his pitches, expanding the zone and keeping the hitters off balance. Kazmir pitched eight sparkling innings, Marcus Semien homered...

  • Gutierrez has only hits for Mariners in 4-0 loss to A's

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Franklin Gutierrez has had some success against Scott Kazmir. The rest of the Seattle Mariners need to study how Gutierrez handles the left-hander. Gutierrez had each of Seattle's two hits against Kazmir, who pitched eight sparkling innings in Oakland's 4-0 win...

  • Cardinals lose 3rd in a row, 5-3 to Padres

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Suddenly, the St. Louis Cardinals have hit a rough patch. No one seems overly concerned about the second three-game losing streak of the season that puts the onus on the offense. "I just feel like it's one of those times when it's not falling your way," Jason Heyward...

  • Venable homer boosts Padres over Cards 5-3 in 11 innings

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Will Venable was hardly the ideal choice to grab a bat cold off the bench. Good thing Padres interim manager Pat Murphy didn't know Venable had been 1 for 17 as a pinch hitter. And a good thing Venable put it out of his head. "I think as players you're attached to...

  • Boyd hit hard, Jays lose 12-6 to Red Sox

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Matt Boyd turned in an outing for the record books. Too bad it wasn't one he'll want to remember. David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in an eight-run first inning, Xander Bogaerts collected four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat Boyd and the Blue Jays...

  • Red Sox use 8-run first to beat Jays 12-6

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Wade Miley warmed up in the bullpen, then he waited nearly half an hour to take the mound for the bottom of the first inning. In between, Boston staked their starter to an eight-run lead. David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in the first, Xander...

  • AL Central-leading Royals fall to second-place Twins, 2-0

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals had just lost their fourth straight, getting shut out for the second time, and manager Ned Yost was hardly thinking about their impotent offense Thursday night. He was ruminating on the guy who made them so punchless. Kyle Gibson threw eight innings...

  • Orioles muster only 3 singles in 2-0 loss to Rangers

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles couldn't have asked for much more from Kevin Gausman, who didn't give up a run against the free-swinging Texas Rangers. Although Gausman did his part, the Orioles managed only three hits and lost 2-0 Thursday night to drop their first series...

  • Second-place Twins beat AL Central-leading Royals, 2-0

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With his pitch count well into triple-digits and the Twins clinging to a one-run lead, even Kyle Gibson thought Paul Molitor was going to bring in a reliever for him. Then the manager stayed in the dugout with two Royals aboard in the eighth inning. "I don't...

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