• Dickey struggles against Tigers as Blue Jays fall 8-3

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — R.A. Dickey knew he was in trouble by the third pitch of Saturday's game. Facing Tigers leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler, Dickey hit him with an 0-2 knuckleball and realized that it was going to be a long day. "That's probably the worst knuckler I've had all season," he said...

  • Cubs select Richard's contract, place Ross on 7-day DL

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have selected left-hander Clayton Richard's contract from Triple-A Iowa in time for Saturday's start against the Miami Marlins and placed catcher David Ross on the seven-day concussion disabled list. They also selected catcher Taylor Teagarden's...

  • Martinez homers to back Price as Tigers beat Blue Jays 8-3

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers know that in the long run, Miguel Cabrera is impossible to replace. For the first 24 hours, though, they are doing pretty well. Saturday, J.D. Martinez homered and the Tigers scored eight runs for the second straight game, beating the Toronto Blue...

  • Harper uses patriotic themed bat, homers to help Nats win

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seems like every bat Bryce Harper uses this season provides fireworks for the Washington Nationals. The patriotic version he used on July 4 against Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants was no exception. Harper homered, Tyler Moore drove in four runs and...

  • Bumgarner struggles; Giants suffer 9-3 loss to Nats

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Madison Bumgarner barely broke a sweat before the Nationals got to him. The San Francisco Giants ace struggled again in a late-morning start, allowing a season-high six runs over five-plus innings in a 9-3 loss to the Washington Nationals. Three of those runs came...

  • Nationals pitcher Strasburg exits early with injury

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals' pitcher Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning after experiencing tightness in his left side. Strasburg allowed one hit over 3 2/3 scoreless innings in his third start since coming off the...

  • Orioles keep Gausman in rotation, move Norris to bullpen

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Right-hander Kevin Gausman will remain in the Baltimore Orioles rotation and start Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins, while Bud Norris will move from the rotation to the bullpen. The Orioles recalled Gausman on Thursday from Triple-A Norfolk. He struck out seven in 6...

  • Andrew Miller could be back with Yankees soon

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Injured closer Andrew Miller threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session and could soon return to the New York Yankees. Miller has not pitched in a game since June 9 because of a strained left forearm. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild simulated a batter during Saturday's...

  • Rays bring up Teaford, send down Riefenhauser

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wanting to have a long reliever in the bullpen after a pair of extra-inning games, the Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of left-hander Everett Teaford from Durham of the Triple-A International League. Left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser was optioned to the Bulls before...

  • Red Sox recall RHP Wright; option RHP Ramirez

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox have bolstered their bullpen by recalling right-hander Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. To make room, they optioned Friday's loser Noe Ramirez to Pawtucket. The 30-year old Wright (3-2) is with the club for the fourth time this season. The...

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