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  • Perez help Rangers sweep A's with 3-0 win

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With the Texas rotation ravaged by injuries early in the season, Martin Perez has more than filled the void. Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 26 and the Texas Rangers wrapped up a three-game sweep of the...

  • Maddon: Escobar 4-2 strikeout should be walk

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has an interesting suggestion after Yunel Escobar's stuck out a pitch with a 4-2 count: give him credit for a walk. Escobar struck out in the fifth inning Tuesday night after the umpires had an incorrect count — even...

  • Red Sox demote struggling Daniel Nava to minors

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox demoted struggling switch-hitting outfielder Daniel Nava and recalled right-hander Alex Wilson on Wednesday. Nava, 31, was a big part of Boston's run to the 2013 World Series title, but was hitting just .149 with two homers and three RBI when he was...

  • Perez helps Rangers sweep A's with 3-0 win

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Over the course of a 162-game season, every team will go through some rough stretches. It's just been a long time since the Oakland Athletics have endured one at home. Martin Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak...

  • Trumbo to miss extended time with stress fracture

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo will be sidelined for an extended period because of a stress fracture in his left foot. Manager Kirk Gibson says Trumbo will get a second opinion from Dr. Michael Lee in Arizona before a timetable for his return is...

  • Padres' Josh Johnson to undergo 2nd elbow surgery

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson is scheduled to undergo elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time and will miss the entire season. The right-hander, signed in November to an $8 million, one-year contract, was placed on the disabled list before the...

  • As errors, losses mount, Nationals get extra work

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of rookie manager Matt Williams' emphasis on defense, the Washington Nationals regularly schedule extra infield practice for their backups. On Wednesday, starters Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa and Anthony Rendon took part. That's because the Nationals'...

  • Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance. The famed marquee had a message, too. "Happy Birthday, Wrigley Field," it read. Exactly 100 years after the Chicago...

  • Royals coach has surgery on broken left arm

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Kansas City Royals first base coach Rusty Kuntz had surgery on his broken left arm, an injury he sustained when he was hit by a line drive during pregame batting practice. Kuntz had a plate and eight screws inserted during the operation Wednesday at the Cleveland...

  • Travis Ishikawa rejects minor league assignment

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Travis Ishikawa, the Pittsburgh Pirates' opening-day first baseman, refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis and elected to become a free agent. Ishikawa was designated for assignment Friday, when the Pirates acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the...

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