• Padres topple Cubs for 5-2 victory

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Will Middlebrooks remembered from his playing days in Boston what type of pitches Jon Lester throws in different situations. Lester made a nifty play with his glove, but lost again and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Sunday. Middlebrooks, a former...

  • Richards goes 5 innings in 1st start, Angels fall to Astros

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — In his first start in eight months, Garrett Richards put the Los Angeles Angels in position to win. Unfortunately for them, a key misplay Sunday proved costly in a 4-3 loss to the Houston Astros. Richards (0-1), pitching for the first time since having knee surgery...

  • Lester makes nifty play, but loses again as Padres top Cubs

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester believes he is getting close to pitching like the ace the Cubs signed in the offseason. Lester made a nifty play with his glove, but lost again and the San Diego Padres beat Chicago 5-2 Sunday. Lester (0-2), who signed a $155 million, six-year contract as a...

  • Feldman bounces back, Astros defeat Angels

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — Scott Feldman bounced back from a bad outing to give Houston a good start Sunday. The hitters did just enough, too, helped by a bad bounce. Feldman threw six solid innings and the Astros took advantage of a wild throw by catcher Drew Butera to beat the Los Angeles...

  • Athletics furious after 4-2 loss and 5 Royals' ejections

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After Oakland and Kansas City cleared the benches for the third straight game and five more Royals got ejected, Brett Lawrie was furious. "That was embarrassing," he said. "I'm trying to play baseball. I can't step into the box thinking they're going to throw...

  • Royals overcome 5 ejections to beat Athletics 4-2

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After Oakland and Kansas City cleared the benches for the third straight game and five more Royals got ejected, Lorenzo Cain tried to put a positive spin on the day. "We didn't get into a fight, so that's always good," he said. Hit by a pitch early, Cain came...

  • Buchanan falls short as Phils lose 4-1 to Nats

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Buchanan showed improvement in his third start of the season. It just wasn't enough against Stephen Strasburg at the top of his game. Buchanan allowed three runs in a two-out, fifth-inning rally and the Philadelphia Phillies fell 4-1 to the Washington...

  • House struggles again as Indians lose to Twins 7-2

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — TJ House made strides toward rectifying his early-season struggles. It just wasn't enough to hold off the Twins. After giving up six runs in 1 1-3 innings in his season debut against Detroit, House allowed five runs in 5 2-3 innings on Sunday in a 7-2 defeat to...

  • AP Source: White Sox calling up top pitching prospect Rodon

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago White Sox are calling up prized pitching prospect Carlos Rodon from Triple-A Charlotte and will have him work out of the bullpen at least for now. The person, speaking Sunday on the condition of anonymity because the...

  • Porcello struggles in Red Sox's 8-3 loss to O's

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox starters are continuing to struggle. Rick Porcello became the latest to get hit hard, allowing eight runs and 12 hits in five innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Sunday. Boston's starters have a 6.24 ERA through its first...

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