• Indians donating equipment to league following robbery

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are donating new catcher's gear to the Garfield Heights Baseball League after it had some equipment stolen last week. With help from Louisville Slugger, the major league team will present new protective helmets, chest protectors and shin guards to the...

  • Organization's best defensive infielder, Yadiel Rivera, fitting in nicely with Sky Sox

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    It didn't take Colorado Springs shortstop Yadiel Rivera long to demonstrate why he is rated as the best defensive infielder in the Brewers' organization. In his first four games in a Sky Sox uniform, the natural shortstop showed the speed and lateral movement that enables him to make...

  • Dodgers finalize $62.5 million, 6-year deal with Olivera

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cuban infielder Hector Olivera arrived at the Dodgers' spring training facility in Arizona after finalizing a $62.5 million, six-year contract Tuesday, and predicted he could be playing in the major leagues within a month. The deal was reached in late March, but...

  • Frias shows improvement in Dodgers' 2-0 loss to Giants

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carlos Frias is learning on the job, and he gave the Los Angeles Dodgers another positive outing Tuesday night. Frias limited San Francisco to one run and seven hits over six innings in his sixth career start, but Tim Hudson was just a little better and pitched...

  • Mariners fall to Orioles 9-4 in Cruz's return to Baltimore

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Nelson Cruz forged another pleasant memory at Camden Yards, except for one important detail: his team lost. Cruz hit a three-run homer in his first game in Baltimore since last year, but the Orioles got a homer and four RBIs from Jimmy Paredes in a 9-4 victory over...

  • Cubs infielders commit 3 errors in 4-3 loss to Padres

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — It was a rough night for the Chicago Cubs' infield. Three errors that led to three unearned runs helped derail the Cubs and spoiled a fine performance by Jason Hammel in a 4-3 loss to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. Derek Norris hit a two-run double with one...

  • Posey, Hudson lead Giants past Dodgers 2-0

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — He struck out twice, once with the bases loaded, and Hunter Pence was still serenaded like the hero he has become in San Francisco. Buster Posey drove in a run, Tim Hudson allowed five hits over 6 1-3 innings and the Giants won their fourth straight, beating the...

  • Norris' 2-run double in 8th lifts Padres over Cubs 4-3

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs kept committing errors and letting the San Diego Padres hang around long enough to stage the go-ahead rally. Derek Norris hit a two-run double with one out in the eighth and James Shields struck out 11 in seven innings to lead San Diego to a 4-3...

  • White Sox lose 3-1 to Indians, ending 6-game winning streak

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Melky Cabrera and the Chicago White Sox have seen about enough of Trevor Bauer already this season. Bauer pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning for his third solid outing against the White Sox this year, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-1 victory Tuesday...

  • Hundley's homer lifts Rockies to 6-5 win over Phillies

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Justin De Fratus wanted to bury a slider in the dirt. It landed in the bleachers instead and ended the Philadelphia Phillies' six-game win streak. Nick Hundley lined a 1-2 pitch from De Fratus into the seats in left-center with two outs in the eighth inning and the...

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