• Indians avoid winless homestand, beat Royals 12-1

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber took a shutout into the ninth, rookie Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer and had a career-high four RBIs, and the Indians avoided a winless homestand with a 12-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes and rookie...

  • Verlander outlasts Archer, Tigers beat Rays 2-1

    Updated: 10 min ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander outlasted Chris Archer for his first win this season and the Detroit Tigers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday. Verlander (1-3), who retired his first 14 batters before Asdrubal Cabrera homered on an...

  • Seattle's Robinson Cano out with abdominal strain

    Updated: 16 min ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Second baseman Robinson Cano is out of the Mariners lineup with an abdominal strain. Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said on Wednesday that Cano first felt discomfort a few days ago while making a play in the field. He played on Tuesday, but was held out for the series...

  • Jose Reyes makes Rockies debut against Cubs

    Updated: 18 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Shortstop Jose Reyes made his debut with the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday afternoon against the Chicago Cubs and batted second. The 32-year-old four-time All-Star was acquired along with a package of prospects from Toronto on Tuesday in a trade that sent shortstop Troy...

  • Nationals land Papelbon in trade, fall to Marlins 4-1

    Updated: 48 min ago

    MIAMI (AP) — The Washington Nationals have a new closer, landing All-Star Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies. That means their newly demoted closer isn't happy. And the NL East race is shaping up to be a whole lot of fun down the stretch. On the night the Nationals got...

  • Rays' Archer loses no-hit bid on 1-out infield single in 7th

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay's Chris Archer lost his perfect game bid with one out in the seventh inning when Jose Iglesias reached on an infield single. Iglesias hit a ball between short and third that shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera fielded, but his off-balance one-hop throw was...

  • Indians manager Francona ejected after player hit by pitch

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona has been ejected in the fifth inning against Kansas City. Francona was thrown out by plate umpire Tom Woodring after the Indians' Michael Brantley was hit in the leg by a pitch from Jeremy Guthrie. Francona was upset that...

  • Reliever Ramirez to DL, Cubs promote pair of relievers

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago placed right-handed relief pitcher Neil Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with left abdominal soreness. Ramirez says he's been bothered by the soreness for a few days and experienced pain while warming up for Tuesday's game with the Colorado...

  • Diamondbacks' Delgado goes on DL after spraining ankle

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks placed right-hander Randall Delgado on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle and recalled right-hander Addison Reed from Triple-A Reno. Delgado injured his ankle during a conditioning session before Tuesday night's game in...

  • Giants miss chance to move into first place in NL West

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants were on a roll with a chance to move into the top spot in the NL West for the first time in two months. Wily Peralta returned from the disabled list and shut them down while pitching for the first time in two months, leading the Milwaukee...

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