• Carrasco struggles, Astros stop Indians 9-4

    Yesterday

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco came within one out of throwing a no-hitter on July 1. His subsequent start didn't go nearly as well. The right-hander allowed five runs in four innings Monday, including a solo homer by rookie Preston Tucker, as the Houston Astros beat...

  • Astros All-Star Keuchel stops Indians 9-4

    Yesterday

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Dallas Keuchel was keeping a secret. Keuchel, no secret in baseball circles, found out Monday afternoon he had been chosen for the American League All-Star team. He then allowed three runs in six innings in Houston's 9-4 win over the Cleveland Indians. The...

  • Buehrle has blast despite Blue Jays falling 4-2 to White Sox

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Winning and losing usually determines whether a player enjoys a particular game or not. Despite a loss, Mark Buehrle couldn't stop smiling about the Toronto Blue Jays' 4-2 defeat to the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. His matchup with former teammate and pupil Chris...

  • Rookies Bryant, Pederson make All-Star team; A-Rod left out

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. But there was no room on the roster for Alex Rodriguez, enjoying a...

  • Sale strikeout streak ends, pitches White Sox past Toronto

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Wins haven't come as easily as strikeouts for Chris Sale this season. That's why the left-hander had no regrets about losing his bid to break a strikeout streak record in one of the Chicago White Sox's more rousing wins. Sale pitched a six-hitter that led the White Sox...

  • Span, Escobar injured in Nationals' 3-2 loss to Reds

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The defeat itself was tough enough to swallow. Losing the top two players in the batting order, well, that pretty much made the night a total loss for the Washington Nationals. Center fielder Denard Span and second baseman Yunel Escobar were gone by the fifth inning,...

  • Suarez's homer breaks deadlock, Reds beat Nationals 3-2

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eugenio Suarez could only watch and hope as the baseball headed toward the left-field foul pole. "My first reaction was that I popped it up," he said. "I hit it in front. I didn't hit it well." The Reds' shortstop got enough of it, though, to send it over the wall...

  • Cubs LHP Jon Lester loses no-hit bid in 7th against Cards

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs pitcher Jon Lester lost his no-hit bid against the St. Louis Cardinals when Jhonny Peralta singled with one out in the seventh inning Monday night. Peralta hit a hard smash inside third base that deflected off the wrist of All-Star rookie Kris Bryant as he tried to...

  • Rollins faces Phillies for 1st time since leaving for LA

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Rollins pretty much accomplished everything he could during 14 years with the Philadelphia Phillies. A World Series title. Three All-Star selections. The NL MVP award. The team's all-time hits leader. That's what made it easier for him to flee a franchise in...

  • Cubs pitcher Jon Lester gets 1st career hit in 67th at-bat

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has singled for his first major league hit after 66 fruitless at-bats — plus five more in the World Series. Lester came up in the second inning Monday night and hit a low liner that ricocheted off the leg of St. Louis Cardinals right-hander John...

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