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  • Vogelsong stifles Mets in Gaints' 5-1 win

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong pitched a two-hitter for his second career complete game, Hunter Pence emerged from a deep funk with a triple and three RBIs and the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 5-1 on Friday night for their second straight win after a six-game skid. Vogelsong (6-8) faced 28 batters, one over the limit, allowing...

  • Chen leads Orioles past Mariners 2-1

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Wei-Yin Chen won his fifth consecutive start and had a season-high eight strikeouts to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Baltimore has won nine of its past 11 games and remained atop the AL League East. An RBI single by Manny Machado in the third, snapped the Orioles'...

  • Dodgers beat Braves 2-1 on Kershaw's 9-hitter

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw would have welcomed a little help from the umpires in the ninth inning, if only to end the game a bit sooner. When he didn't get it, the Dodgers' ace finished off the Braves on his own. He scattered nine hits and struck out nine while tying his career-best winning streak of 10 games in a 2-1 victory Thursday...

  • Escobar, Ventura lead Royals past Twins, 6-3

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals' clubhouse mood was somber after a 6-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Eric Hosmer will be going on disabled list after an X-ray revealed a displaced fracture of the third finger of his right hand. "Very frustrating, bad timing," Hosmer said. "The good thing is I can still get back for that...

  • Correia pitches well before Twins bullpen falters

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kevin Correia gave the Minnesota Twins a quality start after pitching poorly in his previous two outings. The Kansas City Royals, however, scored four runs off the bullpen to beat the Twins 6-3 Thursday night. Correia had given up 11 runs on 17 hits and five walks in eight innings in losing his previous two starts....

  • Pujols' RBI in 13th lifts Angels over Orioles 1-0

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A frustrating night for Albert Pujols had a delightful ending. Pujols hit an RBI single in the 13th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 Thursday to avert a three-game sweep. Pujols grounded into double plays in each of his first two at-bats. In the 11th, the 34-year-old slugger hit a scorcher...

  • Nationals fall 10-4 to Phillies as 'pen struggles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The usually reliable Washington Nationals bullpen is suddenly in a funk. After starter Gio Gonzalez (6-7) allowed five runs in 3 2-3 innings, five relievers combined to allow five more runs in the Nationals' 10-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. "I don't think their innings are excessive or anything like...

  • Indians drop game and Cabrera

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Another difficult day on the trade front ended with a disappointing loss for the Cleveland Indians. Mike Zunino clubbed a two-run homer off reliever Bryan Shaw in the eighth inning Thursday night, giving the Seattle Mariners a 6-5 victory over Cleveland. The Indians had gone ahead 5-4 in the seventh on an RBI single by Carlos...

  • Reds beat Marlins 3-1 with controversial replay

    MIAMI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds got the pitching they needed at the start and the finish. Starter Johnny Cueto (12-6) struck out nine and allowed one run in seven innings and Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for his 24th save as the Reds beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Thursday night. "Hopefully things will turn around," Cueto said as the...

  • Phillies lose Lee, defeat Nationals 10-4

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee had reached the point where he wasn't thinking about the elbow injury that had sidelined him for two months this season. Now it's foremost on his mind. Ben Revere tied a career-high with four hits and the Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Thursday night despite Lee...

  • A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oakland gets there first. The baseball-leading, small-budget A's won the mighty Lester sweepstakes Thursday, acquiring the left-hander and...

  • Angels LHP Skaggs leaves no-hit bid with injury

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Los Angeles Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs has left Thursday night's game against Baltimore with left forearm tightness. Skaggs held the Orioles hitless before walking off the mound with two outs in the fifth inning. He had retired 14 straight batters before issuing a walk to Steve Pearce. Then he motioned to the dugout...

  • Cliff Lee leaves start against Nationals in 3rd

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee, who recently returned after missing two months with a left elbow strain, left in the third inning of Thursday night's game at Washington. The Phillies announced that Lee had a recurrence of the left flexor pronator strain that sidelined him in May. They gave no time table for Lee's...

  • Red Sox send SS Drew to Yankees for 3B Johnson

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox obtained third baseman Kelly Johnson from the New York Yankees for shortstop Stephen Drew on Thursday. Drew hit .253 for the World Series champion Red Sox last year but did not accept a $14.1 million qualifying offer. He became a restricted free agent but any team signing him would have had to give Boston a...

  • Rich get richer: Price traded to Tigers

    DETROIT (AP) — When David Price was finally traded, it was to an unexpected bidder. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday. The Rays received left-hander Drew Smyly and minor league infielder Willy Adames from the Tigers. Tampa Bay...

  • Dodgers beat Braves 3-2 for 5th straight win

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp has suddenly found his power, and it's helping keep the Los Angeles Dodgers atop the NL West. Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning after homering in consecutive games for the first time in over a year and the Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Wednesday night for their season-best fifth...

  • Jeter's farewell to Texas a 3-2 Yankees loss

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Jeter got more farewell gifts, and Brett Gardner hit another leadoff home run for the New York Yankees. The struggling Texas Rangers won the game — and the series. After Jeter got a surprise visit from former President George W. Bush in a pregame ceremony, Gardner led off with a homer for the second straight game...

  • Base-running blunders doom Twins in 3-2 loss in KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eduardo Nunez was caught straying too far from first base. Sam Fuld was picked off first the next inning. Brian Dozier was thrown out while foolishly trying to score on an errant throw. Three outs, all made on the base paths by the Minnesota Twins in the span of a couple innings, and all proving costly in a 3-2 loss to...

  • Perez helps Royals struggle to 3-2 win over Twins

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danny Duffy trudged off the mound with the bases loaded and his team trailing by a run, and took a seat in the dugout to watch Jason Frasor try to bail him out. He roared when the Royals reliever struck out Chris Colabello to end the threat. "He came through with flying colors," Duffy said with a smile. Buoyed by the...

  • White Sox allow 6 in 1st, lose 7-2 to Tigers

    DETROIT (AP) — Hector Noesi's first inning went so badly, what happened afterward didn't much matter. Noesi retired only one of the first nine hitters he faced, allowing six early runs to Detroit in the Tigers' 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Noesi did manage to keep Detroit off the scoreboard for the rest of his...