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  • Peavy pitches Giants to 8-3 win over Cubs

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Peavy is showing signs of getting back on track, and his timing couldn't be better for the San Francisco Giants. The 33-year-old right-hander pitched seven solid innings in his fifth start with San Francisco, and the Giants rolled past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday, hours after they won a protest regarding a...

  • Hamilton drives in 3 runs, Angels beat Red Sox 8-3

    BOSTON (AP) — Garrett Richards lay on the ground for several minutes, his left knee damaged and his season seemingly over. The right-hander's injury while running to cover first base is a big loss that overshadowed the Los Angeles Angels' seventh win in eight games. "Winning the game, obviously, it's always important, but it's secondary to...

  • Feldman pitches Astros past slumping Yankees 5-2

    NEW YORK (AP) — Put aside the playoff talk. Jacoby Ellsbury and the New York Yankees are having a tough enough time with Houston. Scott Feldman shut down the slumping Yankees again, and Robbie Grossman snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run single that sent the Astros to a 5-2 victory Wednesday night. Dexter Fowler had an RBI double,...

  • Angels RHP Richards leaves field with knee injury

    BOSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Angels right-hander Garrett Richards was taken off the field on a stretcher with a left knee injury on Wednesday night. Richards was hurt in the second inning while running to cover first base on a potential double-play grounder by Boston's Brock Holt. Richards' fell in the dirt near the base. Several minutes later he...

  • Knee surgeries end season for Indians' Swisher

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Nick Swisher's disappointing second season with the Indians is over. Swisher underwent surgery on both knees Wednesday, procedures the first baseman/outfielder hopes will alleviate pain and prolong his career. The 33-year-old has underperformed after getting a four-year, $56 million contract from the Indians before last...

  • Cubs outlast Giants 2-0 in rain-shortened game

    CHICAGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs played 4 1/2 innings in 6 hours, 9 minutes. And when the game was finally called early Wednesday morning, they still hoped to play some more. An unplayable field following a downpour led to the game being called off at 1:16 a.m. The teams had played just enough on Tuesday night for...

  • Giants done in by rain and Cubs in shortened loss

    CHICAGO (AP) — Bruce Bochy probably had a lot more he wanted to say after a 4½-hour wait to resume a game Tuesday night — and Wednesday morning — proved futile. But the San Francisco Giants manager mostly held his tongue after the Wrigley Field infield was deemed unplayable and the Chicago Cubs were awarded a 2-0 victory in a game shortened to...

  • Orioles move Ubaldo Jimenez to bullpen

    CHICAGO (AP) — Manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday before the Orioles' game against the Chicago White Sox that starter Ubaldo Jimenez is moving to the bullpen. With right-hander Miguel Gonzalez expected to be recalled soon after throwing a 75-pitch simulated game Monday for Double-A Bowie, the Orioles needed to clear a spot in the rotation for...

  • Pirates activate OF McCutchen off disabled list

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen's fractured rib is healed. The reigning National League MVP is hoping his return will have the same effect on the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates activated the star center fielder off the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. McCutchen will bat third as Pittsburgh tries to end a season-high six-game losing...

  • Cardinals beat Reds 6-5 in 10 innings

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Walking Billy Hamilton to start the ninth inning was a bad sign for Trevor Rosenthal. For the second straight game, the St. Louis Cardinals picked up their young closer. "We're digging our heels in," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said after Jhonny Peralta singled in the winning run in the 10th for a 6-5 victory over the...

  • Gillaspie grand slam helps White Sox beat Jays 7-5

    CHICAGO (AP) — Conor Gillaspie leads the Chicago White Sox with a .311 batting average, and on Sunday the third baseman led them to a win with a rare burst of power. Gillaspie hit his first grand slam and Jordan Danks added a two-run shot to cap a six-run first inning, and the White Sox held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5. Gillaspie...

  • Montero much better, but Mets lose to Cubs 2-1

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Montero avoided the long ball that had plagued him so much. Jenrry Mejia, however, couldn't keep the Cubs in the ballpark. Starlin Castro homered off Mejia on the first pitch of the ninth inning to lift Chicago over the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday. With the score tied at 1 following a strong outing from Montero, Castro...

  • Yankees C Brian McCann returns from concussion

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees have activated catcher Brian McCann from the seven-day concussion list and optioned catcher Austin Romine to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The moves were made before Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. McCann was hurt during a game on Aug. 8 against Cleveland. Romine appeared in one game after being...

  • Straily unravels in Cubs debut, loses 7-3 to Mets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Straily was well aware his first stint with the Chicago Cubs was going to be brief. After a strong stretch in the middle innings, it ended all too quickly. The right-hander was pulled after two walks and a hit batter in the sixth, and the Cubs lost 7-3 to the New York Mets on Saturday night. Called up from Triple-A Iowa to...

  • Pujols, Kendrick homer in Angels' win over Rangers

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It took the Los Angeles Angels 4½ months to catch the Oakland Athletics and move into first place in the American League West. Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick homered to give the Angels an early lead on the way to a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. The Angels (72-49) are alone in first place in...

  • Flores leads Niese and Mets to 7-3 win over Cubs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores sure looked like a major league shortstop Saturday night, in every way possible. Given an opportunity to play regularly of late, Flores finally provided a spark with his bat and glove in leading Jonathon Niese and the New York Mets to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Juan Lagares drove in two runs and...

  • Blue Jays rally to beat White Sox 6-3

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mark Buehrle felt a little more nervous and a little more emotional than he thought he would. The pitcher received a standing ovation from the crowd as he took the mound against his former Chicago White Sox teammates. Buehrle tipped his cap and then allowed three runs in 5 1-3 innings in his first start as a visitor in Chicago...

  • Price helps Tigers beat Mariners 4-2

    DETROIT (AP) — David Price got into a sticky situation in the eighth, and Brad Ausmus decided to leave the ace in the game. Price then rewarded his manager for the vote of confidence. Price wriggled out of the jam in his final inning, and the Detroit Tigers snapped Seattle's five-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory over Felix Hernandez and...

  • Big Papi hits 400th career HR in Red Sox uniform

    BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz has become the third player in Boston Red Sox history to hit 400 home runs with the team. Ortiz connected in the third inning Saturday night against Houston, sending a solo drive into the first row of the center-field seats at Fenway Park for the milestone shot. He then added a two-run homer in the fifth. Ortiz has...

  • Brewers rally in 8th inning to beat Dodgers 6-3

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lyle Overbay has found his niche with the Milwaukee Brewers, batting .444 as a pinch hitter. He drove in three runs with a two-out double in the eighth inning for a 6-3 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in a game between division leaders. Overbay is now 8 for 18 coming off the bench, with two...