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  • Lost Red Sox title ring returned by Yankees fan

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan. Manhattan restaurant owner Luigi Militello could hardly believe it when he found the shiny 2013 championship ring on a restroom sink at his Luke's Bar and Grill on Thursday night. It was the real...

  • Fuld's 2-run single lifts Twins over White Sox 4-3

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A big hit from Sam Fuld and a quick recovery by Glen Perkins gave the Minnesota Twins a win that temporarily helped them forget about a season that's slipping away. Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run single off Javy Guerra in a three-run seventh inning, and the Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Sunday to avoid a...

  • After bracelet cut, White Sox lose to Twins 4-3

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ronald Belisario failed to retire a batter after he was ordered to remove a bracelet from his glove hand. The reliever's ineffectiveness cost the Chicago White Sox as the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 victory Sunday. Chicago led 2-1 when Belisario relieved Scott Carroll to start the seventh and threw two balls to Josh...

  • Plate call overturned as D-backs lose to Phil 4-2

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Arizona's Miguel Montero hopes Major League Baseball changes a rule designed to protect catchers such as him. Ryan Howard homered in his second game since a three-game benching and scored the go-ahead run on an overturned call at the plate in Philadelphia Phillies' 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Montero was...

  • 2 miscues late costs Yanks in loss to Blue Jays

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dellin Betances sailed a pickoff attempt into right field. And then, David Robertson didn't even bother to hold Jose Bautista on base. A day after Brian McCann's indecision at first base cost the Yankees in their first loss to Toronto in the Bronx after 17 straight wins, two more mistakes cost them a chance for a series win....

  • Blue Jays win 1st series in Bronx in 2 years

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Bautista decided it was time to take charge, not with his bat but with his feet. The Toronto slugger stole second base without a throw with two outs in the ninth inning and scored when Dioner Navarro hit a go-ahead single, lifting the Blue Jays over the New York Yankees 5-4 Sunday for their first series win in the Bronx...

  • Howard leads Phillies over Diamondbacks 4-2

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The new rule designed to protect catchers helped the Philadelphia Phillies gain a victory. Ryan Howard homered in his second game since a three-game benching and scored the go-ahead run on an overturned call at the plate in Philadelphia's 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Arizona's Miguel Montero was...

  • Toronto ends 17-game Bronx skid, beats Yanks 6-4

    NEW YORK (AP) — For nearly two years, the Toronto Blue Jays had walked off the field at Yankee Stadium with losses. Every time. Dan Johnson's 70-foot infield hit helped the Blue Jays stop their 17-game skid in the Bronx. Johnson drove in four runs with the seventh-inning single and a three-run homer in the ninth, lifting the Blue Jays over...

  • Puig, Dodgers go triple-crazy, beat Giants 8-1

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating the Giants 8-1 on Friday night. The Dodgers matched a club record with five triples, including three during a five-run fifth inning that...

  • Nationals send Reds to 7th straight loss 4-1

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Tanner Roark won the final spot in Washington's rotation during spring training. Halfway through the season, he's the Nationals' top winner. Roark allowed only three singles over seven innings on Friday night, and Denard Span matched Cincinnati's hit total with his four singles, leading the Nationals to a 4-1 victory that...

  • Padres rout Cubs 13-3

    CHICAGO (AP) — You would never know the San Diego Padres have the lowest team batting average in the major leagues by the way they hit against the Chicago Cubs and starter Edwin Jackson. The light-hitting Padres broke out for a season-best nine runs in the sixth inning in a 13-3 rout of the Cubs on Thursday night. It followed a 14-hit...

  • Padres' Ross fans 11 in 13-3 rout of Cubs

    CHICAGO (AP) — Tyson Ross kept mowing down Chicago Cubs hitters, long enough for San Diego's suddenly potent offense to carry the Padres to victory for the second straight night. Ross struck out a career-high 11, and the light-hitting Padres broke out for a season-best nine runs in the sixth inning in a 13-3 rout of the Cubs on Thursday...

  • Young hits 3-run homer in Orioles' 4-0 victory

    SEATTLE (AP) — Wie-Yen Chen allowed five hits over eight innings and Delmon Young hit a three-run homer to give the Baltimore Orioles a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night. Chen (11-3), who has won his past four starts, scattered five singles, walked one and struck out three. His 11 wins ties him for third-most in...

  • Scherzer wins 12th, Tigers beat Angels 6-4

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nick Castellanos drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a double in the sixth inning and Max Scherzer won his fourth straight decision, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. Scherzer (12-3) tied teammate Rick Porcello and New York's Masahiro Tanaka for the league...

  • Aoki's 14th-inning hit lifts Royals over Indians

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After four hours, 23 minutes and a dozen pitchers combining to throw 397 pitches, Nori Aoki gave the Kansas City Royals a win. Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Royals to a 2-1 victory over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into the seventh inning on...

  • Richard's streak ends in Angels' 6-4 loss

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After watching his teammates take the lead with three runs during a 30-pitch fifth inning by Max Scherzer, Garrett Richards gave up three runs in the sixth. As a result, the right-hander's streak of seven straight wins is over. Nick Castellanos drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a double after Torii Hunter's RBI...

  • Noesi, Eaton lead White Sox past Twins, 5-2

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An impressive start from Hector Noesi was just a couple of pitches away from being something really special. Noesi allowed three hits over 7 2-3 innings, and Adam Eaton had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. Noesi (5-7) gave up two runs,...

  • Garza rebounds from poor outing, Brewers win 9-1

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Garza was fuming after his previous start, the shortest of his career when he recorded just one out and allowed five runs. What a difference five days make. Garza allowed two hits in eight innings, and Ryan Braun hit one of three homers for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 9-1 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday...

  • Kimbrel too wild to save Braves from loss

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel blamed himself for two curveballs that went awry and cost the Braves a game. "That's part of baseball," Kimbrel said Thursday night after the Miami Marlins scored in the ninth inning for a 3-2 victory. "Not everything goes perfect every time you go out there. You've just got to find a way to get...

  • Saltalamacchia, Alvarez lead Marlins past Braves

    ATLANTA (AP) — Jarrod Saltalamacchia knows most teams don't get many chances to beat Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel. Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Braves 3-2 on Thursday night. "He threw me a lot of sliders tonight,...

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