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  • Mets call up 2B Herrera, youngest player in MLB

    NEW YORK (AP) — A big season in the minors put Dilson Herrera on deck as Daniel Murphy's potential replacement at second base someday. That day came much sooner than anyone imagined. After a rapid rise through the New York Mets' system, Herrera arrived at Citi Field on Friday and went 0 for 3 with an error in a 4-1 win over Philadelphia. He...

  • Diamondbacks shut down by Kershaw, lose 3-1

    PHOENIX (AP) — The last time Clayton Kershaw pitched in Arizona, three months ago, the Diamondbacks clobbered him in an 18-7 rout. Hardly anyone has touched him since, and on Wednesday night the Diamondbacks were no exception. Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first major leaguer to reach 16 wins this season...

  • Cleveland's Kluber can't contain Abreu in 3-2 loss

    CHICAGO (AP) — Every time Corey Kluber found himself in a key situation, he was facing Jose Abreu. Abreu hit a pair of run-scoring singles against Kluber, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Indians 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a season-high seven-game losing streak. Abreu put Chicago ahead for good in the seventh with his third hit of the game...

  • Fuld's homer in 9th lifts A's over Astros 5-4

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have rallied to win game after game this season after trailing late. So it was no surprise that they did it again on Wednesday night thanks to Sam Fuld's tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning that gave Oakland a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros. It was their major league-leading 12th win this...

  • White Sox beat Indians 3-2, end 7-game skid

    CHICAGO (AP) — After more than a week of losing, the Chicago White Sox needed their star to find the win column again. Jose Abreu hit a pair of run-scoring singles against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber, and the White Sox beat the Indians 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a season-high, seven-game losing streak. "We just came out of a bad moment, a bad...

  • Wheeler sharp, but Mets fall to Braves 3-2

    NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Wheeler pitched seven innings of four-hit baseball. It wasn't enough to secure the right-hander's seventh consecutive victory. New York fell to the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night, snapping the Mets two-game winning streak. Wheeler (9-9) gave up three runs — two earned — four hits and three walks in seven innings,...

  • Yankees chase Price in 3rd, beat Tigers 8-4

    DETROIT (AP) — For the third time in less than a week, Detroit's starting pitcher was pulled early, the game already just about lost. This rough outing was particularly surprising because it came from star left-hander David Price. "I've had bad games before. Not that bad," Price said. "That was probably the worst game I've ever had in my...

  • Heyward leadoff homer helps Braves beat Mets 3-2

    NEW YORK (AP) — Braves pitchers are thankful Andrelton Simmons is their shortstop and not another powerful pitching arm. The 24-year old would not sign with Atlanta in 2010 unless the Braves allowed him to remain in the infield. With the potential tying run on third base in the eighth inning Wednesday night, he ranged onto the outfield grass...

  • Royals score 6 runs in 8th to beat Twins 6-1

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night. This time, they didn't wait until the ninth inning. Shut down most of the night by the Twins' Phil Hughes, the Royals finally broke through with six runs in the eighth. Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run, and Billy Butler and Salvador...

  • Orioles fall to Smyly and Rays 3-1

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles thought they got a break when division rival Tampa Bay traded former Cy Young winner David Price to Detroit last month. After going up against Drew Smyly on Wednesday night, the Orioles weren't nearly as enthusiastic about the deal. Smyly allowed two hits over seven innings, and the Rays took control...

  • Reds overcome Soler's HR, beat Cubs 7-5

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Skip Schumaker drove in a pair of runs and the Cincinnati Reds withstood Jorge Soler's first-at-bat homer and an RBI single for a 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. Soler, a 22-year-old prospect from Cuba, got a nine-year, $30 million deal from the Cubs. He was called up on Wednesday, started in right field...

  • Soler homers in debut for Cubs in 7-5 Reds loss

    CINCINNATI (AP) — With his father watching from the stands, Jorge Soler had quite a Cubs debut. Soler homered in his first at-bat in the majors and had an RBI single Wednesday night, but the Cincinnati Reds held on for a 7-5 victory behind Skip Schumaker's run-scoring double and single. Soler, a 22-year-old prospect from Cuba, was called up...

  • Valencia homers as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 5-2

    TORONTO (AP) — Danny Valencia pumped a fist as he rounded first base, fired up after delivering a big home run for the struggling Blue Jays. Valencia had a pinch-hit, go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning that lifted Toronto over the Boston Red Sox 5-2 Wednesday night. "Obviously we've been struggling," Valencia said. "Every win is...

  • Tazawa struggles as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 5-2

    TORONTO (AP) — Junichi Tazawa thought he'd solved his struggles against the Toronto Blue Jays. Turns out he was wrong. Danny Valencia had a pinch-hit, three-run homer off Tazawa that put Toronto ahead in the seventh inning, and the Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 Wednesday night. Eight of 20 home runs off Tazawa in his big league...

  • Ramirez career worst in Seattle 12-4 Rangers loss

    SEATTLE (AP) — Back in the majors from Triple-A yet again, Erasmo Ramirez gave little reason for the Mariners to extend his stay in Seattle. Ramirez allowed a career-high 10 runs, and the Mariners couldn't recover from an early grand slam in a 12-4 loss to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Ramirez (1-6) gave up nine hits in less than four...

  • Odor slam leads Rangers over Mariners 12-4

    SEATTLE (AP) — Three months into his major league career, Rougned Odor became the youngest player to hit a big league grand slam since Jose Reyes in 2003. Odor homered off Erasmo Ramirez in the third inning to back Colby Lewis, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Seattle 12-4 Wednesday to take two of three from the Mariners. "I feel really...

  • Wainwright struggles in Cards 3-1 loss to Pirates

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright won't be sad to see September arrive. A loss Wednesday to Pittsburgh was his second straight and fourth in August — a month he started by giving up seven runs to Milwaukee. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Wainwright's subpar pitching is showing how the grind of a long season is taking its...

  • Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals 3-1

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ike Davis wasn't able to play meaningful late-season games during his time with the New York Mets. He's making the most of his chance with the Pittsburgh Pirates. "It's the first time he's been involved in games that have this kind of significance this late in the season," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday after...

  • Cano homers, Mariners beat Rangers 5-0

    SEATTLE (AP) — The rust is starting to come off for James Paxton, and the rest of the American League might want to take note. Given an early lead after Robinson Cano hit his 12th home run in the first, Paxton pitched into the seventh inning in a bounce-back start to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday...

  • MLB denies Rays' weekend protest in Toronto

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Major League Baseball on Tuesday denied a protest filed by the Tampa Bay Rays last weekend in Toronto. Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre made the ruling, which stemmed from a play disputed by Rays manager Joe Maddon in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays in 10 innings. Wil Myers was called safe at...

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