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  • Angels beat O's on bases-loaded walk in 8th

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun drew a bases-loaded walk from reliever Brian Matusz in the eighth inning after a tying RBI double by Erick Aybar, and the Los Angeles Angels pulled out a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. Jered Weaver (11-6) allowed two runs and six hits through eight innings, striking out six and...

  • Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from Rangers

    NEW YORK (AP) — The first-place Detroit Tigers reinforced the back end of their shaky bullpen Wednesday night, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for pitching prospects Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson. The trade was completed during Texas' rain-shortened 2-1 loss to the New York Yankees. Soria said he was informed of the...

  • Phillies' feeble offense spoils Burnett's start

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia offense wasted a good outing by a starter Former Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence drove in all of San Francisco's runs with a double in the ninth inning, and Madison Bumgarner pitched eight scoreless innings to lead the Giants to a 3-1 victory over Philadelphia on Wednesday night. One night after blowing...

  • White Sox lose series, fall 2-1 to Royals

    CHICAGO (AP) — Despite starter Jose Quintana's best efforts, the Chicago White Sox again couldn't find a way to beat Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals. One day after hitting two home runs, Moustakas scored the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning, jarring the ball loose from White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers as he slid into...

  • Fill-in Swarzak pitches Twins past Indians 3-1

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Swarzak, for an afternoon at least, was a starter again. He pitched like he didn't want to go back to the bullpen. The rest of the Minnesota relievers picked him up with a strong performance in his honor. Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a short-notice start, Oswaldo Arcia homered and the Twins beat the...

  • DeGrom tames Mariners in Mets 3-1 victory

    SEATTLE (AP) — All Jacob deGrom wanted was the opportunity to earn a spot in the New York Mets rotation. Based on his latest impressive effort, the Mets' 3-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners Tuesday night, he's solidly in there. "He's always flown under the radar. Still is," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "This guy has numbers to match...

  • Trout's 2-run HR too late in Angels' 4-2 loss

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels' streak of winning 10 consecutive home series was snapped by the Baltimore Orioles — and by two starting pitchers who spent the All-Star break in the minor leagues so that they wouldn't get rusty. Miguel Gonzalez beat the Angels 4-2 on Tuesday night, holding them to two singles by Efren Navarro...

  • Headley wins it in 14th inning of Yankees debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chase Headley hustled to New York, eager to help his new team right away. That's exactly what he did — about 4 1/2 hours after pulling on his pinstripes. Headley came through with a storybook swing at the stroke of midnight in his Yankees debut, hitting a game-winning single in the 14th inning to give New York a 2-1 victory...

  • Schoop's 2-run HR helps O's beat Angels 4-2

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight night, the Baltimore Orioles got a strong performance from a starting pitcher who spent the All-Star break in the minor leagues and stayed on his regular routine. It worked for Miguel Gonzalez, just like it did for Bud Norris. Gonzalez took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning, Jonathan...

  • Padres manage only 5 hits in 6-0 loss to Cubs

    CHICAGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres' starting lineup Tuesday night had a total of 29 home runs this season. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, the player San Diego traded to Chicago in 2012, now has 25 by himself. Rizzo hit two homers and the Padres managed only five hits — failing to get a runner to third base — in a 6-0 loss to the Cubs...

  • Royals break out for 7-1 win over White Sox

    CHICAGO (AP) — When the Chicago White Sox scheduled Greek Heritage Night for Tuesday, they probably didn't consider that Mike Moustakas would be in the visiting dugout. Moustakas put a capper on the festivities by homering twice to help the Kansas City Royals snap a four-game losing streak with a 7-1 rout. Afterward, Moustakas was asked if...

  • Rizzo hits 2 homers as Cubs beat Padres 6-0

    CHICAGO (AP) — If it was a sneak preview of the future at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night, then Chicago Cubs fans can't wait for the sequel. Twenty-four-year-old Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and 24-year-old Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings for his first major league victory, leading the Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres...

  • Reds allow 4 homers in 4-3 loss to Brewers

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers managed only six hits Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the Reds, four were home runs and that was enough to keep Cincinnati winless since the All-Star break. Jonathan Lucroy homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give the Brewers a 4-3 victory. "''It was just kind of a weird game, losing on...

  • Santana homers to lead Cleveland past Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Santana homered among his season high-tying four hits and Danny Salazar won in his first start in more than two months as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 8-2 Tuesday night. Cleveland won for the fourth time in six games since the All-Star break. Minnesota has lost four of five. Santana hit a no-doubt...

  • Lucroy hits walkoff homer to give Brewers 4-3 win

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jonathan Lucroy has been frustrated, struggling at the plate the past month despite being named to his first All-Star team. That all changed Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds. Lucroy homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 victory over the Reds. "To be honest with you, the...

  • Navarro, Reyes homer as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 7-3

    TORONTO (AP) — Armed with his best curveball of the season, Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ shut down the surging Boston Red Sox. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered and Toronto beat Boston 7-3 on Tuesday night. "The curveball was as good or better than it's...

  • A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday. After reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, team owner Lew Wolff said he agreed to the terms of the lease to keep the team playing at the Oakland Coliseum. The...

  • Rockies drop 6th straight, 7-2 to Nationals

    DENVER (AP) — Ben Paulsen had quite a major league debut with two hits and an RBI. Other than that, not much went right for the Colorado Rockies in a 7-2 loss to the Washington Nationals on Monday night. It was their sixth straight loss and dropped them into a tie with Texas for the worst record in the majors (40-59). This just may be rock...

  • Heisey tough day in left, Reds fall to Brewers 5-2

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Arms turned upward near his waist, Chris Heisey looked lost as the fly ball bounced a couple of feet away on the warning track. One play like that in a game can be tough enough for an outfielder. But it was the second misjudged ball in left Monday night for the normally sure-handed Cincinnati Reds outfielder. Milwaukee...

  • Peralta, Segura lead Brewers past sloppy Reds 5-2

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jean Segura smiled in his first game at Miller Park since returning to the Milwaukee Brewers following the death of his 9-month-old son. The shortstop still grieves, but it will be nights like the one Segura had in a 5-2 victory Monday over the Cincinnati Reds that will provide some distraction. Segura went 2 for 3 with a...