White Sox ace Quintana gives up 8 runs in 8-6 loss to Diamondbacks

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PHOENIX -- White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana turned in his worst start of the year Wednesday afternoon at Chase Field in an 8-6 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Quintana allowed eight earned runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts over 41/3 innings, his shortest outing of the year, and the Sox again couldn't complete a rally.

The Sox went 3-7 on a...Read more

Angels to put Alex Meyer on disabled list

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In the second or third inning of a start May 14, Los Angeles Angels right-hander Alex Meyer took a deep breath and felt a sharp pain in his back.

"That feels weird," he recalled thinking.

He kept pitching, felt nothing in his final innings as he dominated the Detroit Tigers, and concluded the jolt had been an aberration...Read more

Twins hang on to beat Orioles, complete sweep

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BALTIMORE -- Not only are the Twins winning road games at a startling pace, but they're doing it almost sadistically, giving home teams the illusion that they're vulnerable. In the space of 45 hours at Camden Yards, the Twins rallied from a 5-0 deficit for one win, then scratched out only two runs yet captured a second.

And Wednesday's 4-3 ...Read more

Gray back in top form as A's beat Marlins, 4-1

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Sonny Gray, who'd been out in the wilderness for most of 2017, was back in prime form in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Marlins.

The A's have been longing to see this Gray, who came into the game with average numbers, including a 3.97 ERA and 1-1 record after spending all of April on the disabled list with shoulder problems.

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Matt Adams' walk-off hit rallies Braves over Bucs

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ATLANTA -- If they were going to wait out a rain delay of more than three hours, the Atlanta Braves figured they might as well come back and win. And they did, with "Big City" coming through.

After Jim Johnson blew a one-run lead in the top of the ninth and the Pittsburgh Pirates took a lead on Jordy Mercer's two-out, two-run single, the Braves...Read more

Dodgers edge Cards on Forsythe's walkoff double in extra innings

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LOS ANGELES--The collision brought a hush to Dodger Stadium, a ballpark still reeling from a ninth-inning hiccup that spoiled Clayton Kershaw's bid for his first shutout of 2017. An inning later, three innings before Logan Forsythe hit a walkoff RBI double to usher in a 2-1 victory over St. Louis, the left elbow of Yasiel Puig bashed into the ...Read more

Marlins outlast A's, 11-9

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OAKLAND, Calif.--The Oakland A's injury problems had seemed to be getting better, but that took a turn for the worse Tuesday in an 11-9 loss to the Miami Marlins.

Starting pitcher Jesse Hahn had to come out of the game in the third inning because of what the club called a right triceps strain.

First baseman Yonder Alonso had to be lifted after...Read more

Dbacks hold off White Sox, 5-4

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PHOENIX--The Chicago White Sox removed rookie pitcher Dylan Covey in the middle of an Arizona Diamondbacks at-bat because of left oblique soreness in Tuesday night's 5-4 loss at Chase Field.

After throwing a strike to Paul Goldschmidt with one out in the third, Covey called a conference on the mound and then walked off the field with trainer ...Read more

Nelson shaky as Brewers fall to Blue Jays, 4-3

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MILWAUKEE -- Almost two months into the season, Jimmy Nelson is still struggling to find his footing.

The right-hander followed up a solid start in San Diego with an off-night Tuesday at Miller Park, and the Milwaukee Brewers dropped a 4-3 interleague matchup to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Toronto scored twice in the second inning and twice in the ...Read more

Tigers continue funk in 6-2 loss to Astros

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HOUSTON -- Alex Wilson got what he wanted.

He had it in his glove, a groundball that would turn into a double play, which would thwart a Houston Astros rally and send the upstart Tigers back at the plate.

It was in the bottom of the seventh inning on Tuesday night. It came off the bat of George Springer. A hard-hit ball right into Wilson's ...Read more

Cubs provide power to support Jon Lester's complete-game victory over Giants

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CHICAGO -- Cubs manager Joe Maddon remains immune to suggestions regarding his daily lineup and his preference for resting players.

"The difference with our group regarding constructing a lineup daily is a lot of teams may have bench players who they really don't want to play," Maddon said. "We have bench players who (we) really want to play. ...Read more

Rockies roll past reeling Phillies, 8-2

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PHILADELPHIA -- Ty Kelly popped up in the sixth inning of an 8-2 loss to Colorado on Tuesday night and smashed his bat into pieces before returning to the Phillies dugout.

It was the perfect symbolism for the team's current dreadful stretch. The Phillies have lost 16 of their 20 games this month, allowing eight runs or more in seven of those ...Read more

Members of Willie Stargell's family angered by decision to auction memorabilia

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Members of Willie Stargell's family, including several children and grandchildren, are angered by his widow's decision to auction some of the Hall of Famer's possessions.

Memorabilia for the auction, which begins Wednesday, is being donated by Willie Stargell's second wife, Margaret Weller-Stargell. But Dolores Stargell, who was married to the ...Read more

Shoemaker cruises to lead Angels to 4-0 victory over Rays

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Before Matt Shoemaker took the mound on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field, Mike Scioscia foreshadowed what was to come.

"He's closer to being where he was last year than he ever was," the Angels manager said.

Shoemaker then delivered on the promise, dominating for most of his 61/3-inning outing in the Angels' 4-0 victory...Read more

Rangers done in by walks in 9-6 loss to Red Sox

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BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox scored seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings Tuesday night, and the Texas Rangers' offense couldn't keep up despite collecting 13 hits in a 9-6 loss at Fenway Park.

Andrew Cashner allowed five runs in five innings, and four walks cut short his outing. All four Boston runs in the sixth came with two outs, as six ...Read more

Royals hit four home runs in 6-2 victory vs. Yankees

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NEW YORK -- Inside the clubhouse, they call him Boni. The nickname is pronounced like Bonnie, and, yes, it is not overly creative. It is the first four letters of Jorge Bonifacio's last name, shortened and altered, and for now, that will do. For in the first 27 games of his young career, the 23-year-old Bonifacio has offered more substance than ...Read more

Mariners routed again, 10-1 by Nationals

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WASHINGTON -- Coming into the game, a lopsided outcome was somewhat predictable. Given the potent Washington Nationals' offense and the current state of the Mariners' starting pitching, which borders somewhere between not good and Class AAA, allowing a mass of runs seemed to be more than just a possibility.

And yet when it happens in such a ...Read more

Santana tosses two-hitter as Twins blank Orioles, 2-0

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BALTIMORE -- Ervin Santana became the first Twins pitcher since Carl Pavano in 2010 to record two complete-game shutouts in the same season on Tuesday, strangling the Orioles offense on just two harmless singles in the Twins' 2-0 victory at Camden Yards.

Santana surrendered a second-inning single to Wellington Castillo and a fifth-inning single...Read more

Cleared to throw, Jameson Taillon completes bullpen session

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ATLANTA -- On Tuesday, two weeks after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer, Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon was cleared to return to the mound. He threw a 25-pitch bullpen session with catcher Chris Stewart at SunTrust Park, watched by the Pirates training staff and coaches.

Taillon called the day "a really good step." His recent ...Read more

Diamondbacks veteran Zack Greinke shuts down White Sox in 5-1 loss

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PHOENIX -- The Chicago White Sox met Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke on Monday at Chase Field, and it didn't end well for the club's brief winning streak.

The Sox managed just four hits and struck out 12 times against Greinke in a 5-1 loss to the Diamondbacks, ending the good vibes started with three straight victories against ...Read more


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