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  • Dodgers could be idle at trade deadline

    July 30, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NL West-leading Dodgers could be idle at Thursday's trade deadline, with general manager Ned Colletti saying the team isn't close to making any deals.He said Wednesday night they have been actively looking for pitching, but has found there is not much available. Starters Josh Beckett and Dan Haren have struggled recently.

  • Tony Gwynn Day declared under acting governor

    July 30, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A San Diego lawmaker who briefly filled in as governor declared Tony Gwynn Day in honor of the late Padres baseball player.Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins proclaimed Wednesday as a day to remember the Hall of Famer who spent his entire career with the Padres.

  • Baseball Capsules

    July 30, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.

  • White Sox allow 6 in 1st, lose 7-2 to Tigers

    July 30, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) - Hector Noesi's first inning went so badly, what happened afterward didn't much matter.Noesi retired only one of the first nine hitters he faced, allowing six early runs to Detroit in the Tigers' 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Noesi did manage to keep Detroit off the scoreboard for the rest of his outing, but the damage had been done.

  • Angels muster only 4 hits in 4-3 loss to Orioles

    July 30, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) - There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.Except, perhaps, for the results.Richards gave up four runs and six hits in seven innings, and the Los Angeles Angels lost to the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Wednesday night.

  • Rangers RF Rios leaves after getting hit on quad

    July 30, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Right fielder Alex Rios has left the Texas Rangers game after getting hit by a pitch on the left quad.The Rangers called the move precautionary after Rios left Wednesday night's game against the New York Yankees.Rios, considered a potential trade possibility before Thursday's non-waiver trading deadline, stayed in the game to run after getting hit by a pitch thrown by Hiroki Kuroda in the third inning. But when Texas took the field for the start of the fourth, Daniel Robertson replaced Rios in right field.

  • Cubs C Baker enjoys spotlight after first win

    July 31, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) - John Baker's No. 12 was still in the pitcher's column on Wrigley Field's hand-operated scoreboard when the journeyman catcher returned to the ballpark on Wednesday.It was almost too good to be true, so Baker used his cellphone to grab a picture of the unlikely scene.

  • Jeter gets presidential farewell in Texas

    July 30, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Derek Jeter got a surprise presidential farewell before playing his final game in Texas, when former President George W. Bush took part in a pregame ceremony Wednesday night.Retired Rangers All-Stars Michael Young and Ivan Rodriguez first presented Jeter a pair of cowboy boots inscribed with the New York team logo, his name and No. 2. A video was then shown of Bush at Yankee Stadium before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series.

  • Rockies bolster weary bullpen with Scahill

    July 30, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have added another arm to their weary bullpen following a 16-inning loss to the Chicago Cubs.The Rockies recalled right-hander Rob Scahill from Triple-A Colorado Springs before Wednesday night's game at Wrigley Field. Infielder Cristhian Adames was sent down after he went 0 for 3 in his major league debut in Colorado's marathon 4-3 loss at Chicago.

  • Cubs acquire struggling LHP Doubront from Red Sox

    July 31, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) - Theo Epstein was the first person to take a chance on Felix Doubront. Now he is going to give the struggling left-hander another opportunity.The Chicago Cubs acquired Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named. Epstein, the president of baseball operations for the Cubs, was Boston's general manager when Doubront signed with the Red Sox as an undrafted free agent in 2005.

  • Orioles say they won't dangle young arms for trade

    July 30, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) - The Orioles apparently won't give up some of their young arms to get pitching help this season, and that likely means Jon Lester won't be coming to Baltimore.Dan Duquette, Baltimore's vice president of baseball operations, said Wednesday that he has no intention of dealing away young pitching talent before the non-waiver trade deadline ends Thursday afternoon.

  • ESPN announcers to call game atop Green Monster

    July 30, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) - ESPN announcers will call Sunday night's Red Sox-Yankees game from atop Fenway Park's Green Monster.The network said Wednesday that Dan Shulman and John Kruk will be located in Section 9 of the stands above the stadium's famous Wall. Boston first installed the Green Monster seats in 2003.

  • White Sox RP Jones has elbow surgery

    July 30, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) - Chicago White Sox reliever Nate Jones had surgery on his right elbow and is expected to need 12 to 15 months to recover.Jones had Tommy John surgery Tuesday. The operation was performed by Dr. James Andrews.Jones also had back surgery May 5. The right-hander has been limited to just two appearances this season, failing to retire a batter in a pair of April games.

  • Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez retires

    July 30, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez announced his retirement Wednesday, ending his 17-year major league career at the age of 36.The left-handed hitting infielder, on the disabled list since June 9 because of a sprained left knee, spent 13 seasons with the Oakland Athletics, two with the New York Yankees and was in his second season with Arizona.

  • Dodgers complete trade with Cubs

    July 30, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers have completed their trade with the Cubs, sending minor-league pitcher Jonathan Martinez to Chicago and optioning infielder Darwin Barney to Triple-A Albuquerque.Barney was acquired by the Dodgers in Monday's trade and he was sent down Wednesday.

  • Gallardo, Brewers top Rays 5-0

    July 30, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Yovani Gallardo gave up three hits in seven innings, Martin Maldonado tied a career-high with four RBIs and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers avoided a three-game sweep by beating David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 Wednesday.

  • Scully humbled to return to Dodgers booth in '15

    July 30, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Vin Scully poked fun at himself after word came out that he plans to return for his record 66th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers' broadcast booth next year.''I agree with everybody else: It's a long time to be working at one job with no advancement,'' he said, smiling.

  • Astros P Zeid needs season-ending foot surgery

    July 30, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Astros reliever Josh Zeid will have season-ending surgery to address pain in both feet.Zeid was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of the pain on the balls of his feet. After tests Tuesday, the decision was made to have surgery on the right foot Aug. 6. He'll have surgery on the other foot six weeks later.

  • Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

    July 30, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn't mean they're going to surrender the season.''We will never raise the white flag,'' Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. ''That's not an option. Anybody who stands next to me in the dugout knows that will never happen.''