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  • AL Capsules

    April 24, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) - Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs, Max Scherzer struck out 10 and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 Thursday.Cabrera hit a pair of two-out singles for his RBIs. Rajai Davis homered, doubled, singled and drove in two runs.

  • Padres 3B Headley leaves with strained right calf

    April 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) - San Diego third baseman Chase Headley has left the Padres' game against the Washington Nationals in the middle of the second inning with a strained right calf.Headley flied out to center in the top of the second Thursday night, then did not take his spot in the field in the bottom half.

  • NL Capsules

    April 24, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after two Cincinnati batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Thursday.The Reds won for the seventh time in nine games and reached .500 at 11-11.

  • Pineda not only pitcher in majors to try pine tar

    April 24, 2014

    New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is hardly the first major leaguer to head to the mound hoping to get away with using pine tar to aid his grip.And he won't be the last, those in baseball say, because it's simply part of the game.He just got caught.

  • Column: 'There's better ways to conceal it.'

    April 24, 2014

    The thing that has baseball folks riled up about Michael Pineda isn't that he was trying to cheat. Everybody does that.It's that he wasn't trying hard enough.The Yankees right-hander got nabbed on the mound Wednesday night in Fenway with what looked like an oil slick's worth of pine tar on the right side of his neck. He left the ump no choice. It had to qualify as the grossest violation ever of Rule 8.02(b), which says, ''The pitcher shall not ... have on his person, or in his possession, any foreign substance.''

  • Gomez helps spark aggressive Brewers' hot start

    April 24, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Brewers' new leadoff hitter can aggravate pitchers by slugging homers or stealing bases. Carlos Gomez is flustering foes, and his energetic approach has helped Milwaukee jump out to the best record in baseball.Kind of reminds Padres manager Bud Black of another lethal leadoff hitter.

  • Nova to undergo season-ending elbow surgery

    April 24, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) - New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has decided to have season-ending Tommy John surgery for a partially torn elbow ligament.The operation is scheduled for next Tuesday by Dr. James Andrews.''I think it's the right decision,'' Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Thursday night's game against the Boston Red Sox. ''I haven't really seen anyone rehab a partially torn ligament and have success. And it seems what it does is (it) just delays the inevitable that's going to happen and instead of maybe missing a year and a little bit of time, you miss a couple of years.''

  • Pine tar, Vaseline, spit all part of baseball

    April 24, 2014

    It's fair to suspect that Michael Pineda isn't the only pitcher trying a few tricks on the mound from time to time.The Yankees pitcher was suspended for 10 games for having a glob of pine tar on his neck to rub on his hands to grip the ball on a chilly night.

  • Known for glove, Nolan Arenado improving at plate

    April 24, 2014

    DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado is known for his hit-robbing glove at the hot corner.And while that's a nice reputation, the Colorado Rockies third baseman wants to be regarded as more of an all-around player.So he sends Troy Tulowitzki batting practice video for evaluation, hangs around Carlos Gonzalez near the cage to pick up pointers and has hitting conversations with Justin Morneau in the cold tub.

  • Texas checking Kouzmanoff back before Beltre move

    April 24, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Texas third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff was scheduled to be evaluated Friday at home by a back specialist before the Rangers have to make a roster move to active Adrian Beltre from the disabled list.Kouzmanoff, who is hitting .362 in 13 games and is the reigning AL player of the week, came out of Tuesday's game at Oakland because of a sore back.

  • Rangers appoint Oliver, to honor Michael Young

    April 24, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers have appointed retired pitcher Darren Oliver as a special assistant to the general manager and announced plans to honor career hits leader Michael Young.Oliver retired last fall after 20 major league seasons, 10 of them over three different stints with Texas. Oliver will work in a variety of areas with an emphasis on pitching.

  • Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal

    April 24, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) - Michael Pineda says he was just trying to get a better grip on the ball.Now, he won't need one for a while.A day after being caught using pine tar on the mound, the New York Yankees pitcher was suspended for 10 games by the commissioner's office on Thursday.

  • Mariners send Franklin, Ramirez to minors

    April 24, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Mariners have selected outfielder Cole Gillespie from Triple-A Tacoma and he will be in uniform for Friday's game against Texas.The Mariners also announced Thursday that they are optioning Nick Franklin back to Tacoma and optioning right-handed starter Erasmo Ramirez to Single-A High Desert so he can stay on normal rest with off days coming up in Seattle's schedule.

  • Brewers get RHP Brandon Kintzler back from DL

    April 24, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Brewers have activated right-handed pitcher Brandon Kintzler from the disabled list, reinforcing a bullpen off to a strong start.Kintzler had been sidelined since April 9 with a strained rotator cuff. Manager Ron Roenicke said he will likely ease Kintzler back into his role as one of his primary setup men.

  • Cubs put OF Ruggiano on DL, make 4 roster moves

    April 24, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs have put outfielder Justin Ruggiano on the 15-day disabled list because a strained left hamstring and called up two pitchers from the minors.The Cubs made the moves before Thursday's game against Arizona. They promoted left-hander Zac Rosscup and right-hander Neil Ramirez from Triple-A Iowa and optioned righty Blake Parker to their top minor league team.

  • Pirates RHP Cumpton up from minors, starts vs Reds

    April 24, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-hander Brandon Cumpton from the minors to start against the Cincinnati Reds.The Pirates recalled Cumpton from Triple-A Indianapolis to pitch Thursday. Right-handed reliever Jared Hughes was optioned to Indianapolis.

  • Cards' Wainwright says knee good for Sunday start

    April 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright threw a bullpen session and said his right knee feels good enough to allow him to make his next scheduled start Sunday against Pittsburgh.Wainwright stretched his scoreless streak to 17 innings Tuesday but left a 3-0 win over the New York Mets after hyperextending his right knee while lunging for Chris Young's short flare between the mound and first base.

  • D-backs place Trumbo on DL with foot injury

    April 24, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed left fielder Mark Trumbo on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his right foot and recalled outfielder Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A Reno.Trumbo said he felt pain while jogging to his position Monday against the Chicago Cubs and an MRI revealed the stress fracture. He goes on the DL retroactive to Tuesday.

  • Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

    April 24, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) - The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.He got both.The Yankees' right-hander spoke quietly after being ejected in the second inning of the Red Sox' 5-1 win over New York on Wednesday night. And less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, he vowed never to do it again.