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|Verlander makes last-minute adjustment in win (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 22, 2014, 6:00 am]
A last-minute change in his arm action had Justin Verlander feeling like old times. Verlander pitched into the seventh inning, Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered and the Detroit Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Monday night. Verlander said he ''came across a couple of pictures,'' one from earlier in his career and one from this season. The results, Verlander said, were immediate and carried over into the game, when he held Arizona hitless through the first three innings.
Peralta, Segura lead Brewers past sloppy Reds 5-2 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 22, 2014, 5:38 am]
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 triple and scored two runs, and Milwaukee took advantage of two misjudged balls in the outfield by Chris Heisey to hand Cincinnati its fourth straight loss. Manager Ron Roenicke said he thought Segura was back mentally into the game.
Sale pitches White Sox past Royals 3-1 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 22, 2014, 5:37 am]
About the only pitch that Chris Sale wouldn't make Monday night was his case for the American League's Cy Young Award. Sale pitched seven effective innings in his first outing since the All-Star break and Adam Dunn had two RBIs and scored a run to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the slumping Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
Jones' pair of 2-run HRs leads O's over Angels 4-2 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 22, 2014, 5:35 am]
Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Monday night. Bud Norris (8-6) won for the fifth time in his last six starts, allowing two runs - one earned - and eight hits over 6 2-3 innings with eight strikeouts and two walks. The Orioles increased their AL East lead to four games over the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays. The Orioles did the same thing with Tuesday's scheduled starter, Miguel Gonzalez, who was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on July 11.
Hunter, Jackson power Tigers past D-Backs 4-3 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 22, 2014, 5:02 am]
Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered, Justin Verlander moved into third place on Detroit's career strikeout list and the Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Monday night. Miguel Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning with a booming single just below the home run line on the Chase Field porch in left-center. Both were off starter Vidal Nuno (0-2). He struck out five to pass Hal Newhouser on the Tigers' all-time strikeout list (1,772).
Desmond lifts Nationals to 7-2 win over Rockies (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 22, 2014, 4:54 am]
The Washington Nationals turned their clubhouse into a postgame rave scene, complete with blaring music, fog machine and dancing lights. Ian Desmond tied a career high with five hits, including a two-run homer, and Doug Fister threw effectively into the sixth to help the Nationals beat the sinking Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Monday night. ''Anytime we win, it's a great day,'' Fister said as he explained the light show. ''We want to make sure we get that winning feeling.'' The 6-foot-8 Fister (9-2) - all ''elbows and knees'' as Charlie Blackmon described him - allowed nine hits before being pulled with two outs in the sixth after running into trouble.
Duvall, Kontos help Giants beat Phillies (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 22, 2014, 3:34 am]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two same-day call-ups helped the San Francisco Giants stay ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jones lifts Marlins past Braves 3-1 in 10 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 22, 2014, 3:00 am]
Garrett Jones drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. Christian Yelich led off the 10th with a single off Shae Simmons (1-2) and moved to second on Jordany Valdespin's sacrifice bunt. Following an intentional walk to Giancarlo Stanton, Simmons walked Casey McGehee to load the bases. Jones broke a 1-1 tie with his grounder past Simmons into center field.
Ryu, Dodgers end Pirates' home win streak, 5-2 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 22, 2014, 2:46 am]
Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night. Ryu (11-5) joined Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw in making the Dodgers the first team in the majors with three 11-game winners. Justin Turner had two RBIs and scored twice for the Dodgers, who snapped Pittsburgh's six-game home winning streak.
Ortiz homers twice, Red Sox rout Blue Jays 14-1 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 22, 2014, 2:06 am]
David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1. Ortiz matched Yastrzemski with a two-run blast to center off left-hander Brad Mills in the fourth, then broke the short-lived tie with another two-run shot off Mills in the fifth, his 21st and 22nd homers of the season. Ortiz's first homer ended his 0-for-18 skid against Toronto and an 0-for-11 slump overall. Mike Napoli followed Ortiz's second shot with his 12th homer, the fourth time this season Boston has gone back-to-back.
Giants sign Dan Uggla to minor-league deal (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 22, 2014, 1:41 am]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants have signed former All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract.
Indians take Cabrera out of game with back spasms (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 22, 2014, 1:38 am]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has left the game with the Minnesota Twins because of lower back spasms.
Big Papi passes Yaz with 453rd career home run (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 22, 2014, 1:24 am]
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has passed Boston great Carl Yastrzemski on baseball's career home run chart. One inning after matching Yastrzemski with No. 452 on Monday night, Ortiz connected again to take over sole possession of 36th place. Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox is next on the list. Big Papi hit a two-run shot to center field off Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Brad Mills in the fourth inning.
Seattle pushes Iwakuma, Hernandez back a day (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 22, 2014, 12:23 am]
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners are giving starters Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez an extra day of rest and will start Erasmo Ramirez on Tuesday against the New York Mets.
Royals 1B Eric Hosmer scratched with bruised hand (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 21, 2014, 11:50 pm]
CHICAGO (AP) -- Eric Hosmer has been scratched from the Kansas City Royals' lineup against the Chicago White Sox with a bruised right hand.
RHP Jeremy Jeffress returns to Brewers in 'pen (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 21, 2014, 11:24 pm]
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have called up right-hander Jeremy Jeffress from Triple-A Nashville to give the bullpen a boost.
Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira out with back strain (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 21, 2014, 10:58 pm]
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will be sidelined for at least three games because of a strained muscle in his back, the latest injury to slow the team's leading run producer. Teixeira has been hampered by a left lower lat injury that was causing spasms in his back for about a month. The pain escalated during New York's weekend sweep of the Cincinnati Reds immediately following the All-Star break. ''Throwing, hitting - anything with any type of rotation, it's been pretty painful,'' Teixeira said Monday before the Yankees played the Texas Rangers.
Indians send Adams down to make room for House (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 21, 2014, 10:56 pm]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have optioned right-handed reliever Austin Adams to Triple-A Columbus, making room on the roster for left-hander T.J. House.
Rockies place 1B Justin Morneau on 15-day DL (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 21, 2014, 10:30 pm]
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list with a strained neck.
White Sox pitching coach out with vertigo (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 21, 2014, 10:25 pm]
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper has vertigo and will miss Monday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.