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|Fill-in Swarzak pitches Twins past Indians 3-1 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 8:12 pm]
Anthony Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a fill-in start, Oswaldo Arcia homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday. Danny Santana scored after two of his three hits for the Twins, and five relievers totaled six strikeouts over four scoreless innings. Glen Perkins finished up in the ninth for his 24th save in 27 tries. When Kyle Gibson developed a sore back the day before, Swarzak (2-0) was summoned from the bullpen to replace him in the rotation.
Padres OF Maybin tests positive for amphetamine (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 7:49 pm]
CHICAGO (AP) -- San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games for testing positive for an amphetamine.
Nats place Zimmerman on DL with hamstring strain (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 6:30 pm]
DENVER (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have placed third baseman and outfielder Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
Brewers 3B Ramirez plays 2,000th major league game (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 6:28 pm]
Aramis Ramirez is playing his 2,000th major league game right back where it all started. Ramirez made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 26, 1998, at old Milwaukee County Stadium at age 19. On Wednesday, the Brewers third baseman became the 14th active player to reach 2,000 games when he started at home against the Reds. More than 16 years later, Ramirez has 366 career home runs and 1,322 RBIs.
Viciedo out of lineup with left hamstring injury (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 5:49 pm]
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo was removed from the starting lineup just before Wednesday's game against the Kansas City Royals because of tightness in his lower left hamstring.
Cardinals activate Siegrist from DL (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 5:35 pm]
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist from the 15-day disabled list and optioned rookie lefty Nick Greenwood to Triple-A Memphis.
Indians call up Ramirez, with Cabrera out (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 3:24 pm]
The Cleveland Indians have recalled infielder Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus, with starting shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera still hampered by lower back spasms. The move was made before Wednesday's game at Minnesota, and Ramirez was in the lineup batting second against the Twins. Cabrera sat out for the second straight game after suffering the injury while fielding a grounder in the second inning of Monday's game. Ramirez was batting .302 with 22 extra-base hits, 19 steals and 29 RBIs in 60 games for Columbus.
Schoop's 2-run HR helps O's beat Angels 4-2 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 5:26 am]
Miguel Gonzalez took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning, Jonathan Schoop homered and J.J. Hardy hit two RBI doubles to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Gonzalez (5-5) allowed two runs and three hits in 7 2-3 innings, including a two-run homer in the eighth by All-Star game MVP Mike Trout after a walk to No. 9 hitter Hank Conger. The Angels' other hits against the right-hander were singles by Efren Navarro in the third and fifth innings. Tommy Hunter retired Albert Pujols on a grounder for the final out of the eighth and Zach Britton pitched a perfect ninth for his 18th save in 21 chances.
Giants beat Phillies 9-6 in 14 innings (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 5:14 am]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break a 14th-inning stalemate and Tim Lincecum earned his first career save as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Tuesday night.
Arizona rallies for 5-4 win over Detroit (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 5:05 am]
Aaron Hill drove in three runs and made a game-ending diving stop, Miguel Montero hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Trailing 3-2 in the eighth, Detroit went ahead on Torii Hunter's two-run single up the middle off Brad Ziegler. Eury De la Rosa (2-0) got the final two outs in the inning and Arizona rallied when Phil Coke (1-2) walked two in the bottom half after being hit by a line drive. The Diamondbacks loaded the bases on a two-out walk and Montero came through with his single up the middle off Ian Krol to put Arizona up 5-4.
Headley wins it in 14th inning of Yankees debut (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 4:33 am]
Chase 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 over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Derek Jeter broke Lou Gehrig's franchise record for doubles, and the Yankees won an unlikely pitching duel after both rookie starters entered with a 5.10 ERA. J.P. Arencibia snapped a scoreless tie with a leadoff homer in the 13th against New York reliever David Huff, but the Yankees responded with Brett Gardner's leadoff double and Jacoby Ellsbury's tying single off closer Joakim Soria in the bottom half.
LaRoche's HR rallies Nationals past Rockies, 7-4 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 4:27 am]
Adam LaRoche hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh, Anthony Rendon had three hits and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night. It was the Nationals fourth straight win and increased their NL East Division lead to two games over Atlanta, which lost to Miami on Tuesday. Ian Desmond followed Monday's 5-for-5 performance with hits in his first two at-bats Tuesday for Washington. The streak ended when he struck out in the seventh, but the Nationals had taken control on LaRoche's three-run homer off reliever Rex Brothers.
Rays win 6th straight, 7-2 over Cardinals (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 4:14 am]
Jake Odorizzi allowed two runs over 5 2-3 innings and Yunel Escobar highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a two-run double to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. It was the Rays' season-high sixth straight win. St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright, making his first appearance since starting for the NL in the All-Star game, gave up six runs, four earned, in 4 2-3 innings. Wainwright (12-5) was trying to become the first 13-game winner in the NL.
Royals break out for 7-1 win over White Sox (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 4:00 am]
Mike Moustakas homered twice, Bruce Chen pitched five effective innings and the Kansas City Royals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-1 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. The Royals entered the game with a major league-worst 55 homers and had managed a total of six runs during the losing streak. Adam Dunn went 2 for 4 with a solo homer for the White Sox, who had won three of four. Chicago starter Scott Carroll (4-6) allowed five runs and 11 hits in five-plus innings.
Santana homers to lead Cleveland past Minnesota (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 3:44 am]
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. Nick Swisher had his first three-hit game of the year for Cleveland.
Lucroy hits walkoff homer to give Brewers 4-3 win (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 3:44 am]
Jonathan Lucroy homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. It was Lucroy's second homer of the game and 11th of the season. It was his second career walkoff homer and both were against the Reds. His first was last season off closer Aroldis Chapman and this one was off Sam LeCure.
Polanco, Walker lift Pirates over Dodgers 12-7 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 3:02 am]
Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a solo home run and a tiebreaking two-run single, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 12-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Polanco, hitting just .133 in his previous 11 games, smacked a bases-loaded single with two outs in the sixth to put Pittsburgh in front for good. Neil Walker went 2 for 4 with his 15th homer and three RBIs. Ike Davis finished with three hits, including his sixth home run.
Rizzo hits 2 homers as Cubs beat Padres 6-0 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 2:54 am]
Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings in his return from the minor leagues on Tuesday night, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres that snapped their five-game losing streak. Four innings later, rookie Arismendy Alcantara and Rizzo hit back-to-back homers off Blaine Boyer for a 5-0 lead. Emilio Bonifacio, Wellington Castillo and Justin Ruggiano had two hits apiece for the Cubs. Recalled from Triple-A Iowa earlier Tuesday, Hendricks (1-0) made short work of an anemic Padres lineup that entered the game with a total of 29 home runs and 103 RBIs.
Solano, Marlins bully Mike Minor, beat Braves 6-5 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 2:42 am]
Jacob Turner allowed two runs in his bid for a permanent return to Miami's rotation and the Marlins knocked Mike Minor out of the game early in their 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Donovan Solano had a career-high four hits and also reached on a walk as Miami took its second straight win over Atlanta to open the four-game series. Christian Erich had two hits and scored three runs. The other run he gave up came on Justin Upton's third-inning homer.
Navarro, Reyes homer as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 7-3 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 2:29 am]
J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night. Reyes and Navarro both connected in the sixth inning as the Blue Jays rebounded from Monday's 14-1 defeat to snap Boston's winning streak at five games. Reyes and Melky Cabrera both had three hits and two RBIs. David Ortiz hit a solo homer in the eighth, his third homer in two games and the 36th of his career at Rogers Centre, matching Alex Rodriguez for the most by a visiting player.
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