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  • Hamilton out of Rangers lineup with left hamstring tightness

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Ranger slugger Josh Hamilton is out of the lineup because of tightness in his left hamstring. Hamilton says his hamstring is a little sore. He describes not playing in Tuesday…

  • Detroit’s Verlander to make another rehab start this weekend

    DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander is making another rehab start Saturday, and Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is hopeful that will be his last outing before the right-hander returns to the major leagues. Verlander has…

  • Rays minor leaguer suspended 50 games for amphetamine

    NEW YORK (AP) — A minor league player in the Tampa Bay Rays’ organization has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for an amphetamine. The commissioner’s office announced Tuesday that infielder/outfielder Coty Blanchard had…

  • MLB PITCHING COMPARISON

    FOR GAMES OF WEDNESDAY JUNE 3 NATIONAL LEAGUE 2015 TEAM 2014 VS OPP PITCHERS LINE W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Milwaukee Nelson (R) 1:45p 2-5 3.90 3-7 0-3 9.2 10.24 St. Louis Lackey (R)…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at St. Louis -160 Milwaukee +150 at Arizona -110 Atlanta +100 Pittsburgh -120 at San Francisco +110 at Philadelphia -150 Cincinnati +140 Chicago -125 at Miami +115 Los Angeles -145 at…

  • Blue Jays activate Navarro; send Thole to minors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays activated C Dioner Navarro from the 15-day disabled list and sent C Josh Thole to Triple-A Buffalo after the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Washington Nationals.…

  • Dickey loses challenge with Harper, Blue Jays fall to Nats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper is among the top hitters in the majors this season, but R.A. Dickey wasn’t going to back down from a challenge. That resolve, and a lone walk, cost the Toronto…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball Players Association MLBPA — Named Kevin Slowey special assistant/bargaining. American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned C Rob Brantly to Birmingham (SL). HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned RHP Michael Feliz to Corpus…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 27 25 .519 — Tampa Bay 26 26 .500 1 Baltimore 23 27 .460 3 Toronto 23 30 .434 4½ Boston 22 29 .431 4½ Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB Washington 29 22 .569 — New York 29 23 .558 ½ Atlanta 26 25 .510 3 Miami 20 32 .385 9½ Philadelphia 19 33 .365 10½ Central Division W…

  • Nationals 2, Blue Jays 0

    Toronto AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Reyes ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .269 Donaldson 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .311 Bautista rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .242…

  • Nationals 2, Blue Jays 0

    Toronto Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi Reyes ss 4 0 0 0 YEscor 3b 3 1 2 0 Dnldsn 3b 4 0 1 0 Dsmnd ss 3 0 1 0 Bautist…

  • Nationals 2, Blue Jays 0

    Toronto Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi Reyes ss 4 0 0 0 Y.Escobar 3b 3 1 2 0 Donaldson 3b 4 0 1 0 Desmond ss 3 0 1 0 Bautista…

  • Nationals 2, Blue Jays 0

    Toronto Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi Reyes ss 4 0 0 0 YEscor 3b 3 1 2 0 Dnldsn 3b 4 0 1 0 Dsmnd ss 3 0 1 0 Bautist…

  • All-Star Fan Voting

    To Be Held Tuesday, July 14 At Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Released June 2 NATIONAL LEAGUE CATCHER 1. Buster Posey, Giants, 1,679,730 2. Yadier Molina, Cardinals, 1,542,231 3. Miguel Montero, Cubs, 551,748 4. A.J.…