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  • A’s bring up OF Smolinski, option RHP Bassitt to Triple-A

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Oakland Athletics called up outfielder Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday and optioned right-hander Chris Bassitt to their top farm club. Smolinski, claimed off waivers from Texas on June…

  • Cardinals hold Wong out of DH nightcap after banging head

    CHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals held second baseman Kolten Wong out of the lineup for the second game of a day-night doubleheader after he banged his head during the opener on Tuesday. Wong…

  • Arenado, LeMahieu hoping Tulowitzki joins them in Cincinnati

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies’ two newest All-Stars are hoping they can bring a third along to Cincinnati next week. Third baseman Nolan Arenado and second baseman DJ LeMahieu were named reserves to NL…

  • Yankees to get Miller, Ellsbury back from DL on Wednesday

    NEW YORK (AP) — The first-place Yankees are about to get a pair of important players back at once. New York closer Andrew Miller and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury are expected to come off the…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Sent RHP Jason Garcia to Bowie (EL) for a rehab assignment. BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned RHP Steven Wright to Pawtucket (IL). Assigned RHP Zeke Spruill outright to Pawtucket.…

  • Orlando’s grand slam in 9th gives Royals 9-5 win over Rays

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Paulo Orlando was biding his time in Triple-A, hoping to be recalled by the Royals when the rosters expand in September, when he got a call from them over the…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 44 38 .537 — Baltimore 43 40 .518 1½ Tampa Bay 43 42 .506 2½ Toronto 43 42 .506 2½ Boston 39 45 .464 6 Central Division…

  • Royals 9, Rays 5

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  • Royals 9, Rays 5

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  • Royals 9, Rays 5

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  • Royals 9, Rays 5

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  • MLB PITCHING COMPARISON

    Wednesday NATIONAL LEAGUE 2015 TEAM 2015 VS OPP PITCHERS LINE W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Atlanta Teheran (R) 2:10p 6-4 4.60 10-7 1-0 7.0 1.29 Milwaukee Fiers (R) -150 4-7 3.83 8-9 0-0 5.0…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Milwaukee -150 Atlanta +140 New York -115 at San Francisco +105 at Washington -155 Cincinnati +145 at Pittsburgh -130 San Diego +120 at Chicago -105 St. Louis -105 at Los…

  • Arrieta, Rizzo lead Cubs over Cards in doubleheader opener

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning and also got a career-high two hits, Anthony Rizzo launched his 16th homer, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 Tuesday in…

  • Fan injured at Braves-Brewers game in satisfactory condition

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A fan who was hospitalized after being hit by a foul ball during a major league game in Milwaukee is in satisfactory condition. Froedtert Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Sieja (SHAY’-ah) said Tuesday that…