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Jose Abreu homers in second straight as White Sox dump Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- After 19 consecutive starts without a victory, Hector Noesi finally got one against the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers. And his …

Baseball

Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays break loose in 9th, beat Tigers

DETROIT -- The Toronto Blue Jays can win an occasional pitching duel, too -- or at least hold their own until Brett Lawrie and the rest of their …

Baseball

Justin Masterson throws seven scoreless, ends Boston's win streak

CLEVELAND -- Once Justin Masterson found the strike zone, he stayed there.<p>And there was little the Red Sox could do about it.<p>Masterson shook off a …

Boston Red Sox

Kyle Seager has 4 extra-base hits as Mariners rout Yanks

NEW YORK -- Kyle Seager was so locked in Monday night he had no idea Derek Jeter nearly caught his short fly down the left-field line on a carom …

Cy Young Award

Top prospects ready to produce

It's prospect time!<p>June has become a popular month for teams to promote future stars for their first tastes of the big leagues. In the past five …

Baseball

Diamondbacks recall Didi Gregorius

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled infielder Didi Gregorius from Triple-A Reno and placed infielder Cliff Pennington on the …

Baseball

Henderson Alvarez blanks Rays for 3rd shutout of season

MIAMI -- Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez heard a teammate yell and realized he had been caught by surprise. Desperate for a run, the Tampa Bay Rays …

Baseball

Jon Singleton homers in first game as Astros down Angels

HOUSTON -- Jon Singleton's major league debut didn't get off to a great start.<p>The 22-year-old slugger, who is no stranger to adversity, made up for …

Is Brandon Moss an All-Star this year? #athletics

MLB Prospects Update: Hottest, Coldest Players at Each Minor League Level

We’re now well into the minor league season, and countless prospects continue to open eyes with their performances at each of the four full-season levels.<p>With teams having played in the neighborhood of 50 games since Opening Day on April 3—most starting pitchers have made about a dozen starts, …

It was the year of Puig, but Ramirez key to Dodgers future

LOS ANGELES -- Yasiel Puig debuted in the majors one year ago Tuesday, and those of us who talk about the national pastime for a living made certain the anniversary was properly celebrated. In most retellings of the Dodgers’ 2013 National League West title, Puig’s arrival June 3 transformed a …