NEW YORK (AP) -- Carlos Beltran has been put on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees because a strained left oblique muscle.
Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $4.9 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit. At the time…RONALD BLUM (AP Baseball Writer)
With his pitch count well into triple-digits and the Twins clinging to a one-run lead, even Kyle Gibson thought Paul Molitor was going to bring in a reliever for him. Molitor's confidence was rewarded when Gibson retired the next two batters to…DAVE SKRETTA (AP Sports Writer)
Wade Miley warmed up in the bullpen, then he waited nearly half an hour to take the mound for the bottom of the first inning. In between, Boston staked their starter to an eight-run lead. David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in…IAN HARRISON (Associated Press)
Will Venable was hardly the ideal choice to grab a bat cold off the bench. Good thing Padres interim manager Pat Murphy didn't know Venable had been 1 for 17 as a pinch hitter. ''I think as players you're attached to numbers in every situation,''…R.B. FALLSTROM (AP Sports Writer)