Kyle Hendricks hadn't thrown a complete game or shutout in his two-year big league career. Kris Bryant, who starred at the University of San Diego, hit a two-run homer on the game's seventh pitch. ''I'm going to remember this one, definitely, for…BERNIE WILSON (AP Sports Writer)
The Tampa Bay Rays have used strong pitching and timely hitting to reach the top of the standings. Alex Colome and four relievers combined on a six-hitter, David DeJesus drove in two runs and the Rays beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Thursday…MARK DIDTLER (Associated Press)
Wandy Rodriguez's plan worked very well. Rodriguez pitched 6 2-3 solid innings, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and drove in two runs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Red Sox and their listless offense 3-1 on Thursday night. ''Really nice pitching…KEN POWTAK (Associated Press)
The Blue Jays haven't enjoyed many solid pitching performances this season. The right-hander snapped a two-start losing streak with a complete game, Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run home run and Toronto beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-4. ''Dickey…IAN HARRISON (Associated Press)
DETROIT (AP) -- James McCann hasn't hit many homers in the major leagues. But when he has connected, he's done it with style.