ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers announced Friday they will purchase the contract of right-hander Alex ''Chi Chi'' Gonzalez on Saturday, and he is scheduled to make his Major League debut that night, starting against the Boston Red Sox.
Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals left Friday night's game after throwing only 16 pitches to the Cincinnati Reds. Strasburg has struggled in May, failing to reach the fourth inning in three of his four previous starts. Strasburg…JOE KAY (AP Sports Writer)
Lorenzo Cain hit a tiebreaking RBI double and scored in a three-run eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 Friday to snap a four-game losing streak. Alcides Escobar homered on the game's first pitch. Alex Gordon and…ANDREW SELIGMAN (AP Sports Writer)
The St. Louis Cardinals activated outfielder Jon Jay from the 15-day disabled list but did not have him in the lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team also said Matt Adams' surgery for a torn right quadriceps went well Friday, but that it…R.B. FALLSTROM (AP Sports Writer)
Washington's Jayson Werth is out indefinitely after another test found that he broke his left wrist two weeks ago. The outfielder was hit on the wrist by a pitch from the Padres' Odrisamer Despaigne on May 16 and has been unable to swing a bat.…JOE KAY (AP Sports Writer)