Billy Butler's first triple in nearly three years was the talk of the clubhouse. Butler also singled, Jesse Hahn pitched six solid innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Wednesday. ''I was a little out of breath,''…RICK EYMER (Associated Press)
The Seattle Mariners were leading the San Diego Padres by a run through six innings when manager Lloyd McClendon decided 22-year-old Taijuan Walker had gone far enough, even with a shutout intact. Walker did more than enough, holding the punchless…BERNIE WILSON (AP Sports Writer)
Delmon Young was designated for assignment Wednesday by the Baltimore Orioles, who needed the roster spot to fortify their thin bullpen. Within 10 days, the Orioles must place Young on waivers, trade him, release him or outright him to the minor…DAVID GINSBURG (AP Sports Writer)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer has been given two shots to relieve discomfort in his left knee but expects to avoid the disabled list.
Jaime Garcia has been pushed back again and won't start Thursday for the St. Louis Cardinals because of what the pitcher calls a mild left groin strain. Garcia could start early next week in Chicago against the Cubs. ''I don't want to go on the DL…R.B. FALLSTROM (AP Sports Writer)