OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scott Kazmir pitched eight sparkling innings, Marcus Semien homered for the first time in nearly two months, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Thursday night….
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Suddenly, the St. Louis Cardinals have hit a rough patch. No one seems overly concerned about the second three-game losing streak of the season that puts the onus on the offense….
PHOENIX (AP) — David Peralta had a tiebreaking, two-run triple with two outs in the sixth inning Thursday night for the Arizona Diamondbacks, helping Jeremy Hellickson to his fourth straight win at home, 8-1 over the Colorado Rockies….
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If the Philadelphia Phillies carry this type of offense into the second half of their season, they probably won’t lose 100 games….
TORONTO (AP) — 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….
ATLANTA (AP) — Max Scherzer turned away in disgust as Cameron Maybin’s chopper bounced over third base….
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals had just lost their fourth straight, getting shut out for the second time, and manager Ned Yost was hardly thinking about their impotent offense Thursday night….