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July 31, 2014 - 12:08am
3 min 52 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers could be idle at Thursday's trade deadline, with general manager Ned Colletti saying the team isn't close to making any deals.

He said Wednesday night they have been actively looking for pitching, but has found there is not much available. Starters Josh Beckett and Dan Haren have struggled recently.

Colletti tamped down speculation that the Dodgers are trying to trade right fielder Matt Kemp.

The...

July 30, 2014 - 11:51pm
3 min 52 sec ago
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East Division
WLPct.GB
Evansville3923.629
Washington4024.625
Southern Illinois3925.6091
Lake Erie3430.5316
Florence2537.40314
Traverse City
July 30, 2014 - 11:50pm
3 min 52 sec ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego lawmaker who briefly filled in as governor declared Tony Gwynn Day in honor of the late Padres baseball player.

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins proclaimed Wednesday as a day to remember the Hall of Famer who spent his entire career with the Padres.

Gwynn had 3,141 hits in 20 seasons and served as head baseball coach at San Diego State. He died of oral cancer at age 54 in June.

Atkins'...

July 30, 2014 - 11:47pm
3 min 52 sec ago

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.

The top-ranked player stopped worrying and started having fun again, beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-2 in a second round match at the Bank of the West Classic on Wednesday night.

At Wimbledon, Williams tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose her equilibrium...

July 30, 2014 - 11:44pm
3 min 52 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Barnes hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Wednesday night.

Colorado loaded the bases on two walks and Michael McKenry's third hit of the game before Barnes singled to left with one out against Wesley Wright (0-2). Drew Stubbs then scored on a wild pitch, helping the Rockies stop a three-game slide.

Rob Scahill (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for his second...

July 30, 2014 - 11:38pm
3 min 52 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — Hector Noesi's first inning went so badly, what happened afterward didn't much matter.

Noesi retired only one of the first nine hitters he faced, allowing six early runs to Detroit in the Tigers' 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Noesi did manage to keep Detroit off the scoreboard for the rest of his outing, but the damage had been done.

"Hector battled, but the first inning just killed us," manager Robin...

July 30, 2014 - 11:25pm
53 min 52 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez triggered a go-ahead rally with a double in the sixth inning and made several spectacular plays behind the plate, helping the Kansas City Royals to a scrappy 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas had RBI doubles during the Royals' charge, which wiped away a 1-0 deficit. Jason Frasor earned his first win since arriving in Kansas City by striking out Chris Colabello to leave the bases...

July 30, 2014 - 11:24pm
3 min 53 sec ago
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Baseball Expanded Standings
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By The Associated Press
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
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Baltimore6046.5667-3W-3...
July 30, 2014 - 11:22pm
1 hour 53 min ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.

Except, perhaps, for the results.

Richards gave up four runs and six hits in seven innings, and the Los Angeles Angels lost to the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Despite giving up a two-run homer to Adam Jones in the first inning and two more runs in the fourth on opposite-...

July 30, 2014 - 11:21pm
1 hour 53 min ago
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North Division
WLPct.GB
Syracuse (Nationals)6248.564
Pawtucket (Red Sox)6250.5541
Rochester (Twins)6150.550
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5753.5185
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)5358
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