SEATTLE (AP) — Left-hander James Paxton became a second key member of the Seattle Mariners' rotation to be placed on the disabled list, joining righty Hisashi Iwakuma.
The Mariners put Paxton on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a strained middle finger tendon on his throwing hand. He felt it after 2-0 pitch to Brandon Moss in the fifth inning Thursday and was immediately removed.
Iwakuma went on the disabled list on April 24 with a strained...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's Cody Asche singled through a shift to end Colorado right-hander Chad Bettis' bid for a no-hitter with one out in the eighth inning Friday night.
Bettis lost a perfect game in the seventh when shortstop Troy Tulowitzki made an error on Ben Revere's grounder up the middle. Colorado center fielder Charlie Blackmon made a sliding catch to rob Freddy Galvis of a hit after Revere's grounder went through Tulowitzki's legs.
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.
Gonzalez, 23, was 3-5 with a 4.15 ERA in eight starts this season for Triple-A Round Rock. In 43 1-3 innings, he allowed 46 hits and walked 19 while striking out 26.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals left Friday night's game after throwing only 16 pitches to the Cincinnati Reds. There was no immediate indication of his problem.
Strasburg has struggled in May, failing to reach the fourth inning in three of his four previous starts. He gave up a solo homer to Joey Votto in the first inning — the first baseman's first homer since April 28 — and walked Brayan Pena to start the second inning....