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July 5, 2015 - 3:16pm
10 min 49 sec ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed first baseman Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

Ishikawa, 31, was 0 for 5 in six games for the Giants this season. He also hit a combined .266 with four home runs and 20 RBIs in 37 games with Triple-A Sacramento and Class A San Jose.

Ishikawa was the Pirates' opening day first baseman last season, but was designated for assignment April 19.

He...

July 5, 2015 - 3:13pm
10 min 49 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers starter Carlos Frias has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with lower back tightness, although the right-hander isn't expected to be there too long.

Frias had been scheduled to start Monday when Philadelphia comes to town for the start of a four-game series. He had experienced lower back stiffness in his past two starts, and only went five innings in both.

Manager Don Mattingly said Sunday he isn't too concerned that...

July 5, 2015 - 2:42pm
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ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired the No. 1 overall international signing slot for the 2015-16 signing period in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks obtained two minor league pitchers — right-hander Chris Oliver and left-hander Josh Taylor — and the No. 9 overall signing slot.

The 21-year-old Oliver is 3-3 with a 4.33 ERA at Class A Lakewood. The 22-year-old Taylor is 4-4 with a 4.56 ERA at Lakewood....

July 5, 2015 - 2:33pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Miami Marlins activated 1B Michael Morse from the 15-day disabled list making him available to come off the bench in Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs, though he wasn't in the starting lineup.

Morse joined the team in Chicago following a 12-game rehab stint. During his rehab assignment, Morse hit .263.

He is hitting .211 with 2 home runs and 10 RBIs in 37 games. Morse went on the DL on May 26 for a finger sprain, and also...

July 5, 2015 - 2:08pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis left-hander Jaime Garcia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a groin strain.

Garcia, who missed his previous scheduled start, suffered the injury running the bases on June 24 at Miami.

Garcia is 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts.

Left-hander Tim Cooney has been recalled from Class A Peoria and will start on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. He was 6-4 with a 2.74 ERA in 14 starts at...

July 5, 2015 - 1:59pm
10 min 49 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles activated second baseman Jonathan Schoop from the 60-day disabled list on Sunday.

Schoop hit .259 with three home runs and seven RBIs in nine games to begin the season before he went on the 15-day disabled list on April 18 for a sprained right knee.

Schoop was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on June 16. He hit .265 with two doubles, four home runs and seven RBIs in nine rehabilitation games between Double-...

July 5, 2015 - 1:51pm
10 min 49 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs activated outfielder Jorge Soler from the 15-day disabled list in time for Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa.

Soler is hitting .265 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 49 games. He sprained his left ankle June 1 at Miami and was placed on the disabled list two days later. Soler played a four-game rehab assignment at Iowa, going 2 for 13 with three walks and one RBI....

July 5, 2015 - 1:19pm
10 min 49 sec ago

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fans at Daytona International Speedway are defending and displaying their Confederate flags.

At NASCAR's first race in the South since the racing series and its tracks urged fans to no longer wave the banner, dozens of Confederate flags were scattered throughout the vast infield.

The first motorhome inside the Turn 4 tunnel has one flying high above it, and it doesn't take long to reach double figures when counting them on...

July 5, 2015 - 12:52pm
10 min 49 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz will be using his glove to start a game in Fenway Park for the first time in nearly 10 years.

Boston's regular designated hitter is playing first base and batting cleanup Sunday. He hasn't started a non-interleague game at first since Aug. 5, 2006, when the Red Sox played at Tampa Bay.

This is his first start at first base in Fenway since July 16, 2005, when he started against the New York Yankees.

On...

July 5, 2015 - 11:32am
10 min 49 sec ago

NEELTJE JANS, Netherlands (AP) — German rider Andre Greipel won a rain-drenched second stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish on Sunday, while defending champion Vincenzo Nibali and Tour contender Nairo Quintana lost valuable time after dropping behind the front group.

As the riders approached the finish, Briton Mark Cavendish attacked first but Greipel timed his riposte perfectly to overtake him near the line.

Cavendish was caught by Peter...

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