Twins stock up with starter Mahle, relievers López, Fulmer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The badly needed pitching and weren’t afraid to part with multiple promising minor leaguers to get it. They weren’t willing to budge with some of the youngsters they already have in the majors, though. Despite their injuries and flaws, the Twins were adamant about adding to their first-place club. The Twins stocked … Read more

Eight innings, one hit, all dominance: AL relievers take NL hitters to school in All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES – One by one, they emerged from the American League bullpen at the 92nd All-Star Game, tasked with preserving a one-run lead and a ninth consecutive AL victory in the Midsummer Classic. Along the way, they decided to put on a pitching clinic, too. The MVP trophy was carried home by New York … Read more

No-hitter! Cristian Javier, two Astros relievers combine to hold New York Yankees hitless

 starter Cristian Javier and two relievers combined on a no-hitter against the New York Yankees on Saturday, befuddling the powerful lineup en route to a 3-0 victory at Yankee Stadium. Javier was dominant, throwing 115 pitches, 71 for strikes in seven innings and struck out 13 batters, while only walking one. New York entered the contest … Read more

Cristian Javier, two Astros relievers toss combined no-hitter vs. Yankees

 starter Cristian Javier and two relievers combined on a no-hitter against the New York Yankees on Saturday, befuddling the powerful lineup en route to a 3-0 victory at Yankee Stadium. In the ninth, Ryan Pressly, who allowed a game-tying three-run homer to Aaron Hicks in a 7-6 loss Thursday, struck out Anthony Rizzo and Josh Donaldson and … Read more