American League

Hip injury forces McAllister to disabled list
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The Indians on Thursday placed right-hander Zach McAllister on the 15-day disabled list with right hip discomfort, optioned right-hander Mike Clevinger to Triple-A Columbus and recalled right-handers Austin Adams and Joseph Colon from Triple-A.

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Fifth in AL, Longo eyes Final Vote rally
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Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is one of five American League players trying to reach the 2016 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard via the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote.

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Archer plans for better outcome at Fenway
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For a Red Sox rotation that continues to have its ups and downs, Sean O’Sullivan has been a steadying presence. Bouncing between Triple-A Pawtucket and the Majors, the journeyman will make his fourth start of the season in Friday’s 7:10 p.m. ET series opener against Chris Archer and the Rays at Fenway Park.

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Snell's solid effort goes unrewarded in finale loss
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Hector Santiago pitched seven scoreless innings and Yunel Escobar recorded three hits at Tropicana Field on Thursday afternoon, pacing the Angels in a 5-1 victory over the Rays.

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Shoemaker aims to bounce back vs. O's
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Returning from a three-city West Coast trip, the Orioles will welcome a team from the other side of the country on Friday, as the Angels come to Camden Yards for the final series before the All-Star break.

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Yanks struggling to find consistent offense
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New York returned to its offensive doldrums on Wednesday evening, blanked by Miguel Gonzalez and two relievers in a 5-0 loss.

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Reversal of fortune no surprise to Ventura
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By virtue of their 5-0 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday nigh, the White Sox have won 11 of their last 16 games and five straight series.

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Mariners option Zunino to Triple-A, recall Sucre
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Two homers in his first game back with the Mariners wasn’t enough to keep Mike Zunino in the Majors, as Seattle optioned the 25-year-old back to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday and recalled Jesus Sucre to fill the backup catcher role, but manager Scott Servais said Zunino should be back soon.

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Casali sustains head contusion on backswing
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Rays catcher Curt Casali exited Wednesday’s 7-2 loss to the Angels after the sixth inning when he suffered a contusion on the right side of his head.

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Clutch Saunders maintains Final Vote lead
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The campaign to get Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders voted into this year’s All-Star Game presented by MasterCard is off to a strong start and has resulted in a first-place ranking for the American League’s Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote.

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Valbuena's HR lifts Astros to sweep of Mariners
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Luis Valbuena ripped a go-ahead two-run homer off rookie reliever Edwin Diaz in the eighth inning Wednesday as the surging Astros swept a three-game series against the Mariners with a 9-8 victory at Minute Maid Park. The Astros have now won seven of their last eight series and their last nine games against division opponents.

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Gomez sparks Astros' roller-coaster win
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In a game that featured 22 hits and 17 runs, the Astros needed every bit of their hot start Wednesday night in a 9-8 victory over the Mariners at Minute Maid Park.

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