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Astros can't keep up with Mariners in opener
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Felix Hernandez returned from a two-month stint on the disabled list to beat the Astros on Friday night and he got plenty of help from his friends as the Mariners rolled to a 13-3 win in the series opener at Safeco Field.

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Ramirez eyes bounce-back start vs. Red Sox
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David Price will look to gain control of his pitch command when he faces the Angels on Saturday night.

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Street throws scoreless frame in debut
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It wasn’t hard for manager Mike Scioscia to identify a silver lining of the Angels’ 9-4 loss to the Red Sox on Friday night at Fenway Park. That moment occurred in the seventh inning, when veteran right-hander Huston Street returned to a Major League mound for the first time in 11 months.

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Perez breaks tip of right thumb, may avoid DL
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The Rangers’ attempt at getting a fully healthy rotation continues to be an elusive proposition. Left-hander Martin Perez suffered a broken tip of his right thumb on a hotel door on Thursday night and may miss his next start. The Rangers aren’t ready to put Perez on the disabled list because it is his non-throwing […]

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Rangers could seek 'pen help through trade
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The Rangers’ bullpen has become their biggest need as clubs gear up toward the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

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Bibens-Dirkx excited to pitch at Yankee Stadium
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A battle of spot starters will take place on Saturday afternoon in the Bronx when right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitches for the Rangers against right-hander Luis Cessa of the Yankees.

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Yu K's 10, but Bush can't close door on NY
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Ronald Torreyes lined a run-scoring single into center field off Matt Bush in the bottom of the 10th inning, driving home Gary Sanchez with the winning run as the Yankees defeated the Rangers, 2-1, on Friday night at Yankee Stadium.

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Gaviglio set for first career start vs. Houston
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Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. will come off the disabled list Saturday to start at Safeco Field against the Mariners, who will counter with right-hander Sam Gaviglio. McCullers was placed on the disabled list June 9 with lower back discomfort and missed two starts.

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King's welcome: Mariners get ace, rout Astros
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Felix Hernandez returned from a two-month stint on the disabled list to beat the Astros on Friday night and he got plenty of help from his friends as the Mariners rolled to a 13-3 win in the series opener at Safeco Field.

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Cloyd clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A
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Right-hander Tyler Cloyd cleared waivers on Thursday and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma, keeping the veteran pitcher in the Mariners organization after he was designated for assignment a day earlier.

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Astros call up lefty Guduan, option Diaz
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In anticipation of their three-game series against a Mariners lineup that features impact left-handed hiiters Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager, the Astros called up left-handed reliever Reymin Guduan from Triple-A Fresno on Friday and optioned right-hander Dayan Diaz back down.

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Scioscia remains at top of his game this season
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The Angels are 38-38, nearing the halfway point of the season. And the job manager Mike Scioscia’s doing, keeping them at .500 considering injuries to Mike Trout, plus most of the starting rotation and bullpen, may be his masterpiece.

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