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RHP Jeremy Jeffress returns to Brewers in ‘pen

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have called up right-hander Jeremy Jeffress from Triple-A Nashville to give the bullpen a boost. Jeffress joined the team before Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. He was 4-1 with a 1.51 ERA and five saves in the minors. The 26-year-old Jeffress has returned to a team that drafted him More >

Willingham’s homer powers Twins past Indians 4-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Josh Willingham’s tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning sent the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Kurt Suzuki had a two-run double among his three hits, Trevor Plouffe hit an RBI double and the Twins beat the Indians at home for the first time More >

Timberwolves agree to terms with Hummel

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Robbie Hummel. Hummel’s agency, Priority Sports, announced the agreement on Monday night. He averaged 3.4 points in just over 12 minutes per game as a rookie last season. Bringing Hummel back gives president and coach Flip Saunders a shooter off More >

Dominguez has 4 RBIs; Astros beat White Sox 11-7

CHICAGO (AP) – Matt Dominguez hit a two-run homer and a tiebreaking RBI double, and the Houston Astros tied their season high with 17 hits in an 11-7 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday that prevented a three-game sweep. Chicago fell behind 4-0 early and tied the score 7-all in the sixth on Alexei More >

Collmenter helps give Arizona 3-game sweep

PHOENIX (AP) – Josh Collmenter threw seven sharp innings, Arizona scored on an unusual play in the sixth inning and the Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep of the Cubs with a 3-2 victory on Sunday. The only run off Collmenter (8-5) came on Anthony Rizzo’s 23rd home run of the season and third of the series. More >

Werth’s double in 9th helps Nats beat Brewers 5-4

WASHINGTON (AP) – Jayson Werth hit a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the ninth after the Brewers tied it in the top of the inning and the Washington Nationals beat Milwaukee 5-4 on Sunday afternoon. Washington’s bullpen tossed five scoreless innings in relief of Gio Gonzalez until Rickie Weeks’ RBI single in the ninth More >

Bucks awarded contract of guard Kendall Marshall

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Bucks have been awarded the contract of Kendall Marshall, the second-year guard who was waived last week by the Los Angeles Lakers. Marshall appeared in 54 games for the Lakers last season, averaging 8.0 points, 8.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game. He shot 39.9 percent from 3-point range. He’ll be reunited More >

Smyly helps Tigers top Indians 5-1, avoiding sweep

DETROIT (AP) – Drew Smyly allowed four hits in seven innings and Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. Smyly did not give up a hit until Yan Gomes’ two-out double in the fifth. The left-hander allowed one run on Gomes’ solo More >

Loney, Archer lead Rays past Twins, 5-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – James Loney had two hits and two RBIs and Chris Archer won consecutive decisions for the first time this season as the Tampa Bay Rays extended their winning streak to a season-high five games with a 5-3 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Archer pitched 6 1-3 innings, giving up one More >

Segura returns to Brewers ahead of Nats series

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Jean Segura has rejoined the Milwaukee Brewers for the start of a series against the Nationals after returning home following the death of his infant son. “He will be in Washington,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. “We’ll sit down with him tomorrow and just make sure everything is good before we activate him.” Segura More >