Gillaspie HR helps White Sox beat Red Sox 8-3

BOSTON (AP) – Conor Gillaspie hit a tie-breaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning for his third hit of the game and the Chicago White Sox beat the struggling Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Tuesday night. Boston did manage to snap Chicago pitchers’ streak of 22 scoreless innings but lost for the seventh time in eight More >

Tigers slug their way past Dodgers for 14-5 win

DETROIT (AP) – Justin Verlander settled down after a terrible first inning and the Detroit Tigers rallied in emphatic fashion for a 14-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Verlander (8-7) allowed five runs in the first, but the Dodgers managed only one more hit off the Detroit right-hander. The Tigers tied it More >

Bruce helps Reds rally for DH sweep of Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) – Jay Bruce homered in the opener, and then helped the Cincinnati Reds pull off their biggest comeback of the season for a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday, 4-2 and 6-5 over the Chicago Cubs. The Reds overcame a 5-0 deficit in the second game, sending Chicago to its fifth straight loss. Bruce doubled home the More >

Brown helps Phils rally for 9-7 win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Domonic Brown homered and had a two-run single and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied from a big early deficit to outlast the struggling Milwaukee Brewers 9-7 Tuesday night. After surrendering five runs in the first inning, the Phillies rallied for five in the second off Brewers starter Wily Peralta (9-6). Ben Revere drove in More >

Fuld, Hughes lead Twins past Mariners 2-0

SEATTLE (AP) – Minnesota’s Phil Hughes pitched into the eighth inning, Sam Fuld barely cleared the wall with his second home run of the season and the Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Tuesday night. Hughes rebounded from being knocked around in his previous two starts to shut down the Mariners. Hughes gave up More >

Carroll stymies Red Sox and White Sox win 4-0

BOSTON (AP) – Scott Carroll pitched 6 2-3 innings of one-hit ball, and Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run homer on Monday night to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Making the eighth – and best – start of his career, Carroll (3-5) walked two and struck out five More >

Bruce helps Reds overcome his error, beat Cubs 9-3

CINCINNATI (AP) – Jay Bruce played first base for the first time since high school and committed an error that let in a run Monday night, but later homered to help the Cincinnati Reds rally for a 9-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the opener of a five-game series. Billy Hamilton drove in a career-high More >

Utley, Hamels lead Phillies over Brewers 3-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Chase Utley hit a two-run homer, and Cole Hamels allowed one earned run over 6 2-3 innings for his first victory in a month as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Monday night. Hamels allowed two runs and seven hits, striking out seven and walking two for his first More >

Iwakuma solid as Mariners top Twins 2-0

SEATTLE (AP) – Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 10 in seven strong innings, Mike Zunino and Michael Saunders hit solo home runs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Monday night. Iwakuma has not allowed an earned run to the Twins in five career starts, which spans 33 2-3 innings. After allowing More >

NCAA suggests contact limits for football practice

UNDATED (AP) – The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year. Practice limits were among several recommendations released Monday by the NCAA, which called them guidelines that could change “in More >