July 30 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Wednesday’s Major League baseball games. – - – Tigers 7, White Sox 2 Nick Castellanos hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-high four runs, and Max Scherzer posted his American League-leading 13th victory as the Detroit Tigers snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over the Chicago White Sox. Scherzer (13-3) was staked to a six-run lead in the bottom of the first inning, capped by Castellanos’ opposite-field blast. …

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Right fielder Alex Rios has left the Texas Rangers game after getting hit by a pitch on the left quad. The Rangers called the move precautionary after Rios left Wednesday night’s game against the New York Yankees. Rios, considered a potential trade possibility before Thursday’s non-waiver trading deadline, stayed in the game to run after getting hit by a pitch thrown by Hiroki Kuroda in the third inning.

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Right-hander Tyson Ross will never forget Yangervis Solarte’s first start for the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Third baseman Solarte, who was acquired from the New York Yankees in the July 22 trade that sent third baseman Chase Headley to New York, threw out a runner at the plate then hit his second homer as a Padre to lead San Diego to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Solarte’s eighth homer of the season and a determined six-inning effort by Ross (10-10) allowed the Padres to snap a three-game losing streak in the opener of a six-game homestand. Ross allowed one run on four hits and five walks with seven strikeouts to top Cardinals right-handed starter Lance Lynn (11-8), who allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks with six strikeouts over six innings.

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Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki isn’t with the team and was in Philadelphia on Monday for a medical procedure the team hopes will speed his recovery from a left hip injury. But it was what Tulowitzki did on Sunday, en route to Philadelphia, that created a stir. He attended a New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium to watch his idol, Derek Jeter, play in person — and that drew a wave of criticism from fans and media because the Rockies were playing at the same time. The fact that some have speculated that Tulowitzki would be the perfect replacement for Jeter in New York next season just fueled the flames.

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By the most important measure, Yu Darvish had a good game Monday night. His Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees. Darvish himself earned a win, pitching seven innings and striking out eight in Texas’ 4-2 victory .
But here’s where Darvish failed: He still couldn’t figure out Brett Gardner, the Yankees center fielder and leadoff man. Gardner hit two homers off Darvish, going 3-for-5 in the game.
That improved Gardner’s career mark against Darvish to 5-for-11. Four of this hits? Homers. That makes him one of three players to have four career homers against Darvish (Brandon Moss and Mike Trout are the other two).
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That fact and the .455 career batting average were enough for Darvish to unload one of the best quotes of the year. Per ESPN New York’s Wallace Matthews :
Darvish on his tormentor: “I just blame the parents of Brett Gardner. I just blame them for creating a great hitter.” — wallace matthews (@ESPNNYYankees) July 29, 2014
You hear that, Jerry and Faye Gardner of Holly Hill, S.C.? You done good.
Afterward, Gardner couldn’t explain why he’s done so well against Darvish. Or, if he can explain, he’s keeping it a secret.

”I’m not sure. I try to get good at-bats. Small sample size,” Gardner said. ”It’s hard to have confidence in the batter’s box when he’s on the mound.”

It’ll sure be easier next time, knowing he’s hit four homers off one of baseball’s best pitchers.
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Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter remembers the playoff games in Texas – the good and the bad. ”We’ve had some battles here in the postseason,” Jeter said Monday before starting his final series against the Rangers in Texas. ”We played some tough Texas teams. On the way to the World Series, we had to go through some Texas teams.

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A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan. Manhattan restaurant owner Luigi Militello could hardly believe it when he found the shiny 2013 championship ring on a restroom sink at his Luke’s Bar and Grill on Thursday night. Who would leave this here?” Militello told The Associated Press. What are the chances of this happening?” Drew Weber had dined at the restaurant earlier, it’s one of his favorite spots.

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Jason Lane’s path back to the majors after a six-year hiatus has been rather interesting, going from hitting 20-plus homers in a season as a position player during his first stint to earning his way back as a pitcher. With Ian Kennedy injured, the San Diego Padres will make Lane the oldest pitcher in seven years to make his first major league start as he faces the Atlanta Braves on Monday night at Turner Field. Lane played as an outfielder for Houston and San Diego from 2002-07, hitting .267 with 26 homers and 78 RBIs in 145 games during his best season in 2005 with the Astros. The left-hander signed minor league contracts with eight different teams beginning in 2008 and eventually converted to a pitcher’s role.

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Seemingly every other person walking the tree-lined streets of the quaint village of Cooperstown are wearing Atlanta Braves caps, jerseys and T-shirts. The National Baseball Hall of Fame will induct six former players and managers Sunday in the field behind the Clark Athletic Center on the outskirts of town and a crowd of 60,000 or more is expected. All but one has ties to the Braves and one who does not was born and raised in Georgia and rooted for Atlanta. Manager Bobby Cox led the Braves to an unprecedented run of success with 14 consecutive division titles from 1991-2005 (the 1994 postseason was cancelled because of a players’ strike).

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NEW YORK (AP) — For nearly two years, the Toronto Blue Jays had walked off the field at Yankee Stadium with losses. Every time.

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