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Ogando leads way in another strong pitching effortFor the second straight game, Texas' pitching put Boston's red-hot bats in the deep freeze Saturday and the Rangers iced the Red Sox, 5-1.Upvote Share TweetSteve Pearce's RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.Upvote Share TweetTampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar left Saturday night's game against the Rockies after being hit on the left hand by a pitch from Colorado starter Jon Garland.Upvote Share Tweet
Rotation could get boost soon with Lewis, PerezNot that Rangers pitching isn't more than holding its own, leading the American League with a 3.09 ERA heading into Saturday night's game against the Red Sox, but reinforcements are just around the corner if needed.Upvote Share Tweet
Iwakuma rides power surge to comfy win in TorontoMichael Saunders hit a pair of homers and Dustin Ackley belted his first grand slam to lift Hisashi Iwakuma and the Mariners to a comfortable 8-1 victory over the Blue Jays Saturday at Rogers Centre.Upvote Share Tweet
Boston Red Sox are underdogs, but sit atop the AL Eastnydailynews.com Updated May 4, 2013With apologies to the great songwriter George Gershwin, who told us how “they all laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round. They all laughed when Edison recorded sound,” they also all laughed when Larry Lucchino referred to theUpvote Share Tweet
Hughes gets 1st win as Yanks double up A'sPhil Hughes pitched eight shutout innings of four-hit ball for his first win of the season, and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Athletics put OF Young on DL; Taylor replacementCNNSI.com Updated May 4, 2013NEW YORK (AP) The Oakland Athletics have placed Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps and recalled fellow outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento.Upvote Share Tweet
Vargas twirls shutout, holding Orioles to three hitsJason Vargas pitched the first shutout for the Angels this season, limiting the Orioles to three hits and two walks and keeping a short-handed bullpen bored in a 4-0 win at Angel Stadium.Upvote Share Tweet
CC Sabathia pitched well enough for Yankees to win, but velocity makes one wonder if he still has ace makeupnydailynews.com Updated May 4, 2013You sure couldn’t blame this loss on CC Sabathia. And yet even while surrendering only two runs over six innings to the A’s, the big lefthander did give you more reason to wonder if he can continue to live up to his role as the Yankees’ ace.Upvote Share Tweet
Orioles Top Angels In 10May 4Steve Pearce's RBI single in the 10th lifted the Orioles to a 5-4 win over the Angels.
Saunders, Ackley Power MarinersMay 4Michael Saunders and Dustin Ackley combined to drive in seven runs to lead the Mariners past the Blue Jays 8-1.
Phil Hughes Shuts Down AthleticsMay 4Phil Hughes struck out nine batters over eight innings to lead the Yankees past the Athletics 4-2.
Rangers Win Battle With Red SoxMay 4Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Craig Gentry drives in three runs in the Rangers' 5-1 win over the Red Sox.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors previewMay 4Our 5-on-5 panel breaks down the Western Conference semifinals matchup between the Spurs and Warriors.