MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Phil Hughes held the Chicago Cubs to two hits over eight innings, Trevor Plouffe doubled twice and drove in four runs and the Minnesota Twins breezed to a 7-2 victory Friday night to start their interleague series.
HOUSTON (AP) – Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow is refuting some information surrounding the FBI’s investigation into whether St. Louis Cardinals officials breached the team’s computer database.
NEW YORK (AP) – Assael Aquino and Luiz Escanio of the Chicago Cubs and Daulin Ramirez of the Minnesota Twins have been suspended 72 games each following positive tests under baseball’s minor league drug program.
CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago White Sox recalled right-hander Scott Carroll from Triple-A Charlotte and designated right-hander Hector Noesi for assignment before Thursday night’s game with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Slumping Kennys Vargas hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 victory and a two-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals.
CHICAGO (AP) – Gerrit Cole became the majors’ first 11-game winner and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the struggling Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to extend their winning streak to a season-high eight games.