Wednesday, July 9

Minnesota at Boston (1:05 p.m EDT). Livan Hernandez looks for his 10th win of the season for the Twins and Josh Beckett his ninth for the Red Sox.



— Torii Hunter, Angels, homered twice in Los Angeles' 9-6 victory over Texas.

— David Wright, Mets, homered and drove in four runs and New York held on for a 10-9 win over Philadelphia.

— John Buck and Mike Aviles, Royals. Each homered in the 10th inning to lift Kansas City to a 7-4 win over Tampa Bay.

— Hiroki Kuroda, Dodgers, retired the first 21 batters he faced before giving up a double to lead off the eighth inning. He settled for a one-hitter in Los Angeles' 3-0 win over Atlanta.

— Ricky Nolasco, Marlins, allowed five hits in eight innings as Florida beat San Diego 3-1.


The Milwaukee Brewers obtained AL Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia in a trade with the Cleveland Indians on Monday, giving up four prospects in an bit to transform themselves from scrappy underdogs to a big, bad pitching powerhouse intent on chasing down the Chicago Cubs and making the playoffs for the first time since 1982.


Pittsburgh had 10 players get a hit in a 10-7 rout of Houston on Monday night. Nate McLouth and Ryan Doumit homered, Adam LaRoche reached base four times and Jason Bay went 2-for-3 in the offensive outburst.


Colorado's 4-3 win dampened what had been a festive atmosphere in Milwaukee after the arrival of reigning Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia. The big lefty smiled and waved after teammates let him know he was being shown on the scoreboard video monitor during the game, and received a 30-second standing ovation.


Manny Ramirez hit a run-scoring single in the eighth to lift Boston to a 1-0 win over Minnesota on Monday night.


Greg Maddux failed to win his 351st game for the 11th straight start with San Diego's 3-1 loss to Florida. Maddux became the ninth big league pitcher to reach 350 victories on May 10. Since then, he's 0-4 with seven no-decisions, even though he's allowed two or fewer earned runs eight times in that streak. San Diego is 6-5 in Mad Dog's last 11 starts.


Wes Bankston hit his first career homer to lift Oakland to a 4-3 win over Seattle. Bankston hit a two-run home run off Seattle starter Jarrod Washburn in the fifth inning as Oakland rallied for the win. Bankston also doubled and scored in the second, raising his average to .391 since being promoted to the majors. He was called up from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday when the A's placed shortstop Bobby Crosby on the disabled list.


Jimmy Rollins stole his 36th consecutive base without getting caught in the fifth, dating to Aug. 31, 2007. He's 22-for-22 this season.


Ian Kinsler of the Rangers went 4-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 19 games in Texas' 9-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. ... Dustin Pedroia extended his career-high hitting streak to 15 games in Boston's 1-0 win over Minnesota on Monday night.


"I'd say we're going for it," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin after trading four prospects to Cleveland for Cy Young winner CC Sabathia.