>>Rosales Powers Rangers Past White Sox
(Chicago, IL) -- Adam Rosales homered twice and Nick Tepesch [[ TEP-ish ]] outdueled Chris Sale as the
Rangers beat the White Sox 3-1 at U.S. Cellular Field. Rosales hit a two-run blast in the second and a
solo shot in the seventh to account for all three Texas runs. The Rangers have won consecutive games
for the first time since late June. Tepesch pitched five-and-two-thirds scoreless innings to improve to
4-and-7. Neftali Feliz [[ nef-TAH-lee feh-LEEZ ]] got the final two outs for his fourth save. Sale gave up
two runs in six frames to fall to 10-and-2. Alexei Ramirez went 3-for-4 and Dayan Viciedo [[ die-on
vee-cee-AYE-do ]] homered for Chicago in defeat.
>>Rockies Crush Cubs
(Denver, CO) -- Carlos Gonzalez and Michael McHenry both hit two-run homers as the Rockies
crushed the Cubs 13-4 in the middle of a three-game set at Coors Field. McHenry finished with three
hits, three RBI and scored twice, while "CarGo" also had three hits, two RBI and three runs scored.
Corey Dickerson went 4-for-4, drove in three and scored a trio of runs for the Rockies, who snapped a
five-game losing streak. Jordan Lyles allowed four runs in six innings to up his record to 6-and-1.
Arismendy Alcantara clubbed a two-run homer for Chicago, which had won four of its previous five.
Jake Arrieta was rocked for nine runs in five-plus frames as he fell to 6-and-3 with the loss.
>>Red Sox Edge Cards In Ninth
(St. Louis, MO) -- Xander Bogaerts plated the go-ahead run on a sac-fly in the top of the ninth inning
as the Red Sox edged the Cardinals 2-1 in the middle of a three-game set at Busch Stadium. Bogaerts
doubled in the other run in the fourth for Boston, which snapped a three-game skid and won for just
the third time in 14 contests. Joe Kelly tossed seven innings of one-run, three-hit ball but did not factor
in the decision against his former team. Junichi Tazawa [[ joo-NEE-chee tuh-ZAH-wuh ]] picked up the
win and Koji Uehara earned his 23rd save. Matt Adams singled in the lone run in the first for the
Redbirds, who had won their previous three. Trevor Rosenthal fell to 1-and-6 with the loss.
>>Cubs Activate Fujikawa
(Denver, CO) -- The Cubs activated reliever Kyuji Fujikawa [[ KYOO-jee foo-jee-KOW-uh ]] from the 60
-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's game against the Rockies. Fujikawa has been sidelined after
undergoing Tommy John surgery in June of 2013. In a corresponding move, the Cubs designated
outfielder Nate Schierholtz for assignment. Schierholtz was batting .192 with six home runs and 33
>>Cubs Claim Turner
(Denver, CO) -- The Cubs are adding right-hander Jacob Turner. CSN Chicago reports the Cubs have
claimed Turner off waivers from the Marlins. He was 4-and-7 with a 5.97 ERA in 20 games for Miami.
>>Mets Pitcher deGrom Named Top NL Rookie
New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom was named Monday as the National League Rookie of the
Month for July.
DeGrom lost his first start of the month, then won the next four and posted a 1.39 ERA -- best among
major-league rookies -- with 38 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings.
His ERA was third-lowest among NL pitchers and fifth-lowest in the majors.