Tuesday, August 4
Gillaspie HR helps Angels beat Indians, end 6-game skid
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Conor Gillaspie hit a go-ahead home run off Corey Kluber and the Los Angeles Angels snapped a six-game losing streak, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Monday night.
Garrett Richards (11-8) tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in 7 2-3 innings. Huston Street got the last three outs for his 26th save in 29 attempts, and his first since becoming the 27th member of the 300-save club on July 22.
Gillaspie connected for a two-run drive in the sixth. The Angels added another run later in the inning for a 5-3 lead.
Kluber (6-12) gave up five runs and 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings, and left with a 3.60 ERA this season.
Indians put 2B Kipnis on DL with shoulder inflammation
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have put All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis on the 15-day disabled list because of chronic inflammation in his right shoulder.
The Indians sent their leadoff hitter back to Cleveland to be examined by team doctors before the start of a series Monday night against the Los Angeles Angels.
Kipnis leads the American League with 132 hits, and is batting .326 with six home runs and 39 RBIs in 101 games.
The Indians recalled infielder Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus. They also optioned left-hander Michael Roth to Triple-A and recalled lefty Kyle Crockett.
White Sox recall OF Trayce Thompson
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox recalled outfielder Trayce Thompson from Triple-A Charlotte before Monday night's game with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Thompson takes the roster spot of right-hander Scott Carroll, who was optioned to the minors on Sunday. The White Sox had been playing one outfielder short since J.B. Shuck (left hamstring strain) was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday.
Thompson, 24, was hitting .260 with 13 home runs, 39 runs batted in and 53 runs scored for Charlotte this season.
Thompson is the son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson, who played 13 seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers. One brother, Klay, currently is a member of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, and another, Mychal Jr., formerly played with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
His father, his brothers and his mother, Julie, were expected to attend Monday's game in anticipation of his major-league debut. Thompson wasn't in the starting lineup.
HOME RUN RECORD
Hessman sets minor league HR record with No. 433
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Call him the real-life Crash Davis.
Mike Hessman, an infielder for Triple-A Toledo in the Detroit Tigers' system, became the career home run leader for U.S.-based minor leagues Monday night, hitting his 433rd in the seventh inning of a game against Lehigh Valley.
Davis was the character played by Kevin Costner in the movie "Bull Durham" who set the minor league record for homers.
Hessman reached the actual mark in style, hitting a grand slam to break a tie on the career list with Buzz Arlett.
According to the Society for American Baseball Research, Hector Espino hit 484 minor league home runs, but he hit most of them in the Mexican League, which is not part of the affiliated minor league system.
The 37-year-old Hessman has played 109 games in the major leagues for Atlanta, Detroit and the New York Mets. He has not appeared in the majors since 2010. He's hit 14 homers in the majors, batting .188 overall.
CB Hall fully healthy after 2nd Achilles tendon injury
CINCINNATI (AP) — Before Mohamed Sanu could take a step after his catch, cornerback Leon Hall reached in and stripped the ball out of arms.
Later Monday, Hall caught up with Sanu as he tried to pull in a long pass from Andy Dalton and again knocked the ball away.
The cornerback is making a good impression in Cincinnati Bengals camp.
Hall tore his left Achilles tendon during a game against Pittsburgh on Nov. 13, 2011. He not only recovered ahead of schedule, but started the next season and played well.
He tore the other Achilles tendon on Oct. 20, 2013 at Detroit and made another smoother-than-expected comeback.
Hall was able to fully participate in the offseason workouts, unlike last year when he was still recovering from the latest injury.
Son, Barbaree lead Junior PGA Championship
BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Yujeong Son matched the women's course record with a 7-under 64 on Monday to take the first-round lead in the Junior PGA Championship, and U.S. Junior Amateur champion Philip Barbaree topped the boys' leaderboard at 66.
The 14-year-old Son, from Norman, Oklahoma, had eight birdies and a bogey to tie the Miramont Country Club women's record set in the event last year by Ellen Takada.
Fai Khamborn of Cincinnati was second after a 67.
The 17-year-old Barbaree, from Shreveport, Louisiana, rebounded from bogeys on Nos. 9 and 10 with birdies on Nos. 12-14. Austin Eckroat of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Jack Snyder of Phoenix were a stroke back.