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Cahill dominant, A's tie Astros for 1st

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics were an average team two months ago, a dozen games behind the Houston Astros and closer to the bottom of the AL West than the top.

Well, look at the A's now.

Trevor Cahill pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings and the Athletics kept up their unlikely turnaround, tying Houston for the division lead by beating the Astros 7-1 Saturday.


Red Sox ace Sale goes back on DL

BOSTON (AP) Chris Sale understands it's a perfect time for the Boston Red Sox to be cautious with his troublesome shoulder.

He's just frustrated that he's back on the disabled list.


DeGrom beats Phils with CG, ERA now 1.71

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jacob deGrom didn't take any chances of being lifted after a rain delay. Then, the New York Mets ace finished off one of his best performances of the year.

DeGrom pitched his first complete game of the season and lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.71, leading the Mets over the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 Saturday.


Rockies get 3 in 9th, beat Braves in 10

ATLANTA (AP) After four at-bats, DJ LeMahieu was still looking for his first hit and felt he hadn't made good contact.

He was just saving his best swing for extra innings.


Cards top Brewers, move into 2nd WC

ST. LOUIS (AP) Miles Mikolas got to celebrate twice on Saturday.

The St. Louis right-hander was all smiles early in the afternoon when his twins, Miles and Madelyn, were released from the hospital for the first time after being born prematurely a month ago.


Musgrove stifles Cubs, Pirates snap skid

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates held the Chicago Cubs to one run for a third straight game.

This time, the Pirates scored enough to win it.


Stanton's HR, Severino's 8 Ks lift Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) Another day, another big swing for Giancarlo Stanton.

The slugger just loves this time of year.


Cobb's rare CG helps O's end Tribe's run

CLEVELAND (AP) Alex Cobb looked a lot better than his major league-leading 15 losses.

Cobb pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game in five years, and the Baltimore Orioles snapped Cleveland's six-game win streak with a 4-2 victory over the Indians on Saturday.


Marlins top Nats in 10, stop 6-game skid

WASHINGTON (AP) The Nationals just can't sustain any momentum in their attempt to get back into the National League playoff chase.

Saturday night's loss to the Marlins was a microcosm of their recent struggles.

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