• Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When a baseball-loving boy stopped Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle by chance Monday to check out the A’s bandanna worn by the pitcher’s dog, the little guy got an impromptu opportunity to play shadow baseball with a big leaguer.

  • Atlanta Braves second baseman Gordon Beckham right, loses the ball as he attempts to tag Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton off the base as Buxton returned to second after advancing on a single by Eduardo Nunez during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Braves beat Twins 2-0 in majors-worst matchup

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lucas Harrell pitched six innings, Adonis Garcia homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the worst teams in the majors.

  • Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager (15) celebrates with teammate Robinson Cano, center, after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Hernandez overcomes shaky start, Mariners top Pirates 7-4

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Felix Hernandez settled down after a shaky start and picked up his first victory in more than two months when the Seattle Mariners topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 on Tuesday night.

  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher James Shields delivers during the second inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    White Sox avoid Chapman, down Cubs 3-0 behind Shields

    CHICAGO (AP) — James Shields allowed four singles in 7 2/3 innings, Adam Eaton homered and the White Sox stayed unbeaten since Chris Sale’s suspension by beating the Cubs 3-0 Tuesday night in Chicago’s crosstown rivalry.

  • Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story singles in two runs during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Rockies rough up Tillman and beat Orioles 6-3

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez and Trevor Story had two RBIs apiece in a four-run third inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat Chris Tillman and the Orioles 6-3 Tuesday night to end Baltimore’s five-game winning streak.

  • New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard delivers during the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Syndergaard, Mets fall to Cards in 1st game of doubleheader

    NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard kept it close, manager Terry Collins won a pair of replay challenges and the New York Mets threw out three runners on the bases.

  • Female fan injured by foul ball at Indians game

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A female fan has been carried from Progressive Field on a stretcher after being hit in the head with a foul ball by Washington’s Daniel Murphy.

  • Teammates greet St. Louis Cardinals Jedd Gyorko, center, after he hit a third-inning, two-run, home run during the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the New York Mets, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Gyorko homers, Cards top Mets in 1st game of doubleheader

    NEW YORK (AP) — For a team that’s historically been known for pitching, speed and defense, these St. Louis Cardinals sure are hitting a lot of home runs lately.

  • Minnesota Twins interim general manager Rob Antony talks with reporters Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Minneapolis. Antony has six days before the non-waiver trade deadline to better position a non-contending team beyond an already lost season. Antony's job of replacing long-time mentor Terry Ryan has come with no guarantee he'll be part of that future. (AP Photo/Dave Campbell)

    Twins interim GM Antony tries to focus on job at hand

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins interim general manager Rob Antony has six days before the non-waiver trade deadline to better position a non-contending team beyond an already lost season.

  • CORRECTS TO RELIEVER- Chicago Cubs reliever Aroldis Chapman, center, listens to a question as he meets reporters before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and Cubs Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman arrives to a mixed reaction

    CHICAGO (AP) — Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn’t remember what management told him about off-field expectations and behavior.