Posted: Jun 27, 2012 2:31 AM
Updated: Jun 27, 2012 2:31 AM
Darvish: 10 Ks, 10 wins; Texas beats Detroit 7-5
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Yu Darvish struck out 10 in seven innings to win his seventh consecutive start at Rangers Ballpark, a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
After giving up two runs in the first four batters, Darvish (10-4) had his fourth double-figure strikeout game while joining teammate Matt Harrison and Tampa Bay left-hander David Price as the American League's only 10-game winners. The Japanese standout is the first major leaguer since 1995 to win his first seven career home starts.
The AL West-leading Rangers went ahead to stay with a four-run fourth. They were up 5-3 after consecutive RBI singles by Yorvit Torrealba and Brandon Snyder the Nos. 8 and 9 batters in the lineup.
Josh Hamilton later homered for the second night in a row, his leadoff shot in the seventh was his 24th of the season to match Toronto's Jose Bautista for the major league lead.
Rangers RHP Lewis on DL with forearm tendinitis
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have placed right-hander Colby Lewis on the 15-day disabled list because of tendinitis in his forearm.
The move is retroactive to Sunday and the Rangers promoted left-handed prospect Martin Perez from Triple-A Round Rock to take Lewis' roster spot.
Lewis is 6-6 with a 3.51 ERA in 15 starts this season since making the team's Opening Day start. In his last outing, Lewis was raked for 12 hits and eight runs, seven of them earned, in just four innings.
The earliest Lewis will be eligible for reactivation is July 9, after the All-Star break.
Martinez and Lowrie lead Astros over Padres 5-3
HOUSTON (AP) J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer, Jed Lowrie added a solo shot and the Houston Astros held on for a 5-3 win over San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Houston starter Jordan Lyles (2-4) allowed six hits and a run in 6 1-3 innings to break a three-game losing streak and earn his first victory since June 3.
The game was tied at 1 after Will Venable and Lowrie exchanged solo homers in the third.
Houston took the lead when a run scored on a wild pitch and extended it with an RBI single by Chris Johnson. Martinez's soaring drive to left-center off starter Kip Wells (0-1) made it 5-1.
Astros place OF Maxwell on DL
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have placed outfielder Justin Maxwell on the 15-day disabled list with an injured left ankle.
Maxwell, who hasn't been in the lineup since Wednesday because of the injury, will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his ankle. He is expected to be out 4 to 6 weeks. Maxwell has eight homers and 24 RBIs in 61 games this season. His three pinch-hit home runs are the most in the majors.
The Astros purchased the contract of infielder Scott Moore from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Maxwell's spot on the roster.
In other moves Tuesday, Houston reinstated outfielder Travis Buck from the 15-day disabled list and designated him for assignment. They also reinstated outfielder Fernando Martinez from the disabled list and optioned him to Oklahoma City.
T-Wolves trade 18th pick for Budinger
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to trade the 18th overall pick in the NBA draft to Houston for Chase Budinger.
The Rockets confirmed the deal on Tuesday night.
The deal brings in a veteran perimeter player that coach Rick Adelman knows well from his days as a coach with the Rockets.
Budinger averaged 9.6 points and 3.7 rebounds and better than 40 percent from 3-point range in his second year with the Rockets last season.
Houston now owns the 14th, 16th and 18th picks in the draft, plenty of ammunition to make a bigger move on Thursday.
TEXAS A&M-PLAYERS SUSPENDED
A&M's Sumlin suspends 2 for violating team policy
HOUSTON (AP) Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has suspended linebacker Steven Jenkins and defensive back Howard Matthews one game each for violating team policy.
Jenkins is a junior who appeared in 13 games with six starts last season for the Aggies. He had 61 tackles, including three for losses.
Matthews, a sophomore, also appeared in 13 games last season and had two starts. He finished with 28 tackles, including three for losses, and had a forced fumble.
The Aggies, who are moving from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference, open the season Aug. 30 against Louisiana Tech.
RG3 on extortion: "There's vultures out there"
BEREA, Ohio (AP) The rookies, their lives filling with more responsibility by the minute, have listened carefully to the personal stories of success and failure from former NFL players.
The overriding messages: Control your destiny. Don't make our mistakes.
Adam "Pacman" Jones warned about the trappings of fame. Michael Vick spoke candidly about his dog-fighting conviction, 23 months locked in a federal prison and a second chance. Ex-NBA player Chris Herren detailed his descent into heroin's horror.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has taken it all in during the rookie symposium, processing every word as if he was learning a new play this one being the X's and O's of life.