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Professional

  • Abreu hits 30th HR to lead Sox
    Jose Abreu hit his major league-leading 30th homer and drove in three runs, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Friday night. Abreu had two hits and scored twice.
  • Matsuzaka says elbow sore
    The Mets said pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is returning to New York to have his right elbow examined. Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that the 33-year-old Matsuzaka felt something in his elbow a day earlier.
  • Box scores
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Briefs

Yankees put Tanaka on DL

– Yankees rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to elbow inflammation and has returned to New York to have an MRI on his right arm.

Tanaka allowed five runs and 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings in a 5-3 loss to the Indians on Tuesday night.

Tanaka went back to New York for an MRI, but manager Joe Girardi said there is no prognosis yet.

Around the leagues

The Chicago Cubs promoted Arismendy Alcantara while Darwin Barney is on paternity leave. … Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran was scratched from the lineup after suffering a facial bruise during batting practice. …

Tom Veryzer, who was Detroit’s shortstop before Alan Trammell took over in the late 1970s, died at 61. … Pittsburgh placed Starling Marte on the bereavement list and slotted Francisco Liriano’s return to the rotation Sunday. …

Boston’s Koji Uehara was added to the AL roster for the All-Star Game. … The Red Sox also designated A.J. Pierzynski for assignment and called up catching prospect Christian Vazquez.

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