Baseball Capsules

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Jeff Samardzija more run support Thursday than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros.

Rangers return Neftali Feliz to closer role

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

It's entirely possible Neftali Feliz's workload will become lighter in the coming months. Such is life for the closer on a team potentially headed for 100 losses.

Yankees acquire Capuano from Rockies

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The New York Yankees have acquired left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for cash considerations.

Samardzija sharp as A's romp over Astros, 13-1

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. - Jeff Samardzija allowed just four hits over eight innings and Brandon Moss hit his third grand slam of the year as the A's beat the Houston Astros 13-1 on Thursday at the Coliseum.

Javier Baez's versatility boosts Cubs' options

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Javier Baez played catcher on his summer league team before his senior season at Arlington Country Day High School in Florida.

Hamels masterful in Phillies win over Giants

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The 90th strike fired by Cole Hamels was an 85-mph changeup that darted to a precise spot, low and away from Michael Morse. The San Francisco outfielder flailed at Hamels' signature offering. Hamels, who has the innate skill every fifth day to temporarily suspend the frustration of a $190 million payroll, walked with purpose to the dugout.

Recap: Oakland vs. Houston

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Brandon Moss hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning, as Oakland finished off Houston thanks to a 13-1 decision in Thursday's rubber match of a three-game series.

Moss powers A's past Astros

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Jeff Samardzija more run support Thursday than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros.

White Sox place Putnam on DL

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The Chicago White Sox have placed right-hander Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Mets recall infielder Wilmer Flores

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The New York Mets have recalled infielder Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas a day after shortstop Ruben Tejada was hit in the helmet by a pitch.