Billy Butler and Khris Davis each homered and drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 12-3 on Saturday, ending a three-game losing streak. Danny Valencia had three hits, including a home run, and Coco Crisp and Jake Smolinski each drove in two runs while the A's reached double figures in scoring for the first time this season. Jesse Hahn (2-2) pitched six innings, giving up three runs on five hits to remain undefeated against the Tigers in three starts.
Following a brief major league debut, the Los Angeles Dodgers have optioned 19-year-old pitching prospect Julio Urias back to Triple-A Oklahoma City. In a corresponding move Saturday, the team selected the contract of right-hander Casey Fien from its top farm club. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says the team wanted another arm in the bullpen after Urias lasted only 2 2/3 innings Friday night.
With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, the Toronto Blue Jays' repeated comeback efforts on Saturday were starting to look like they might come up agonizingly short. ''With the potency in our lineup, I feel like no lead is really big enough,'' said Martin, who went 3-for-5 and hit his third home run in four days in the sixth inning. Martin kick-started the rally in the eighth that led Toronto back from a four-run deficit to tie the game at 8.
Brett Eibner, playing his second big league game, singled to cap the biggest ninth-inning comeback in Kansas City Royals history, a seven-run rally off David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle that lifted the World Series champions over the Chicago White Sox 8-7 Saturday. Kansas City's Salvador Perez was injured in the ninth when third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert slid with a forearm and elbow into the left thigh of the All-Star catcher, who called off Chien-Ming Wang (3-0), settled under Adam Eaton's foul popup about 30 feet from the plate near the third-base line and snagged the ball just before he was hit.
Mets third baseman David Wright is out of the lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers because his neck is bothering him. Playing with a back condition called spinal stenosis since he returned from a long layoff in late August last season, Wright has homered in his last three games. General manager Sandy Alderson says the team is a little concerned about its captain, and Wright was examined by a doctor Saturday.
The roar from the crowd as he walked toward the mound for the ninth inning was one of the highlights for Kyle Hendricks. Hendricks pitched a five-hitter for his second career complete game, Dexter Fowler hit a leadoff homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Saturday. Hendricks (3-4) struck out seven and walked none.
DENVER (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants have placed right-hander Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has no timetable for his return from the shoulder injury that has sidelined him for the second time this season. Brantley spoke to reporters Saturday for the first time since being placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 14. Brantley hit .231 with seven RBIs in 11 games before being shut down again.
When Yu Darvish last pitched in a major league game, the Texas Rangers were already in the dregs of a lost season that would see them finish with the AL's worst record. Darvish last pitched in the majors on Aug. 9, 2014, with the Rangers sitting at 45-70, landing on the 60-day disabled list four days later with right elbow inflammation that would require elbow surgery the following spring after more issues arose. In those outings, split between Triple-A Round Rock and Double-A Frisco, Darvish had a 0.90 ERA with 21 strikeouts and six walks in 20 innings.
The Toronto Blue Jays have placed Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list with a right quad injury. An MRI before Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox revealed a low-grade strain, and Tulowitzki will receive treatment on the leg before resuming baseball activities. ''It's tough,'' Tulowitzki said.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have placed shortstop Erick Aybar on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right foot.
The Angels have a lonely island of power in the middle of their lineup, but opposing teams just can't seem to navigate around it. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols have combined to hit half of the Angels' home runs this season and the two were at it yet again Friday night, sparking a big inning by driving in a combined five runs in Los Angeles' 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros. Trout had a three-run double and Pujols a two-run homer in the Angels' six-run third inning, their biggest of the season.