Ryan Dempster collects sixth win

Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster (6-8) bounced back with a solid outing as he earned his sixth win of the season Saturday night against the Orioles at Camden Yards. The right-hander yielded two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four over 5 1/3 innings pitched in a 7-3 win. Dempster has ...

Still feeling good about Miguel Gonzalez

Coming off a string of eight straight quality starts in which he compiled a 2.35 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings, the Orioles’ Miguel Gonzalez seemed more or less infallible. And then came Thursday’s clunker in which he allowed six earned runs in 4 2/3 innings at Kansas City. One bad start ...

Orioles, Braves, Diamondbacks interested in James Russell

At least five teams have contacted the Cubs with interest in acquiring pitcher James Russell, ESPN.com reports. The Orioles, Braves and Diamondbacks are all known to have interest in Russell. Russell is 1-2 with a 2.68 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 29:12 K:BB ratio in 37 innings.

Nelson Cruz goes 1 for 5 in return

Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz returned to the lineup Saturday after missing Friday’s game with migraine headaches, going 1 for 5 in a 7-4 loss to the Orioles. He’s hitting .276/.332/.513 with 22 home runs, 69 RBI and five stolen bases in 355 at-bats.