NEW YORK (AP) —Jon Lester dazzled for seven innings, and the Red Sox held a lead in the eighth. Then everything unraveled, much as it did all series, and Boston was left wondering what else it can do to win a game.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tommy Hunter already has shown some remarkable poise on the mound, an uncanny ability to make pitches when the Rangers need to get out of a jam.
Now, the 23-year-old right-hander is beginning to show the kind of big-picture understanding that Texas will need if it's going to make a run for the playoffs.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have signed free agent cornerback Deltha O'Neal and free agent running back Andre Hall, released rookie defensive tackle Jake Visser and waived injured rookie running back Jeremiah Johnson.
The 32-year-old O'Neal played for New England last season, making 32 tackles and intercepting three passes in 16 games. O'Neal, the 15th overall pick by Denver in the 2000 draft, played four seasons for the Broncos and four with Cincinnati before signing with the Patriots before last season.