Cubs' Darvish leaves rehab start early

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish lasted just one inning in his rehab start with Class A South Bend, casting doubt on his availability for the rest of the year.

Darvish, who has been sidelined by triceps and elbow injuries, shook his arm as he left the field after striking out Great Lakes' Romer Cuadrado with a 95-mph fastball for the last out of the first on Sunday.

When Darvish warmed up for the second, he threw six pitches and winced on each one. Miguel Amaya, who caught Darvish's rehab start for South Bend on June 25, walked to the mound and summoned manager Jimmy Gonzalez and a trainer. After a short discussion, Darvish walked to the dugout.

A's try to move past Astros atop AL West

OAKLAND, Calif. -- First place in the American League West will be on the line for the Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics when they meet as co-leaders in the finale of a three-game series Sunday afternoon.

The A's completed a climb from 10 games out July 10 to catch the Astros on Saturday with a 7-1 victory that featured brilliant pitching by right-hander Trevor Cahill and an eight-double assault on Astros' pitching. (MORE)

Indians OF Martin to leave hospital

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is being released from the Cleveland Clinic after being hospitalized because of a life-threatening infection.

The plan was for Martin to leave the hospital later Sunday, team president Chris Antonetti said. (MORE)

Chiefs pick up veteran CB Scandrick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs have signed veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick to a contract for this season that could be worth up to $1.5 million, filling an area of need after an offseason overhaul of their secondary.

The longtime Cowboys cornerback signed a $10 million, two-year deal with the Redskins in March. He was released Tuesday and visited the Chiefs this past week. (MORE)

Twins place RHP Santana back on DL

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins placed right-hander Ervin Santana on the 10-day disabled list Sunday and reinstated outfielder Robbie Grossman from the DL.

The Twins also recalled right-hander Alan Busenitz from Triple-A Rochester before their game against Detroit. Outfielder Johnny Field was sent down. (MORE)

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