Pujols homers, Heaney deals in Angels' 2-1 win over Yankees

Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols celebrates his home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Andrew Heaney's first major league victory was the stuff of baseball storybooks. It's still nothing the Los Angeles Angels' promising left-hander didn't expect of himself. Heaney pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, Pujols and Erick Aybar hit back-to-back homers in the sixth, and the Angels beat the Yankees 2-1 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.

Sale ties strikeout record, White Sox edge Cardinals in 11th (Yahoo Sports):
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. The Chicago White Sox lefty matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts. ''I got to do a few things I normally don't do,'' Sale said after the White Sox outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in 11 innings on a home run by Tyler Flowers.

Keuchel dominates again to help Astros shut out Royals 4-0 (Yahoo Sports):
Houston Astros' Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Dallas Keuchel probably could have thrown a second straight complete game on Tuesday night. Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch decided it would better not to overwork his ace. Keuchel allowed seven hits in eight innings to lead the Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals.

M's rookie Montgomery 1-hits Padres for 2nd straight shutout (Yahoo Sports):
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Montgomery works against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery never threw a shutout in 168 starts during eight minor league seasons. Montgomery took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and finished with a one-hitter for his second consecutive shutout as the Seattle Mariners beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Tuesday night. It was the seventh time a Mariners pitcher threw consecutive shutouts - Randy Johnson did it three times, including three straight in 1994, and Mark Langston did it twice.

Walker's RBI double in 14th lifts Pirates over Tiger 5-4 (Yahoo Sports):
Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker connects for a run scoring double to right field during the 14th inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Detroit. The Pirates defeated the Tigers 5-4. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
It took 10 seasons, 10 teams and more than five hours but Deolis Guerra finally has his first major league win. In his third game after a long career in the minors, Guerra pitched three shutout innings of relief as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 in 14 innings early Wednesday morning. Miguel Cabrera singled to move Ian Kinsler to second with one out, but Victor Martinez hit into a game-ending double play.

Angels' Scioscia downplays report of rift with GM Dipoto (Yahoo Sports):
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson, center, hands the ball to manager Mike Scioscia as he is relieved during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Scioscia addressed the report by Fox Sports before the Angels faced the Yankees, largely insisting that vehement closed-doors discussions are being misconstrued as an unbridgeable disagreement between the longest-tenured manager in baseball and the Angels' new-school top executive. ''I'm passionate, he's passionate,'' Scioscia said. The Angels largely declined to comment directly about a team meeting last weekend that apparently highlighted the differences between Scioscia's more traditional approach and Dipoto's interest in statistical analysis.

Moreland hits 2 HRs to lead Rangers past Orioles 8-6 (Yahoo Sports):
Texas Rangers' Mitch Moreland follows through on a two run home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 29, 2015, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)
Two games against the Baltimore Orioles have enabled Mitch Moreland and the Texas Rangers to rediscover the joy of trotting around the bases. Moreland hit two home runs in a second straight game, and Texas celebrated the return of Josh Hamilton with an 8-6 victory Tuesday night. Shin-Soo Choo and Robinson Chirinos also went deep for the Rangers, who have hit eight home runs over the past two nights.
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