Week after week, month after month, Brandon Jauregui kept falling well short of his expectations.
NEW YORK - With all the noise about getting a certain Cuban from Los Angeles to the All-Star Game, a different Cuban made the major impact of All-Star Monday.
SEATTLE (AP) - Felix Hernandez threw eight shutout innings and Justin Smoak drove in four runs off Los Angeles starter Jered Weaver, including a three-run homer, in the Seattle Mariners' 6-0 win over the Angels on Saturday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tim Lincecum has thrown his first career no-hitter and the second in the majors in 11 days, a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by right fielder Hunter Pence in the San Francisco Giants' 9-0 win against the last-place San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zack Greinke's best outing with the Los Angeles Dodgers was a workmanlike display of pitching to spots and letting his teammates make the plays behind him - mostly on groundballs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over seven innings to outduel Clayton Kershaw, and DJ LeMahieu went 3 for 4 with an RBI to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 on Friday night.
SEATTLE (AP) - Raul Ibanez homered twice to give him 24 this season and the Seattle Mariners set a team home-run record in an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
Alison Lee went out on top.
The story of Alex Bishop's surprise breakout season continues to play out in the form of major awards.
CHICAGO (AP) - Josh Hamilton hit two home runs, Albert Pujols also connected and the Los Angeleswent deep a season-high five times in a 13-2 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
PHOENIX (AP) - Ricky Nolasco gave up four hits over seven innings in his Dodgers debut and surging Los Angeles beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Tuesday night for its 14th victory in 17 games.
It was a nail-biter from kickoff to final whistle, but in the end, the Santa Clarita Blue Heat were able to knock off the Colorado Rush 4-3 in their final home game of the season.
CHICAGO (AP) - Alfonso Soriano hit two of the Cubs' season high five home runs and Travis Wood earned his first win in nearly six weeks in Chicago's 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Shields caught a break, thanks to Lorenzo Cain and a fleet of Kansas City fielders.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner drove in two runs and struck out nine in seven innings, and the San Francisco Giants overcame an embarrassing lineup mistake to beat the Los AngelesDodgers 4-2 on Saturday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Wade Davis plunked A.J. Ellis of the Dodgers with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning Wednesday night, sending Los Angeles to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner Wednesday and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Clayton Kershaw was asked to assess his performance against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night, and the Dodgers ace bemoaned the fact that he didn't have command of his fastball.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Zack Greinke trudged stoically off the Kauffman Stadium mound where he first made a name for himself, the cascade of boos growing louder with every step toward the dugout.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - There is something about the Padres and playing them in San Diego that agrees with Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - With Cristiano Ronaldo on the field, a one-goal lead is never safe.
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Wie finally delivered a performance worthy of the hype that has been heaped on her since she was a teenager.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Josh Beckett pitched seven strong innings, and Hanley Ramirez drove in two runs to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Saturday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Howie Kendrick hit an RBI double in the 10th inning and C.J. Cron homered, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Miroslav Klose scored a World Cup goal for the record books. Lionel Messi grabbed a late winner to put Argentina into the round of 16.
SAO PAULO (AP) - After arriving back at their rooms at 4:45 a.m., victorious American players skipped breakfast Tuesday, slept late, went for medical tests and turned their attention to Portugal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seeing his best friend only one out away from pitching a no-hitter, A.J. Ellis got a bit teary eyed.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Nick Swisher was having a bad day. One swing changed it.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday night, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made a series of outstanding saves to help Mexico hold Brazil to a thrilling 0-0 draw at the World Cup on Tuesday. The result leaves both teams with four points each after two games in Group A, but Brazil is ahead on goal difference going into their decisive final matches. Croatia and Cameroon meet on Wednesday for their second games after both opened with defeats.