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MLB roundup: Athletics finish off sweep of Yankees

Tanner Roark has been in Oakland long enough already to understand this winning vibe. Roark is doing his part to keep the Athletics on a roll as the September stretch run approaches, striking out seven without walking a batter over six-plus innings in a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night for a three-game series sweep.
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MLB bans players from Venezuelan League

Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government.
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MLB roundup: White Sox’s Lucas Giolito leaves Twins swinging

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

White Sox 4, Twins 0: Lucas Giolito pitched a three-hit shutout of the second-highest scoring team in the major leagues, racking up 12 strikeouts as the White Sox took the series from the first-place Twins in Minneapolis. Giolito (14-6) allowed only runner past first base, a double by Jonathan Schoop in the eighth. The 25-year-old fanned Jake Cave to finish that inning and reach double-digit strikeouts for the third straight time, the first White Sox starter to do so since Chris Sale did so in eight consecutive turns in 2015.

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MLB capsules: Yankees erupt at umpires, beat Indians 6-5

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 11:08 p.m.

Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees again hammered away at the umpires, this time in prolonged rants that brought several members of the team spilling onto the field, while beating the Cleveland Indians 6-5 Saturday.
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Former Ferris star Andrew Kittredge finds a major-league home with Rays

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 9:43 p.m.

Andrew Kittredge dealt at Ferris High School, overpowering Greater Spokane League hitters for four years before doing much of the same at Washington. After floating around various rungs of the minor leagues for much of the decade, the 29-year-old reliever appears to have a foothold in the majors.
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Red Sox LHP Chris Sale goes on IL with left elbow inflammation

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

The Boston Red Sox have placed left-hander Chris Sale on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation. President Dave Dombrowski said Sale had an MRI and the team’s doctors said the results revealed inflammation. Dombrowski also said Sale felt stiffness after his start Tuesday in Cleveland and didn’t tell the team until Friday.
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Dodgers’ Julio Urias to serve 20-game domestic violence penalty

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has accepted a 20-game suspension by MLB for a domestic violence incident and is expected to return in September. The league gave him credit for serving five games while he was on unpaid leave in May, leaving 15 remaining.