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.
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.
Lionel Messi helped set up five goals as Argentina trounced Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semifinals on Tuesday, setting up a final against host Chile. Messi assisted in first-half goals by Marcos Rojo and Javier Pastore and one of Angel Di Maria's second-half goals. The Barcelona star also helped set up the final two goals by Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo wasn't as dramatic as last year's, when Sony and Microsoft were battling for attention in advance of the fall debuts of their new game consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ABT
NEW YORK (AP) — Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who's become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday — the first African-American woman to reach that status in the company's 75-year history.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journey drummer Deen Castronovo will remain in an Oregon jail on rape and other felony charges after prosecutors said he repeatedly violated a court order by calling and texting the victim with messages that included suicide threats and apologies.