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Red Sox 2B Pedroia to make season debut

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BOSTON (AP) Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia's comeback from offseason knee surgery is complete.

The 2008 AL MVP and four-time All Star is in Boston's starting lineup for Saturday's interleague game against the Atlanta Braves.

The 34-year-old Pedroia admitted to some nervousness in the clubhouse before batting practice.


Yankees activate 1B Bird, Torreyes down

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees have activated first baseman Greg Bird from the disabled list and sent infielder Ronald Torreyes to Triple-A Scranton.

Bird has been sidelined since having right ankle surgery on March 27.


Pirates activate OF Marte, keep Meadows

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated outfielder Starling Marte off the disabled list.

Marte missed nine games while recovering from an oblique injury he suffered swinging at a pitch against the Chicago White Sox on May 15. He is scheduled to bat third and play center field on Saturday when the Pirates face the St. Louis Cardinals. Marte was hitting .308 with six home runs and 19 RBIs at the time of the injury.


O's Britton ready for rehab assignment

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Injured Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton is scheduled to start a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Norfolk.

The left-hander is coming back from right Achilles' tendon surgery.


Marlins' Prado on DL due to hamstring

MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a strained left hamstring, and infielder J.T. Riddle was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.

The moves Saturday came after Prado was hurt Friday night running out a grounder against Washington.


Paxton fans 11 as M's edge Twins 2-1

SEATTLE (AP) James Paxton made one mistake, missing on his location with the only pitch he wanted back from another dominant performance.

It made the big Seattle lefty angry - well, at least as angry as Paxton can get.


Astros rally vs. Miller, beat Tribe 11-2

CLEVELAND (AP) The Houston Astros kicked off a late rally Friday night against relief ace Andrew Miller, then put their entire offensive arsenal on display.

Jose Altuve tied it with a two-run double off Miller in the eighth and then scored the go-ahead run on Marwin Gonzalez's squeeze bunt, and the Astros scored 11 times in the final two innings to beat the Cleveland Indians 11-2.


Ramos' walk gives Brewers 4-3 win in 10

MILWAUKEE (AP) A.J. Ramos lost his control at the wrong time.

New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway brought in the right-hander with two outs in the 10th inning, hoping Ramos could strand the potential game-ending run at third.


Betts, Martinez HRs get BoSox by Braves

BOSTON (AP) A surprising roster shakeup didn't disrupt the power surge that has the Boston Red Sox back in first place.

Hours after Boston designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment, Mookie Betts and three teammates homered as the Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Friday night.

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