OAKLAND — Just five pitches into Sunday’s start, A’s left-hander Rich Hill was forced to leave a game against Toronto with a reoccurrence of blister problems on his throwing hand.
SAN DIEGO -- Hunter Pence was supposed to play 10 Triple-A innings this weekend but he'll end up at three. And the Giants are just fine with that.
OAKLAND — The A’s acquired veteran left-hander Ross Detwiler from the Cleveland Indians for cash Sunday and will assign him to Triple-A Nashville.
With the Padres putting right-hander Edwin Jackson on the bump, Bruce Bochy is going with lefty Gregor Blanco to man right field.
San Francisco Giants (57-35)
SAN DIEGO -- Major League Baseball is telling managers to cool it on arguing balls and strikes, and warning them not to rely on replay help to bolster their beefs.