Friday, July 3
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez's comeback required a comeback. The precocious right-hander shook off a rocky start in his return from Tommy John surgery, pitching six innings and hitting a homer yesterday to help the Miami Marlins rally past the San Francisco Giants 5-4 and complete a three-game sweep.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Aviles homered on the first pitch of the 10th inning, giving the Cleveland Indians a 5-4 victory and four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday. Corey Kluber struck out 14 over eight innings. Brian Shaw pitched one scoreless inning for the win, and Cody Allen struck out the side in the 10th to earn his 15th save in 16 opportunities.
ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays acquired minor leaguer pitcher Garrett Fulenchek from the Atlanta Braves for two international bonus pool slots. The Braves said in an email last night they received the Rays' 73rd and 103rd slots, valued at a total of $494,200, according to Baseball America.
MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat. The person says Wade informed the Heat yesterday he will accept a one-year offer to re-sign for $20 million for next season.