Diamondbacks: CF A.J. Pollock (fractured left thumb) made his first rehab start, with Triple-A Reno.
Yoshihisa Hirano set a Diamondbacks record with his 25th consecutive appearance without allowing a run, getting the final two outs of the seventh inning. The Japanese right-hander broke the previous record of 24 shared by Brandon Lyon (2008) and J.J. Putz (2012).
Kerry Wood’s 20-strikeout masterpiece isn’t just one of the top outings in Chicago history, it’s among baseball’s all-time greatest.
I feel healthy, Hendricks said after his team lost 7-5 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Just terrible right now.
Mariners: Manager Scott Servais said they will monitor RHP Felix Hernandez and his back stiffness over the next few days. Hernandez pitched five innings Saturday night and earned the victory (three runs and six hits) but struggled with back pain and wasn’t able to sit down in the dugout between innings. We’ll keep an eye on it, Servais said. We have the off day (Monday) so he’ll get an extra-day off between starts. …
Servais said he was hopeful RHP Hisashi Iwakuma, who underwent shoulder surgery last September, would be back by now, but Iwakuma’s throwing was shut down again last week. He’s frustrated by that, Servais said. The doctors still are optimistic he’ll get back (this season) but I don’t have any timetable for it.
Royals: RHP Jakob Junis (5-9, 4.67) will make his 17th starts of the season Monday when the Royals return home to start a three-game series with Cleveland. Junis has allowed a major league-high 22 home runs over 96.1 innings.