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Jays closer Osuna reveals anxiety issue

FILE - In this June 18, 2017 file photo, Toronto Blue Jays reliever Roberto Osuna pitches to the Chicago White Sox during ninth inning American League baseball action in Toronto. Osuna said he is out of sorts mentally, feeling anxious and weird. And that is why he was unavailable to pitch Friday, June 23. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna says he is out of sorts mentally, feeling "anxious" and "weird." And that is why he was unavailable to pitch Friday.

"I really don't know how to explain it. ... I feel like I'm lost a little bit right now," he said before Saturday's game against Kansas City.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons did not use the 22-year-old reliever when the Royals scored four runs in the ninth off three relievers to win 5-4. Gibbons says Osuna was "just not feeling well." He did not elaborate.

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Royals' Vargas bests Jays for 11th win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jason Vargas earned his major league-leading 11th victory, pitching seven efficient innings to lead the surging Kansas City Royals over the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Saturday.

The Royals won for the 11th time in 13 games and moved over .500 for the first time this season at 37-36.

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Bibens-Dirkx pitches Texas past Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched seven dazzling innings in his first shot at the New York Yankees after 12 seasons in the minors, and Carlos Gomez homered for the Texas Rangers in their 8-1 victory Saturday.

Robinson Chirinos also went deep and Elvis Andrus had a pair of run-scoring hits for the Rangers, who rebounded quickly from a difficult defeat that ended at 12:19 a.m. The teams were back on the field less than 13 hours after New York rallied to win the rain-delayed series opener 2-1 in 10 innings, and Bibens-Dirkx (3-0) lulled the Yankees' bats to sleep.

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A's promote top prospect INF Barreto

CHICAGO (AP) The Oakland Athletics promoted infielder Franklin Barreto from Triple-A Nashville and placed infielder Chad Pinder on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain on Saturday.

The 21-year-old Barreto is considered the top prospect in Oakland's farm system. He hit .281 with eight home runs and 32 RBIs in 68 games with Nashville.

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Texas' Perez to DL after hotel accident

NEW YORK (AP) A hotel door has jammed up Martin Perez and the Texas Rangers.

In the latest setback for a depleted Rangers rotation, Perez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday after injuring the thumb on his non-pitching hand in an accident at the team hotel.

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Wood now 8-0 as Dodgers extend run to 8

LOS ANGELES (AP) Much like the Los Angeles Dodgers, left-hander Alex Wood is on some kind of roll.

Wood kept his record perfect and the streaking Dodgers defeated the NL West rival Colorado Rockies 6-1 on Friday night for their eighth consecutive victory.

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Hernandez solid in return, M's run now 6

SEATTLE (AP) Felix Hernandez was anxious for his opportunity to be back on the mound pitching for Seattle for the first time in nearly two months. It helped the Mariners' offense made sure Hernandez didn't need to worry about being perfect.

Hernandez pitched six solid innings in his first start since late April and was backed by home runs from Mike Zunino, Ben Gamel and Kyle Seager in the Mariners' 13-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

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Bush joins Romney in bid for Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has switched sides in pursuit of the Miami Marlins, and he's trying to beat out former teammate Derek Jeter.

Bush has joined forces with businessman Tagg Romney in a group trying to buy the Marlins, two people familiar with the negotiations said Friday. The people confirmed Bush's new role to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the parties involved in the sales talks aren't commenting publicly.

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Dodgers LHP Urias to miss rest of season

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers tried to do everything they could to protect the young, slight frame of prized prospect Julio Urias. They limited the left-hander's innings, had him stop midseason once for a cosmetic surgery, delayed his start to his 2017 season.

Yet there is only so much a team can manage. The Dodgers announced Friday that Urias will need shoulder surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

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