AROUND THE HORN
Angels: Slugger Albert Pujols reached the 100-RBI mark for the 13th time — the fifth player in history to achieve the feat — in the Angels’ 6-3 win over the Blue Jays. One day after his 584th home run moved him past Mark McGwire into sole possession of 10th place on the all-time list, Pujols joined Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Alex Rodriguez and Babe Ruth as the only players to collect 100 or more RBIs in 13 seasons.
Red Sox: Rookie LF Andrew Benintendi was placed on the 15-day DL with a left knee sprain. Benintendi was hurt in the seventh inning of a 4-3 loss in 11 innings to the Rays on Wednesday when he tried to avoid a tag while running toward second.
Tigers: C James McCann went 4-for-5 with a three-run homer as the Tigers completed a sweep of the Twins with an 8-5 victory. The loss was the Twins’ seventh straight. Closer Francisco Rodriguez preserved the Tigers’ victory by striking out two batters in a perfect ninth for his 35th save in 38 opportunities. Twins RHP Jose Berrios, the organization’s top pitching prospect, gave up six runs on six hits and five walks in his ninth major league start and then was optioned to Triple-A Rochester after the game. RHP Tyler Duffey, the starter Wednesday, also was sent down by the Twins.
Dodgers: In a trade of backup catchers, the Dodgers acquired Carlos Ruiz and $1 million from the Phillies for A.J. Ellis, minor league RHP Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named or cash. Ruiz was hitting .261 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 48 games. Ellis hit .194 with one homer and 13 RBIs and was the preferred catcher of LHP Clayton Kershaw.
Rays: LHP Enny Romero earned his first major-league save by striking out Red Sox slugger David Ortiz for the final out of a 2-1 Rays win. OF Mikie Mahtook ended a stretch of 34 hitless at-bats with a go-ahead double in the seventh off LHP Drew Pomeranz (10-10), who is 2-3 since being traded from the Padres to the Red Sox.