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Professional

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Briefs

Parker gets 1st win of year

– Starter Jarrod Parker, a Norwell graduate, picked up his first win of the season when Oakland defeated the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 on Tuesday night.

Parker (1-4) pitched into the seventh inning giving up four runs on six hits while striking out four and walking three for the Athletics, who put outfielder Coco Crisp and left-hander Brett Anderson on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

Around the leagues

Cubs pitcher Matt Garza pitched 2 2/3 innings, giving up one run, one hit and two walks in a rehabilitation start for Double-A Tennessee against Mississippi. … The White Sox recalled right-hander Brian Omogrosso from Triple-A Charlotte and optioned left-hander Donnie Veal to the International League team. … Arizona traded infielder Mark Teahen to Cincinnati for a player to be named later. … Jordan Lyles will be recalled from the minors by Houston to start tonight against Detroit. …

Toronto’s R.A. Dickey was diagnosed with mild inflammation in his neck and back following an MRI and will get an extra day of rest before his next start, Saturday against Seattle. … Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg is expected to make his next scheduled start after experiencing no pain in his right arm during a bullpen session in Atlanta. … Right-hander Blake Beavan was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma by Seattle, which recalled left-hander Lucas Luetge to add depth in the bullpen.

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