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Ex-OF Dykstra busted for threats, drugs

This image provided by the Linden (N.J.) Police Department shows Lenny Dykstra. Police say former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to his New Jersey Uber drivers head when the driver declined to change the trips destination. Linden police say Dykstra was arrested early Wednesday, May 23, 2018 outside police headquarters after the driver stopped and ran out of the car. (Linden (N.J.) Police Department via AP)

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to the head of an Uber driver when the driver declined to change the trip's destination, police said the driver told them Wednesday.

Dykstra was arrested early Wednesday outside Linden police headquarters after the driver stopped and ran out of the car. Police said they found cocaine, MDMA and marijuana among Dykstra's belongings, but didn't find a weapon.

The 55-year-old former All-Star is charged with making terroristic threats and drug offenses. He's been given a summons, was released and is due in court next month. It wasn't immediately known if Dykstra has a lawyer.

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Brewers extend Diamondbacks' slide to 7

MILWAUKEE (AP) The tables did not turn for the Arizona Diamondbacks in Milwaukee.

Travis Shaw hit a three-run homer and Jesus Aguilar had a go-ahead, two-run single during a seven-run fourth inning to help the Brewers beat Arizona 9-2 Wednesday and send the Diamondbacks to their seventh straight loss.

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Bats back Verlander, Astros top Giants

HOUSTON (AP) A lack of run support during the last month didn't worry Justin Verlander.

"Runs come and go," he would say.

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A's put OF Davis on DL with groin strain

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have placed slugging outfielder/designated hitter Khris Davis on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

The team announced the move before Wednesday's game against Seattle. Davis had an MRI that revealed the Grade 1 strain.

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Royals score 3 in 10th to down Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) Drew Butera doesn't get much playing time.

But the Kansas City Royals backup catcher made the most of his opportunity on Wednesday.

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Villanueva, Ross get Padres by Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) Christian Villanueva hit a two-run double, Tyson Ross pitched into the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres defeated the Washington Nationals 3-1 Wednesday to salvage the finale of a three-game series.

Ross (4-3) didn't allow a runner past second base until the seventh, struck out nine and yielded one run in 6 2/3 innings. Brad Hand recorded the final five outs for his 15th save, escaping a two-on, one-out jam in the ninth by inducing Spencer Kieboom to ground into a game-ending double play.

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Fulmer beats Twins, Tigers end skid at 5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Michael Fulmer is a bit confused.

Fulmer felt good going into his previous outing yet allowed three runs in a no-decision during a loss at Seattle.

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Indians put Guyer on DL with neck strain

CHICAGO (AP) The Cleveland Indians lost another outfielder Wednesday when they placed Brandon Guyer on the 10-day disabled list with a neck strain after he got hurt in a collision with a fan.

The injury occurred Saturday when Guyer went after a foul ball in Houston.

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Betts slugs 16th HR as Red Sox beat Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Chris Sale has high praise for Boston teammate Mookie Betts, and with good reason.

Betts hit his major league-leading 16th homer, Sale struck out nine in 7 2/3 innings and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night.

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