With one final power surge before the All-Star break, first baseman
Davis hit his 37th home run to tie the
Davis doubled in two runs in the first inning and hit a two-run home run in the third to give him 93 runs batted in, second-most in the majors behind Detroit's
By hitting a home run for a fourth consecutive game, Davis equaled
Davis already has reached career highs in home runs and RBIs with 66 games left in the regular season.
Justin Verlander fell seven outs short of his third career no-hitter, but the Detroit ace looked sharp in his final start before the All-Star break, and the Tigers backed him with three home runs in a 5-0 victory over the
Mitch Moreland's two-out double to right-center field broke up Verlander's no-hit bid. Verlander (10-6) left after the seventh inning because of a tight right quadriceps, having given up the one hit and three walks. He was selected to the AL All-Star team but will not pitch in the game.
Boston Red Sox right-hander Brandon Workman took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning of his first major league start but
Workman had pitched once in the majors, getting roughed up over two innings in relief at Seattle. He became the third rookie in four days to pitch no-hit ball into the sixth inning of his first big league start — Houston's Jarred Cosart and Cleveland's
All-Star teams reshuffle rosters
Under baseball's labor contract, pitchers who start on the Sunday before the All-Star game may opt not to participate. Verlander was the AL starter and loser of last year's All-Star game at Kansas City.
The other Pirates on the NL roster are third baseman
Kansas City has three All-Stars for the first time since George Brett, Mark Gubicza and Kurt Stillwell in 1988.
There are a record 38 first-time All-Stars after the additions of Melancon, Romo, Tillman, Holland and Balfour, three more than the mark set two years ago in Arizona.
Tigers agree to minor league deal with Jeremy Bonderman
The Tigers have agreed to a minor league deal with right-hander Jeremy Bonderman, who pitched for the team from 2003 to 2010.
Bonderman, 30, is expected to join triple-A Toledo on Thursday at Buffalo.
Bonderman was 67-77 during his stint with the Tigers. He made it back to the majors this year with Seattle, where he was 1-3 with a 4.93 earned-run average.
Seattle designated Bonderman for assignment and he chose to become a free agent.
The Chicago Cubs added outfielder Cole Gillespie to their roster and designated reliever Henry Rodriguez for assignment.
The Cubs claimed Gillespie, 29, off waivers from San Francisco on Saturday. He was hitless in nine at-bats over three games with the Giants before he was designated for assignment Tuesday.
The right-handed-hitting Gillespie probably will get most of his playing time when there is a left-hander on the mound. He is a .218 hitter in 53 games over parts of three seasons with the Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks.