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Wood works four innings

Associated Press


Chicago Cubs right-hander Kerry Wood allowed two earned runs and four hits in four innings while striking out six in his second rehabilitation start for Triple-A Iowa against Nashville on Sunday night in Nashville, Tenn.

Wood, continuing to come back from a strained right shoulder that put him on the disabled list May 3, threw 43 of his 69 pitches for strikes, walked three and hit a batter.

His pitch count ran high in the second inning, when he threw 22 pitches. He walked two and struck out two in the inning.

“I felt good, health-wise,” Wood said. “I was disappointed with my location of my fastball. I had a couple of walks I didn’t count on. But my breaking ball was there, the changeup was fine. My location was just a little off.”

Hernandez hurls no-hitter

New York Mets minor leaguer Gabriel Hernandez pitched a no-hitter for the South Atlantic League’s Hagerstown Suns in a 1-0 victory over the West Virginia Power in Hagerstown, Md.

Hernandez struck out six and walked two.

Clearing the bases

The White Sox plan to place starting pitcher Orlando Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list today because of tightness in his right shoulder. Chicago will recall right-hander Brandon McCarthy from Triple-A Charlotte to start today against Kansas City, manager Ozzie Guillen said. … Athletics closer Huston Street slightly strained his left hamstring during pregame drills on Saturday and will likely miss several days. … The Brewers signed first-round draft pick Ryan Braun. Braun, the fifth overall selection out of the University of Miami, received a $2.45 million signing bonus. … John Drennen, a 19-year-old outfielder who was the 33rd overall pick in the draft, signed with the Indians. Contract terms were not announced, but Indians scouting director John Mirabelli said Drennen received “exactly the same amount,” as pitcher Justin Orenduff, the 33rd pick in 2004 who got $1 million from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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