The Illinois softball team hammered Purdue 9-1 Friday night at Eichelberger Field to even their record at .500 for the first time this season.
The Chicago Cubs called up infielder Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.
The Chicago White Sox placed right- handed pitcher Matt Albers on the 15-day disabled list with a broken finger sustained in Thursday's melee with Kansas City.
The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Peter Bourjos on the paternity leave list and purchased the contract of right- handed pitcher Mitch Harris from Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.
The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes from Triple-A Pawtucket to take his place on the 25-man roster.