A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes

...Cubs on Wednesday.Boston's minor league system is rich with pitching prospects, featuring right-handers Anthony Ranaudo and Matt Barnes at Triple-A Pawtucket and left-handers Henry Owens and Brian Johnson at Double-A Portland.

US auto sales surge in August to month's highest level in years

...believe that the pace of sales for the industry has likely plateaued, leading to increased jostling for share," said Brian Johnson, an analyst with Barclays Research.General Motors, the nation's largest auto seller, bucked the trend, logging...

Business news

...the number of cars and trucks the company sold in the U.S. last year.In a note to investors, Bar clays analyst Brian Johnson wrote that he met with GM management Wednesday, and was told by product development chief Mark Reuss that GM continues...

Salem's Brian Johnson throws six perfect innings to turn season around

After three rough outings to begin the season, Salem's Brian Johnson turned things around Friday night in the perfect way.Johnson threw six perfect innings against Winston-Salem before getting...

Saturday prep box scores

...48Midland Valley (59) ? Daniel Carr 12, Brodrick Brown 3, Taijha Turner 10, Kameron Brown 13, Dejuan Green 9, Brian Johnson 5, Miles Gilmore 3, Aaron Gray 4. Totals 21 13-16 59.Aiken (48) ? Megal Hill 11, DeVantae Gaiters 5, Deon...

GreenJackets stifle Drive

...almost all fastballs. That was huge for us. For him to give us four tonight, I'm so proud of that kid."Starter Brian Johnson allowed one run on four hits in seven innings, striking out six for Greenville (23-25). The polished left-hander...

Race track president Joie Chitwood III tries to improve experience for customers

...retool from time to time in order to maximized the experience," said Richmond International Raceway board member Brian Johnson.Chitwood prefers a "mystery shopper" approach. The track reaches out to hundreds of fans after each event, including...

Ford shows global earnings growth in second quarter

...a price target of $21 on Ford's stock. He said he might raise it after Wednesday's report.Barclays analyst Brian Johnson said the second-quarter results should reassure investors concerned about international losses biting into North...

GreenJackets ride 11-game winning streak into playoff contention

...prospects on the roster despite a less-than-stellar overall record. Boston's 2012 first-round pick, left-hander Brian Johnson, is ranked 15th in the system by Baseball America. The former Florida Gator has a 3.05 ERA with 57 strikeouts in...

GreenJackets face string of top pitching prospects

...Ashe ville first-rounder Eddie Butler in a 9-3 loss. Two games later, Augusta got to Greenville first-rounder Brian Johnson for four runs in five innings, although only one was earned, and the GreenJackets lost 10-6.Another two games...