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Bumgarner gives Giants big boost

Madison Bumgarner wants another even-year World Series championship. That’s what drives him, not the milestones and accolades he piles up ...

Blown call costly for Reds

Sep 30, 2016

Blown call costly for Reds

There was no dispute the St. Louis Cardinals shouldn’t have won on Yadier Molina’s double. But they did — because by the time Cincinnati figured out what happened, it was too late. A game with playoff implications turned on a missed call Thursday night ...

Sep 29, 2016

Hawks' Wada doubtful for Climax Series first stage

Deactivated Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks lefty Tsuyoshi Wada said Thursday he is unlikely to pitch in the Pacific League’s Climax Series first stage from Oct. 8. Wada (15-5), who leads the PL in wins, was deactivated last Friday after complaining of left elbow discomfort. The ...

Cubs give Epstein a five-year contract extension

Sep 29, 2016

Cubs give Epstein a five-year contract extension

Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts had dinner with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein in Arizona around the start of spring training. If Epstein had any doubt about a contract extension, it ended right there. And on Wednesday, it became official. Chicago announced a five-year ...

Mori staying put with Dragons

Sep 29, 2016

Mori staying put with Dragons

The Chunichi Dragons announced Thursday their acting manager Shigekazu Mori will take on the job full-time next season. In August, the Dragons placed third-year manager Motonobu Tanishige on leave, effectively firing him and promoting Mori, who was the bench coach at the time. Chunichi ...

Rose appeals ban to Baseball Hall of Fame

Sep 29, 2016

Rose appeals ban to Baseball Hall of Fame

Pete Rose is appealing directly to baseball’s Hall of Fame to restore his eligibility, arguing the lifetime ban he agreed to in 1989 was never intended to keep him out of Cooperstown. A seven-page letter to Hall president Jeff Idelson on Tuesday made the ...

Red Sox wrap up AL East division crown

Sep 29, 2016

Red Sox wrap up AL East division crown

Even though they let a win get away Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox locked up something more important. And as far as they were concerned, an AL East title was certainly worth celebrating. Boston clinched the division championship despite wasting a three-run lead ...

Marlins bid emotional farewell to Fernandez

Sep 29, 2016

Marlins bid emotional farewell to Fernandez

Somber Miami Marlins players and personnel escorted a hearse carrying the body of star pitcher Jose Fernandez from the team’s ballpark Wednesday, as the farewell for their beloved teammate marched on. As players and fans honored Fernandez’s memory, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio sought a ...