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Blue Jays' Sanchez wins 10th straight

Jul 26, 2016

Blue Jays' Sanchez wins 10th straight

Aaron Sanchez keeps piling up wins. Along the way, the Toronto right-hander is piling up innings, too — which puts the Blue Jays in a predicament: How much longer can they go before moving their best starter to the bullpen? Sanchez pitched seven shutout ...

Cubs acquire closer Chapman in trade with Yankees

Jul 26, 2016

Cubs acquire closer Chapman in trade with Yankees

Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason. So Ricketts and Epstein asked Major League ...

Cabrera lifts White Sox to victory in ninth

Jul 25, 2016

Cabrera lifts White Sox to victory in ninth

The Chicago White Sox suspended their ace and picked up a pair of wins in their final at-bat. Quite a day for a fading team. Melky Cabrera drove in Adam Eaton with a game-ending single in the ninth inning, after closer David Robertson gave ...

Jul 25, 2016

South Korean pitcher probed for match-fixing

South Korean police say they’re investigating a baseball player who confessed to his team about match-fixing. The investigation of Yoo Chang-sik, a left-handed pitcher for Kia Tigers, came four days after prosecutors indicted two other players on match-fixing allegations. The Korean Baseball Organization on ...

Griffey Jr., Piazza inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Jul 25, 2016

Griffey Jr., Piazza inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday — with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame. For Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, ...

Mariners beat Jays in sweltering heat

Jul 24, 2016

Mariners beat Jays in sweltering heat

Hisashi Iwakuma worked six innings on Saturday to earn his 11th win of the season for the Seattle Mariners in a 14-5 thumping of the Toronto Blue Jays. Before 47,517 at Rogers Centre, Iwakuma (11-6) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks, ...

White Sox ace Chris Sale sent home after destroying uniforms

Jul 24, 2016

White Sox ace Chris Sale sent home after destroying uniforms

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night and sent home after he destroyed collared throwback uniforms that the team was scheduled to wear. Matt Albers, who started in Sale’s place, confirmed the incident, ...

Ichiro's vow to play until age 50 no laughing matter

Jul 24, 2016

Ichiro's vow to play until age 50 no laughing matter

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Closing in on 3,000 hits, Ichiro Suzuki isn’t inclined to stop there. He’s 42, and for some time has said — in Japanese and English — he wants to play until at least 50. He’s joking, right? “Probably not,” says New York Mets manager ...

Hiroshima hurler Kuroda earns 200th career victory

Jul 23, 2016

Hiroshima hurler Kuroda earns 200th career victory

Former big leaguer Hiroki Kuroda picked up his 200th career win in top-flight pro ball after keeping the Hanshin Tigers off the scoreboard through seven innings in the Hiroshima Carp’s 7-0 win on Saturday. Kuroda (7-5), who lost his two starts this month before ...