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Sep 24, 2016

Mariners catcher Clevenger suspended over tweets

Reserve catcher Steve Clevenger was suspended for the rest of the season without pay Friday by the Seattle Mariners in the wake of his tweets regarding a recent police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Black Lives Matter movement. “As soon as we ...

Rangers clinch AL West title

Sep 24, 2016

Rangers clinch AL West title

Adrian Beltre and the Texas Rangers were subdued as they began the celebration, exchanging hugs near the pitcher’s mound at Oakland Coliseum. Things got more raucous in the clubhouse, with cigar smoke and champagne everywhere. The Rangers are getting pretty good at this division ...

Dodgers honor Scully for his 67 years of storytelling

Sep 24, 2016

Dodgers honor Scully for his 67 years of storytelling

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully thanked Los Angeles Dodgers fans for making him feel like an 8-year-old again every time they cheer. The crowd, in turn, saluted Scully with a loud roar and multiple standing ovations on his appreciation night Friday. Holding hands ...

Sep 23, 2016

Hawks deactivate ailing ace Wada

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks’ bid for a third straight Pacific League pennant took a hit on Friday, when the club deactivated PL wins leader Tsuyoshi Wada due to elbow issues. Wada (15-5), who underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow in 2012, is ...

Sep 23, 2016

Fighters pitcher Takeda announces retirement

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters veteran right-hander Masaru Takeda announced his retirement on Friday. Takeda, 38, had not pitched for the Fighters this season. A ceremony will be held Sept. 30 at Sapporo Dome, Nippon Ham’s last game of the regular season against the Chiba ...

Cabrera belts 11th-inning blast to lift Mets

Sep 23, 2016

Cabrera belts 11th-inning blast to lift Mets

Jose Reyes had played 1,613 major league games without ever tying a game in the ninth inning with a home run. The Mets third baseman picked a good time to try it out. Reyes connected off Philadelphia Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez, tying it 6-6 ...

Fighters beat Hawks to set magic number at six

Sep 22, 2016

Fighters beat Hawks to set magic number at six

Sho Nakata hit a two-run homer and Haruki Nishikawa drove in two runs to help Hokkaido Nippon Ham beat Fukuoka SoftBank 5-2 on Thursday to remain in first place in the Pacific League. The Fighters, who defeated the Hawks on Wednesday to overtake them ...