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Jul 3, 2015

Cardinals fire scouting director

The St. Louis Cardinals fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the hacking scandal that resulted in a federal investigation into whether the team illegally got inside the player personnel database of the Houston Astros. The Cardinals declined on Thursday to ...

Jul 3, 2015

Blue Jays sign Guerrero's son

The Blue Jays have signed international free agent Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the 16-year-old son of nine-time All-Star and 2004 AL MVP Vladimir Guerrero. Guerrero Jr. was born in Montreal during his father’s career with the Expos, and is a Canadian citizen. A right-handed hitting ...

Fernandez outduels Cain in return game

Jul 3, 2015

Fernandez outduels Cain in return game

Matt Cain’s season debut Thursday came without the hype or souvenir masks accompanying the return of his counterpart, Jose Fernandez. But for the San Francisco Giants, Cain’s comeback provided a welcome boost, even in defeat. The three-time All-Star allowed five runs in five innings ...

Carp hurler Fukui effective in triumph over Giants

Jul 2, 2015

Carp hurler Fukui effective in triumph over Giants

Yuya Fukui, who turned down the Yomiuri Giants when they drafted him out of high school, spurned the Central League champs again on Thursday, going eight impressive innings for the Hiroshima Carp in a 3-2 victory. The right-hander, who went on to Waseda University ...

Jul 2, 2015

Giants pinch runner Suzuki named to CL All-Star squad

In a series that is ostensibly about the best and most popular players in Nippon Professional Baseball, Central League manager Tatsunori Hara pulled an unusual move on Thursday, naming pinch runner Takahiro Suzuki to his squad. While fans have occasionally voted popular players to ...

Rays spoil Carrasco's no-hit bid

Jul 2, 2015

Rays spoil Carrasco's no-hit bid

Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from throwing Cleveland’s first no-hitter in 34 years and already considering ways to celebrate. A bit prematurely it turned out. The right-hander gave up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’ glove in ...

Jul 2, 2015

Mariners skipper McClendon says Iwakuma moving in right direction

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday he was pleased with the progress being made by Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma after his latest rehab start. On the disabled list since April with a strained lat muscle, Iwakuma allowed one run on five hits over ...

Sale Ks 12 to tie mark in ChiSox win

Jul 1, 2015

Sale Ks 12 to tie mark in ChiSox win

Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. Helping at the bat, was an unexpected bonus. The Chicago White Sox lefty matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts. Making his 100th career start, Sale also ...

Jul 1, 2015

Iwakuma steady in rehab start

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma allowed one run on five hits over 5⅔ innings in a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday. Sidelined since April and on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, Iwakuma struck out six and walked one in ...