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Dodgers rally past D-Backs

May 3, 2015

Dodgers rally past D-Backs

The day at the ballpark began for Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and his players watching the Kentucky Derby live on video screens during batting practice. It ended with them transfixed at their lockers watching the final few rounds of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s ...

May 3, 2015

Yankees don't want to pay A-Rod

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says the team doesn’t plan to pay a $6 million bonus to Alex Rodriguez for his 660th home run. Cashman spoke Saturday before the Yankees played at Boston. On Friday night, Rodriguez hit No. 660, tying Willie ...

A-Rod hits 660th HR

May 2, 2015

A-Rod hits 660th HR

With one sweet swing, Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays for fourth place in major league history at 660 home runs. With familiar boos from opposing fans echoing throughout Fenway Park, A-Rod ran the count to 3-0 and then pounced on a 153-kph fastball over ...

Swallows light up Carp starter Kuroda early

May 1, 2015

Swallows light up Carp starter Kuroda early

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows took advantage of Hiroki Kuroda’s poor command early and held on for a 5-4 victory over the Hiroshima Carp on Friday night. Yasuhiro “Ryan” Ogawa (3-0) allowed three runs in seven innings to earn the win after giving up four ...

Nats deal Mets first home loss

May 1, 2015

Nats deal Mets first home loss

Stephen Strasburg seemed out of sorts — with his pitches, his catcher and the home plate umpire. Then, as quickly as a 155-kph heater he zinged, he found his groove in a hurry. Strasburg overcame a rocky start and the Washington Nationals became the ...

May 1, 2015

Nathan has Tommy John surgery

Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan underwent season-ending Tommy John and flexor repair surgery Wednesday. Nathan, who is in the final season of a two-year $20 million contract with the Tigers, confirmed the surgery Thursday. He logged 35 saves in 2014 for the Tigers.

Ichiro home run ignites Marlins

Apr 30, 2015

Ichiro home run ignites Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki was trying to merely drive home an insurance run. He outdid his own expectations, by plenty. His three-run home run in the eighth blew the game open, Giancarlo Stanton also homered and drove in three runs and the Miami Marlins beat the ...

Orioles win in empty stadium

Apr 30, 2015

Orioles win in empty stadium

The cheers from the small group of Orioles fans gathered outside the locked gates beyond center field echoed throughout an empty Camden Yards every time the home team scored a run. There was no roar of the crowd inside the ballpark on this surreal ...