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Verlander gets win for Tigers

Aug 30, 2014

Verlander gets win for Tigers

It was just one pitch, but Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers can only hope it turns out to be a turning point in their season. Verlander turned in one of his most effective outings this year and once again beat the White Sox, ...

Aug 30, 2014

Montero done for season after fight

Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Seattle Mariners’ organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league game in Boise, Idaho. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said on Friday that the actions ...

Tanaka heading to N.Y.

Aug 30, 2014

Tanaka heading to N.Y.

Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is being sent back to New York because of general soreness in his right arm, a setback in his bid to rejoin the rotation this season. “There’s obviously concern, but I think we play it out this week to ...

Aug 29, 2014

Giants outfielder Takahashi to undergo hand surgery

The Yomiuri Giants announced Friday that veteran outfielder Yoshinobu Takahashi will have surgery on his right hand and will be out indefinitely. The 39-year-old Takahashi, who has been superb off the bench for the Giants the past two seasons, dislocated the long flexor tendon ...

Aug 29, 2014

Mets' Matsuzaka returns to mound

The New York Mets activated right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka and put reliever Vic Black on the 15-day disabled list because of a herniated disk in his neck before Thursday night’s 6-1 loss against Atlanta. Matsuzaka was put on the 15-day DL on July 26 with ...

Aug 29, 2014

Tanaka pitches simulated game

New York Yankees star Masahiro Tanaka threw 49 pitches in a simulated game Thursday and did not report any unusual pain as he recovers from a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. The right-hander is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA in his first ...

Petit makes MLB history

Aug 29, 2014

Petit makes MLB history

One strike shy from a perfect game last September, Yusmeiro Petit refused to let another chance at baseball history slip away. Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado ...

Aug 28, 2014

Giants' Sanchez done for season

San Francisco Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez is expected to miss the remainder of the season while recovering from a second concussion this year. Sanchez returned Wednesday to AT&T Park after an examination by concussion specialist Dr. Micky Collins at the University of Pittsburgh ...

Kershaw rolls to 16th victory

Aug 28, 2014

Kershaw rolls to 16th victory

It’s almost September and Clayton Kershaw loaded the bases for the first time all season. Of course, nobody scored. Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the ...

Aoki sparks Royals again

Aug 28, 2014

Aoki sparks Royals again

The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night. This time, they didn’t wait until the ninth inning. Shut down most of the night by the Twins’ Phil Hughes, the Royals finally broke through with six runs in the eighth. ...