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Stanton puts on a big show

Aug 12, 2014

Stanton puts on a big show

Giancarlo Stanton led the Miami Marlins to a victory with his bat and his glove. Stanton hit two home runs and made a spectacular diving catch in right field to help the Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Monday night. “He was ...

Aug 12, 2014

Dice-K throws solid rehab outing

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka threw three scoreless innings in his first rehab start in Single-A St. Lucie’s game on Monday night against Bradenton. Matsuzaka, who went on the DL last month with elbow inflammation, allowed one hit while striking out three and ...

Blue Jays edge Tigers in 19-inning contest

Aug 11, 2014

Blue Jays edge Tigers in 19-inning contest

As fans filed out of Rogers Centre following the longest game in Toronto Blue Jays history, Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” played over the sound system. For a while, it looked like the “day” game might just go all night. Jose Bautista’s single in ...

Aug 11, 2014

Female pitcher leads team to LLWS

Female pitcher Mo’Ne Davis led her team into the Little League World Series, throwing a three-hitter Sunday to lead Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia to an 8-0 victory over a squad from Delaware. Davis struck out six in the six-inning game ...

Aug 11, 2014

NPB reduces interleague schedule

Nippon Professional Baseball’s Central and Pacific leagues agreed Monday to switch to an 18-game interleague format next season. The representatives for NPB’s 12 teams adopted the change from 24 games to 18 as the Pacific League clubs gave in to the Central League demands ...

Pujols belts game-winning home run in 19th inning

Aug 10, 2014

Pujols belts game-winning home run in 19th inning

After the Los Angeles Angels stranded 16 runners through 18 innings — including nine in scoring position — Albert Pujols provided the biggest blow with no one on. Pujols homered leading off the 19th inning, and the Angels outlasted the Boston Red Sox 5-4 ...

Griffey Jr., Parker, Oester named to Reds' Hall of Fame

Aug 10, 2014

Griffey Jr., Parker, Oester named to Reds' Hall of Fame

Ken Griffey Jr. hugged other members of the Cincinnati Reds’ Hall of Fame. One hug meant more than the others. He embraced his father, who was wearing a red jacket signifying that he’s already honored in the hall. Junior will have one of his ...

Aug 9, 2014

Ichiro placed on waivers: report

The New York Yankees have placed Ichiro Suzuki on waivers with the aim of trading the 40-year-old Japanese outfielder, according to a report from the New York Post. If within 48 hours a team claims Ichiro, who is in the same boat as teammate ...

Mets right-hander Colon notches 200th career win

Aug 9, 2014

Mets right-hander Colon notches 200th career win

Bartolo Colon moved into an elite club on Friday night. Colon pitched eight innings for his 200th career victory, Travis d’Arnaud homered in the New York Mets’ 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Daniel Murphy recorded his fifth straight multihit game with two singles ...

Ishikawa perseveres with Swallows

Aug 9, 2014

Ishikawa perseveres with Swallows

by Jason Coskrey

On a somewhat muggy Friday night in Yokohama, Masanori Ishikawa strode to the center of the diamond at Yokohama Stadium, bent down and bounced the rosin bag around in his hand a few times — seemingly every pitch later that night was accompanied by ...