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Giants pound Rockies, end five-game slide

For a night, the San Francisco Giants delivered the key hits with runners in scoring position. They got contributions from throughout the order, made things happen on the basepaths and did all the little things. Music blared in a victorious clubhouse. San Francisco finally got Jeff Samardzija back in the ...

Maeda to make spot start for Dodgers against Angels

/ Jun 25, 2017

Maeda to make spot start for Dodgers against Angels

Kenta Maeda will make a spot start on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels, to give the rotation an extra day of rest, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Saturday. Maeda made a spot start for the same purpose on June 18 and ...

Dodgers beat Rockies to reach 50-win mark

/ Jun 25, 2017

Dodgers beat Rockies to reach 50-win mark

The Los Angeles Dodgers are showing some interesting versatility during their nine-game winning streak. They can either power past a team or walk over them. On Saturday night, the surging Dodgers hit a home run for the 16th consecutive game, while also walking 10 ...

Tanaka, Darvish deliver drama

/ Jun 24, 2017

Tanaka, Darvish deliver drama

Once Masahiro Tanaka and Yu Darvish got done dominating, the hitters finally had a chance. And after midnight, Ronald Torreyes lined an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning that sent the New York Yankees over the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Friday ...

/ Jun 23, 2017

Big Papi awaits No. 34 jersey retirement

Ted Williams waited 24 years after his last at-bat before the Boston Red Sox hung his No. 9 from the Fenway Park facade. Bobby Doerr and Joe Cronin waited 37 years, and Carlton Fisk and Jim Rice 20. David Ortiz’s No. 34 will join ...

/ Jun 23, 2017

Jeter needs cash to buy Marlins: source

Derek Jeter told Major League Baseball on Thursday he doesn’t yet have the necessary money to buy the Miami Marlins and is still seeking help from other investors, a person familiar with the negotiations said. The person described the status of the Marlins’ sale ...

Astros complete sweep of Athletics

/ Jun 23, 2017

Astros complete sweep of Athletics

Josh Reddick will take a three-hit game any time. This one meant just a little bit more to the Houston Astros outfielder, though. “You always want to do well against your former team,” said Reddick, who played in Oakland for parts of five seasons. ...

Yankees star Judge invited to MLB's All-Star Home Run Derby

/ Jun 21, 2017

Yankees star Judge invited to MLB's All-Star Home Run Derby

Yankees rookie sensation Aaron Judge has been invited to participate in next month’s Home Run Derby. Judge said Tuesday that he received the invitation last week through his agent but had not yet decided whether to accept. The 25-year-old outfielder, a towering presence at ...

Seager homers three times to lead blowout

/ Jun 21, 2017

Seager homers three times to lead blowout

Corey Seager suddenly joined the Los Angeles Dodgers’ home run parade Tuesday night, and right-hander Brandon McCarthy thinks he knows what prompted him. The Dodgers’ other young star, rookie Cody Bellinger, has been making history en route to the National League home run lead. ...

/ Jun 21, 2017

Umpire West works 5,000th career game

Umpire Joe West worked his 5,000th regular season game Tuesday night at Coors Field, and he vividly remembers his first more than 40 years ago. “It was in Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium and Bob Watson hit this long fly ball down the left field ...

Iwakuma lasts two innings in rehab start

/ Jun 20, 2017

Iwakuma lasts two innings in rehab start

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma was removed from a Triple A Tacoma Rainiers game after pitching just two innings in his second rehab start on Monday. Iwakuma, who was scheduled to throw about 70 pitches, gave up four runs and four hits while striking ...