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Arrieta strikes out 12 in no-hitter for Cubs

Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season, and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Arrieta (17-6) struck out a season-high 12 and became the first 17-game winner in the big leagues by ...

Offense carries Tanaka, Yanks

Aug 29, 2015

Offense carries Tanaka, Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka overcame a nightmarish start to go seven innings and pick up his 10th win of the season as the New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves 15-4 on Friday evening. Before 35,546 at Turner Field, Tanaka (10-6) allowed three runs on five ...

Aug 29, 2015

Scully to return for 67th season

The voice of summer in Los Angeles plans to return next year. Vin Scully will be back for a record 67th season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers, who revealed the news Friday night. The 87-year-old Hall of Fame announcer’s consecutive years of ...

Gallardo notches 100th career win

Aug 28, 2015

Gallardo notches 100th career win

Yovani Gallardo earned his 100th career victory, Delino DeShields kept running all the way home and the Texas Rangers ended Toronto’s five-game winning streak. After losing the first two games of the series, and their hold on the American League’s second wild card, the ...

Verlander takes no-hit bid into ninth against Angels

Aug 27, 2015

Verlander takes no-hit bid into ninth against Angels

Justin Verlander leaned forward a bit, hoping this line drive would land foul. Then he arched his back in disappointment when the ball hit the line, kicking up chalk on its way to the left-field corner. Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter ...

Marlins beat Pirates

Aug 26, 2015

Marlins beat Pirates

Ichiro Suzuki reached 10,000 plate appearances in the majors on Tuesday, when he went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice, a walk and a stolen base for the Miami Marlins in a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ichiro, who now has 10,003 plate appearances, is ...

Darvish feeling no pain after return to throwing

Aug 26, 2015

Darvish feeling no pain after return to throwing

Yu Darvish is throwing again after Tommy John ligament replacement surgery on his elbow during spring training. So far so good for the Texas Rangers ace who is a week into his throwing program. “I have no pain whatsoever,” Darvish said through an interpreter ...

Mets mash eight homers in Wright's dramatic return

Aug 25, 2015

Mets mash eight homers in Wright's dramatic return

David Wright’s return sparked a home run derby. Wright hit a long homer on his first major league swing in 133 days, Wilmer Flores went deep twice and the New York Mets set a franchise record with eight long balls in a 16-7 victory ...

Piscotty, Wacha guide Cardinals past Padres

Aug 24, 2015

Piscotty, Wacha guide Cardinals past Padres

Looking to avoid getting swept for the first time this season one night after getting shut out, Stephen Piscotty and the St. Louis Cardinals struck early and often. Piscotty homered twice and drove in five runs and Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings to ...

Tazawa implodes in ninth as Red Sox fall against Royals

Aug 24, 2015

Tazawa implodes in ninth as Red Sox fall against Royals

Boston’s Junichi Tazawa found out the hard way that life as a closer can have its lousy days. Tazawa gave up four runs and six hits in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for an 8-6 victory over the Red Sox ...

Tanaka takes sixth loss of season

Aug 22, 2015

Tanaka takes sixth loss of season

New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka picked up his sixth loss of the season in a 7-3 defeat to the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on Friday. Tanaka was charged with three runs — including a solo homer by Carlos Santana — and seven ...

Astros' Fiers throws no-hitter

Aug 22, 2015

Astros' Fiers throws no-hitter

Growing up, Mike Fiers remembers watching Nolan Ryan throw no-hitter after no-hitter. After pitching his first one Friday night, Fiers finally got to meet the man who spun so many gems. Fiers pitched the second no-hitter in the major leagues in nine days, leading ...

D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

Aug 22, 2015

D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

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Takashi Saito, a former major leaguer and currently a reliever for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, announced his intention to retire from baseball at the end of the year on Monday in Sendai. It was a happy coincidence Saito’s news conference was the same ...