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Blue Jays' Donaldson hits three home runs

Midway through his first at-bat Sunday, Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson was hopping around in pain after fouling a ball off his right knee. From there, he was all smiles. Donaldson had his first career three-homer game, Troy Tulowitzki also went deep and the Blue Jays beat the Twins 9-6 ...

Aug 28, 2016

Mariners send Aoki down, call Lee up

Outfielder Norichika Aoki was sent down to Triple-A Tacoma by the Seattle Mariners, the team announced Saturday. This is the second demotion this season for the 34-year-old Aoki, who will trade places on the Mariners’ active roster with former Orix Buffaloes and Fukuoka SoftBank ...

Mariners to send Aoki back to minors: source

Aug 27, 2016

Mariners to send Aoki back to minors: source

Seattle Mariners outfielder Norichika Aoki is set for a demotion to the minors for the second time this season, a team source revealed Friday after the Mariners’ 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. In his fifth season in the majors, Aoki in late ...

Verlander sharp again for Tigers

Aug 27, 2016

Verlander sharp again for Tigers

Most big-league managers would have still held on to a sliver of hope as Friday night’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers came down to its last few moments. Yes, Nick Buss had just hit what looked like a game-ending double ...

Moore comes up one out short in bid for no-hitter

Aug 26, 2016

Moore comes up one out short in bid for no-hitter

After losing his no-hit bid with one out to go, Matt Moore just smiled. The San Francisco lefty gave up a soft, clean single to Corey Seager with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 Thursday ...

Darvish hammers first home run

Aug 25, 2016

Darvish hammers first home run

Tim Adleman threw one right down the middle to Yu Darvish and then had to watch the Rangers pitcher round the bases on a notable home run. Darvish connected for only the second homer by a Rangers pitcher, and Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking ...

Uehara has first bullpen session since injury

Aug 24, 2016

Uehara has first bullpen session since injury

Boston Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara threw 33 pitches on Tuesday as he underwent his first bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list for a right pectoral muscle strain. “I’m still pitching timidly but that’s inevitable after getting injured,” said Uehara, who ...

Dodgers defeat rival Giants

Aug 24, 2016

Dodgers defeat rival Giants

Rob Segedin sprinted from the outfield to the dugout, got frenzied high-fives from teammates and flew down the stairs toward the clubhouse. “I don’t even know if he showered,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Innings after getting his second major league home run — ...

Gonzalez hits three HRs as Dodgers roll

Aug 23, 2016

Gonzalez hits three HRs as Dodgers roll

Adrian Gonzalez got the most pleasure out of watching his teammates circle the bases. Nobody made as many trips as he did. Gonzalez hit three of the Dodgers’ seven homers — driving in a career-high eight runs — and rookie Corey Seager had a ...

Royals' Duffy extends winning streak to 10

Aug 22, 2016

Royals' Duffy extends winning streak to 10

Danny Duffy keeps winning and so do the Kansas City Royals. Duffy won his 10th straight decision, Eric Hosmer doubled in the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Sunday for their eighth consecutive win. The Royals swept a ...

Hernandez, Aoki help carry M's past Brewers

Aug 21, 2016

Hernandez, Aoki help carry M's past Brewers

Seattle ace Felix Hernandez couldn’t pick a better time to be regaining his form. Hernandez pitched eight strong innings and Mike Zunino homered and drove in three runs to lift the Mariners to an 8-2 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday night, handing the Brewers ...

Tanaka sharp as Yankees hammer sinking Angels

Aug 20, 2016

Tanaka sharp as Yankees hammer sinking Angels

The Yankees hit four solo home runs and Masahiro Tanaka allowed five hits in 7⅔ innings as New York continued its mastery over the sinking Los Angeles Angels with a 7-0 victory Friday night. The home runs all came against Angels right-hander Jered Weaver ...