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/ 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 ...

Cleveland's Kluber tosses three-hitter in rout of Baltimore

/ Jun 20, 2017

Cleveland's Kluber tosses three-hitter in rout of Baltimore

While Corey Kluber mowed down the Baltimore Orioles and the Indians ran around the bases at Camden Yards, Cleveland’s bullpen did absolutely nothing. That, as much as anything else, really made it a perfect night for manager Terry Francona. Kluber pitched a three-hitter for ...

Tanaka crashes to seventh defeat

/ Jun 18, 2017

Tanaka crashes to seventh defeat

Masahiro Tanaka fell to his seventh loss of the season as the New York Yankees lost 5-2 to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. Tanaka (5-7) lasted only four innings, surrendering five runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out 10. He now ...

Nats win as Scherzer fans 10 again

/ Jun 17, 2017

Nats win as Scherzer fans 10 again

Max Scherzer’s ninth pitch to Yoenis Cespedes went high and pushed the count full. Matt Wieters signaled for another fastball, and the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner shook him off. Cespedes fouled off a slider, and Scherzer came back with another offspeed offering, ...

/ Jun 17, 2017

Valentin, mom hurt in SUV crash

Former Boston Red Sox and New York Mets infielder John Valentin and his mother were injured when the SUV he was driving crashed into a building. Red Bank Police Chief Darren McConnell said the 50-year-old Holmdel resident was driving along Route 35 on Thursday ...

Hot-hitting Davidson ignites White Sox

/ Jun 16, 2017

Hot-hitting Davidson ignites White Sox

Rookie Matt Davidson keeps powering the Chicago White Sox. Davidson homered for the fourth straight game, then doubled and scored in a four-run sixth inning to lead Chicago over Baltimore 5-2 on Thursday, the Orioles’ seventh loss in eight games. Davidson hit a solo ...

/ Jun 16, 2017

Athletics fire longtime pitching coach Young

As Oakland’s pitchers arrived at the ballpark Thursday, without their coach and leader Curt Young, and struggled to fathom he had really been fired. Young was fired by the Athletics on Thursday and bullpen coach Scott Emerson was promoted to the position. Manager Bob ...

/ Jun 16, 2017

Dodgers' Maeda returns to starting rotation

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda will start on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds and the rest of the rotation will all receive an extra day of rest, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Thursday. Maeda lost his spot in the starting rotation last week ...

Granderson's 300th homer helps Mets rally past Cubs

/ Jun 15, 2017

Granderson's 300th homer helps Mets rally past Cubs

On a night when Matt Harvey fizzled and so much went wrong for the New York Mets, they still rallied late for a rousing win. Curtis Granderson opened a five-run eighth inning with his 300th homer, a tiebreaking shot that helped the Mets bail ...