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Mets continue hot start with hard-fought win over Marlins

To a man, Lucas Duda and Michael Cuddyer and the rest of the New York Mets quickly point out they’ve played just 10 games in April. Still, for a team with tremendous expectations after a long run of losing, they’re off to a fast start. “It’s real early,” manager Terry ...

Twins hand K.C. first loss

The Kansas City Royals were rolling through the start of the season, still undefeated when they took the field Wednesday ...

Uehara earns save in return

Pitching for the first time this season after coming off the disabled list, Koji Uehara tossed one inning of perfect ...

Apr 15, 2015

Fujikawa begins rehab assignment

Texas Rangers reliever Kyuji Fujikawa allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits in one inning in his first rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Tuesday. It was Fujikawa’s first outing since March 31, when he complained of discomfort in his groin after pitching ...

Royals raise record to 7-0

Apr 14, 2015

Royals raise record to 7-0

Kansas City has picked up right where it left off. Behind some torrid hitting and an impenetrable bullpen, the Royals are the only unbeaten team left in the majors. Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and Kendrys Morales homered in a 12-3 romp ...

Tanaka earns first victory as A-Rod, Yankees pound BoSox

Apr 13, 2015

Tanaka earns first victory as A-Rod, Yankees pound BoSox

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka earned his first win of the season on Sunday as the Yankees bats awoke in a 14-4 whipping of the Boston Red Sox. Tanaka (1-1) was a little sharper than in his opening day debut, particularly with his ...

Ichiro starts in Miami loss

Apr 13, 2015

Ichiro starts in Miami loss

The Miami Marlins endured a rain delay despite their retractable roof. They were the last team in the majors to hit a home run. And by the end of a miserable season-opening homestand, they even had trouble showing up on time. Center fielder Marcell ...

Apr 13, 2015

Red Sox set to bring Uehara off DL

The Boston Red Sox will activate closer Koji Uehara from the disabled list, manager John Farrell said Sunday. Uehara has been on the 15-day disabled list. The 40-year-old right-hander has been rehabbing from a hamstring strain that felled him on March 17. Uehara pitched ...

O's too much for Blue Jays

Apr 12, 2015

O's too much for Blue Jays

Ubaldo Jimenez finally gave the Baltimore Orioles exactly what they wanted when they spent $50 million to sign him as a free agent. Jimenez struck out eight and allowed one single over seven sparkling innings, Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam and the Orioles ...

Apr 12, 2015

Mets' Mejia suspended 80 games

Injured New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia was suspended for 80 games Saturday, the fourth player in 16 days banned under the major league drug program following a positive test for the steroid Stanozolol. Minnesota pitcher Ervin Santana, Seattle pitcher David Rollins and Atlanta ...

Red Sox outlast Yankees in epic

Apr 11, 2015

Red Sox outlast Yankees in epic

In the latest classic matchup of their long and illustrious rivalry, the Boston Red Sox finally outlasted the New York Yankees 6-5 in 19 innings early Saturday when the game-ending double play was turned at 2:13 a.m. After squandering leads in the ninth, 16th ...

Angels cool on Hamilton

Apr 11, 2015

Angels cool on Hamilton

Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno isn’t certain Josh Hamilton will play for the team again after his latest relapse into substance abuse. Moreno also said the outfielder’s contract contains language protecting the team against a relapse by Hamilton, apparently contradicting his previous statements. ...

Harvey bests Strasburg in return as Mets top Nats

Apr 10, 2015

Harvey bests Strasburg in return as Mets top Nats

Matt Harvey was rarin’ to go in his return from Tommy John surgery, right down to the knobs of his bats labeled with his nickname in all caps: DARK KNIGHT. A little more than two hours before throwing a pitch that mattered for the ...

Aoki sparks Giants in victory

Apr 9, 2015

Aoki sparks Giants in victory

Chris Heston plunked the first batter he faced and compounded it by throwing the ball into right field while trying to pick him off. The two-base error led to a run, not exactly the start a pitcher going for his first big league win ...

Braves hook Marlins early

Apr 8, 2015

Braves hook Marlins early

At least it didn’t rain. Instead, the problem Tuesday night for the Miami Marlins was a deluge against Mat Latos. The Atlanta Braves scored seven runs off Latos in the first inning and beat Miami for the second day in a row to start ...