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Cardinals shell Wada to earn split

Chicago Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada is a part of a six-man rotation that is auditioning for the future. He doesn’t think his latest outing helped his cause. Matt Holliday homered twice, including a three-run blast off Wada, and drove in five and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Chicago 13-2 Saturday ...

Tanaka heading to N.Y.

Aug 30, 2014

Tanaka heading to N.Y.

Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is being sent back to New York because of general soreness in his right arm, a setback in his bid to rejoin the rotation this season. “There’s obviously concern, but I think we play it out this week to ...

Aug 29, 2014

Mets' Matsuzaka returns to mound

The New York Mets activated right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka and put reliever Vic Black on the 15-day disabled list because of a herniated disk in his neck before Thursday night’s 6-1 loss against Atlanta. Matsuzaka was put on the 15-day DL on July 26 with ...

Aug 29, 2014

Tanaka pitches simulated game

New York Yankees star Masahiro Tanaka threw 49 pitches in a simulated game Thursday and did not report any unusual pain as he recovers from a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. The right-hander is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA in his first ...

Petit makes MLB history

Aug 29, 2014

Petit makes MLB history

One strike shy from a perfect game last September, Yusmeiro Petit refused to let another chance at baseball history slip away. Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado ...

Aug 28, 2014

Giants' Sanchez done for season

San Francisco Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez is expected to miss the remainder of the season while recovering from a second concussion this year. Sanchez returned Wednesday to AT&T Park after an examination by concussion specialist Dr. Micky Collins at the University of Pittsburgh ...

Kershaw rolls to 16th victory

Aug 28, 2014

Kershaw rolls to 16th victory

It’s almost September and Clayton Kershaw loaded the bases for the first time all season. Of course, nobody scored. Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the ...

Aoki sparks Royals again

Aug 28, 2014

Aoki sparks Royals again

The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night. This time, they didn’t wait until the ninth inning. Shut down most of the night by the Twins’ Phil Hughes, the Royals finally broke through with six runs in the eighth. ...

Bumgarner pitches gem

Aug 27, 2014

Bumgarner pitches gem

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wanted to waste a two-strike curveball in front of Rockies cleanup hitter Justin Morneau. He left the ball up just enough for Morneau to get a piece of it — the only mistake on an otherwise memorable night for the ...

Aug 27, 2014

Astrodome could be reborn as park

The iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome could come back to life as an indoor park that county officials say would be the world’s largest, according to the newest proposal for reusing the stadium and saving it from demolition. The pitch came from Harris County ...

Samardzija, A's whip Astros

Aug 26, 2014

Samardzija, A's whip Astros

The Houston Astros entered the ninth inning down by one run before their bullpen fell apart on Monday night and they ended up with another lopsided loss to the Oakland Athletics. Jeff Samardzija pitched eight solid innings and Josh Donaldson drove in three runs ...

Burnett ends winless skid

Aug 26, 2014

Burnett ends winless skid

A mechanical adjustment in between starts helped A.J. Burnett out of a funk. Burnett struck out 12 in seven innings and Cody Asche and Carlos Ruiz homered to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday. “I just ...

Aug 26, 2014

Choo to undergo elbow surgery

Texas Rangers outfielder Choo Shin-soo is scheduled for surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow and will miss the rest of the season. Choo was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, and the Rangers recalled outfielder Michael Choice from Triple-A ...