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Cabrera lifts White Sox to victory in ninth

The Chicago White Sox suspended their ace and picked up a pair of wins in their final at-bat. Quite a day for a fading team. Melky Cabrera drove in Adam Eaton with a game-ending single in the ninth inning, after closer David Robertson gave up three home runs in the ...

White Sox ace Chris Sale sent home after destroying uniforms

Jul 24, 2016

White Sox ace Chris Sale sent home after destroying uniforms

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night and sent home after he destroyed collared throwback uniforms that the team was scheduled to wear. Matt Albers, who started in Sale’s place, confirmed the incident, ...

Ichiro's vow to play until age 50 no laughing matter

Jul 24, 2016

Ichiro's vow to play until age 50 no laughing matter

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Closing in on 3,000 hits, Ichiro Suzuki isn’t inclined to stop there. He’s 42, and for some time has said — in Japanese and English — he wants to play until at least 50. He’s joking, right? “Probably not,” says New York Mets manager ...

Darvish fans 11 in loss to K.C.

Jul 23, 2016

Darvish fans 11 in loss to K.C.

Rangers manager Jeff Banister was reasonably happy with what Yu Darvish showed him in his third start since coming off the disabled list from a shoulder ailment. If only Danny Duffy didn’t show off a little bit more. Darvish allowed three runs, two earned, ...

Jul 23, 2016

Red Sox reliever Tazawa leaves DL

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa returned to the roster after being activated from the 15-day disabled list, the club said Friday. Tazawa, who complained of discomfort in his right shoulder after a game against the Los Angeles Angels on July 3, has ...

Ichiro just four hits from 3,000

Jul 22, 2016

Ichiro just four hits from 3,000

Ichiro Suzuki moved within four hits of reaching 3,000 for his career and the Miami Marlins pounded out 16 hits in a 9-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Batting leadoff, Ichiro had an infield single in the third inning and a base ...

For Dodgers southpaw star Kershaw, surgery 'a possibility'

Jul 21, 2016

For Dodgers southpaw star Kershaw, surgery 'a possibility'

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitching injury woes aren’t likely to go away any time soon. Manager Dave Roberts said surgery “is more of a possibility” for Clayton Kershaw after a setback with the herniated disk in his back, and left-hander Alex Wood will miss ...

Jul 21, 2016

Boston's Uehara put on 15-day DL

Koji Uehara, who took over the closer’s role for Boston when Craig Kimbrel was injured, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Red Sox with a right pectoral strain. Right-hander Noe Ramirez was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday to replace ...

Familia gets out of jam as Mets defeat Cubs

Jul 20, 2016

Familia gets out of jam as Mets defeat Cubs

Jeurys Familia lost control, but not the lead, and kept the Mets ahead to keep his consecutive save streak intact. New York’s closer escaped a bases-loaded jam with a game-ending double play after Rene Rivera drove in the tiebreaking run with two outs in ...

Red Sox reliever Uehara leaves mound with muscle pain

Jul 20, 2016

Red Sox reliever Uehara leaves mound with muscle pain

Boston Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara left the mound due to muscle pain on Tuesday, when he retired one batter in the ninth in a 4-0 win over the San Francisco Giants. Uehara struck out Brandon Belt looking to open the inning. After his ...

Jul 20, 2016

Chapman matches pitch-speed record

The 105.1 mph (169.1 kph) pitch from Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman to Baltimore’s J.J. Hardy matched the fastest since Major League Baseball began tracking speeds in 2008. Chapman also threw a 105.1 mph fastball for Cincinnati against San Diego on Sept. 24, 2010, MLB ...

Rizzo blasts three-run homer to lift Cubs

Jul 19, 2016

Rizzo blasts three-run homer to lift Cubs

Anthony Rizzo kept fouling the ball off, over and over again. When Steven Matz finally blinked, Rizzo capitalized with one mighty swing. Rizzo hit a three-run homer, Jon Lester pitched 7⅔ innings and the Chicago Cubs stopped an eight-game losing streak against the New ...