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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 ...

Kershaw extends win streak as Dodgers take down Indians

/ Jun 14, 2017

Kershaw extends win streak as Dodgers take down Indians

Clayton Kershaw wasn’t at his best, but still extended his unbeaten string. Cody Bellinger continued his outstanding rookie season with two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning off Andrew Miller. Kershaw and Bellinger combined to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers ...

Dominant Darvish limits Astros to one hit

/ Jun 13, 2017

Dominant Darvish limits Astros to one hit

Yu Darvish was determined to pitch better Monday night after struggling in his last outing against the Houston Astros. The right-hander was able to do that, pitching seven solid innings to help the Texas Rangers beat their in-state rival 6-1. Darvish (6-4) allowed a ...

Flowers belts 3-run HR in ninth to beat Nats

/ Jun 13, 2017

Flowers belts 3-run HR in ninth to beat Nats

After getting to Stephen Strasburg early, Tyler Flowers wouldn’t let the Atlanta Braves squander the opportunity. Flowers hit a go-ahead three-run home run off Matt Albers in the ninth inning and Atlanta came from three runs down to beat Washington 11-10 on Monday night. ...

Aoki reaches 2,000-hit milestone

/ Jun 12, 2017

Aoki reaches 2,000-hit milestone

Houston Astros outfielder Norichika Aoki marked the 2,000th hit of his professional career in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, becoming the seventh Japanese to reach the number playing in Nippon Professional Baseball and the majors. The 35-year-old singled to left field in ...