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Scherzer scintillating again

Jun 27, 2015

Scherzer scintillating again

Max Scherzer has been so dominant that teammates are surprised when he actually gives up a hit. Scherzer took a perfect game into the sixth inning in his bid to become the second pitcher in major league history to throw two consecutive no-hitters and ...

Jun 26, 2015

Iwakuma throws four scoreless innings in Triple-A rehab outing

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma pitched four shutout innings for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers on Thursday as he continues his recovery from a strained back and side. Sidelined since April 23 and on the disabled list, he struck out four, allowed three hits and ...

Keuchel fans 12 in shutout win over Yanks

Jun 26, 2015

Keuchel fans 12 in shutout win over Yanks

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch showed confidence in his ace to let him finish what he started Thursday night. Dallas Keuchel pitched a six-hitter and struck out a career-high 12 in his second shutout in less than a month to lead the Houston Astros ...

Aoki on disabled list with fractured leg

Jun 25, 2015

Aoki on disabled list with fractured leg

The San Francisco Giants have placed leadoff hitter Norichika Aoki on the 15-day disabled list with a small fracture in his right leg. Aoki was injured Saturday when he was hit on the second pitch from Carlos Frias of the Los Angeles Dodgers in ...

Nationals' Strasburg solid in return

Jun 24, 2015

Nationals' Strasburg solid in return

Stephen Strasburg’s return from the disabled list was delayed over two hours by an intense thunderstorm. Strasburg was pretty intense himself. The right-hander pitched five shutout innings in his return from the disabled list, Anthony Rendon tied his career-high with four hits and the ...

Aoki placed on DL with broken fibula

Jun 24, 2015

Aoki placed on DL with broken fibula

San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki was diagnosed as having a fracture in his right fibula on Tuesday, and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Aoki suffered the injury on Saturday, when he was hit by a pitch to open a 6-2 ...

Jun 23, 2015

Red Sox to retire Pedro's No. 45

The Boston Red Sox will retire Pedro Martinez’s No. 45 to honor the Hall of Famer’s career with the team. Martinez, who was voted into the Hall in January, will be inducted into the Cooperstown, New York, shrine July 26. His number will be ...

MLB analyst Hamilton murdered

Jun 23, 2015

MLB analyst Hamilton murdered

Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday. Hamilton was found Sunday after he was fatally shot in ...

Wada exits game with shoulder cramps

Jun 23, 2015

Wada exits game with shoulder cramps

Chicago Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada was removed from his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night with cramping in the back of his left arm. Wada gave up a leadoff homer to Kike Hernandez and a single by A.J. Ellis before he ...

Tanaka roughed up as Tigers maul Yanks

Jun 22, 2015

Tanaka roughed up as Tigers maul Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka was having trouble locating his pitches. The Detroit Tigers sent every mistake soaring. Tanaka allowed three homers for the first time in his major league career, including two of J.D. Martinez’s trio of long balls, in the Tigers’ 12-4 victory over the ...

Scherzer throws no-hitter after losing perfect game in ninth

Jun 21, 2015

Scherzer throws no-hitter after losing perfect game in ninth

Just one strike from a perfect game, Max Scherzer saw it slip away with a misplaced slider. Or, some thought, a misplaced elbow. Scherzer lost his bid in agonizing fashion, plunking a batter with two outs in the ninth inning before finishing off a ...

A-Rod belts home run for 3,000th hit

Jun 20, 2015

A-Rod belts home run for 3,000th hit

MLB Yankees 7 Tigers 2 After everything he’s encountered, Alex Rodriguez broke into a big smile — all the way around the bases. Rodriguez homered for his 3,000th career hit and the New York Yankees beat Detroit 7-2 Friday night, the highlight so far ...