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Lincecum signs with Angels

May 21, 2016

Lincecum signs with Angels

Ravaged by injuries, the Los Angeles Angels are taking a chance on Tim Lincecum, the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner who is coming off major hip surgery and looking to regain his career. He signed a $2.5 million, one-year deal on Friday, eight ...

Sale keeps winning, stymies Astros

May 20, 2016

Sale keeps winning, stymies Astros

White Sox ace Chris Sale is on a historic roll, but that’s not the scary news for opponents. Sale and manager Robin Ventura believe they haven’t seen the best of the lefty sidewinder just yet. Sale went the distance on a masterful four-hitter Thursday ...

Verlander notches 2,000th career K during win over Twins

May 19, 2016

Verlander notches 2,000th career K during win over Twins

Justin Verlander, sporting a scruffy beard on his 33-year-old face, chuckled when the Detroit Tigers showed a video montage of some of his significant strikeouts during a career that started more than a decade ago. “Man, the first strikeout they showed against (Travis) Hafner ...

Davis hits three HRs as A's outlast Texas

May 18, 2016

Davis hits three HRs as A's outlast Texas

Khris Davis surprised himself with his first career grand slam, putting the finishing touches on his sensational performance at the plate and a wild ninth inning against Texas. Davis hit a game-ending slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth for his ...

Velasquez sparkles in Phillies victory

May 18, 2016

Velasquez sparkles in Phillies victory

Vince Velasquez excused himself in the clubhouse after a big burp. “Had a beer, a solid beer,” he said, smiling. Velasquez had a pretty solid outing, too. The right-hander struck out 10 in five innings and Phillies pitchers struck out 17 batters overall, leading ...

Darvish moves closer to Rangers comeback

May 18, 2016

Darvish moves closer to Rangers comeback

Yu Darvish struck out six while throwing 47 of 68 pitches for strikes in his fourth minor league injury rehabilitation start, and he could be back in the Texas Rangers rotation by the end of the month. Darvish pitched his scheduled five innings for ...

Pujols, Trout ignite Angels as Maeda struggles again

May 17, 2016

Pujols, Trout ignite Angels as Maeda struggles again

Led by Albert Pujols and Mike Trout, the Los Angeles Angels’ offense is starting to come around. Now if only they could preserve their injury-plagued rotation. Pujols and Trout combined to drive in six runs and the Angels beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 ...

Blue Jays upset with timing of Rangers' retaliation

May 17, 2016

Blue Jays upset with timing of Rangers' retaliation

Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is in the lineup for Monday’s game against the Rays, one day after being punched in the jaw by Rangers infielder Rougned Odor during a brawl in Texas. As they await word of discipline and suspensions from Sunday’s melee, ...

Feud erupts in Rangers win

May 16, 2016

Feud erupts in Rangers win

Rougned Odor’s powerful punch to Jose Bautista’s jaw will be remembered for a long time. Perhaps it’s a good thing the Rangers and Blue Jays have played for the final time this regular season. As for the playoffs, well, that would be interesting. A ...

Phillies beat Reds after home-plate collision

May 15, 2016

Phillies beat Reds after home-plate collision

Cameron Rupp hadn’t taken a shot this hard since his days playing high school football in Texas. Tyler Goeddel threw out Eugenio Suarez with Rupp holding onto the ball following a violent collision to end the game and the Philadelphia Phillies held on to ...

Uehara gets second win of season

May 15, 2016

Uehara gets second win of season

Koji Uehara of the Boston Red Sox worked a scoreless 11th inning and earned his second win in a 6-5 walk-off victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday as David Ortiz tied the game in the ninth and drove in the winning run. With ...

Aoki miscue proves costly for Mariners

May 14, 2016

Aoki miscue proves costly for Mariners

Norichika Aoki put his foot down a few inches away from where he wanted it, just far enough to leave the Seattle Mariners wondering what might have been. The Mariners built a four-run lead after six innings, but C.J. Cron homered in the eighth ...