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Uehara's scoreless innings streak ends in loss

/ Apr 17, 2017

Uehara's scoreless innings streak ends in loss

Koji Uehara was charged with three runs — two earned — Sunday after making 21 straight appearances, dating back to last year, without allowing any runs, as the Chicago Cubs were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1. Uehara (0-1) relieved Jon Lester, who pitched ...

Aoki helps Astros edge Athletics

/ Apr 16, 2017

Aoki helps Astros edge Athletics

Norichika Aoki scored a run, drove in two and stole a base for the Houston Astros, who overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 10-6 on Saturday. Aoki singled and scored a run in Houston’s two-run seventh inning, and delivered a tie-breaking ...

Tanaka delivers solid outing against Cardinals

/ Apr 15, 2017

Tanaka delivers solid outing against Cardinals

For a stretch Friday night, Masahiro Tanaka looked like New York’s ace for the first time this season. Next step: keep that form over a full game. Tanaka delivered 6⅓ effective innings, Aroldis Chapman escaped his own jam for his third save in three ...

Carew's new heart, kidney came from ex-NFL player

/ Apr 15, 2017

Carew's new heart, kidney came from ex-NFL player

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew received a new heart and kidney from the late NFL player Konrad Reuland in what is believed to be the first such transplant involving pro athletes. Carew underwent the procedure last December and met Reuland’s family in March ...

Robinson honored with statue

/ Apr 15, 2017

Robinson honored with statue

He was the first black man to play in the major leagues, ending six decades of racial segregation, and a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Fittingly, Jackie Robinson is the first to be honored with a statue at Dodger Stadium. It will be unveiled Saturday ...

/ Apr 14, 2017

Hall of Famer Brock stricken with bone cancer

The St. Louis Cardinals say Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock was recently diagnosed with bone cancer. The 77-year-old Brock was supposed to appear at a Busch Stadium event on April 25, but that has been canceled while he is undergoing treatment for multiple ...

Darvish strikes out 10 as Rangers hammer Angels

/ Apr 14, 2017

Darvish strikes out 10 as Rangers hammer Angels

The Texas Rangers knew it wouldn’t be long before Yu Darvish had a dominant start and got rewarded for it. The Los Angeles Angels are still waiting for their starting rotation to do something noteworthy. Darvish pitched seven scoreless innings and Carlos Gomez hit ...

Romine slam powers Tigers past Twins

/ Apr 13, 2017

Romine slam powers Tigers past Twins

The moment he made contact, Andrew Romine could tell he had a chance at his first career grand slam. “I could feel it. I hit it on the barrel,” the Detroit utilityman said. “It was a matter of whether it was going to stay ...

Cespedes hits three homers as Mets rout Phillies

/ Apr 12, 2017

Cespedes hits three homers as Mets rout Phillies

Yoenis Cespedes slowly circled the bases after each of his three homers, enjoying the results on a sweet night that began with an impressive power stroke in batting practice. Cespedes became the first Mets player to hit three homers in a game twice and ...

Posey appears OK after getting beaned in head

/ Apr 11, 2017

Posey appears OK after getting beaned in head

The Giants are relieved star catcher Buster Posey appears to be OK after getting hit in the helmet with a pitch. Posey was doing well after being struck by a 151-kph fastball in the first inning Monday, a scary moment in San Francisco’s 4-1 ...

Maeda records first victory; M's blow Iwakuma's lead

/ Apr 10, 2017

Maeda records first victory; M's blow Iwakuma's lead

Right-hander Kenta Maeda became the first Japanese pitcher to pick up a win in the major leagues this season as the Los Angeles Dodgers scored in all but three innings and defeated the Colorado Rockies 10-6 on Sunday. Maeda gave up four runs and ...

Darvish suffers first loss of season despite solid start

/ Apr 9, 2017

Darvish suffers first loss of season despite solid start

Right-hander Yu Darvish pitched six strong innings but was tagged with the loss as the Texas Rangers were defeated by the Oakland Athletics 6-1 on Saturday. Darvish, who did not figure in the decision in his Opening Day start on Monday, allowed just one ...