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May 19, 2015

Tanaka works out in bullpen

The New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka threw 29 pitches Monday in his third bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list, and is scheduled to make his first rehab start on Thursday. The Yankees made the announcement Monday, when Tanaka worked out at ...

Mets conquer Cards in 14th

May 19, 2015

Mets conquer Cards in 14th

When Matt Harvey slapped his hand into his glove as he strode off the mound after finishing his eighth scoreless inning, the Mets and Cardinals had barely played for two hours. Six innings later, he was just happy to see John Mayberry Jr. come ...

May 19, 2015

17-year MLB veteran Chen retires

Well-traveled pitcher Bruce Chen announced his retirement Monday night after 17 seasons in the major leagues. Chen, who pitched for 11 teams, revealed his decision on Twitter and it was confirmed by the Cleveland Indians, who designated him for assignment Saturday. The 37-year-old broke ...

May 18, 2015

Fujikawa designated for assignment

Reliever Kyuji Fujikawa has been designated for assignment after only two appearances for the Texas Rangers, who also Sunday placed left-handed starter Ross Detwiler on the 15-day disabled list. Fujikawa allowed three runs in 1⅔ innings over two appearances after he was activated from ...

May 17, 2015

Tanaka set to make rehab start

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is on track to make his first rehab start within a few days, Yankees manager Joe Girardi revealed on Saturday. Tanaka went on the disabled list on April 28 with what the club called a mild forearm strain. ...

Cabrera hits 400th homer

May 17, 2015

Cabrera hits 400th homer

Miguel Cabrera’s bat gave the Detroit Tigers a smashing start. His underrated defense helped save them late. Cabrera hit his 400th career home run and turned a nifty double play with a catch near the first base stands followed by an on-target throw in ...

Belt, Posey carry Giants in rout

May 16, 2015

Belt, Posey carry Giants in rout

San Francisco’s offense broke out while a Great American Ball Park smokestack burned. Quite a night all-around for the Giants. Brandon Belt hit a three-run homer, and Buster Posey added a two-run shot off Jason Marquis on Friday night, leading Giants to a 10-2 ...

Rockies end losing streak

May 15, 2015

Rockies end losing streak

The Colorado Rockies ended their 11-game losing streak in dramatic fashion, thanks to a guy they’ve always relied on to come through in clutch situations. Carlos Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and Colorado sloshed its way to ...

May 15, 2015

Wada sharp in final rehab start

Chicago Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, who has been on the disabled list due to tightness in his left thigh, allowed one run in seven innings on Thursday in his final rehab start. Wada allowed four hits, while striking out six batters, to earn the ...

Kluber strikes out 18, ties Feller's team mark set in 1938

May 14, 2015

Kluber strikes out 18, ties Feller's team mark set in 1938

Corey Kluber shrugged his shoulders at making history. He was just as dismissive with the Cardinals. Kluber struck out 18 — the most by an AL pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1998 — and allowed just one hit in eight innings to get his ...

May 14, 2015

Fujikawa finishes stint on DL

Reliever Kyuji Fujikawa will come off the disabled list in time for Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, the Texas Rangers said. “My last two outings were good, and I’m ready,” Fujikawa said Wednesday, when he was told by general manager Jon Daniels ...

Rookie Heston throws 2-hitter

May 13, 2015

Rookie Heston throws 2-hitter

Chris Heston was glad he was given the opportunity to go back out to the mound in the ninth inning. He was even happier that he was able to capitalize on the chance. Heston’s first career complete game was a two-hitter and he struck ...