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Apr 12, 2015

Mets' Mejia suspended 80 games

Injured New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia was suspended for 80 games Saturday, the fourth player in 16 days banned under the major league drug program following a positive test for the steroid Stanozolol. Minnesota pitcher Ervin Santana, Seattle pitcher David Rollins and Atlanta ...

Red Sox outlast Yankees in epic

Apr 11, 2015

Red Sox outlast Yankees in epic

In the latest classic matchup of their long and illustrious rivalry, the Boston Red Sox finally outlasted the New York Yankees 6-5 in 19 innings early Saturday when the game-ending double play was turned at 2:13 a.m. After squandering leads in the ninth, 16th ...

Angels cool on Hamilton

Apr 11, 2015

Angels cool on Hamilton

Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno isn’t certain Josh Hamilton will play for the team again after his latest relapse into substance abuse. Moreno also said the outfielder’s contract contains language protecting the team against a relapse by Hamilton, apparently contradicting his previous statements. ...

Harvey bests Strasburg in return as Mets top Nats

Apr 10, 2015

Harvey bests Strasburg in return as Mets top Nats

Matt Harvey was rarin’ to go in his return from Tommy John surgery, right down to the knobs of his bats labeled with his nickname in all caps: DARK KNIGHT. A little more than two hours before throwing a pitch that mattered for the ...

Aoki sparks Giants in victory

Apr 9, 2015

Aoki sparks Giants in victory

Chris Heston plunked the first batter he faced and compounded it by throwing the ball into right field while trying to pick him off. The two-base error led to a run, not exactly the start a pitcher going for his first big league win ...

Braves hook Marlins early

Apr 8, 2015

Braves hook Marlins early

At least it didn’t rain. Instead, the problem Tuesday night for the Miami Marlins was a deluge against Mat Latos. The Atlanta Braves scored seven runs off Latos in the first inning and beat Miami for the second day in a row to start ...

Apr 8, 2015

Wada impresses in simulated game

Chicago Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada looked sharp in a simulated game on Tuesday as part of his rehab as he recovers from a left thigh injury. The 34-year-old former Fukuoka Softbank Hawks ace threw 64 pitches to 19 minor leaguers at the Cubs’ spring ...

Tanaka gets shelled by Blue Jays on Opening Day

Apr 7, 2015

Tanaka gets shelled by Blue Jays on Opening Day

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka yielded five runs — four earned — and five hits in four innings as the Opening Day starter on Monday, taking the loss in a 6-1 home defeat to the Toronto Blue Jays. The 26-year-old Tanaka is the ...

Apr 6, 2015

Cubs place Wada on 15-day DL

The Chicago Cubs said Sunday that they have placed left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada on the 15-day disabled list because of an injury to his left thigh. The move has been made retroactive to March 27, meaning Wada can come off the DL as early as ...

Apr 6, 2015

Washington set for All-Star Game

Commissioner Rob Manfred intends to announce Monday that Washington’s Nationals Park will host the 2018 All-Star Game, a person familiar with Major League Baseball’s plans told The Associated Press. The person spoke Sunday to the AP on condition of anonymity because he was not ...

Apr 6, 2015

Evergreen Ichiro energized in Miami

No question the 41-year-old Ichiro Suzuki has an air of “been there, done that” heading into his 15th year in Major League Baseball, but he’s never felt the way he has about his new, young teammates in Miami. “We’ve got a group of really ...

Cardinals open with victory

Apr 6, 2015

Cardinals open with victory

Adam Wainwright on opening night at Wrigley Field was a perfect combination for the St. Louis Cardinals. Wainwright threw six innings of five-hit ball, and St. Louis chased Jon Lester in the fifth inning of a 3-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday ...