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Aug 18, 2015

Uehara won't pitch again this season

Koji Uehara is officially out for the season after being told by the Boston Red Sox on Monday that he would not be pitching this year. The Red Sox said last week that Uehara would miss the rest of the season with a broken ...

Aug 18, 2015

Seattle's Iwakuma earns AL weekly accolade

The Seattle Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma won his first American League Player of the Week honors on Monday. Iwakuma, 34, threw a no-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, the fifth in Seattle history. He is the first Japanese recipient of the weekly award since ...

Aug 18, 2015

Darvish pitches for first time five months after surgery

Yu Darvish threw for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery five months ago, the Texas Rangers said Monday. Darvish made 25 throws at a distance of 15 meters. The Rangers said he will throw every other day for the next several weeks, ...

Orioles finish sweep of A's

Aug 18, 2015

Orioles finish sweep of A's

With catcher Matt Wieters out with an injury, Steve Clevenger is taking full advantage of his opportunity with the Baltimore Orioles. Clevenger hit a three-run homer, Chris Tillman won his seventh straight decision and Baltimore completed a four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with ...

Bumgarner fans 14, hits home run

Aug 17, 2015

Bumgarner fans 14, hits home run

On the day the Giants honored Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal, left-hander Madison Bumgarner gave San Francisco a performance worthy of the high-kicking Dominican. Bumgarner homered and doubled, and struck out 14 while pitching a three-hitter as the Giants beat Washington 5-0 Sunday, ...

Ichiro passes Cobb's mark in Marlins defeat

Aug 16, 2015

Ichiro passes Cobb's mark in Marlins defeat

It was inevitable that Ichiro Suzuki would unofficially pass Ty Cobb. The standing ovation on the road was more than he’d anticipated. “They’re high-class fans and I knew that coming in,” Ichiro said through an interpreter after getting his 4,192nd and 4,193rd hits in ...

Tanaka goes distance as Yankees beat Blue Jays

Aug 16, 2015

Tanaka goes distance as Yankees beat Blue Jays

Masahiro Tanaka threw his first complete game of the season on Saturday, pitching the New York Yankees to a 4-1 win over their chief American League East rivals, the Toronto Blue Jays. Needing a big game with the Yankees’ bullpen spent, Tanaka (9-5) allowed ...

Farrell says he has cancer

Aug 15, 2015

Farrell says he has cancer

Fighting back tears, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that he had a “highly curable” form of cancer and has taken a medical leave for the rest of the season to deal with lymphoma. The 53-year-old Farrell said bench coach Torey Lovullo ...

Ichiro ties Cobb with 4,191st hit

Aug 15, 2015

Ichiro ties Cobb with 4,191st hit

With a single Friday night in the Miami Marlins’ 3-1 loss to St. Louis, Ichiro Suzuki kept moving up the all-time charts. His fifth-inning liner to left field allowed him to match Ty Cobb’s total of 4,191 hits. Ichiro collected his first 1,278 hits ...

Blue Jays roll to 11th straight

Aug 14, 2015

Blue Jays roll to 11th straight

When the Toronto Blue Jays welcome the New York Yankees to town on Friday night, they’ll send ace David Price to the mound in search of a franchise-record 12th straight win. Are they confident? You bet. The surging Blue Jays have that in abundance ...

Aug 13, 2015

Dipoto named Red Sox consultant

Former Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has been hired by the Boston Red Sox in a short-term consulting role. Dipoto will assist general manager Ben Cherington and the baseball operations department in evaluating talent and assisting with offseason plans, the Red Sox ...