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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 ...

Reyes banned through May under MLB domestic violence policy

May 14, 2016

Reyes banned through May under MLB domestic violence policy

Jose Reyes now knows when he can return. His role — and perhaps his future — with the Colorado Rockies remain as murky as ever, especially given the emergence of rookie shortstop Trevor Story. Reyes was suspended through May 31 on Friday, the second ...

Yanks' Headley slugs first homer of season

May 13, 2016

Yanks' Headley slugs first homer of season

Chase Headley can only hope one successful swing leads to a lot more. Stuck in a deep slump, Headley homered for his first extra-base hit this season, helping the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Thursday night. “It’s been a long ...

Darvish throws nice and easy in third rehab start

May 13, 2016

Darvish throws nice and easy in third rehab start

Yu Darvish threw fastballs in the mid-90s while also working on more offspeed pitches in his third rehabilitation start since Tommy John surgery 14 months ago. Darvish said he was hitting 94 or 95 mph (153 kph) while throwing nice and easy in four ...

Scherzer ties MLB mark with 20-strikeout game

May 12, 2016

Scherzer ties MLB mark with 20-strikeout game

Max Scherzer has thrown two no-hitters, come within one strike of a perfect game and met just about every expectation that accompanied the $210 million contract he signed with Washington. Still, after his latest masterpiece Wednesday night, he said: “There’s something about 20.” Scherzer ...

May 12, 2016

National star Harper appeals one-game suspension

Bryce Harper was suspended one game and fined Wednesday by Major League Baseball for his behavior following an ejection this week. Harper decided to appeal the penalty and remains eligible to play until the process is finished, the commissioner’s office said. Last year’s NL ...