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Jul 19, 2015

Giants' Aoki nearing return after injury

Norichika Aoki is close to making his return from a fractured fibula he suffered a month ago, the San Francisco Giants’ leadoff man said Saturday. Aoki will travel to San Diego for a three-game series against the Padres starting Monday, but hopes to make ...

Kershaw fans 14 as Dodgers salvage split

Jul 19, 2015

Kershaw fans 14 as Dodgers salvage split

Clayton Kershaw injected some normalcy into what had been a strange 24 hours at Nationals Park. Kershaw continued his mastery of the Nationals, striking out a season-high 14 in eight shutout innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated Washington 4-2 to earn a split ...

Tanaka picks up sixth victory of season

Jul 18, 2015

Tanaka picks up sixth victory of season

Masahiro Tanaka picked up where he left off before the All-Star break on Friday, winning his fourth consecutive start in the New York Yankees’ 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Tanaka overcame two home runs from Kyle Seager — a solo shot in the ...

MLB All-Star Game draws record-low television rating

Jul 16, 2015

MLB All-Star Game draws record-low television rating

Baseball’s All-Star Game has drawn a record-low television rating. The AL’s 6-3 win over the NL in Cincinnati on Tuesday night earned a 6.6 rating and 12 share on Fox. The previous low was a 6.8 in 2012. Fox said Wednesday that the broadcast ...

Tigers at crossroads heading into MLB's second half

Jul 16, 2015

Tigers at crossroads heading into MLB's second half

Over the past few years, baseball’s trade deadline has been a source of excitement and anticipation in Detroit. Whether he was pulling off a blockbuster deal last year for David Price or adding players like Anibal Sanchez and Jose Iglesias in previous seasons, general ...

Trout leads AL to victory in MLB All-Star Game

Jul 15, 2015

Trout leads AL to victory in MLB All-Star Game

Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball’s new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field. Trout became the first player in 38 years to homer leading off an All-Star Game, then became ...

Frazier wins Home Run Derby

Jul 14, 2015

Frazier wins Home Run Derby

“The Toddfather” has a new title. Todd Frazier — Little League World Series star, Frank Sinatra aficionado — is baseball’s new King of Swing. The Jersey boy who never seems to get rattled waited until his very last swing — three times, no less ...

A-Rod moves up hits list; Yanks top BoSox

Jul 13, 2015

A-Rod moves up hits list; Yanks top BoSox

Alex Rodriguez had hit No. 3,020 to move into the top 25 on baseball’s all-time list. Rob Refsnyder had the first two of his career, the second a two-run homer that turned out to be the difference in the New York Yankees’ 8-6 victory ...

Jul 13, 2015

Dodgers' Kershaw named to NL All-Star team

Clayton Kershaw is going to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati despite a .500 record in the first half for the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. The current National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner wasn’t elected by his peers and he finished third ...

Polanco lifts Pirates with walk-off hit in 10th inning

Jul 13, 2015

Polanco lifts Pirates with walk-off hit in 10th inning

The St. Louis Cardinals head into the All-Star break with the NL Central lead and the best record in the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates, however, have all the momentum. Gregory Polanco capped another late rally, driving in Kang Jung-ho with two outs in the ...

Jul 12, 2015

Wada allows two runs in rehab start

Chicago Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, who is on the disabled list with inflammation in his left shoulder, gave up two runs in the second game of a minor league double header for Triple-A Iowa against Omaha on Saturday. Wada had his major league rehab ...