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Cardinals rally past Reds

Apr 4, 2014

Cardinals rally past Reds

The defending National League champions opened the season with a lot of waiting. And a couple of wins, too. The St. Louis Cardinals overcame another long delay and Todd Frazier’s two homers on Thursday, holding on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 and take ...

Apr 4, 2014

Nakajima optioned to Sacramento

The Oakland Athletics said Thursday that they have outrighted infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima to Triple-A Sacramento. Nakajima, who is in the final year of a two-year deal signed with the A’s, was not invited to the club’s major league spring camp, but in six preseason ...

Astros hand Kuroda first loss

Apr 3, 2014

Astros hand Kuroda first loss

The Houston Astros aren’t getting too ahead of themselves after opening the season 2-0. Still, taking the first series of the year from the New York Yankees is a pretty big deal for a team that has lost 324 games in the last three ...

Apr 3, 2014

Darvish set to make season debut

Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers only have to wait a few more days before the ace will be back on the mound. Darvish is scheduled to make his season debut Sunday at Tampa Bay after getting through an extended bullpen session without any ...

Uehara, Tazawa visit White House as Obama honors BoSox

Apr 2, 2014

Uehara, Tazawa visit White House as Obama honors BoSox

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara and relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa were honored with their 2013 World Series champion teammates in a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday. U.S. President Barack Obama delivered remarks from a South Lawn podium with members of the ...

Puig crushes homer to help lift Dodgers

Apr 2, 2014

Puig crushes homer to help lift Dodgers

It’s been a bumpy road for the Los Angeles Dodgers since they returned stateside after beginning the season with two wins against Arizona in Australia. Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw is expected to miss the bulk of April with a swollen ...

Apr 2, 2014

Angels coach treated for broken leg

Los Angeles Angels hitting coach Don Baylor is undergoing surgery on his broken right leg after getting hurt while catching the ceremonial first pitch on opening day. Baylor was in surgery Tuesday afternoon while the Angels prepared for their second game against the Seattle ...

Apr 2, 2014

MLB records fewer foreign players

The percentage of Major League Baseball players born outside the United States declined slightly for the second straight season. The MLB commissioner’s office said Tuesday that 223 players among the 853 on opening-day squads and inactive lists were born outside the 50 states. At ...

Apr 2, 2014

Matsui to play in Hall of Fame event

Former New York Yankee outfielder Hideki Matsui will be one of 30 former major leaguers to take part in a Hall of Fame Classic in Cooperstown on May 24, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday. Matsui, 39, will represent his former team ...

Orioles edge Red Sox in season-opening pitching duel

Apr 1, 2014

Orioles edge Red Sox in season-opening pitching duel

Grady Sizemore will never forget his first opening day with the Boston Red Sox. His teammates, however, can’t wait to put the memory of the game behind them. The defending World Series champion Red Sox failed to capitalize on several scoring opportunities, and a ...

Posey's late blast lifts Giants past D-Backs in slugfest

Apr 1, 2014

Posey's late blast lifts Giants past D-Backs in slugfest

The San Francisco Giants were kicking the ball around so badly Monday night that manager Bruce Bochy wanted to start spring training over again. Then the Giants’ bats came alive, Arizona’s bullpen wilted, and San Francisco rallied from four runs down to beat the ...

Padres beat Dodgers in U.S. curtain raiser

Mar 31, 2014

Padres beat Dodgers in U.S. curtain raiser

For one day at least, the moderate-payroll San Diego Padres are in first place in the NL West, ahead of the big-spending Los Angeles Dodgers. Seth Smith hit a towering drive for a tying homer leading off the eighth and Chris Denorfia singled home ...