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Darvish strikes out 10 as Rangers hammer Angels

/ Apr 14, 2017

Darvish strikes out 10 as Rangers hammer Angels

The Texas Rangers knew it wouldn’t be long before Yu Darvish had a dominant start and got rewarded for it. The Los Angeles Angels are still waiting for their starting rotation to do something noteworthy. Darvish pitched seven scoreless innings and Carlos Gomez hit ...

Romine slam powers Tigers past Twins

/ Apr 13, 2017

Romine slam powers Tigers past Twins

The moment he made contact, Andrew Romine could tell he had a chance at his first career grand slam. “I could feel it. I hit it on the barrel,” the Detroit utilityman said. “It was a matter of whether it was going to stay ...

Cespedes hits three homers as Mets rout Phillies

/ Apr 12, 2017

Cespedes hits three homers as Mets rout Phillies

Yoenis Cespedes slowly circled the bases after each of his three homers, enjoying the results on a sweet night that began with an impressive power stroke in batting practice. Cespedes became the first Mets player to hit three homers in a game twice and ...

Posey appears OK after getting beaned in head

/ Apr 11, 2017

Posey appears OK after getting beaned in head

The Giants are relieved star catcher Buster Posey appears to be OK after getting hit in the helmet with a pitch. Posey was doing well after being struck by a 151-kph fastball in the first inning Monday, a scary moment in San Francisco’s 4-1 ...

Maeda records first victory; M's blow Iwakuma's lead

/ Apr 10, 2017

Maeda records first victory; M's blow Iwakuma's lead

Right-hander Kenta Maeda became the first Japanese pitcher to pick up a win in the major leagues this season as the Los Angeles Dodgers scored in all but three innings and defeated the Colorado Rockies 10-6 on Sunday. Maeda gave up four runs and ...

Darvish suffers first loss of season despite solid start

/ Apr 9, 2017

Darvish suffers first loss of season despite solid start

Right-hander Yu Darvish pitched six strong innings but was tagged with the loss as the Texas Rangers were defeated by the Oakland Athletics 6-1 on Saturday. Darvish, who did not figure in the decision in his Opening Day start on Monday, allowed just one ...

Nationals outslug rival Phillies

/ Apr 8, 2017

Nationals outslug rival Phillies

Another shaky performance by the bullpen didn’t cost the Washington Nationals a game this time. Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy and Jayson Werth hit homers to back Max Scherzer and the Nationals held on for a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. Scherzer ...

/ Apr 7, 2017

Slugger Howard accepts minor league deal with Braves

Free agent slugger Ryan Howard has reached a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves, hoping for another chance to play in the majors. The 37-year-old Howard wasn’t signed by the Philadelphia Phillies after last season. The Braves made the deal Thursday. Howard will ...

Harvey looks like ace of old as Mets top Braves

/ Apr 7, 2017

Harvey looks like ace of old as Mets top Braves

Matt Harvey walked from the mound to the dugout and raised his glove with his pitching hand, acknowledging fans chanting his name. At least for a night, The Dark Knight returned. “I obviously have one less rib, but I feel strong and ready to ...

Reds lefty Finnegan silences Phillies for seven innings

/ Apr 6, 2017

Reds lefty Finnegan silences Phillies for seven innings

Waiting for the rain left Brandon Finnegan feeling out of sorts. After one inning to work out his nerves, he was nearly untouchable. Finnegan allowed only one single in seven innings and Joey Votto homered for his first hit of the season Wednesday night, ...

Maeda, Iwakuma fall in first outings of 2017

/ Apr 5, 2017

Maeda, Iwakuma fall in first outings of 2017

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda gave up three runs over five innings and the Seattle Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma gave up two solo homers in an otherwise solid six innings as both Japanese lost their first starts of the season Tuesday. Maeda (0-1), who ...