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Yankees laud Jeter; Royals crash party

Sep 8, 2014

Yankees laud Jeter; Royals crash party

Standing on the field with a microphone, the end of his baseball career likely three weeks away, Derek Jeter remained as cool and collected as his play at shortstop over the past two decades. The New York Yankees honored their retiring captain Sunday with ...

Sep 8, 2014

Rodriguez gets long-awaited callup

The Texas Rangers have purchased the contract of Guilder Rodriguez, an infielder looking to make his major league debut after 1,095 minor league games. Rodriguez got the call Sunday, a day after Double-A Frisco was knocked out of the Texas league playoffs. The 31-year-old ...

Price not right against Giants

Sep 7, 2014

Price not right against Giants

The San Francisco Giants jumped on David Price right at the start, making themselves right at home in another successful game at Comerica Park. Andrew Susac hit a two-run double in San Francisco’s four-run first, and the Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on ...

Sep 7, 2014

Darvish won't pitch again this year

Yu Darvish’s season is over. Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Saturday the 28-year-old left-hander won’t pitch again this year. The three-time All-Star has not appeared in a game since Aug. 9 due to elbow inflammation. Texas began Saturday a major league-worst 53-88 ...

Sep 7, 2014

Confident Tanaka throws bullpen

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who is currently rehabbing an injured right elbow, threw a bullpen session on Saturday and expressed confidence that his condition is improving to the extent he could be able to pitch in a game before his team’s season ...

Sep 6, 2014

Scully presented prestigious award

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully received the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award for his record 65 years of calling Dodgers games, first when the team was based in Brooklyn and since 1958 in Los Angeles, on Friday. Retiring commissioner Bud Selig gave Scully the ...

Sep 6, 2014

Struggling Uehara requests time off

Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara said Friday that he has asked the team’s manager to remove him temporarily from the closer’s role. “I just haven’t been a factor,” Uehara said. “I need time to sort things out mentally so I asked him to ...

Washington stuns team, Darvish with resignation

Sep 6, 2014

Washington stuns team, Darvish with resignation

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish hailed Ron Washington as a manager and as a person after the skipper’s abrupt resignation Friday. “It’s difficult to comment because the manager hasn’t given a clear reason why he is resigning,” Darvish said in a statement. “But since ...

Iwakuma ties King Felix with 14th win

Sep 6, 2014

Iwakuma ties King Felix with 14th win

Hisashi Iwakuma tied his major league career high by winning his 14th game as the Seattle Mariners edged the Texas Rangers 7-5 on Friday. Iwakuma labored through 5⅓ innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and a walk, but still won his fifth ...

Cardinals send sinking Brewers to ninth straight defeat

Sep 5, 2014

Cardinals send sinking Brewers to ninth straight defeat

Inning after inning, the St. Louis bullpen got into tough jams in a one-run game. Marco Gonzales and five fellow relievers staved off every advance, getting a huge boost from a game-saving catch in center field by Peter Bourjos. The bullpen combined for six ...

Sep 5, 2014

MLB hires ex-federal prosecutor

Former federal prosecutor Bryan Seeley has been hired to run Major League Baseball’s investigations department. He will take charge of the department MLB established in 2008, which primarily focuses on performance-enhancing drugs but also looks into policy violations and works with law enforcement. Commissioner ...

LaRoche lifts Nats in 14th

Sep 4, 2014

LaRoche lifts Nats in 14th

The Los Angeles Dodgers fought back time and time again on Wednesday. In the end, they couldn’t overcome Adam LaRoche and the Nationals. LaRoche came off the bench in the ninth inning and drove in five runs, including a tying homer and a go-ahead ...