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Sabathia ends winless spell

May 12, 2015

Sabathia ends winless spell

Alex Rodriguez was part of a New York Yankees power display that helped CC Sabathia finally get a win. Sabathia won for the first time in more than a year, Rodriguez hit one of New York’s five homers and the Yankees beat the Tampa ...

Royals edge Tigers in 10th after long rain delay

May 11, 2015

Royals edge Tigers in 10th after long rain delay

The Detroit hitters kept squaring around to bunt, and Greg Holland kept throwing pitches nowhere near his intended target. Then the Tigers finally put a ball in play, and Holland got exactly what he needed. Hernan Perez — batting only because Miguel Cabrera had ...

May 10, 2015

Willis named Boston's new pitching coach

The Boston Red Sox have hired Carl Willis as their new pitching coach, reuniting him with manager John Farrell. The Red Sox made the announcement Saturday after their 14th loss in 20 games, 7-1 loss to Toronto. They began the day with an AL-worst ...

Harper hits sixth home run in three games in Nats' win

May 10, 2015

Harper hits sixth home run in three games in Nats' win

Bryce Harper stood at the plate with one more unexpected chance to keep his home-run streak going. Atlanta had rallied from five runs down, so here was Washington’s cleanup hitter, looking to put an end to a game that had somehow reached the bottom ...

Harper belts two more homers

May 9, 2015

Harper belts two more homers

After watching Bryce Harper hit two more home runs, Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez playfully issued a warning. “Don’t touch him,” Gonzalez said Friday night. “You might get third-degree burns. That guy’s on fire.” Harper made it five homers in two games and Danny Espinosa ...

May 9, 2015

Tanaka working toward recovery

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka played catch for a second straight day on Friday and said he was moving in the right direction after being placed on the disabled list with right arm issues. Tanaka completed 25 throws from 60 feet and 25 ...

May 9, 2015

San Francisco bans smokeless tobacco

San Francisco has become the first city in the nation to outlaw chewing tobacco from its playing fields, including AT&T Park, home to the San Francisco Giants. Players and the manager of the team expressed support for the ordinance signed into law by Mayor ...

A-Rod hits 661st, passes Mays

May 8, 2015

A-Rod hits 661st, passes Mays

Tainted or not, Alex Rodriguez had plenty of reasons to celebrate homer No. 661. A-Rod passed Willie Mays for fourth on the career home run list Thursday night, helping the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3. “All of this is pretty crazy,” ...

May 8, 2015

Tanaka throws for first time since being placed on 15-day DL

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka on Thursday practiced throwing for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list with right wrist tendinitis and a mildly strained forearm on April 28. Tanaka made 50 throws from 18.2 meters (60 feet) before the ...

Harper blasts three homers

May 7, 2015

Harper blasts three homers

Standing at the plate with a chance to make baseball history, Bryce Harper insisted his focus was on driving in the runner from third base. He did, however, acknowledge the thought of hitting a fourth home run wasn’t entirely banished to the back of ...