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Aug 7, 2015

Mets' Blevins breaks arm again, finished for season

New York Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins re-broke his arm after slipping off a curb and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. The Mets made the announcement on Thursday, saying he’ll have surgery in Boston next week on the radius bone that ...

Davis crushes pair of three-run homers in rout of Padres

Aug 7, 2015

Davis crushes pair of three-run homers in rout of Padres

The extra work Khris Davis spent refining his swing is starting to pay off. Davis hit two three-run homers, Matt Garza limited San Diego to two hits in seven innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Padres 10-1 on Thursday. Davis homered for the ...

Aug 6, 2015

Boston mayor calls for smokeless tobacco ban in city

From storied Fenway Park to youth baseball diamonds across the city, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is calling for a ban on dip, snuff and chewing tobacco. With former Red Sox pitcher and mouth cancer survivor Curt Schilling at his side, the mayor on Wednesday ...

Blue Jays bash three homers to bury Twins

Aug 6, 2015

Blue Jays bash three homers to bury Twins

The Toronto Blue Jays have been piling up home runs and victories. They added to both columns Wednesday night. Jose Bautista hit a grand slam, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson also homered and the Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-7 for their fourth ...

Aug 5, 2015

Cubs option Wada to Triple-A Iowa

Tsuyoshi Wada’s stay with Triple-A Iowa was extended on Tuesday, when the Chicago Cubs announced they had optioned the 34-year-old lefty. Wada had been with the minor league outfit on a rehab assignment since he was placed on the disabled list on June 28 ...

Aug 5, 2015

Dombrowski out as Tigers president

The end of Dave Dombrowski’s tenure in Detroit came suddenly and unexpectedly — like so many of the moves he made to build the Tigers into an American League powerhouse. Dombrowski is out after nearly 14 seasons as president and general manager of the ...

Tanaka beats Red Sox for eighth win

Aug 5, 2015

Tanaka beats Red Sox for eighth win

Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs in six-plus innings to earn his eighth win, and the New York Yankees turned the game into a rout after he left, beating the Boston Red Sox 13-3 on Tuesday. Before 48,522 at Yankee Stadium, Tanaka (8-4) was razor ...

Cespedes lifts revived Mets

Aug 4, 2015

Cespedes lifts revived Mets

The New York Mets acquired Yoenis Cespedes last week, hoping he would be a big hit in the middle of their lineup. On Monday night, he helped them slug their way into first place. Cespedes hit three doubles and drove in four runs, leading ...

Ishikawa relinquishes lead, falls three shots off pace

Aug 2, 2015

Ishikawa relinquishes lead, falls three shots off pace

Ryo Ishikawa could only manage an even-par 71 on Saturday and surrendered his overnight lead after the third round of the Quicken Loans National. Ishikawa made three birdies and as many bogeys at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club and dropped into a share of ...

Giants spoil Hamels' Texas debut

Aug 2, 2015

Giants spoil Hamels' Texas debut

Cole Hamels understood not getting to finish the eighth inning of his debut with the Texas Rangers. Hamels, who threw a no-hitter in his final start for Philadelphia, walked off the mound with a three-run lead over the San Francisco Giants after giving up ...

Aug 2, 2015

Wada struggles in rehab start

The Chicago Cubs’ Tsuyoshi Wada surrendered five runs in six innings in his sixth rehab start on Saturday as he works his way back from shoulder injury. On the disabled list due to left-shoulder inflammation since June, Wada allowed nine hits, struck out four ...