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Strasburg raises record to 10-0

Jun 11, 2016

Strasburg raises record to 10-0

Stephen Strasburg hasn’t had to be dominant to win games this season. Strasburg struck out 10 and won his 13th straight decision despite a rocky beginning, and the Washington Nationals overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Friday night. The ...

Jun 11, 2016

Darvish expected to start Monday game

Yu Darvish threw a 21-pitch light bullpen session Friday and the Texas Rangers said they expect the right-hander to start on Monday as scheduled against the Oakland Athletics. In his third start since coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery, Darvish on Wednesday gave ...

Ichiro moves closer to Rose’s 4,256-hit mark

Jun 10, 2016

Ichiro moves closer to Rose’s 4,256-hit mark

Ichiro Suzuki singled twice, scored two runs and drove in the winning run for the Miami Marlins in a 10-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. The two hits raised Ichiro’s career hit total in the majors to 2,973. He now has 4,251 ...

Jun 9, 2016

Historic site opens at Crosley Field's former home

The Crosley Field Historic Site opened Wednesday on property where the Cincinnati Reds played for decades, with a colorful mural and replicas meant to jog memories and imaginations. A replica light tower on the property, just west of Interstate 75, also reminds visitors that ...

Darvish leaves start after five innings with sore shoulder

Jun 9, 2016

Darvish leaves start after five innings with sore shoulder

Yu Darvish had just thrown a 101-kph breaking ball for a strikeout in the fifth inning when he started stretching out and shaking his right his arm. When he walked the next batter, the Texas Rangers’ pitching coach and trainer made a visit to ...

Five Rockies team up to blank Dodgers

Jun 9, 2016

Five Rockies team up to blank Dodgers

It took Chris Rusin some time to adjust from the bullpen to the starting rotation this season. On Wednesday night, the Colorado Rockies left-hander finally broke through for the win he had been desperately seeking. Chris Rusin combined with four relievers on a four-hitter ...

Ichiro moves closer to Rose's iconic mark

Jun 8, 2016

Ichiro moves closer to Rose's iconic mark

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-5 in the Miami Marlins’ 11-inning, 6-4 loss against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday to reach 4,246 hits over his career in the United States and Japan. The major league record for hits is 4,256, held by Pete Rose. Ichiro singled ...

Brawl mars Orioles victory

Jun 8, 2016

Brawl mars Orioles victory

Manny Machado had no intention of taking a 160-kph fastball in the back without retaliating. So when the inevitable occurred, the Orioles young infielder charged the mound with his fists clenched. Kansas City right-hander Yordano Ventura hit Machado with a pitch to spark a ...

Red-hot Cubs off to best start since 1900

Jun 7, 2016

Red-hot Cubs off to best start since 1900

Jon Lester dominated for eight innings, and the Chicago Cubs bullpen was just good enough in the ninth for yet another victory. Lester pitched eight scoreless innings, Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer and the Cubs held off the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Monday ...

Ichiro catch helps Fernandez, Marlins edge past Mets

Jun 6, 2016

Ichiro catch helps Fernandez, Marlins edge past Mets

When Jose Fernandez threw a slider for his 14th strikeout to escape a seventh-inning jam, he spun on the mound, pumped his arms, screamed, pounded his glove, screamed some more and yanked at his jersey as though trying to tear it off. He had ...

Toronto's Estrada takes no-hitter into eighth

Jun 6, 2016

Toronto's Estrada takes no-hitter into eighth

Marco Estrada had no flashbacks to his near no-hitters last season. He didn’t feel those two starts were memorable enough. Estrada took a no-hitter into the eighth inning for the third time in a year before it was broken up by Chris Young’s home ...

Tigers finish strong to take down White Sox

Jun 5, 2016

Tigers finish strong to take down White Sox

When manager Brad Ausmus told Mike Pelfrey that he was finished after six innings, the Detroit pitcher resigned himself to yet another winless outing. At the time, the Tigers were trailing Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox by a run. “I knew coming ...