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Scherzer ties MLB mark with 20-strikeout game

May 12, 2016

Scherzer ties MLB mark with 20-strikeout game

Max Scherzer has thrown two no-hitters, come within one strike of a perfect game and met just about every expectation that accompanied the $210 million contract he signed with Washington. Still, after his latest masterpiece Wednesday night, he said: “There’s something about 20.” Scherzer ...

May 12, 2016

National star Harper appeals one-game suspension

Bryce Harper was suspended one game and fined Wednesday by Major League Baseball for his behavior following an ejection this week. Harper decided to appeal the penalty and remains eligible to play until the process is finished, the commissioner’s office said. Last year’s NL ...

Yankees beat Royals despite Cain's three home runs

May 11, 2016

Yankees beat Royals despite Cain's three home runs

Masahiro Tanaka allowed three home runs, equaling his worst tally in a single game, and gave up six runs over seven innings but did not get a decision as the New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals 10-7 on Tuesday. Cheslor Cuthbert first ...

Streaking Cubs top Padres for eighth-straight victory

May 11, 2016

Streaking Cubs top Padres for eighth-straight victory

Looking quite comfortable in the middle of the order, Ben Zobrist is benefiting from the relentless approach by the Cubs’ dangerous lineup. Zobrist went 4-for-4, Addison Russell had three RBIs and Chicago beat the San Diego Padres 8-7 on Tuesday night for its eighth ...

Nationals beat Tigers on pinch-hit blast

May 10, 2016

Nationals beat Tigers on pinch-hit blast

Moments after Bryce Harper was ejected from the dugout, pinch hitter Clint Robinson hit a game-ending homer to give the Washington Nationals a 5-4 comeback victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. As he joined his teammates in racing to the plate to ...

May 10, 2016

Sandoval comments on doubters after shoulder surgery

Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval feels his season-ending shoulder surgery should answer any lingering questions about his time on the disabled list. Questions about his play and fitness will have to wait until next year. “Finally got it done,” he said before Boston ...

May 10, 2016

Angels' Simmons to undergo thumb surgery

Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons will require surgery after tearing a ligament in his left thumb while diving to stop a grounder during a weekend loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, the team said Monday. The team said it would have an update ...

Baez hits game-winning home run in 13th inning

May 9, 2016

Baez hits game-winning home run in 13th inning

Javier Baez got the pitch he wanted and propelled the Cubs to yet another victory on a day when it looked like Jake Arrieta might finally pick up a loss. Baez homered in the 13th inning after Chicago walked Washington star Bryce Harper a ...

Colon sets mark with homer in win

May 8, 2016

Colon sets mark with homer in win

Bartolo Colon turned on an inside fastball from James Shields, launching a home run that was as improbable as it was historic. Colon became the oldest player to hit his first major league home run, connecting Saturday night less than three weeks before his ...

Homers send Jays to victory over Dodgers

May 7, 2016

Homers send Jays to victory over Dodgers

After a long layoff, Los Angeles hurler Kenta Maeda turned in another strong start. The Dodgers’ struggling bullpen was nowhere near as solid. Kevin Pillar hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, Jose Bautista also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat ...

May 7, 2016

Series moved due to Zika concerns

Zika virus concerns have forced the Pirates-Marlins series out of Puerto Rico, with the two games instead shifted to Miami this month. Major League Baseball and the players’ union made the announcement Friday. Pittsburgh and Miami will meet May 30-31 at Marlins Park. The ...

May 7, 2016

Darvish makes second rehab start

Right-hander Yu Darvish worked three innings in his second injury-rehabilitation assignment on Friday with Round Rock, the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate. Darvish, who is coming back from Tommy John reconstruction surgery on his right elbow last March, threw 50 pitches against New Orleans, the ...