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Jul 12, 2016

MLB scraps London plans for 2017

London is not calling for Major League Baseball next year. The players’ association said MLB has given up plans to play regular-season games in the British capital in 2017. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in January that his staff was working hard at playing ...

Stanton puts on show to win Home Run Derby

Jul 12, 2016

Stanton puts on show to win Home Run Derby

Giancarlo Stanton wore out Petco Park with a record display of power in the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night, peppering every landmark from the left field corner to center field. Stanton hit 20 homers in the final round to best defending champion ...

Jul 12, 2016

Red Sox closer Kimbrel undergoes knee surgery

Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel had successful surgery on his left knee Monday to repair a medial meniscus tear. Kimbrel is expected to be out three to six weeks. The surgery was performed by Dr. Peter Asnis at Massachusetts General Hospital, according to ...

Darvish almost ready to return to Rangers

Jul 11, 2016

Darvish almost ready to return to Rangers

Right-hander Yu Darvish was able to pitch without any hesitation Sunday night in his second rehab start for Double-A Frisco, and his next start could be for the Texas Rangers. Darvish struck out five while allowing six hits and three runs Sunday night against ...

Maeda dominant as Dodgers earn third straight victory

Jul 11, 2016

Maeda dominant as Dodgers earn third straight victory

Right-hander Kenta Maeda struck out a career-high 13 as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 for their third straight victory on Sunday. The 28-year-old Maeda, who joined the Dodgers on an eight-year deal this season, recorded his first double-digit strikeout ...

Jul 10, 2016

Cubs recall infielder Kawasaki from Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs on Saturday recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Iowa. Kawasaki, 35, joined the Cubs on a minor league contract this year and played in 24 spring training games, batting .367 with one home run, eight RBIs, and one stolen base. He ...

Rookie Bell sparks Pirates past reeling Cubs

Jul 10, 2016

Rookie Bell sparks Pirates past reeling Cubs

The Chicago Cubs aren’t going to panic. Not over their suddenly struggling starting staff, and not over their dwindling division lead, either. Josh Bell’s grand slam in his second major-league at bat was one of four homers by the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 12-6 ...

Jul 9, 2016

Mets' Colon, Nationals' Scherzer named All-Star replacements

Bartolo Colon and Max Scherzer are headed to the All-Star Game, picked as replacements for other pitchers originally selected for the National League team. Major League Baseball also announced Friday that Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders and San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon ...

Jul 9, 2016

Boston reliever Tazawa sidelined with shoulder pain

Boston Red Sox right-hander Junichi Tazawa is out indefinitely after complaining of right shoulder discomfort, the team said Friday. Tazawa missed Boston’s 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. The middle reliever has pitched in a team-high 35 games this year with ...

Jul 9, 2016

Diamondbacks closer Ziegler traded to Red Sox

The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded closer Brad Ziegler to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for two minor league prospects. The deal was announced late Friday night after the Diamondbacks’ 6-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Ziegler, who owns Arizona’s club record of ...

Iwakuma helps M's snap skid

Jul 9, 2016

Iwakuma helps M's snap skid

Seattle has struggled to win on the road over the last month, losing 10 straight capped by a ninth-inning meltdown in the Mariners’ series-opener against the Kansas City Royals. Some strong pitching and a bit of fortune helped them break their long road skid ...

Blue Jays rally in eighth for win over Tigers

Jul 8, 2016

Blue Jays rally in eighth for win over Tigers

On a night the Blue Jays left 14 runners on base, Troy Tulowitzki did his part to cash some in. Tulowitzki drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning, and the Blue Jays rallied to beat the ...