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Holt hits for cycle; BoSox end skid

Jun 17, 2015

Holt hits for cycle; BoSox end skid

Boston Red Sox fans seemed too excited about the end of a long losing streak to notice the significance of Brock Holt hitting a triple in the eighth inning. Holt was a little surprised himself after the three-base hit meant he had hit for ...

Jun 17, 2015

Aoki overtakes Stanton in All-Star voting

Even former Kansas City Royals are doing well in fan voting for the All-Star starters. Nori Aoki has moved 70,000 votes ahead of Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton for the third NL outfield spot at Cincinnati on July 14, according to updated totals announced Tuesday. Aoki ...

Tanaka faces Ichiro for first time; Yanks fall to Marlins

Jun 16, 2015

Tanaka faces Ichiro for first time; Yanks fall to Marlins

MLB Facing Ichiro Suzuki for the first time, New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka surrendered two hits to his countryman and suffered his second loss of the season on Monday in a 2-1 loss to the Marlins. After two straight starts in which everything ...

Padres fire manager Black

Jun 16, 2015

Padres fire manager Black

Bud Black understood full well the expectations for San Diego to win now with a remade, star-studded roster — and with a new front office, too. He had a short leash when it came to trying to get a new-look team to come together ...

Tanaka relishing dream matchup with Ichiro

Jun 15, 2015

Tanaka relishing dream matchup with Ichiro

Masahiro Tanaka is eagerly awaiting his chance to finally face his boyhood hero Ichiro Suzuki on Monday as the New York Yankees right-hander readies himself to face the Miami Marlins. “I’ve been looking forward to this, I followed him since I was little when ...

Scherzer throws one-hitter as Nationals down Brewers

Jun 15, 2015

Scherzer throws one-hitter as Nationals down Brewers

The way Max Scherzer was pitching, the Milwaukee Brewers were going to need a bit of luck to even manage getting anyone on base. They got it — barely. Scherzer struck out a Nationals-record 16 and threw a one-hitter, losing his perfect-game bid on ...

Blue Jays beat Red Sox to pick up 10th straight win

Jun 14, 2015

Blue Jays beat Red Sox to pick up 10th straight win

Once again, Russell Martin got the go-ahead hit for the Toronto Blue Jays. Then again, most everyone seems to be getting big hits for them lately. Martin hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning and the Blue Jays won their 10th straight ...

Jun 13, 2015

A's switch-picher Venditte goes on DL with strained shoulder

Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder. The team announced the roster move Friday, and it is retroactive to Thursday. Oakland recalled right-hander Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville to fill the roster spot as the ...

Astros rough up M's ace Hernandez

Jun 13, 2015

Astros rough up M's ace Hernandez

Felix Hernandez was at a loss. The pitcher so dominate he had earned the nickname “King Felix” had more than two hours to contemplate his night and still couldn’t wrap his head around it. “I don’t know what happened,” he said, his face lacking ...

Jun 13, 2015

Iwakuma to pitch in simulated game

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is poised to throw his first simulated game since going on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, according to a report on the club’s website on Friday. Iwakuma, sidelined since April 23, came through Thursday’s bullpen session ...

Jun 13, 2015

Pence placed on DL with sore wrist

Giants right fielder Hunter Pence was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday as expected because of a sore left wrist. He hasn’t played since injuring the wrist June 2 on a diving catch at AT&T Park against Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen, so the roster ...