Baseball Topics

Cabrera lifts White Sox to victory in ninth

Jul 25, 2016

Cabrera lifts White Sox to victory in ninth

The Chicago White Sox suspended their ace and picked up a pair of wins in their final at-bat. Quite a day for a fading team. Melky Cabrera drove in Adam Eaton with a game-ending single in the ninth inning, after closer David Robertson gave ...

Mariners beat Jays in sweltering heat

Jul 24, 2016

Mariners beat Jays in sweltering heat

Hisashi Iwakuma worked six innings on Saturday to earn his 11th win of the season for the Seattle Mariners in a 14-5 thumping of the Toronto Blue Jays. Before 47,517 at Rogers Centre, Iwakuma (11-6) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks, ...

Ichiro's vow to play until age 50 no laughing matter

Jul 24, 2016

Ichiro's vow to play until age 50 no laughing matter

by

Closing in on 3,000 hits, Ichiro Suzuki isn’t inclined to stop there. He’s 42, and for some time has said — in Japanese and English — he wants to play until at least 50. He’s joking, right? “Probably not,” says New York Mets manager ...

Jul 23, 2016

Red Sox reliever Tazawa leaves DL

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa returned to the roster after being activated from the 15-day disabled list, the club said Friday. Tazawa, who complained of discomfort in his right shoulder after a game against the Los Angeles Angels on July 3, has ...

Ichiro just four hits from 3,000

Jul 22, 2016

Ichiro just four hits from 3,000

Ichiro Suzuki moved within four hits of reaching 3,000 for his career and the Miami Marlins pounded out 16 hits in a 9-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Batting leadoff, Ichiro had an infield single in the third inning and a base ...

For Dodgers southpaw star Kershaw, surgery 'a possibility'

Jul 21, 2016

For Dodgers southpaw star Kershaw, surgery 'a possibility'

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitching injury woes aren’t likely to go away any time soon. Manager Dave Roberts said surgery “is more of a possibility” for Clayton Kershaw after a setback with the herniated disk in his back, and left-hander Alex Wood will miss ...

Jul 21, 2016

Boston's Uehara put on 15-day DL

Koji Uehara, who took over the closer’s role for Boston when Craig Kimbrel was injured, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Red Sox with a right pectoral strain. Right-hander Noe Ramirez was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday to replace ...

Familia gets out of jam as Mets defeat Cubs

Jul 20, 2016

Familia gets out of jam as Mets defeat Cubs

Jeurys Familia lost control, but not the lead, and kept the Mets ahead to keep his consecutive save streak intact. New York’s closer escaped a bases-loaded jam with a game-ending double play after Rene Rivera drove in the tiebreaking run with two outs in ...

Red Sox reliever Uehara leaves mound with muscle pain

Jul 20, 2016

Red Sox reliever Uehara leaves mound with muscle pain

Boston Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara left the mound due to muscle pain on Tuesday, when he retired one batter in the ninth in a 4-0 win over the San Francisco Giants. Uehara struck out Brandon Belt looking to open the inning. After his ...

Rizzo blasts three-run homer to lift Cubs

Jul 19, 2016

Rizzo blasts three-run homer to lift Cubs

Anthony Rizzo kept fouling the ball off, over and over again. When Steven Matz finally blinked, Rizzo capitalized with one mighty swing. Rizzo hit a three-run homer, Jon Lester pitched 7⅔ innings and the Chicago Cubs stopped an eight-game losing streak against the New ...

Ex-Cardinals executive gets four years for Astros hack

Jul 19, 2016

Ex-Cardinals executive gets four years for Astros hack

A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros’ player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. ...