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Jun 9, 2015

MLB to examine Fenway fan safety

Major League Baseball plans to re-evaluate fan safety at stadiums following the serious injury to a woman at Fenway Park last week. Speaking before the amateur draft at MLB Network studios Monday night, commissioner Rob Manfred said the sport must “react strongly” to Friday ...

Sale sizzles again in win

Jun 9, 2015

Sale sizzles again in win

Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura’s feelings about Chris Sale’s recent run were pretty clear Monday night. “He was fantastic,” Ventura said. “He’s really been on a roll and some of the numbers he’s starting to rack up are impressive, especially how long this ...

Jun 8, 2015

Blue Jays race past Astros in ninth

Chris Colabello picked the perfect moment to extend his career-best hitting streak. Colabello hit a two-run single to cap a ninth-inning rally, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-6 on Sunday for their fifth straight win. Jose Bautista hit a pair ...

Jun 7, 2015

Fan recovering after getting hit by bat

A fan hit by a broken bat at Fenway Park is expected to survive after suffering life-threatening injuries during a game between the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox. Officer Rachel McGuire said Saturday that the woman is recovering. Tonya Carpenter was struck in ...

Price goes distance, Ks 11 as Tigers end long slide

Jun 7, 2015

Price goes distance, Ks 11 as Tigers end long slide

The Detroit Tigers felt a sense of relief as they broke out of their offensive funk and ended their eight-game losing streak. Miguel Cabrera’s two-run home run in the fifth inning snapped the Tigers out of their slump. They went on to score five ...

Accident mars Venditte's debut

Jun 6, 2015

Accident mars Venditte's debut

The Athletics and Red Sox came to a stop while a woman was treated for life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a broken bat that flew into the stands. Concerned players watched. The crowd went quiet. Everything that followed meant little Friday night ...

Jun 5, 2015

Iwakuma makes 27-pitch bullpen session

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma threw in the bullpen on Thursday for the first time since he went on the disabled list in April. Iwakuma, who is on the disabled list with a strained back and side, declared his 27-pitch session in the bullpen ...

Harvey stays sharp on hill

Jun 5, 2015

Harvey stays sharp on hill

A home run gave Matt Harvey the jolt he needed. Harvey clamped down on Arizona’s hitters after giving up an early long ball to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, striking out nine over seven innings to end a three-game losing streak in the New York Mets’ 6-2 ...

Tanaka impresses in return

Jun 4, 2015

Tanaka impresses in return

Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka made a dominant return from the disabled list on Wednesday, pitching seven innings of one-run ball and picking up the win as New York beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1. Tanaka, coming back from tendinitis in his wrist and a strained ...

Nats split DH against Jays

Jun 3, 2015

Nats split DH against Jays

Jordan Zimmermann shut down the highest-scoring team in the majors. Max Scherzer couldn’t do the same. Kevin Pillar hit two home runs off Scherzer, including a go-ahead three-run drive, as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Washington Nationals 7-3 Tuesday night to earn a ...

Kershaw shines at plate, on mound

Jun 2, 2015

Kershaw shines at plate, on mound

Clayton Kershaw’s hitting actually overshadowed his pitching. Now that doesn’t happen every day. Kershaw had a career-high three hits to back his strong pitching performance and Joc Pederson lined one of Los Angeles’ four homers, helping the Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 11-4 on ...