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Aug 17, 2014

Mets' Dice-K strong in rehab outing

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka had a another strong rehab outing on Saturday, tossing six innings of one-run ball in a game for the Double-A Binghamton Mets. Matsuzaka, on the DL with right elbow inflammation, limited the Reading Phillies to one run and ...

Overbay lifts Brewers with pinch-hit heroics

Aug 16, 2014

Overbay lifts Brewers with pinch-hit heroics

Lyle Overbay has found his niche with the Milwaukee Brewers, batting .444 as a pinch hitter. He drove in three runs with a two-out double in the eighth inning of the Brewers’ 6-3 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in ...

Aug 16, 2014

Tanaka scheduled to throw off mound

New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to throw 25 pitches Saturday in his first bullpen session since going on the disabled list with a partial tear in his right elbow. Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced the session on Friday. Tanaka is 12-4 ...

Manfred elected new MLB commissioner

Aug 15, 2014

Manfred elected new MLB commissioner

Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner on Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink. ...

Aug 15, 2014

Darvish's elbow has mild inflammation

A detailed examination of Yu Darvish’s right elbow revealed only mild inflammation, the Texas Rangers said Thursday, a day after they put their ace right-hander on the 15-day disabled list. According to the American League club, tests, including an MRI, revealed no ligament or ...

Royals cruise past Athletics

Aug 15, 2014

Royals cruise past Athletics

The Kansas City Royals didn’t let Jarrod Dyson’s defensive miscue slow them down on Thursday. Dyson drove in the tying run in a five-run seventh, while Norichika Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs and the surging Royals rallied to defeat the ...

Darvish put on 15-day DL

Aug 14, 2014

Darvish put on 15-day DL

Yu Darvish will miss at least a couple of starts for the Rangers because of right elbow inflammation. Texas placed its ace on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday night, a day before his scheduled start against Tampa Bay. He will have an MRI on ...

Wada notches second victory

Aug 14, 2014

Wada notches second victory

Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back home runs as the Chicago Cubs roughed up Kyle Lohse and the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Wednesday. Starlin Castro, Rizzo and Baez, the nucleus of Theo Epstein’s rebuilding effort, drove in all four runs against the NL-leading ...

Taylor homers in first MLB game

Aug 13, 2014

Taylor homers in first MLB game

Michael Taylor’s parents planned to come see him this weekend, so they missed his smashing start. At least the rookie had a proud souvenir to show them — barely. Taylor homered in his big league debut, setting off a silly sequence to retrieve the ...

Athletics snap Royals' streak

Aug 13, 2014

Athletics snap Royals' streak

The Oakland Athletics’ combination of Jon Lester and Josh Donaldson was too much for the Kansas City Royals. Lester pitched six strong innings and Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Athletics won 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals’ eight-game winning ...

Verlander slowed by injury

Aug 12, 2014

Verlander slowed by injury

Justin Verlander pitched only one inning of the Detroit Tigers’ 11-6 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates because of soreness in his right shoulder. Despite the short outing, Verlander (10-11) took the loss after giving up five runs — four earned — four hits and ...

Stanton puts on a big show

Aug 12, 2014

Stanton puts on a big show

Giancarlo Stanton led the Miami Marlins to a victory with his bat and his glove. Stanton hit two home runs and made a spectacular diving catch in right field to help the Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Monday night. “He was ...