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Darvish makes winning return for Rangers

May 29, 2016

Darvish makes winning return for Rangers

Yu Darvish hit 98 mph (158 kph) in the first inning of his first start in the majors in almost 22 months. Texas catcher Bobby Wilson is just glad he wasn’t running to the backstop after that pitch, and a few others early in ...

May 29, 2016

Mets commemorate 30th anniversary of 1986 title team

The New York Mets celebrated the 30th anniversary of their 1986 World Series championship by welcoming back many members of that adored and colorful team Saturday night. During a pregame ceremony that lasted about 40 minutes, there was a giant replica of the World ...

May 28, 2016

Tanaka dazzles as Yankees down Rays

Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven shutout innings and Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list as the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 4-1 on Friday night. Tanaka (3-0) scattered two hits and struck out four to run his ...

Red Sox honor Boggs, fall against Rockies

May 27, 2016

Red Sox honor Boggs, fall against Rockies

The “chicken man” has lost a little of the shimmer from his trademark mustache over the years, but every pilgrimage Wade Boggs makes to Fenway Park still feels like old times for the Red Sox legend. “I’ve come back home,” Boggs said. On Thursday ...

Arrieta moves to 9-0 as Cubs edge Cards

May 26, 2016

Arrieta moves to 9-0 as Cubs edge Cards

Jake Arrieta got some help from the Cubs’ offense to stay perfect. Arrieta remained unbeaten on the season despite allowing as many as four runs for the first time in nearly a year and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 on ...

May 26, 2016

Ex-pitcher Lee vying for Vermont governorship

Bill Lee is fielding so many phone calls he’s beginning to have second thoughts about his run for Vermont governor. “I shouldn’t have done it — I hate the phone,” the former MLB pitcher says in between calls from well-wishers and the coach of ...

Ichiro turns back clock to lift Marlins

May 24, 2016

Ichiro turns back clock to lift Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki is rapidly pulling away from Wee Willie Keeler on the all-time hit list with the same approach made famous by the late Hall of Famer. Again on Monday, Ichiro hit ‘em where they ain’t. Pressed into regular duty by teammate Christian Yelich ...

May 24, 2016

Rangers slugger Hamilton to have season-ending knee surgery

Josh Hamilton will have another surgery on his left knee and not play a game this season for the Texas Rangers. The 2010 AL MVP and five-time All-Star slugger has already had surgery twice on his left knee the last nine months, along with ...

May 24, 2016

Mets' Duda sidelined with back injury

New York Mets manager Terry Collins expects first baseman Lucas Duda to be out at least four to six weeks and maybe longer with a stress fracture in his lower back. The Mets placed Duda on the 15-day disabled list Monday with the back ...

May 24, 2016

Rangers' Darvish expected to make season debut against Pirates

Yu Darvish is in line to make his first start for the Texas Rangers in nearly 22 months against Pittsburgh on Saturday. Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Monday that Darvish, who has had five minor league outings this month post-Tommy John surgery, will start ...

May 24, 2016

Royals' Gordon placed on DL with broken wrist

When Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas collided while chasing a foul ball on Sunday, the Kansas City Royals gasped at the prospects of losing two All-Stars on one play. A day later, the news could have been much worse. Gordon was placed on the ...