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Indians win 13th straight to tie team mark

Jul 1, 2016

Indians win 13th straight to tie team mark

A dominant performance from Carlos Carrasco gave the Cleveland Indians their longest winning streak in nearly 65 years. Carrasco struck out a season-high 14, Jason Kipnis and Rajai Davis hit solo home runs and the Indians matched a franchise record by winning their 13th ...

Rangers blow six-run lead in loss to Yanks

Jun 30, 2016

Rangers blow six-run lead in loss to Yanks

Brian McCann hit a tying, three-run homer off Sam Dyson, Starlin Casto walked and Didi Gregorius capped a six-run inning with his two-run shot, lifting the Yankees over the Rangers 9-7 on Wednesday. “Threw some quality pitches down in the zone and they got ...

Iwakuma, Cruz sink Pirates

Jun 29, 2016

Iwakuma, Cruz sink Pirates

Hisashi Iwakuma took a shutout into the seventh and Nelson Cruz reached another home run milestone with a shot that left no doubt where it was going to land. “I thought it might be out of the stadium from the angle I was sitting,” ...

Bryant's historic power surge downs Reds

| Jun 28, 2016

Bryant's historic power surge downs Reds

When Kris Bryant reached the dugout after his record-setting third homer, thousands of Cubs fans in the stands cheered for a curtain call. A few teammates wanted him to take a bow, too. Nope. That was the only thing Chicago’s top hitter wouldn’t do ...

Streaking Indians take down Verlander, Tigers

Jun 27, 2016

Streaking Indians take down Verlander, Tigers

Terry Francona did something Sunday at Comerica Park that he rarely gets to do. He relaxed while sitting in the visiting manager’s office. The Cleveland Indians had just beaten the Tigers 9-3, winning their ninth straight game and improving to 9-0 against Detroit this ...

Ichiro sparks Marlins to win

Jun 26, 2016

Ichiro sparks Marlins to win

Ichiro Suzuki slapped a ground ball toward the left side of the infield, then hustled down the line to first just in case the throw didn’t get there in time. It didn’t, and the Miami Marlins were in business. That play by Ichiro kick-started ...

Reds induct Rose into team Hall of Fame

Jun 26, 2016

Reds induct Rose into team Hall of Fame

Pete Rose joked about his hair and his age. He reminisced about all those wins with the Big Red Machine. There was one thing that the hits king was determined not to do when he was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds’ Hall of Fame. ...

Relief corps preserves victory for Tanaka

Jun 25, 2016

Relief corps preserves victory for Tanaka

Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for three innings of perfect relief for the second straight game, Rob Refsnyder hit a tiebreaking single and the New York Yankees took advantage of three errors to rally past the Minnesota Twins 5-3 Friday night. ...

Mariners demote Aoki as part of rash of roster moves

Jun 25, 2016

Mariners demote Aoki as part of rash of roster moves

The Seattle Mariners optioned starting outfielder Norichika Aoki and relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday to clear space for pitching reinforcements. The Mariners made seven roster moves before starting a homestand against St. Louis. The Mariners also placed right-hander Adrian Sampson ...

Guinness World Records recognizes Ichiro as baseball's global hit king

Jun 24, 2016

Guinness World Records recognizes Ichiro as baseball's global hit king

Ichiro Suzuki was recognized by Guinness World Records as professional baseball’s base hit king Friday after taking his count in Japan and Major League Baseball to 4,257. The 42-year-old Miami Marlins outfielder last week etched his own piece of baseball history, surpassing Pete Rose’s ...

Panik, Williamson spark surging Giants past Pirates

Jun 24, 2016

Panik, Williamson spark surging Giants past Pirates

A makeshift lineup was more than enough for the San Francisco Giants. Joe Panik hit a bases-loaded triple, Mac Williamson launched a 136-meter home run and the Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Thursday for their 12th win in 14 games. The NL West ...