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Jun 29, 2015

Marlins slugger Stanton undergoes surgery on broken hand

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton underwent surgery Sunday on his broken left hand, and the timetable for his return remains four to six weeks. Stanton hurt his hand while swinging during Friday’s game against the Dodgers. When sidelined he led the majors with 27 ...

Marlins slugger Stanton sidelined with broken hand

Jun 28, 2015

Marlins slugger Stanton sidelined with broken hand

For the second year in a row, Giancarlo Stanton’s chances of winning the major league home run title have been hurt by an injury. The Miami Marlins slugger has a broken left hand, which is expected to sideline him four to six weeks. He ...

Tanaka has another rough start as Yanks beat Astros

Jun 28, 2015

Tanaka has another rough start as Yanks beat Astros

Masahiro Tanaka gave up three home runs for the second straight game in blowing a six-run lead over five innings for the New York Yankees, who pulled out a 9-6 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Coming off his worst career start, Tanaka, ...

Jun 27, 2015

Cubs southpaw Wada scratched from start

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that lefty Tsuyoshi Wada will not make his start as scheduled against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. Wada is still nursing a sore left shoulder that caused him to be pulled from his start against the ...

Jun 27, 2015

Blue Jays send Kawasaki back to Triple-A Buffalo

The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Friday that they have optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Buffalo. The move corresponds with the return to the Blue Jays’ lineup of on second baseman Devon Travis, who has been out the past five weeks because of ...

Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

Jun 27, 2015

Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

An emotional Ryne Sandberg resigned as Phillies manager on Friday in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in the major leagues. “In a lot of ways I’m old school, and I’m very much dissatisfied with the record and not pleased ...

Scherzer scintillating again

Jun 27, 2015

Scherzer scintillating again

Max Scherzer has been so dominant that teammates are surprised when he actually gives up a hit. Scherzer took a perfect game into the sixth inning in his bid to become the second pitcher in major league history to throw two consecutive no-hitters and ...

Jun 26, 2015

Iwakuma throws four scoreless innings in Triple-A rehab outing

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma pitched four shutout innings for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers on Thursday as he continues his recovery from a strained back and side. Sidelined since April 23 and on the disabled list, he struck out four, allowed three hits and ...

Keuchel fans 12 in shutout win over Yanks

Jun 26, 2015

Keuchel fans 12 in shutout win over Yanks

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch showed confidence in his ace to let him finish what he started Thursday night. Dallas Keuchel pitched a six-hitter and struck out a career-high 12 in his second shutout in less than a month to lead the Houston Astros ...

Aoki on disabled list with fractured leg

Jun 25, 2015

Aoki on disabled list with fractured leg

The San Francisco Giants have placed leadoff hitter Norichika Aoki on the 15-day disabled list with a small fracture in his right leg. Aoki was injured Saturday when he was hit on the second pitch from Carlos Frias of the Los Angeles Dodgers in ...

Nationals' Strasburg solid in return

Jun 24, 2015

Nationals' Strasburg solid in return

Stephen Strasburg’s return from the disabled list was delayed over two hours by an intense thunderstorm. Strasburg was pretty intense himself. The right-hander pitched five shutout innings in his return from the disabled list, Anthony Rendon tied his career-high with four hits and the ...

Aoki placed on DL with broken fibula

Jun 24, 2015

Aoki placed on DL with broken fibula

San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki was diagnosed as having a fracture in his right fibula on Tuesday, and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Aoki suffered the injury on Saturday, when he was hit by a pitch to open a 6-2 ...