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Sep 13, 2014

MLB bans Orioles' Davis for 25 games

Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games on Friday for using amphetamines, a ban that will extend into the postseason. Baltimore started play Friday leading the AL East by 10 games with 17 left in the regular season, so the team will be ...

Utsumi blanks BayStars as Giants widen lead

Sep 12, 2014

Utsumi blanks BayStars as Giants widen lead

Tetsuya Utsumi threw a four-hit shutout as the Yomiuri Giants cruised past the Yokohama BayStars 4-0 on Friday and moved five games clear at the top of the Central League standings. Utsumi (5-8) struck out five without issuing a walk as he pitched his ...

Stanton hospitalized after being hit in face with pitch

Sep 12, 2014

Stanton hospitalized after being hit in face with pitch

The Miami Marlins lost much more than a game Thursday night. They’ve likely lost slugger Giancarlo Stanton for the rest of the season after a frightening scene at Miller Park. Stanton sustained multiple facial fractures, dental damage and cuts that needed stitches after being ...

Sep 12, 2014

Tanaka faces test in simulated game

Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is going to face minor leaguers in a simulated game Monday in what may be the final step of his rehabilitation from a partially torn elbow ligament. New York manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Tanaka felt good a ...

Sep 12, 2014

Former female sales exec sues Mets

The Ivy League-educated former head of New York Mets ticket sales sued the club Wednesday, saying she was fired last month after insults and humiliation were hurled at her by the club owner’s son, a top team executive who she claimed was upset that ...

Dragons bullpen thwarts Carp comeback attempt

Sep 11, 2014

Dragons bullpen thwarts Carp comeback attempt

Chunichi Dragons lefty Yudai Ono tossed one-run ball over 6-1/3 innings, drove in the decisive run, and the bullpen did the rest to stave off the Hiroshima Carp in a 2-1 victory on Thursday night. With second-place Hiroshima’s loss and a win by the ...

Marines catcher Satozaki reveals plan to retire

Sep 11, 2014

Marines catcher Satozaki reveals plan to retire

Chiba Lotte Marines catcher Tomoya Satozaki will put an end to his career at the end of the current season, his Pacific League club announced on Thursday. Satozaki, 38, will hold a press conference on Friday. “Looking back on my baseball career, I can ...

Iwakuma, M's fall to Astros

Sep 11, 2014

Iwakuma, M's fall to Astros

Jose Altuve had two hits and an RBI and the Houston Astros damaged the Seattle Mariners post-season hopes with a 5-2 victory Wednesday. Altuve had a RBI double in the fifth and a single in the seventh for his league-leading 200th hit. He is ...

Braves end skid against Nats

Sep 11, 2014

Braves end skid against Nats

Fredi Gonzalez cannot explain why the Braves have done so well against Stephen Strasburg. The Atlanta manager is just glad his team beat the Washington ace once again. Aaron Harang outdueled Strasburg, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Braves avoided a series ...

Sugano gets job done to sink Tigers

Sep 10, 2014

Sugano gets job done to sink Tigers

Tomoyuki Sugano pitched one-run ball over seven innings in a match-up against lefty Minoru Iwata and the Yomiuri Giants rallied to beat the rival Hanshin Tigers 3-1 on Wednesday night. The Central League-leading Giants beat the third-place Tigers for the second straight night and ...

Tigers put more heat on first-place Royals

Sep 10, 2014

Tigers put more heat on first-place Royals

Max Scherzer figured he had squandered another lead when Alex Gordon’s fifth-inning drive sailed down the line in right field. “When that came off the bat, I was sure that thing was gone, and I was stunned when I turned around and realized it ...