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Harper belts two more homers

May 9, 2015

Harper belts two more homers

After watching Bryce Harper hit two more home runs, Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez playfully issued a warning. “Don’t touch him,” Gonzalez said Friday night. “You might get third-degree burns. That guy’s on fire.” Harper made it five homers in two games and Danny Espinosa ...

May 9, 2015

Tanaka working toward recovery

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka played catch for a second straight day on Friday and said he was moving in the right direction after being placed on the disabled list with right arm issues. Tanaka completed 25 throws from 60 feet and 25 ...

May 9, 2015

San Francisco bans smokeless tobacco

San Francisco has become the first city in the nation to outlaw chewing tobacco from its playing fields, including AT&T Park, home to the San Francisco Giants. Players and the manager of the team expressed support for the ordinance signed into law by Mayor ...

A-Rod hits 661st, passes Mays

May 8, 2015

A-Rod hits 661st, passes Mays

Tainted or not, Alex Rodriguez had plenty of reasons to celebrate homer No. 661. A-Rod passed Willie Mays for fourth on the career home run list Thursday night, helping the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3. “All of this is pretty crazy,” ...

May 8, 2015

Tanaka throws for first time since being placed on 15-day DL

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka on Thursday practiced throwing for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list with right wrist tendinitis and a mildly strained forearm on April 28. Tanaka made 50 throws from 18.2 meters (60 feet) before the ...

Harper blasts three homers

May 7, 2015

Harper blasts three homers

Standing at the plate with a chance to make baseball history, Bryce Harper insisted his focus was on driving in the runner from third base. He did, however, acknowledge the thought of hitting a fourth home run wasn’t entirely banished to the back of ...

Nomura pitches Carp to sweep against Giants

May 6, 2015

Nomura pitches Carp to sweep against Giants

Yusuke Nomura allowed a run in seven innings as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Yomiuri Giants 4-1 on Wednesday. Nomura (2-2) allowed five hits and struck out eight without issuing a walk to outduel Giants starter Tomoyuki Sugano (3-4). Sugano’s poor command was exacerbated ...

May 6, 2015

Tigers' Verlander has MRI for right triceps injury

Justin Verlander is trying to stay patient while he recovers from a strained right triceps. It is a difficult task for the right-hander. The Detroit Tigers star had a third MRI on Tuesday morning in Chicago. The 2011 AL MVP is hoping the inflammation ...